Guide to Prescott Rodeo Week, Schedule, Events, Travel

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The best week of summer has returned to Prescott Rodeo week! Throughout the Quad Cities area, the week leading up to the 4th of July is filled with celebration, fun and of course lots of rodeo.

Although the world’s oldest rodeo is the main attraction, Prescott and the accompanying communities pull out all the stops to ensure the best week of the summer is held in Prescott.

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There’s no better way to spend a summer evening than at the world’s oldest rodeo.

Since 1888, Prescott Frontier Days®, Inc. has presented the annual World’s Oldest Rodeo® at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds. For 2022, the rodeo will be performed Tuesday, June 28th through Monday, July 4th. Relax and enjoy your favorite events including ox wrestling, bareback riding, roping with ropes, women’s breakaway roping, saddle bronc riding, team roping, women’s barrel racing, bull riding and other great entertainment! You can also shop from local vendors, experience fun rodeo games, and enjoy delicious bites.

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Events: June 28 – July 4, 2022
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Location: Prescott Rodeo Grounds – 840 Rodeo Dr, Prescott, AZ 86305

Besides the world famous rodeo, there is so much to do in the Prescott area during rodeo week. From boat races to movie nights, craft fairs, rodeo dances, museum exhibits, concerts and more, Prescott has something for everyone!

Here’s your complete guide to making the most of rodeo week in the Prescott area:

Sharlot Hall Museum: To the Rodeo, Pardner

Celebrating Prescott’s rich rodeo heritage and the 50th anniversary of the Steve McQueen film Junior Bonner, Sharlot Hall Museum is pleased to present To the Rodeo, Pardner. An exhibition with
Artifacts including saddles and bronc harnesses from Prescott’s earliest rodeos, as well as the hat Steve McQueen wore while filming Junior Bonner. Fun for the whole family!

Date: June 18, 2022 – summer 2023, Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m
Location: Sharlot Hall Museum – 415 W Gurley St, Prescott, AZ 86301

Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Junior Bonners

On the 50th anniversary of the film Junior Bonner, which premiered on June 11, 1972, Stuart Rosebrook Ph.D., Editor of True West Magazine, and Bill Pierce, Junior Bonner Site Manager, will provide some “behind the scenes” insights . ” Celebrate with us.

$15.00 tickets are available at the Western Heritage Center Mercantile

Date: June 22, 2022, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m
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Location: Western Heritage Center – 156 S Montezuma St, Prescott, AZ 86303

Phippen Museum: A Junior Bonn Tribute

Join the Phippen Museum to honor the acclaimed film Junior Bonner. Your exhibition will feature posters of the film from around the world. Production photos and memorabilia are also on display.

Date: June 26 – August 14, 2022, Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m
Location: Phippen Art Museum – 4701 AZ-89, Prescott, AZ 86301

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Movie night outdoors: Junior Bonner

For the 50th anniversary of this Prescott Rodeo-based film, come along and check out the arena filth under the stars featured in the film!

Junior “JR” Bonner is a rodeo rider who’s a little “over the hill” and looking for his next step when he returns to his hometown of Prescott, Arizona for the annual rodeo.

The grandstands are open for seating, if you want to sit in the arena bring a chair! Vendors, Concessions and Full Bar are open.

Date: June 27, 2022, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m
Tickets: – $5 cover charge at the door
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Location: Prescott Rodeo Grounds – 840 Rodeo Dr, Prescott, AZ 86305

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Downtown experience

Prescott Frontier Days offers you a new way to experience the rodeo scene! With most performances selling out at the world’s oldest rodeo, they’re excited to introduce a family-friendly event that brings the rodeo to historic downtown!

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and take part in a unique rodeo experience at the DTX every day!

Events: June 30 – July 3, 2022, 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m
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Mile High Middle School Athletic Field – 300 S Granite St, Prescott, AZ 86305

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Kick off your boots and join local musicians for several nights of rodeo dancing fun!

