June 9, 2020
America’s Oldest Rodeo Continues
Prescott is a town that holds tight to its history, celebrates its nostalgia, and carries it forward to the next generation. It loves the spirit of the west and embraces the culture that has endured.
As a result, Prescott knows how to host a rodeo. It’s been doing it for a while. And it will continue to do so, without interruption, which is pretty critical when you’ve earned a title for longevity.
The “World’s Oldest Rodeo,” held around July 4th every year, will move forward this year, marking the event’s 133rd consecutive year in Prescott. The rodeo, held as part of Prescott Frontier Days, may look and feel a little different than in year’s past, but organizers are still working out details to ensure they are in line with guidelines for social distancing as dictated by the state.
Prescott’s rodeo actually lays claim to the birth of professional rodeo back in 1888, and its popularity has grown ever since.
The rodeo, which is one of the top 30 rodeos in the country, will be held June 29-July 5. It’s unclear if spectators will be allowed to attend, and how attendance will be handled, but those details will be worked out as the event gets closer.
The rodeo is just one more way Prescott embraces its place in the west, by celebrating roping, crowning rodeo queens, and holding out hope that riders can last those critical eight seconds.
To keep tabs on updates related to the rodeo, visit http://www.worldsoldestrodeo.com/.