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Get ready for the Estes Park 2019 Rooftop Rodeo. It’s the Rodeo with Altitude!
The Rooftop Rodeo has a very exciting 2019 lined up! Estes Park Western Heritage provides “boots on the ground” working with the Town of Estes Park to produce the award winning Rooftop Rodeo each year. In addition to last year’s awards, the Rooftop Rodeo has won the PRCA’s Rodeo of the Year five times and the Western Pro Rodeo Association’s Rodeo of the Year in 2017 along with numerous PRCA Mountain States Circuit awards.
This years Rooftop Rodeo’s dates will be July 8-13 with the nightly preshow starting at 6:30 and the performance at 7:00. Kicking off rodeo week festivities will be the traditional Rooftop Rodeo Parade on Tuesday, July 9th starting at 10:30 am. Bands, horseback riders, draft hitches, floats, unique automobiles, rodeo-royalty, clubs, organizations, traveling bands, trick riders, clowns and more have added a distinctively fun time and western flavor to Estes Park as the colorful entourage makes its way along Elkhorn Avenue to the Stanley Park Fairgrounds.
Attendees can also buy tickets to attend our “Behind the Chutes” tours. Behind the Chutes is your chance to venture out to where all the action happens. You’ll meet the stock contractor, contestants and arena crew who will explain the sport of rodeo. Get an up close and personal tour of the arena equipment, participate in some mock events, see the livestock and meet the clowns. It’s a great time to ask questions and learn more about the sport of rodeo from the pros themselves.
Each night of the rodeo, 10 lucky cowboys and cowgirls will have a chance to compete in the exciting sport of mutton bustin. Six spots each night are offered to the first six kids to fill out an application for that night!
We are also excited to announce that we be a part of WPRA’s Barrel Racing Tour this year (there are only 60 of 620 rodeos invited) and will be offering three nights of “after rodeo” competitions! This will also be our fifth year of working with PRCA Hall of Fame stock contractor Cervi Championship Rodeo. Cervi brings world-class stock and a fast-paced production to the Rooftop. We have gone from a high water mark in 2014 of 475 contestants to almost 800 last year, and we had a record payout to contestants of almost $174,000 in prize money!
New in 2019 is our “Gold Buckle Experience.” With the Gold Buckle Experience, you get to experience the Rooftop Rodeo in a completely unique fashion. With this ticket, you’ll be able to enjoy an unprecedented level of exclusive access, convenience and extras. The evening starts with an optional tour of the rodeo grounds before the show and you’ll then be escorted to the west end of the arena, home of some of the best views in the stadium. You’ll want to take advantage of the hospitality room where you can rub elbows with the Cowboys and enjoy a catered meal from a local restaurant. While watching the rodeo events, you’ll be taken care of by a designated bartender, providing you with drinks at no extra charge. Sip on a cold one around a tall boy table while the sun sets at your back and the action unfolds in front of you!
You can also check us out on ProRodeoLive.com (who will also broadcast live on the Internet all week) and see us in national rodeo magazines, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.