Cheyenne Frontier Days


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Cheyenne Frontier Days

Last full week of July
What began in 1897 as an attempt to keep alive the sports and customs of the Old West has grown into a week-long festival that regularly attracts over 300,000 visitors. Cheyenne, Wyoming, was one of the wealthiest cattle-raising cities in the world in the 1880s, and now it celebrates its colorful history by staging one of the world's largest outdoor rodeos. The festival also includes parades of covered wagons, stagecoaches, and other old-time vehicles; ceremonial Indian dances; the crowning of a "Miss Frontier" queen; and pageants recreating events from Cheyenne's past. Cheyenne residents make pancakes for all with batter mixed in a concrete mixer.
CONTACTS:
Cheyenne Frontier Days
P.O. Box 2477
Cheyenne, WY 82003
800-227-6336 or 307-778-7200; fax: 307-778-7213
www.cfdrodeo.com
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 127
BkHolWrld-1986, Jul 28
DictDays-1988, p. 45
GdUSFest-1984, p. 215
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