Ruby’s Inn invites visitors to take part in a western tradition this Pioneer Day at the annual Bryce Canyon Country Rodeo series.

On July 24, participants from all over the nation will compete in one of the four jackpot rodeos held throughout the summer, and one of the largest of the year.  

The rodeo series operates four nights a week at Ruby’s Inn during the summer months—Wednesday through Saturday— at 7:00 p.m. until August 19. Ruby’s Inn—a historic hotel located just outside Bryce Canyon National Park—has hosted the event since the 1980s.

“Many local up-and-comers and travelling cowboys compete in the rodeo every summer,” said Brady Syrett, manager of the Ruby’s Inn Bryce Canyon Rodeo. “The rodeo is also an exciting place for young riders to hone their riding skills and get experience.”

Participants can try their luck at riding in a real western rodeo, bull riding for the adults and steer and sheep riding for children. There is no entry fee for participants in the regular summer series. Entry fees for the jackpot rodeo range from $5-$50.

All the money placed into a jackpot goes to the top finishers in each event. In addition to the chance at prize money, the jackpot helps add pressure and competition to an already great rodeo. 

“We put on a show for the tourists that come in, we also help the cowboys improve their skills,” Syrett said. “We have stock from beginner all the way up to advance. This is a great place to learn how to ride and practice your skills. We are always looking for new contestants.”

The jackpot rodeos are held on May 27, June 10, June 24, July 4, July 24 (Pioneer Day) and August 12. To sign up, call 866-782-0002 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You must sign up by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the rodeo.

Cost of admission is $13.00 for adults and are $9.00 for children ages 5-11. All tickets are general admission and can be purchased at Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn or at the entrance gate of the rodeo grounds.

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