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SALT LAKE CITY, June 23, 2009 – This summer, Utah’s cowboys are inviting value-vacation seekers to giddy-up and come on down now for some of the country’s best rodeos.  Set among picturesque mountains and striking redrock, travelers can pull on their boots, throw on their hats and experience eatin’, singin’, dancin’, stompin’, shoppin’ and more during some of the best rodeos in the West.  With an abundance of value-packed hotel deals offered throughout the state, a rodeo vacation in Utah is sure to be fun for the whole family.

Beyond the following sampling of rodeos, a comprehensive list of statewide summer offerings can be found at :



74th Annual Oakley Rodeo Oakley, UT

July 1-4, 2009


Located just outside of Park City, UT in the beautiful Kamas Valley, the Oakley Rodeo features a parade, the annual “Tough Enough to Wear Pink Dinner” with all proceeds benefiting the Breast Cancer Foundation, youth open horse show, co-ed softball tournament and the annual crowning of rodeo royalty in the Miss Oakley Rodeo Queen Pageant.  The festivities also include dancing, fireworks, barbeques and daily rodeos.  For more information call 435-783-5753 or visit



Dinosaur Round-Up Rodeo – Vernal, UT

July 9-11, 2009


Vernal's Dinosaur Round-up Rodeo, near fossil-filled Dinosaur National Monument, traces its roots to 1932 when it started with just 50 riders.  Today over 700 contestants from around the world participate in one of the largest rodeos in the nation.  In addition to the rodeo, offerings include a family night, golf tournament and barrel racing.  For more information call 435-789-6932 or visit



Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo Odgen, UT

July 20-24, 2009

Located in Odgen, one of the outdoor recreation capitals of the country, the Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.  It has been nominated the Best Rodeo by the PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.)  Guests can saddle up and experience five nights of rodeo entertainment under the stars with rough-riding, hoof-stomping rodeo action, clowns, rodeo queens and more for the whole family.  For more information call 801-668-2555 or visit


The Days of ’47 Rodeo Salt Lake City, UT

July 20-25, 2009


The Days of ‘47 Rodeo, Utah’s largest rodeo, showcases America’s original extreme sport.  Voted consistently one of the country’s top rodeos by the PRCA, nationally ranked cowboys and cowgirls head to Utah each year to compete.  This year’s entertainment features “Whiplash” the Monkey, who can be seen herding sheep as he rides on top of a sheep dog.  Visitors may also participate in family night; heroes night honoring soldiers, veterans, policemen, firemen, etc.; “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” night and more.  For more information call 801-250-3890 or visit



2009 Western Legends Roundup – Kanab, UT

August 26-29, 2009

The Western Legends Round-Up and Western Film Festival is the signature event held in Kane County each year, located near Zion and Bryce National Parks.  Those who love the Western way of life won’t want to miss the Western Legends Round-Up which features vendors and exhibits, entertainment and concerts, cowboy poetry, cowboy cooking and autograph sessions with some favorite classic Western movie stars.  The annual parade at “high noon” kicks the event into high gear with an
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