Colorado—Winter Park, in particular—often stays true to its Western traditions and lifestyle, especially through exciting rodeo celebrations. Close to Winter Park, you’ll find several prominent annual rodeos that you can watch or take part in. Learn more about rodeos in Colorado around Winter Park by reading below!
Celebrate the Western Lifestyle, Cowboy-Style!
The neighboring town of Fraser hosts the High Country Stampede Rodeo each year on Saturday nights from early July to mid-August. Just a ten minute drive from Winter Park, you can experience themed nights, incredible competitive rodeo events, and all sorts of family-friendly activities.
Watch as Winter Park rodeo enthusiasts partake in events like barrel racing, roping, calf scrambles, bronc riding, mutton busting, pole bending, steer wrestling, and more. There’s even a junior rodeo with these events plus goat tying! A community dance is held during one of the weekends from 9:00pm until midnight, as well.
Ticket prices range from $8.00 for children ages six to twelve years, seniors ages sixty-two and above, and military personnel with ID to $10.00 for adults. Children ages five and under are admitted for free. Group rates are also available.
About an hour west of Winter Park in the town of Kremmling, the Middle Park Fair and Rodeo is held annually during the first and second week of August. During this exciting event, you can enjoy typical rodeo events, such as barrel racing, mini bronc and wild pony races, ranch bronc riding, and more, as well as a junior rodeo, 4-H showings of various livestock and animals, a 5K run, a community dance, livestock sales, games for kids, horse races, horseshoe tournaments, and a variety of fairground type competitions and games, such as pie and salsa contests and archery competitions.
Tickets for the Middle Park Fair and Rodeo cost a mere $5.00 for children and $10.00 for general admission. The first week of the rodeo is actually free to attend, and a community breakfast and lunch barbeque is held on the last Sunday of the event for $5.00 to $10.00 per plate, with discounts available for seniors.
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Our reservations team is happy to tell you more about these Winter Park rodeos and other fantastic events, activities, and attractions you’ll encounter in Winter Park throughout the year when you ask us about booking your Winter Park accommodations today!