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Cheyenne Frontier Days

Cheyenne Frontier Days™

122nd Daddy of 'em All®

July 20-29, 2018

Daddy of 'em All

In the frontier west of a young United States, cowboys roamed the vast expanses of land as they tended cattle on the open prairie. After months out on the range, the cowboys returned to their ranches, sometimes partaking in friendly bucking horse competitions with other cowboys in the area. On September 23, 1897, organizers harnessed the spirit of these impromptu matches of cowboy skill, and the “Daddy of 'em All®” was born.

Since then, Cheyenne Frontier Days™ has been at the heart of the cowboy way of life. Through recessions, depressions, wars, natural disasters and every conceivable kind of weather, the “Daddyof 'em All”® has been recognized as the greatest celebration of Western spirit the world has ever known.

Each year during the last full week of July, the Magic City of the Plains brings together rodeo fans, country music lovers, Western enthusiasts and funseekers from all 50 states and 23 foreign countries on five continents.

Join us July 20-29, 2018, to see why the 122-year-old marvel continues to captivate all who join in the celebration that is Cheyenne Frontier Days™.

1, 2016, to see why the 119-year-old marvel continues to captivate all who join in the celebration that is Cheyenne Frontier Days™.

History & Culture of the Old West

Immerse yourself in the colorful atmosphere of the Indian Village as you move your feet to the rhythm of the ceremonial drum. Step into the past as you stroll through Old Frontier Town, encountering artisans and craftspeople. Take a trip through the rich history of the event and enjoy our world-class Western Art Show at the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum.

Downtown Cheyenne bursts at the seams with Western hospitality and smiling faces as thousands gather to enjoy the free Pancake Breakfasts and Grand Parades–boasting one of the nation's largest collection of horse-drawn carriages.

Rodeo Action

Get your roughstock served up full-throttle, non-stop, and outdoors in the heart of the American West. Every afternoon features bull riding, saddle bronc, bareback, rookie saddle bronc, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping, women's barrel racing, and the famous wild horse race. Jumbotron screens offer big, bright, front row experience views of all the action! Cheyenne Frontier Days™ has been voted “PRCA Large Outdoor Rodeo of the Year” 16 times by rodeo cowboys and stock contractors.

Celebrate into the Night

When the sun goes down on Cheyenne Frontier Days™ each night, the stars really do come out! Frontier Nights® has featured the biggest names in musical entertainment such as George Strait, Aerosmith, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw and Lady Antebellum to name a few. Our advanced technology will totally immerse you in the experience.

Fun for All

Rides, games, music, food, friends and fun abound on the Carnival Midway at Frontier Park. A great time for the entire family!

Celebrate into the Night

Saturday, July 21 through Sunday, July 29. 1 p.m.
Each day of non-stop action includes bull riding, saddle bronc, bareback, rookie bronc, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping, women's barrel racing, and wild horse races. Ticket prices vary.

Friday, July 20 to Saturday, July 28. 8 p.m.
Frontier Park.
Top name entertainers grace the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ stage to perform. Championship Bull Riding–2018 World Finals will be July 23-24. Ticket prices vary.

Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily during CFD.
Frontier Park.
Take a journey through the rich history of Cheyenne Frontier Days™. Guided tours daily at 11 a.m. and noon. Open year round. Museum admission, children under 12 free.

Friday, July 20: 11 a.m.; Daily: 10 a.m.
Southeast side, Frontier Park.
An interactive experience including authentic Native American costumes, dancing, storytelling, flute player, and handicrafts. Free.

Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 29.
The Garden is a shaded, comfortable area to hang out and listen to music. New to 2018 is an expanded entertainment schedule. One of a few places to enjoy wine, beer and soft drinks. Free with gate admission.

Friday, July 20 through Saturday, July 28.
Frontier Park. Let the fun continue into the night with live music, dancing, and libations. Free with gate admission. 21 and older.

Wednesday, July 25. 9:30 a.m.
Breathtaking aerial displays in a special performance. Free.

Daily. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Frontier Park.
Bring the whole gang to our family-friendly carnival for games, rides, and good times. Admission/ticket prices vary.

Saturday, July 21; Tuesday, July 24; Thursday, July 26; Saturday, July 28. 9 a.m.
Historic downtown.
Floats, marching bands, and CFD's matchless collections of antique carriages, automobiles, and riders in period dress. Free.

Monday, July 23; Wednesday, July 25; Friday, July 27. 7-9 a.m.
Depot Plaza, downtown.
Flapjacks served hot off the grill.

Celebrate Cheyenne's heritage by meeting Western merchants, craftspeople, and special guest characters. Free.

Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 29. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Unique Western experiences. See the incredible bond that develops between man and horse. Free.

Get Your Tickets

Tickets will not be mailed after July 1, 2018. Tickets ordered after July 1 will be held in purchaser's name at Will Call at the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Ticket Office.

Convenient ways to order:
Online Fast and secure ordering at
By Phone CFD Ticket Office:
In Cheyenne: (307) 778-7222
*Credit card required
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Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Ticket Office
1210 W. 8th Ave.
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
Phone: (307) 778-7222
Disability Services: We provide services for disabled guests Contact the Ticket Office for Details

All persons over the age of two (2) will be charged full admission. All seats not committed to season ticket holders will be sold on a first-come, first-served, best-available basis as close to your requested location as possible. Cheyenne Frontier Days™ is not responsible for lost, stolen, or destroyed tickets. No refunds or exchanges will be permitted.

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