Ogden Pioneer Days 2018

Dated: 07/17/2018

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Every year Ogden and the surrounding community come together to celebrate Utah’s statehood with a big western-style shin-dig. With Pioneer Day right around the corner, we compiled a list of all the fun activities and events you won’t want to miss.


July 16 – Horse & Hitch at 7 p.m.

Come enjoy the unmistakable rattle of wooden wagon wheels and the clip-clop of hooves throughout downtown Ogden. Parade starts at the intersection of Park and Washington Boulevards. Everyone is invited to come see horses of every breed, color and size imaginable.

July 24 – Grand Parade at 9 a.m.

The big kickoff to the celebration of Utah’s statehood begins with the Grand Parade. There’s something for everyone among the thousands of spectators including marching bands, service organizations, floats, horse drawn carriages, antique cars, youth dance groups and student representatives from surrounding Ogden schools.

Traces of the West:

July 6 – July 28

This invitational art competition opened Friday, July 6. The competition is comprised of recent works with a western theme in two categories: two-dimensional and three-dimensional art. The 2-D category features drawings and paintings. The #-D category features sculptures and high-end western gear. Although, the official reception was held earlier this month, participants can still stop in and see the works of art including the winners.

Special Kids Rodeo:

July 17 – 5 to 9 p.m.

This touching and inspiring event provides children with special needs opportunities to ride a horse, learn how to rope like a cowboy and participate in other western events. Participants are chaperoned by Miss Rodeo Ogden and her attendants the Whoopie Girls. The rodeo is for children 14-years-old and younger. The event is located at 769 Canyon Road at Lorin Farr Park.

Pre-rodeo events

July 19 – July 24:

Mutton Bustin’  

Arrive early to the Ogden Pioneer Stadium to watch children ages 5 to 8 grab some fluff and show their stuff at this fun event every night of the rodeo. Visit the Ogden Pioneer Days headquarters located at 1810 Washington Blvd for registration and waiver.

Wild Cow Milking

July 19 – This exciting and sometimes comical event showcases local groups including first responders attempting to milk wild mother cows on a three-person team.

Musical Chairs

A classic game adapted to fit the Ogden Pioneer Stadium. Come dash around to the music and hopefully grab a chair!

Ribbon Roping

July 24 – Come watch teams of three rope a steer with the assigned ribbon color. One person is on horseback while the two hoof it on the ground. The rider ropes the steer while the other two stop the steer and run the ribbon to a designated spot in the arena. Arrive early to catch all the action.

Please visit Ogden Pioneer Days website for more information and full list of the week-long rodeo events.

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