The week of the WYO brings the world’s best competitors to town, but throughout the summer you can see locals competing at all different levels and you may even be witnessing the future champions of the Sheridan WYO Rodeo!
Best of the Rest Steer Riders
Wednesdays at 6:30pm | June 22, July 6 & 27, August 24 | Sheridan County Fairgrounds
On Wednesday nights at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds, you will catch young cowboys from the ages of 6 to 14 tying their hand on to a bucking steer four times their size. These cowboys are learning the ropes of roughstock with hopes of moving on to bulls and bucking horses as they get older. Founded in the Cowboy state of Wyoming, Best of the Rest Steer Riders is dedicated to developing the integrity, character and personal growth of youth through the education and opportunity to compete in one of the most exciting sports in the world, steer riding!
Sheridan Cowgirls Association
Thursdays at 6:30pm | June 23 & 28, July 21 & 27, August 11 | Sheridan County Fairgrounds
For a fun filled family rodeo, head up to the Sheridan County Fairgrounds on Thursday nights where the Sheridan Cowgirls Association puts on a local competition. From barrel racing and pole bending to goat tying and roping, you will catch cowgirls and cowboys of all ages and levels testing their abilities in the rodeo arena. Free admission for spectators!
Sheridan County Rodeo
August 14 & 15 | Sheridan County Fairgrounds
It may not have the lights of Vegas, but the Sheridan County Rodeo held every second weekend in August is where local residents compete for the County Championship buckles and saddles. After competing all summer at local rodeos and jackpots it’s time to crown the best. Come see local bankers, doctors, dentists, truck drivers, and more compete in roping, saddle bronc riding, and even wild cow milking. The youth also get a chance to showcase their hard work in barrel racing, pole bending, steer riding and more.
Sheridan County Fair
July 29 – August 8 | Sheridan County Fairgrounds
Our western heritage goes beyond the rodeo arena in Sheridan County. A large part of our history is founded in agriculture, and the youth of Sheridan County learn all about it early. Come the first week in August, the youth from the ages 8 to 18 bring their projects they have worked on all year and show them off at the Sheridan County Fair. This fair goes all week long and has something for everyone. Projects range from canning and baking to even rocket science. The outdoor shows include the traditional livestock and equestrian events and you can also see poultry and rabbit shows, mini-horse shows, dog shows and cat shows. The week-long events are hosted at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds where spectators are encouraged to stop in and see the hard work the contestants put into their projects.
Wyoming Junior Rodeo Association
July 18 & 19 | Sheridan County Fairgrounds
For more junior rodeo action, you can catch the Wyoming Junior Rodeo Association crew putting on a youth rodeo July 18 & 19 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. This event starts at 10am on Saturday and 9am on Sunday and is free for spectators to see.
Don King Days
Labor Day Weekend | Big Horn Equestrian Center
Although there are bigger, more prestigious celebrations out west, few can rival Don King Days. This event truly recaptures the spirit and traditions of the west, and the open-air, unconfined and unhurried atmosphere of rodeos past. It all started back in 1989 when a group of ranchers, ropers and friends of Don King organized the event and named it in honor the world-renowned saddle maker and King’s Saddlery founder who contributed so much to the western culture. Their intent was to celebrate the classic equestrian events unique to the Sheridan area polo, steer roping and bronc riding.