Cody, Wyoming, the Rodeo Capital of the World
The hardy families that ventured to the Rocky Mountains of Cody, Wyoming required skills of horsemanship and roping. In order to handle and manage livestock, settlers needed to know how to ride, rope, and tame wild stock. Today, this Wild West dexterity is still used on working ranches in Wyoming. Thanks to showman Buffalo Bill Cody’s entertaining twist on these herding skills, Cody is now known as the Rodeo Capital of the World.
Cody Stampede Rodeo
The Cody Stampede , July 1–4, attracts cowboys from across North America to compete for big purses, and ride the best rodeo stock in the country. This rodeo celebration offers 4 days of action packed rodeo entertainment, craft fair, food booths and daily parades.
Cody Nite Rodeo
Since 1938, The Cody Nite Rodeo has provided two hours of real, wild, western, family-friendly action. Come early and meet the cowboys and bull-fighters. Get your picture taken on Hollywood the bull. Nightly performances June 1 through August 31 at 8:00pm. Tickets can be purchased at the gate, the Stampede office 1031 12th Street, online, or from local vendors.
Cody/Yellowstone Xtreme Bulls Event
This annual event brings the top bull riders in the country to Cody to compete on the top bulls. Many of the competitors are hoping to make it to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.