All three nights feature music from ‘the hardest working’ entertainer, Sky Conwell. Country music is Sky’s roots. His band Lonesome Valley plays popular country dance hits from decades. Thursday, June 30th is “Family Night”.

Date: June 30 – July 2, 2022, 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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Depot Marketplace – 303 N Montezuma St, Prescott, AZ 86301

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Happy Hearts Rodeo

Come out and watch disabled youth ages 5-12 become rodeo stars at the Happy Hearts Rodeo.

There are five custom events in the arena:

Barrel Racing – Riding a stick horse to avoid safety cones
Goat Tie – Tying a tie around a stuffed goat’s tail
Live Horse Back – Participants wear a helmet and ride a horse
Abseiling – Abseiling down a plastic bull’s head attached to a hay bale
Barrel Riding – Riding a gently rocking barrel that simulates a bucking horse or bull.

Date: June 30, 2022, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m
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Location: Prescott Rodeo Grounds – 840 Rodeo Dr, Prescott, AZ 86305

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Rodeo’s youngest cowboys and cowgirls lace up their jeans and, abroad, clamber onto an uncharacteristically rough farm animal – sheep, also known as mutton. While all participants in the Mutton Bustin’ competition are winners, the rider who lasts the longest will receive a shiny gold belt buckle.

Required Qualifications:
Age: between 4 and 7 years
Weight: under 55 pounds

For more information please call 928-445-3103

Events: July 1-3, 2022, 5:30-6:30 p.m
Tickets: – included with rodeo tickets
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Location: Prescott Rodeo Grounds – 840 Rodeo Dr, Prescott, AZ 86305

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Rodeo Parade in downtown Prescott

The World’s Oldest Rodeo at the Prescott Frontier Days proudly presents the 135th Annual Rodeo Parade held annually on the 4th of July weekend in downtown Prescott!

This year’s rodeo theme is “Celebrating 50 Years of Junior Bonner” to honor the 50th anniversary of the classic 1972 western film starring Steve McQueen, which was filmed in the Prescott area and at the Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo Grounds. Representing the McQueen family is Steve McQueen’s grandson, Chase McQueen, who is our 2022 Grand Marshal. Our Honorary Grand Marshal is Bill Pierce, who was the director of shooting for the film Junior Bonner.

The Rodeo Parade is a wonderful tradition that celebrates our rich western history here in Prescott, Arizona. We hope you will join us and help celebrate this amazing tradition!

Date: July 2, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
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Courthouse Plaza – 120 S Cortez St, Prescott, AZ 86303

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Rodeo Days Fine Arts & Crafts Show

The Prescott Rodeo Days Arts & Crafts Show is a gathering of hundreds of vendors and artists at Prescott’s Historic Downtown Courthouse Plaza. This event attracts thousands of locals and visitors from outside every year. Calling all artists and craftsmen!

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Events: July 2 – 4, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
Location: Courthouse Plaza – 120 S Cortez St, Prescott, AZ 86303

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Whiskey Row Boot Race

The annual Whiskey Row Boot Race is a 100-yard* sprint along historic Whiskey Row in Prescott, AZ. The annual race is a recreation of the historic foot race of yesteryear, but with an added twist: Competitors are required to wear cowboy boots during their run to match Prescott’s western atmosphere and Frontier Days celebrations.

The event, which celebrates its 39th anniversary, is sponsored by Hensley Beverage Company in association with Anheuser-Busch/Budweiser. The Hensley Beverage Company has competed in the Prescott Whiskey Row Boat Race for 39 years and it has become one of their most popular distinctive charity events. The annual race raises money for local non-profit organizations in Yavapai County. Founded in 1955, Hensley Beverage Company is Arizona’s largest beer retailer.

Events: July 2, 12:00 p.m. (after the parade)
Event registration: $10 registration fee:
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Whiskey Row – N Montezuma St, Prescott, AZ 86301

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Cowboy Church

Join cowboys and cowgirls for a western-style church service at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds.

Date: July 3, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m
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Location: Prescott Rodeo Grounds – 840 Rodeo Dr, Prescott, AZ 86305

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