Help Save Cattlemen’s Days

The Oldest Continuous Rodeo in the U.S. Needs Your Help

For the last 120 years, Gunnison, Colorado has been home to Cattlemen’s Days. In a normal year, Cattlemen’s is a weeklong July extravaganza featuring a carnival and many different competitions.

Two cowboys in white shirts and black hats wrangle a horse.

In 2020, of course, things are different. The event has been granted a variance to occur this year over Labor Day weekend (September 5-7, 2020) with a big difference from years past: no in-person audience. Instead, the 2020 Cattlemen’s Days PRCA rodeo will be broadcast on the Cowboy Channel for fans all over the country to watch. Staff and participants will strictly adhere to public health guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety.

Wide shot of "Cattlemen's" sign, announcer's booth and corrals at the rodeo.

No live audience means no ticket sales and no vendors, which usually provide revenue to cover operating expenses. This year, Cattlemen’s Days needs your help. To make a donation or become a sponsor, visit the Cattlemen’s GoFundMe page. Learn more about Cattlemen’s Days on their website.

A cowgirl wearing a black cowboy hat and a pink Western shirt smiles and waves from atop her palomino horse.

Photos courtesy of Ted Harbin

Author: Katy Mooney

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