Prescott hosts World’s Oldest Rodeo | The Verde Independent – Arizona News

Prescott hosts World’s Oldest Rodeo | The Verde Independent – Arizona News

The 2017 Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo began June 28, at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds, 840 Rodeo Drive, and follows with seven more performances through next Tuesday, July 4.

A Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA)-sanctioned rodeo, Prescott Frontier Days will feature 597 contestants during what’s affectionately called rodeo’s “Cowboy Christmas” period, from late June through July.

Frontier Days attracts dozens of pro rodeo’s best cowboys each year, in part because of its tradition as the “World’s Oldest Rodeo.” Top-placing cowboys in every competitive event have a chance to win thousands of dollars.

What follows is a list of several of the best cowboys competing in this year’s 130th annual rodeo – from tonight’s performance through the eighth and final performance on July 4.

Special events

Kiwanis Kiddie Parade June 30, 8:30 a.m. – Cortez & Goodwin Prescott Rodeo Days Fine Arts & Crafts Show July 1, 2, 3 – Courthouse Plaza

Prescott Frontier Days®, Inc. Parade July 1, 9 a.m. – Courthouse Plaza

Whiskey Row Boot Race July 1, immediately after parade – Whiskey Row, Downtown Prescott

July 4th Celebration & Fireworks July 4, noon to 10 p.m. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. – Downtown Prescott

Fireman Hose Cart Races July 3, 9 a.m. – Cortez Street

Cowboy Church July 2, 10 a.m. – Prescott Rodeo Grounds

Rodeo Queen Coronation July 4, Noon – Prescott Rodeo Grounds

2017 Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo

FRIDAY, JUNE 30 (THIRD PERF) – 7:30 p.m.

Bareback Riding

Jake Brown, 27: Two-time NFR qualifier; from Cleveland, Texas.

Evan Jayne, 35: Two-time NFR qualifier; originally from Marseille, France, now Huntsville, Texas.

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