Rodeos of summer 2015

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Strawberry Days Rodeo
Man rides bareback during Strawberry Days Rodeo in 2014.

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.

Men participate in the steer wrestling event during 2014 Strawberry Days Rodeo.

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.

Oakley Rodeo

A man ropes a steer
A team of men rope a steer during the 2014 Strawberry Days Rodeo.

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.

PCBRA Rodeo

July 30, 2015. Tooele.

Barrel racing is one of the main events at the Strawberry Day's Rodeo.
Barrel racing is one of the main events at the Strawberry Days Rodeo.

Mountain Valley Stampede

July 31–Aug. 1, 2015. Heber City.

Summit County Fair & Rodeo

Aug. 7–Aug. 8, 2015. Coalville.

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