Dayton National Championship Rodeo – Dayton, Iowa

daytonrodeo.jpgDayton National Championship Rodeo – Dayton, Iowa

Labor Day weekend is the time to be in Dayton, Iowa for the National Championship Rodeo!  You will get to witness the skills of these talented cowboy and cowgirls doing everything from roping to bronc riding.  Of course the bull riding is always a big hit with the audiences so get there in time to enjoy all of the events.

This rodeo is considered one of the top rodeo events in the state!  Thousands of rodeo enthusiasts converge on the site to watch from the natural amphitheater of the rodeo grounds.   You will be able to see both professional and amateur bronc riders competing for the prize money.

The PRCA-sanctioned events at the annual rodeo include saddle bronc, bareback riding, calf roping, bull riding, steer wrestling and team roping.  The Novice events include bareback riding, saddle bronc, bull riding and women’s barrel racing.

The rodeo is also known for the entertaining Budeiser Wild Horse RAce. using unridden mustangs released into the arena where teams comprised of three cowboys are sent out to tame the wild beasts.

There is so much to enjoy at the rodeo that you will want to make sure you put it on your vacation schedule, it’s something for the whole family regardless of the ages!

Location: Dayton Rodo Grounds, Dayton, Iowa
Directions from the Des Moines Airport to Dayton Rodeo:
Des Moines International Airport, 5800 Fleur Drive, 515-256-5056
Make a right turn (south) out of the Des Moines Airport onto Fleur Drive.  Make next right turn (west) onto Army Post Road to I-35.  Take Interstate 35 North to Exit 127 for Hwy 141 West.  Take Hwy 141 West to Hwy 169 North (22 miles).  Hwy 169 North will take you to Hwy 175 (approximately 35 miles).  Turn right (east) on Hwy 175 into Dayton (2 miles).  Follow Hwy 175 through Dayton.  The rodeo arena will be on the west side of the road on the south side of town.

Directions from the Fort Dodge Airport to Dayton Rodeo:
Fort Dodge Regional Airport, 1639 Nelson Avenue, 515-573-3881
Make a right turn on Nelson Avenue/County Road P-56 (south) to 170th Street/County Road D14.  Turn right (west) on D14 to Hwy 169.  Go left (south) on Hwy 169 to Hwy 175 (19 miles).  Turn left on Hwy 175 (6 miles) east to Dayton.  The rodeo arena will be on the west side of the road on the south side of town.

Directions from the Des Moines Airport to Fort Dodge, IA:
Des Moines International Airport, 5800 Fleur Drive, 515-256-5056
Make a right turn (south) out of the Des Moines Airport onto Fleur Drive.  Make next right turn (west) onto Army Post Road to I-35.  Take Interstate 35 North to exit #142 (about 60 – 70 miles), Hwy 20 West (Fort Dodge).  Take Hwy 20 West to exit 124 (about 30 – 35 miles), Coalville/Fort Dodge.  At stop sign after exit ramp, turn right (north).  Proceed north on Hwy P59 for 6 miles (to stop light at T-intersection).  At stop light, turn left (west) onto 5th Avenue South (also called Hwy 20 Business).

Prices for the shows at the gate are:
Adults (12 and over): $12
Children (ages 6-11): $5
Children (under 6yrs): free
Kids Night Saturday Night! Kids get in free with a paid adult.

Discounted package tickets (adult for all four shows): $40

Phone: 515-547-6336

 

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