Nite Rodeo Set for Good Season
Written by andrew-rossi on June 2, 2017
The Cody Nite Rodeo got off to a rainy start last night, but the outlook is sunny for the 2017 season overall.
The event, which is the longest running rodeo in the country, as well as the only nightly rodeo in the world, kicked off its 79th season last night just as the skies opened up and a Wyoming rainstorm swept the area. But despite weather challenges from time to time, Stampede Board Member Larry Johnson says that average attendance has been increasing over the last 12 years, attracting over 100,000 visitors between June 1st and the beginning of September every year.
Johnson points out that although the Cody Nite Rodeo doesn’t have the high profile of the annual PRCA Stampede Rodeo, the consistency of the event draws up-and-coming cowboys and cowgirls, many of whom become national champions in the professional organization.
Tickets for the rodeo can be purchased online or at the rodeo office on 12th street, where locals can also buy season passes. Those season passes won’t be able to be used this Saturday night, though, that’s because tickets for Saturday’s rodeo are significantly reduced – the Big Horn Radio Network sponsors one night per year when everyone gets in for just $5. Those tickets will be available at the gate.