Reno Rodeo is the third largest rodeo held in the United States. It is now a 2.5+ million dollar event. It was founded in 1919 and from a small event then, it has now grown to having over 130,000 people attend in 1997. Excellent competitions can be witnessed in bareback riding, roping, barrel racing, and steer wrestling. Before the actual rodeo a 60 mile cattle drive is open to the public. This drive reminiscent of the cattle drive in “City Slickers”, costs an individual a price of $1,170.
There are up to 55 spaces available and these are reserved months and years ahead of time. Space goes rather quickly. For spaces in future cattle drives please call PHONE NUMBER (775) 329-3877. A $200 deposit is required for spaces starting in the 1999 cattle drive. Just imagine the excellent feeling of accomplishment after driving the cattle 60 miles across the dusty plains of the Nevada deserts, to the crowded streets of Reno, with thousands of people cheering you on. Visit: www.renorodeo.com
Hot August Nights is a musical celebration of the 1950’s and 60’s. This event is held every year in the first week in August. Visit: www.hotaugustnights.net
Reno Grand PrixNevada State Fair (www.nevadastatefair.org) is held in mid August.
National Championship Air Races are held after the Labor Day weekend.
National Senior Pro Rodeo Finals are held in November.