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The 95th Cody Stampede is Almost Here as Town Begins to Gear up for July 4 Event; NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Allison to be Parade’s Grand Marshal
Cody, Wyo., May 30, 2014 – For folks in Cody, Wyo. the Fourth of July is a time to celebrate our country’s independence, but it is also the midsummer rodeo highlight in a town that takes its rodeo seriously.
The 95th Cody Stampede will take place July 1-4 with events taking place at 8 p.m. gates open at 6 p.m.) the first three nights with the final performances starting at 5 p.m. July 4. In addition, the event kicks off Monday, June 30 at 7 p.m. with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Xtreme Bulls event. This event features 40 of the world’s top bull riders competing for a $50,000 purse and the coveted Cody-Yellowstone Xtreme Bulls title.
“Cody and rodeo simply belong together,” said Claudia Wade, executive director of the Park County Travel Council, the tourism marketing arm of the region. “We can easily trace our roots back to the days when Buffalo Bill Cody himself presided over a town built on horsemanship and showmanship with auditions for his Wild West Read More