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May 29th Press Release


The Cody Stampede Board is prepared to hold our 101st annual Cody Stampede and Xtreme Bulls as scheduled. The 2020 team we have assembled includes the best in the business including stock contractor Frontier Rodeo, Announcer Boyd Polhamus, Bullfighter Dusty Tuckness and rodeo clown Justin Rumford.

The Rodeo Task Force that worked with the Governor made a decision as a group to cancel major rodeos this summer. However, our Board operates independently from that special task force, and their decisions are not reflective of our position.

The Cody Stampede Board has never approved or even voted on any formal positions of the task force, nor has the Cody Stampede made any official Board decision to cancel any of our rodeos. To the contrary, it remains our goal to host our Cody Nite Rodeo and the Cody Stampede in 2020. We have been extremely excited to showcase another top-notch professional rodeo, the first Stampede that we are scheduled to host after being inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in August of 2019.

Even though the Governor announced on May 27, 2020 that there would be small rodeos in Wyoming, our variance request for the Cody Nite Rodeo was denied on the very same day. We are submitting another variance request, and we hope the Governor will stand by his word and approve it.

As we continue to fight for rodeo, we want to thank our dedicated sponsors, our faithful box holders, the numerous volunteers, local merchants and other supporters of our rodeo. We look forward to holding any rodeo events that are allowed to occur on the Stampede Grounds, as we want to do our part to help boost and support all of our local businesses! We hope to see you all out at the rodeo, just as soon as we are permitted to do so!

Thank you to the community for your understanding and ongoing support!

-The Cody Stampede Board

May 22nd Update

Cody Stampede- The Cody Stampede Board is still working to have the 101st edition of the Stampede. At this time we are still working with Governor Mark Gordon and other related health officials to be able to host the event. Please be patient with us regarding any possible postponements, or cancelations. We expect to have a firm decision by the end of May. If you purchased tickets in advance and the rodeo was to be canceled, you will be given a full refund.

Cody Nite Rodeo- If you are planning on attending the Cody Nite Rodeo it is still tentatively planned to start on the 15th of June. We will have a social distancing procedure in place that we expect all of our spectators, contractors, contestants, and employees to abide by. For any refunds for the canceled rodeos June 1- June 14, please email us with your confirmation number at

May 6th Update

The Cody Stampede Board is working diligently with health and government officials trying to produce another great summer of rodeo. For the health of our athletes and spectators and to abide by health regulations, the board is delaying the start of the Cody Nite Rodeo to June 15th. Tentatively the CNR will be extended another week, concluding on September 10th. Reimbursement for ticket purchases will be available for all canceled events due to Covid-19 by emailing Please provide all contact information and confirmation numbers in your email.

The Cody Stampede and Xtreme Bulls are still tentatively scheduled for their normal dates June 30th-July 4th. All rodeo dates and events are subject to cancellation based upon health orders by county or state health officials

April 14th Update

When we say Cody is Rodeo we mean it. We are hoping that we can proceed with all of our events as scheduled. With that being said, we are closely monitoring the Covid -19 situation here and across the country. We know that many of our guests and contestants travel here and we sincerely hope that your travel plans don’t change. Of course, the safety and wellbeing of our guests and everyone involved at the Cody Nite Rodeo and Cody Stampede is first and foremost. Our thoughts go out to everyone who has been affected by the Corona Virus and we hope that we can bring a little light and entertainment back on June 1 with the Cody Nite Rodeo and June 30 through July 4th with the Cody Stampede. We are planning, praying and preparing for that, but will cooperate with all of our government officials to the fullest extent no matter what they tell us. Our offices are currently closed and will be at least until May 1. Please check back on our social media channels for the latest developments

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1031 12th St, Cody, WY 82414

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519 West Yellowstone Ave, Cody, WY 82414     |    307-587-5155
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