FAQs

What time do the gates open?

The gates for the Ogden Pioneer Days rodeo open at 5:30 p.m.

How long is a night at the rodeo?

The Ogden Pioneer Days rodeo typically lasts two and a half hours.

Where is the rodeo stadium located?

The Ogden Pioneer Days Stadium is located at 668 17th Street, Ogden, Utah.

What public transportation is available?

The Utah Transit Authority offers many available bus and train routes to, and around, Ogden. If you plan to visit from areas as far south as Provo, or as far north as Pleasant View, the FrontRunner commuter train delivers you to various stations in Ogden. From those, there’s an impressive transportation network of bus routes that deliver you to our stadium—668 17th Street, Ogden, Utah.

Where should we park?

There are two options for parking. You may use the open lot north of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple on Washington Boulevard. From there, a shuttle bus will bring you to the Ogden Pioneer Days Stadium. Or, grass parking is available on both the west and east sides of the stadium (668 17th Street), although these can quickly fill. Click here for maps and additional details.

What is the cost for parking?

Parking in the lot north of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple on Washington Boulevard is free. And, from there, a shuttle bus will bring you to the stadium. Parking is also available at the Ogden Pioneer Days Stadium (668 17th Street) for $5.

Is there disabled parking?

Yes, we have disabled parking at both of our parking areas on the west and east sides of the stadium—668 17th Street, Ogden, Utah.

Is there disabled seating at the Ogden Pioneer Days Stadium?

Yes, there is disabled seating behind the box seats on the north side of the stadium. Click here for a map of the stadium.

Can we bring any food/drink into the stadium?

To help provide a safe experience to all visitors, no outside food or drinks are allowed.

Do you offer group or package discounts?

Yes, we offer group tickets. Call the office at (801) 621-1696 or Jackie at (801) 668-2555 for directions and rules.

Where do I get tickets?
  • You can get your tickets online here
  • At our corporate office, located at 1810 Washington Blvd, Ogden, Utah
  • At participating retailers in the community
What days are the rodeo held?

The rodeo begins on July 20 and takes place every night at the Ogden Pioneer Days Stadium until July 24. For more information about each nightly event, click here. And to purchase tickets, click here.

Where and when are the parades?

The Horse and Hitch Parade, on July 15, features horses of all kinds. It starts at the intersection of Park and Washington Boulevards and travels south on Washington to 26th Street. The Grand Parade, on July 24, kicks off a day of events and activities to celebrate Utah’s statehood. It begins on 31st Street and continues north on Washington Boulevard, ending on 20th Street.

What are the other events and where are they held?

From art strolls to silent auctions, Ogden Pioneer Day’s activities appeal to all ages. View our full event schedule here.

When is mutton bustin’ and how do a I get my child registered?

Mutton bustin’ is a popular pre-rodeo event held every night of the Ogden Pioneer Days rodeo. Along with this popular event for kids between five and eight (and that weigh less than 50 pounds), pre-rodeo entertainment includes the Junior Posse Jamboree, the Miss Rodeo Utah Freestyle Horsemanship Competition and others. Mutton bustin’ and other pre-rodeo festivities kick off at 6 each night of the rodeo. Contact us to register your child for mutton bustin,’ or visit the Ogden Pioneer Days headquarters at 1810 Washington Blvd, Ogden, Utah. To learn more about all these pre-rodeo events, click here.

What is the Ogden Pioneer Days Foundation?

The Ogden Pioneer Days Foundation was founded in 2003 with the goal of honoring, preserving and promoting our community’s pioneer and western heritage. Click here to learn more.

What is a Whoopie girl and how can I become one?

The Whoopie Girl tradition began with the vision of Ogden City Mayor Harman W. Peery to create an iconic image that would help promote the Ogden Pioneer Days celebration. Today’s Whoopie Girls are amazing horsewomen who ride each night of the rodeo—flying the flags of our sponsors. They are chosen by audition. Along with being a part of the Ogden Pioneer Days rodeo, Whoopie Girls serve as goodwill ambassadors, making appearances in other events and activities.

What is and how do I nominate someone for the National Day of the American Cowboy?

The National Day of the American Cowboy honors the contributions of those men and women who promote and preserve the western way of life. To nominate a deserving cowgirl or cowboy for the honor, and to learn more, click here.

Where and when are the fireworks?

There are two chances to watch fireworks during the Ogden Pioneer Days celebration. The Lindquist Pops Concert and Fireworks takes place on the beautiful campus of Weber State University on July 14. Then, the last evening of the rodeo concludes with a firework show at the Ogden Pioneer Days Stadium on July 24. Learn more about these events by clicking here.

When and where is the National Final Rodeo (NFR) held?

The NFR is typically held each year at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas the first full week of December. Note: In 2020, due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the NFR has been moved to the Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Click here for more.