Rodeos have been a staple of Utah culture since not long after the pioneers settled in the Salt Lake Valley. This summer there are more than 40 rodeos taking place in Utah, several of which are not far from Provo.
One of these is the annual Strawberry Days Rodeo that first began in 1921. More than 8,000 people attend throughout the three nights the rodeo runs. Will Rasmussen has been the rodeo announcer for the past 15 years and sees Utah County as an audience full of enthusiasm and appreciation for the event.
“The audience is tremendous,” Rasmussen said. “The crowd that comes out is just so lively and big and loud. They participate, and they just have a great time. It’s a full family event.”
Special events at the rodeos include barrel racing, bull riding, calf roping, bareback riding and others.
Strawberry Days Rodeo
June 19–June 22, 2015. Pleasant Grove.
Lehi Roundup Rodeo
June 25–June 27, 2015. Lehi.
Tooele Bit & Spur 4th of July RMPRA Rodeo
July 3–July 4, 2015. Tooele.
Western Stampede Rodeo
July 3–July 5, 2015. West Jordan.
July 1–July 4, 2015. Oakley.
Ute Stampede Rodeo
July 9– July 11, 2015. Nephi.
Spanish Fork Fiesta Days
July 21–July 24, 2015. Spanish Fork.
Days of ’47 Rodeo
July 21–July 25, 2015. Salt Lake City.
July 30, 2015. Tooele.
Mountain Valley Stampede
July 31–Aug. 1, 2015. Heber City.
Summit County Fair & Rodeo
Aug. 7–Aug. 8, 2015. Coalville.