Stampede Anniversary Big Draw for Tourists in 2019
Written by Andrew-Rossi on October 26, 2018
Despite the early closure of the east entrance to Yellowstone, an event next year may help pick up the slack economically for Cody businesses.
Cody Chamber Director Tina Hoebelheinrich says that even though construction has forced the early closure of the east entrance, and that construction will continue to delay traffic even next summer until the project is complete, the 100th anniversary of the Cody Stampede could draw more people to the community itself, rather than relying on the city’s gateway relationship with Yellowstone National Park.
One of the ways in which the Stampede and the Park County Travel Council are enticing folks to come to the region is through a contest that is being advertised on television and in major publications. The contest offers two people airfare, accommodations, VIP rodeo tickets, activities, a rental car and a side trip to the world’s first national park courtesy of the town of Cody.
A commercial for the contest aired on RFD-TV during the broadcast of the Cody Stampede Rodeo, and will continue to air during rebroadcasts; and Hoebelheinrich says that the Travel Council will be advertising the contest in publications such as Reader’s Digest, Cowboys and Indians, and other well-read magazines. She says the contest is generating traffic from all over the world.