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An American West Tradition


Wander among boots, buckles and big ol' cowboy hats while you experience traditions of the American West at an authentic Montana rodeo. From professional rodeos to ranch rodeos, sit in the stands among the locals and get a taste of true Montana cowboy culture.

Red Lodge has their Home of Champions Rodeo, featuring the ever-popular rodeo clowns, a daily parade, rodeo royalty and Mutton Bustin' for the kids. The Livingston Roundup Rodeo—one of the largest professional rodeos in the state—has some of the country's best rough stock. Cowboy up for bull riding, saddle bronc competitions, roping, steer wrestling, bareback riding and barrel racing.

A trip to Montana wouldn't be complete without getting a new pair of cowboy boots or a new cowboy hat. Arrive in style to the rodeos thanks to local western apparel outfitters. Hit up Boot Barn, Carter's Boots and Repair, Head West, and Rocky Mountain Hat Company in Bozeman. While in Livingston, mosey into Babiones Wilson Boot Company, Calamity's Boutique, or Bob's Outdoor. Out in Red Lodge, Moo Country will set you up with the perfect rodeo outfit.

Annual Rodeos:

Event City Dates (Updated for 2023)
Valley View Rodeo Gardiner, MT May 31
June 7, 15, 22, 29
July 6 & 27
August 3, 17, 24, 31
MSU Spring Rodeo Bozeman, MT April 13-16
West Yellowstone Rodeo West Yellowstone, MT June 16-August 19
Wilsall Rodeo Wilsall, MT June 17-18
Gardiner Roundup Gardiner, MT June 17-18
Jardine Rodeo Jardine, MT June 23 & July 21
Sweet Grass Fest & Rodeo Big Timber, MT Late June
Bozeman Roundup Ranch Rodeo Bozeman, MT June 30
Livingston Roundup Livingston, MT June 30-July 4
Red Lodge Home of Champions Rodeo Red Lodge, MT July 2-4
Three Forks Rodeo Three Forks, MT July 14-15
Livingston Classic PBR Livingston, MT July 15
Bozeman Stampede Bozeman, MT July 19-23
Big Sky PBR Big Sky, MT July 20-22
Big Timber Weekly Pro Rodeo Big Timber, MT Wednesdays, Aug. 3-Sep. 7
Big Sky Roundup at Diamond P Ranch West Yellowstone, MT MT Later summer (visit website for updates)
Hell’s A-Roarin’ Guts N Glory Rodeo Gardiner, MT Updates on site for 2023
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