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Unread 07-26-2011, 09:50 AM
 
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What's Frontier Days?
A huge party time in Cheyenne, centered on one of the biggest rodeo's in the business.

There's a carnival with all the rides and booths, food vendors, old-time celebrations of the Western and Indian cultures of the region, a fly-by airshow, numerous exhibts/displays capped off by a week's worth of name acts performing on-stage. The service clubs do pancake breakfasts downtown Cheyenne, and there's a bunch of businesses that have tied-in events ... quarter hamburger lunches, and dog shows, and vendor promotions/specials.

Folk come from all over North America to visit, this is a major destination on the pro rodeo circuit ... so competitors come in from all over. There's serious competition prize money to be won.

A big enough event that the town is typically sold out for all available motel/hotel rooms, many booked a year in advance. All the RV parks are sold out, too. I've got neighbors who are big on some of the rodeo events and their place looks like an RV sales lot with about 25 of their best friends staying at their place for two weeks or so ... millions of dollars worth of multi-stall horse trailers with living quarters towed by big diesel tractors. These folk will be competing in their specialties for the prize money.

If you are into this type of activity, Cheyenne's a great place to be for the week and change of all the festivities. If not, it's a time to stay away ... you simply cannot escape all the activity. Even the business and public services shut down for some of the events/parades/entertainments, and the concerts are so loud you can hear them miles away from the stadium.
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Unread 07-26-2011, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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What's Frontier Days?
You can see by looking at these two websites that it's a pretty big deal.

Cheyenne Frontier Days

Welcome to Cheyenne, Wyoming
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Unread 07-26-2011, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Oh wow. I just checked out all the sites and read what sunsprit told me. I'm so jealous right now. I wish I could be there! I have a feeling Wyoming's going to have a new resident within the year. I've never been to a rodeo before either. We don't really have those events around here unfortunately.
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Unread 07-26-2011, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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Rodeo is big all over Wyoming. It's the official state sport. There's reason that this symbol has been on all Wyoming license plates since 1936:



Last week Gillette hosted the National High School Finals Rodeo, billed as the world's largest rodeo. (I don't know how they arrived at that -- probably by number of contestants.) At any rate, it's a big sport in the state, with most towns of any size having one or more rodeos every year. In Gillette we have several each year. Cody has one every night throughout the summer. But there's only one "Daddy of 'em all" and that's Frontier Days in Cheyenne.
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Unread 07-27-2011, 04:42 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Today
Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 85 to 90. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 20 percent.

Tonight
Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Lows around 60. Light winds becoming west 10 to 15 mph after midnight.

Thursday
Partly cloudy. Highs around 85. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday Night
Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Lows around 60. Southeast winds 10 mph.

Friday
Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 85. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Friday Night through Monday
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. Highs 85 to 95. Lows 55 to 65.
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Unread 07-27-2011, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Thunderbirds: LCCC parking, located at 1400 East College Drive, will close at 9:30 a.m. Arrive early to avoid traffic. Remote parking can be found at Cheyenne Plaza, 3505 East Lincolnway, and Ashley Furniture, 3151 E Nationway. Buses will begin running from remote parking at 7:00 a.m. with the last bus departing at 9:30 a.m.
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Unread 07-27-2011, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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National Guard Air Show: Shuttle services located at Frontier Mall, 1400 Dell Range, near Sears and Dillards. Busses will begin running from remote parking at 8:00 a.m. with buses running until 4:00 p.m.
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Unread 07-27-2011, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Frontier Park public parking lots are FULL. Use Park-n-Ride located just off Interstate 25 and Happy Jack Road (Wyoming 210) south of Frontier Park. On I-25, take exit 10D. $10 per car.
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Unread 07-29-2011, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Frontier Park public parking lots are FULL. Use Park-n-Ride located just off Interstate 25 and Happy Jack Road (Wyoming 210) south of Frontier Park. On I-25, take exit 10D. $10/car.

Park-n-Ride Shuttle Hours

July 22: 12 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

July 23-30: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.

July 31: 10:30 a.m. - 6 pp.m.
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