The following is sponsored by Evanston Cowboy Days.
This year, Evanston Cowboy Days will celebrate their 81st year of Professional Rodeo in Evanston, Wyoming. Each year Cowboy Days holds their Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) rodeo during Labor Day Weekend. This year our celebration will start on Friday, September 1 and continue through September 4.
Stock contractor Bar T Rodeo, Inc. will again provide you with some of the best bucking stock in the business. Many of their animals have been to the Wrangler National Finals each year, winning many awards including the Remuda Award for their wonderful performances.
Along with our professional rodeo, Evanston Cowboy Days also brings in many rodeo celebrities such as Miss Rodeo Wyoming, and Miss Rodeo Utah. Cowboy Days has had the honor of having many professional cowboys perform here in our arena, names like 1990 & 1991 World Champion Robert Etbauer, 1992, 1996, 1999, 2000, and 2004 World Champion Billy Etbauer, 1993 World Champion Deb Greenough, the late Chris LeDous, Larry Sandvick, Wilford Brimley, All Around Champion Roy Cooper, 2006 World Champion Chad Ferley, and 2004 World Champion Kelly Timberman, Anthony Bello, Jhett Johnson, 2005 World Champion Jeff Willert, 2011, 2012, and 2014 World Champion Tuf Cooper, Nate Baldwin, and Meagan Reichert. Three time Champion Bullfighter Mike Matt started his career here. Joe Bumgartner, multiple WNFR bullfighter, is another bull fighter that started out at Evanston Cowboy Days.
Evanston Cowboy Days draws several contestants that go on to compete at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Some of these contestants are: Heath Ford, and Cimmaron Gerke in bareback riding, Jake Hannam in team roping, steer wrestling, and tie down roping, Cody Wright and Rusty Allen in saddle bronc riding, and Steve Woolsey and 2008 World Champion Wesley Silcox in bull riding.
Cowboy Days draws spectators from Evanston, Bridger Valley, and other outlying areas of Wyoming, Utah, and Eastern Idaho; as well as, a large crowd from the Wasatch Front. Our performances have an average attendance of 3,000 to 4,000 people per performance.
There is fun for everyone at Evanston Cowboy Days with one of the largest attraction being our “Live Fish Catch” for kids as well as adults. We also have an Arts & Crafts Fair and some fantastic food booths with a wide variety of food available. This year we’ve added more entertainment including zorb balls and blaster tag, just to name a few. Of course, we can’t forget our Labor Day Parade starting at 10:00 a.m. September 5th, that everyone is welcome to enter. The Power Wheels Demolition Derby is a must see. Full schedule of events can be found at www.evanstoncowboydays.com. Mutton busting for the kids and Mini bronc entry information can also be found online. These spots go extremely fast so don’t wait.
Cowboy Days is a non-profit organization trying to bring more people and more revenue back into Evanston with one of the largest events of the year. With your continued support, Evanston Cowboy Days can continue to become a bigger and better event each year. Without local supporters such as yourselves, we would not be able to put this celebration on each year.
To purchase tickets or register for events go to www.evanstoncowboydays.com. For questions call Dustin at 307-679-8019.
Cowboy Days Schedule