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The War Bonnet Round Up is the oldest rodeo in Idaho. The first War Bonnet Round Up was performed in September of 1912. Bonneville County businesspeople teamed up with local cowboys and Native Americans to create an event that brought together everyone in a celebration of their way of life. From the beginning, the War Bonnet Round Up brought together families, locals, and visitors to watch the performers and events. The rodeo is now run by the Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation department, with help from the American Legion and many local sponsors.

A PRCA sanctioned event, we aim to bring the best rodeo talent and stock in to compete in a family friendly atmosphere. This year’s rodeo will be held August 3, 4, and 5, 2017.

Each night of the rodeo gates will open at 5:00 pm with pre-rodeo events at 7 pm with the main rodeo to follow at 8 pm. Come early to get the best seats and enjoy the food and vendors at the Bank of Idaho Arena at Sandy Downs.

The Bank of Idaho Arena at Sandy Downs is located at 1860 E. 65th S. Idaho Falls, ID 83402. From I-15 take Exit 113 and turn East. Go 6 miles and rodeo grounds will be on your right.