The PRCA Range Days Rodeo is one of the top rodeos in the Badlands Circuit. The Range Days rodeo began in 1946 as a rodeo venue to attract top cowboys to showcase their talents to the Black Hills communities. Through the years top contestants have participated in the event; including South Dakota's top rodeo hands such as Casey Tibbs.
The Range Days Rodeo features 8 rodeo events; saddle bronc, bareback, bull riding, calf roping, team roping, steer wrestling, breakaway roping, and barrel racing. All rodeo performances begin at 7:00 pm Wednesday, Friday- Saturday.
Kicking off the Range Days Rodeo is the Military Appreciation Night. All military personal receive a FREE rodeo ticket. In a heart warming opening ceremony, the Range Days Rodeo also honors those who have excelled in both the South Dakota National Guard and Ellsworth Air Force military branches as they present year-end awards to those soldiers that have excelled in their field.
Friday night kicks off as 1st Responders Night!