Welcome back to our world-famous Ogden Pioneer Days rodeo!
Every summer since 1934, the Ogden Pioneer Days Foundation has celebrated the lives of our pioneer ancestors and our western way of life. Our heartfelt passion, every July, is to remember those noble souls who came to this great valley in 1847 and built a strong and vibrant community.
With this in mind, our organization is pleased to present, once again, numerous cultural, social and educational events to honor the memory of our pioneer forebears and the spirit of the American West.
We anticipate that record numbers of fans will attend the rodeo and other Pioneer Days events this year—and look forward to reaching our capacity every night.
Scores of professional cowboys and cowgirls will be back in Ogden to show us why they’re the top athlete in their sport. Stace Smith’s award-winning livestock will be ready to challenge every contestant. And to top it off, our favorite announcer Roger Mooney will call the action.
I express special thanks to eighteen different Ogden Pioneer Days committees and hundreds of volunteers who spend countless hours preparing for and managing the events.
In addition, we express our gratitude to numerous dedicated sponsors and donors who all make this celebration possible.
This year, Ogden Pioneer Days rodeo will recognize and honor our local educators, first responders, our military forces, the American cowboy and the founders of Utah.
- Wednesday, July 20, is Family & Education Appreciation Night. On this special occasion we will salute the teachers, staff and administrators of six educational institutions: Ogden, Weber and Davis School Districts; Ogden and Davis Technology Colleges; and Weber State University.
- Thursday, July 21, is Community and First Responders Appreciation Night. We wish to recognize and honor the thousands of healthcare providers who, at their own risk, continued to perform miracles among us. We are indebted to them for their tireless and dedicated service.
- Friday, July 22, is Patriot & Military Appreciation Night. We salute our active military personnel and thousands of civilian employees at HAFB and at the Army and Air Force National Guards, who are always ready to defend our freedoms. We cannot express enough gratitude to our veterans—and to those who have served over the years and are no longer with us.
- Saturday, July 23 is National Day of the American Cowboy. Ogden Pioneer Days continues our tradition of honoring Utahns from every county who, day by day, honor their western heritages.
- We also can’t forget that the biggest and most exciting rodeo in Utah will conclude on Pioneer Day, July 25, with the crowning of a new Miss Rodeo Utah. On behalf of my fellow volunteers, I sincerely hope you will enjoy all the wonderful events of northern Utah’s largest community celebration.
Alan E. Hall
Ogden Pioneer Days Foundation