The Spanish Fork Rodeo has become a Gold Member on the Million Dollar Tour of Professional Rodeo, according to the city’s website. Each night is exciting and different, with different segments involving bucking bulls and wild horses, bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, women’s barrel racing, mutton bustin’ and pre-show entertainment.
According to the SpanishFork.org website Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo was voted the No. 1 Rodeo by the WPRA and Wilderness Circuit. By providing the best stock for cowboys to compete on, Fiesta Days was awarded the 2016 Polaris Remuda Award. To top it all off, our Fiesta Days Rodeo Committee became the first Utah rodeo committee ever to be inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo has had 44 consecutive performance sellouts, so early ticket purchases are advisable for the only Hall of Fame rodeo in Utah.
Rodeo action starts with pre-show action at 7 p.m. July 20, 21, 22 and 24 at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds.
No more applications are being accepted for rodeo vendors, craft fair, food vendors, PyroMusical food truck vendors. The city has determined there’s no room for more.
Other things not to miss: Grand Parade, Western Heritage Parade, Children’s Parade, Baby Contest, Car Show, Talent Show plus the carnival rides, midway action, food galore and so much more.
Non-rodeo sports-related events: July 15: Softball tournaments. July 18: Kickball challenge. July 19: Spikeball tournament. July 22: Golf tournament and Fish Rodeo. July 24: 10K Road Race, Speedy Spaniard Mile Run and the Duck Race. July 25-29: Tennis tournament. Also on July 29, bike rides.
Monday, July 17: Listen to a pre-movie concert with the Boothe Brothers at 7:30 p.m., interact with exotic animals from the Wild Wonders educational outreach, followed at dusk with a showing of the newest “Jungle Book” movie, all at the Sports Park Soccer field. Bring your own chairs or blankets.
Tuesday, July 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the outdoor arena at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds, the 19th annual flag retirement ceremony and military tribute, with music from the National Guard’s 23rd Army Band and a 21gun salute.
Be sure to not miss the 13th annual “Adopt-A-Duck race,” which benefits the local firefighters association. It takes place at 2 p.m. Monday, July 24. Rent a plastic duck for $5 and watch it float down the river from the Main Street Bridge. The first duck to cross onto the catch basin at the West Park River Bridge will win $1,000. The last duck will win $100.
For a complete list of what’s happening when, see the website: www.spanishfork.org/newsevents/ events/fiestadays/calendar.php.