Location: Prescott, AZ

Client since: 2009

Known as the “World’s Oldest Rodeo,” TicketForce client Prescott Frontier Days saw its early beginnings on July 4, 1888. It was on this historic day that professional rodeo first began—with a group of Prescott, Arizona merchants and professional businessmen who organized the first formalized “cowboy tournament” with cash prizes. These “Cowboy Contests” continued on for years, eventually spreading to all 50 states and becoming what is now known as rodeo.

Prescott Frontier Days, a committee of the Yavapai County Fair Association, came into being in 1913, the year the July 4th celebration began at its present location; then the Yavapai County Fairgrounds; today the Prescott Rodeo Grounds. Though the Yavapai County Fair didn’t run from 1933 to 1947, the rodeo continued uninterrupted and has never missed a year since 1888.

In July of 2008, the Prescott Frontier Days, Inc. Committee was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colorado, as one of only sixteen rodeos ever to have this honor bestowed upon them.

You can read more about the Prescott Frontier Days on their website, and purchase tickets for their upcoming rodeo from June 29 – July here.