Selected One of “THE TOP 101 WESTERN EVENTS” in the country by American Cowboy magazine
It’s been 119 years since the Gunnison Valley started celebrating its western way of life. Each July, the ranching culture struts its stuff in the “Granddaddy of Colorado Rodeos,” an event staged by the community for PRCA competitors and the people who love to watch them.
During the 2019 celebration, Cattlemen’s Days promises the same kind of boot-stomping entertainment that Gunnison pioneers enjoyed – but on a grander scale. Bull riding, barrel racing and the best cowboys and cowgirls – hold onto your hat for the Valley’s finest tradition! The dates for 2019 are scheduled for July 5th – 14th. Rodeos are the 11th, 12th, and 13th. There is something for everyone at the 2019 Cattlemen’s Days!
We have a winner!
Take a look at our winner for the 2019 Cattlemen’s Days Poster contest. Jenna Leigh Grosse was born and raised in Southern California. Her childhood passion for drawing and painting horses matured into her realization that she wanted to become a professional artist. She moved to Colorado and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in painting from Western State Colorado University. Jenna has spent her time as a freelance artist, illustrator, and framer. Her art has won multiple awards and publications. She specializes in oil and acrylic paintings, and her work has been displayed in multiple galleries and exhibitions.
Feeling Tipsy? Be sure to use Safe Ride this Cattlemen’s Days. Safe Ride of Gunnison encourages the responsible use of alcohol and safer roads by providing non-judgmental “No Questions Asked” rides and by promoting alcohol education and awareness programs to the Gunnison Community. Call SAFE RIDE at (970) 209-RIDE or (970) 209-7433.