About This Festival
From the Organizer
In the frontier west of a young United States, cowboys roamed 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 Daddy of '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 fun-seekers from all 50 states and 23 foreign countries on five continents. Join us July 21-30, 2017, to see why the 121-year-old marvel continues to captivate all who join in the celebration that is Cheyenne Frontier Days™.