No event in “The West’s Most Western Town” can match the action at Rodeo Scottsdale. This annual event is back for its 65th year, making it the oldest one in the city, along with the Parada Del Sol Parade. Rodeo Scottsdale is known as one of the biggest kickoff events in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, or PRCA. Last year, it drew 75 professional bull riders, which is about double what competing events will see. They’ve added a separate day (Thursday) just for bull riding to accommodate for all the contestants. For all events combined, there will be about 700 contestants which draws quite a crowd. Thousands of fans flock to Scottsdale each year to watch these cowboys from all over the country compete in a variety of rodeo events, including Bull Riding, Bronc’ Riding, Steer Wrestling, Tie-Down Roping and Barrel Racing.
Rodeo Scottsdale will take you back in time to traditional Rodeos, according to Rodeo General Manager Dave Alford. “We keep it old school.