Days of ’47

The famous Days of ‘47 Rodeo is back and this year they are hosting the first-ever Frontier Camp outside the Energy Solutions Arena! And best of all – it’s free!

Trailboss Tom Whitaker and Cowboy Entertainer Sourdough Slim share details about the fun event!


Five camps will feature pioneers, mountain men, Native Americans, cowboys and Buffalo Soldiers, live music and local cuisine

SALT LAKE CITY (July 8, 2013) — In conjunction with its return to Energy Solutions Arena, the Days of ’47 Rodeo will host the first-ever Frontier Camp. The event will celebrate a variety of western cultures from Utah’s frontier roots with reenactments, demonstrations, music, food and wagon and pony rides.

The Frontier Camp, including musical performances, will be free to attend and opens each afternoon before the Days of ’47 rodeo (July 19, 20 and 22-24) at 2 p.m., with the rodeo beginning at 6:30 p.m. Many local performers, including Saddle Strings, Brenn Hill and Jackson Cash, will be joined by national talents such as Sourdough Slim and Suzy Bogguss. Additionally, a Dutch Oven Cook-off is scheduled for Saturday.

“Frontier Camp will be a great opportunity for Utahns to celebrate our heritage in a fun, family-friendly environment,” Trailboss Tom Whitaker said. “Rodeo fans will love the western atmosphere surrounding the camps. We envision Frontier Camp becoming a memorable Days of ’47 tradition for years to come.”

Each of the five camps will feature a different aspect of Utah’s rich western heritage and frontier legacy with reenactors in period clothing. Visitors can witness a variety of historical demonstrations, including the daily life of pioneer and cavalry families, Native American dancing and cowboy life on the trail.

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