The excitement begins on July 25 when the annual Eagle County Rodeo and Fair take place at the Eagle County Fairgrounds. PRCA athletes from across the country will participate in nightly events that occur through July 28. The variety of rough-stock and timed events will have spectators cheering and rooting for their favorite cowboys and cowgirls.
History of the Eagle County Rodeo
The first Eagle County Fair took place in 1939. The success of the event enabled it to be repeated and grow each year. By 1960, the Eagle Valley Roping Club finished construction of rodeo arena on the fairground site. During the fair, the Colorado Amateur Cowboy Association held three events and the first local rodeo was born. Since that time, the fair and PRCA rodeo grew in popularity, which necessitated the expansion of facilities to accommodate the ever-increasing number of participants and guests.
Spectators watching the Eagle County Rodeo have the chance to see all of the traditional competitive events.
• Barrel racing
• Bareback riding
• Bull riding
• Steer wrestling
• Team roping
• Tie-down roping
Following the rodeo each night, the arena stage will feature a concert presented by Mark Powell & Lariat. All enjoy seeing the 4-H and other exhibits in the fairground buildings. The entertainment also includes the appearance of the Freedom Riders Drill Team, a wagon hitch competition, mutton bustin' and the antics of the rodeo clowns. The Great Northern A'Fair Carnival will also be on hand with various rides and arcade games for guests of all ages. Visitors may obtain refreshments from a selection of concession stands. Rides require three or four tickets each and prices are as follows:
• $1/ticket will be available at the fairgrounds
• $25/30 tickets
• $50/60 tickets
• Purchase a $20 unlimited wristband at Eagle Sinclair before July 21
• Wristbands after July 21 are $30 for unlimited ride access
Spectators may purchase rodeo tickets at either of the ticket offices located on the fairgrounds. Online purchases are also available here. Get reduced ticket prices by entering the discount code “COWBOY.”
About Eagle, Colorado
The scenic community lies 30 miles west of the popular Beaver Creek and Vail ski resorts in the Eagle River Valley. The expansive trail system that meanders throughout the area makes Eagle popular for hiking, biking and jogging.
The Cowboy Lifestyle Network, the Ak-Chin Indian Community and the Earnhardt Auto Centers Road Team will all attend the Eagle County Rodeo to provide media coverage of the fair and PRCA events.