Days of ’47 Rodeo

Wednesday, July 19 at 7 PM
Thursday, July 20 at 7 PM
Friday, July 21 at 7 PM
Saturday, July 22 at 7 PM
Monday, July 24 at 7 PM

The Days of ’47 Komatsu Equipment Rodeo is consistently regarded as one of the top rodeos in the nation, featuring the best in the country. The top competitors from around the nation will test their grit as they compete for the big prize. These champion cowboys and cowgirls are competing to win a purse of $411,000. The Days of ’47 Rodeo is a destination rodeo for these champions, making it the perfect family event, offering fast-paced thrills for every age. It brings out the cowboy in all of us.

Featured events include Bull Riding, Bareback and Saddle Bronc Riding, Barrel Racing, Team Roping, Steer Wrestling and Tie-Down Roping. Bull riders are protected by professional bullfighters and the always-entertaining clown Frankie “Punkintown” Smith. His amusing antics and energetic comedy has thrilled crowds for over 15 years. You’ll also be amazed this year by the Bobby Kerr Mustang specialty act and won’t believe the feats this champion horse trainer performs with his faithful steed, Poncho.

The Days of ’47 Rodeo Salt Lake is a private, nonprofit, volunteer, charitable organization, with a mission to honor our pioneer heritage, celebrate Pioneer Days and educate Utah’s kids. And let’s not forget – it’s a whole lotta fun.


Ribs & Rodeo

Nothing says summer like a good barbecue. From 4 to 7 p.m. each night, the Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fair Park will be filled with the smoky flavors of some of Utah’s top BBQ restaurants. Put on your bib, bring your appetite and come enjoy some of the best ribs and sides that Utah has to offer. I’s the eight tastiest seconds of summer, and then some.



VIP Ribs & Rodeo

Calling all BBQ ribs lovers’ we’ve got something special this year. The VIP area features a delicious all-you-can-eat rib fest prepared by R&R BBQ, the 2012 Grand Champion in Utah’s Up in Smoke BBQ Competition. In other words, they know what they’re doing. You bring your appetite, we’ll provide the ribs. Here’s how it works. Purchase a VIP table to the Days of ’47 Ribs & Rodeo for $5,000, and you’ll receive each night for five nights:

  • A 10-seat VIP table at the all-you-can-eat rib fest
  • 10 Gold Buckle rodeo tickets
  • Two VIP parking passes

For more information, please contact

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Plaza Activities

Ribs and Fun on the Plaza, July 19 – 23, 4 – 7 p.m.

Here are a few of the activities that are open to the public (some of them are even free!) on the plaza at the Vivint Smart Home Arena or at the rodeo as part of the Days of ’47 celebrations. We’re featuring the best BBQ in the state, with several Utah restaurants providing barbecue fare on the plaza.

  • Ribs from several of Utah’s top BBQ restaurants
  • 3 mechanical bulls
  • Mutton busting (no sign-up required, but a parent or guardian will need to sign a waiver before participation)
  • Petting zoo with over 100 animals
  • And more!



Family Night

Come on down with your family on Wednesday, July 20, for Days of ’47 Family Night. With discounts on tickets and food for all your cowboys and cowgirls, it’s a perfect excuse to give us your best “yee-haw!” Don’t worry; we hear it all the time.

  • Wednesday, July 20
  • 4 Silver Buckle rodeo tickets and 4 hot dogs for $47
  • ONLY available by calling the Vivint Smart Home Group Sales department, 801.355.DUNK (3865)
  • Ticket prices increase $1 per ticket when purchasing tickets on same day of event

Military & Law Enforcement Night

The Days of ’47 Komatsu Equipment Rodeo is proud to offer discounts to members of the military and law enforcement on Thursday, July 21. Thank you for your service and enjoy the rodeo!

  • Thursday, July 21
  • $10 Adult Silver Buckle rodeo tickets and $5 Child Silver Buckle rodeo tickets
  • ONLY available at the Vivint Smart Home Arena box office
  • Must present your valid military or law enforcement ID at time of purchase
  • Ticket prices increase $1 per ticket when purchasing tickets on same day of event

Win Free Ticket Vouchers

Free General Admission ticket vouchers will be available through participating media partners’ giveaway contests. Getting free tickets is somethin’ worth celebrating on its own!

Other Events

As if the Days of ’47 Komatsu Equipment Rodeo weren’t action-packed enough, there are plenty of other exciting things planned for The Days of ’47 celebration, from the Royalty Pageant and Pioneer Day Parade, to concerts by Charlie Jenkins and other local bands. Oh yeah, and enough tasty food to feed every cowboy in the West. Additionally, there are plenty of memorable events and traditions to share with the entire family. Visit to learn more about the Days of ’47 and Pioneer Day activities for 2016.


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