West Jordan’s Western Stampede back for its 64th year! The fun started this weekend on June 30, and it will continue throughout the 4th of July. Andy Seiler, the rodeo announcer, and Savannah Ogden, Stampede Queen, joined Nicea DeGering, to talk about all the festivities you can enjoy.
One of the most popular events, the rodeo, begins tonight! There will also be two more you can attend tomorrow and on the 3rd and 4th of July. It features roping, gun spinning, and whip cracking sensation Rider Kiesner. Every night, kids can test their skills riding sheep in the Mutton Bustin’ competition. This year, there are over 420 contestants, making it a record-breaking year! There will be 17 world champions and a long list of top-ranked cowboys and cowgirls. The rodeo is at the West Jordan Arena at 8 p.m.
On the 4th of July, a parade that runs up Redwood Road from City Hall to 70th South will be held. It starts at 10:30 a.m. Following the festivities that day, guests can watch Beauty and the Beast for free in Veterans Memorial Park around 9:30 p.m. Finally, a 30-minute firework show will conclude the night at 10:15 p.m.
The Western Stampede is presented by Jordan Valley Medical Center. You can find more information and tickets at WesternStampede.com.