“Make ‘Em Buck!”
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.
Held every year the first weekend in August, Idaho’s Oldest Rodeo is a PRCA sanctioned event. We aim to bring the best rodeo contract personnel, talent, and stock to compete in our family-friendly atmosphere. Plan on our 107th Celebration on August 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2018.
Each night of the rodeo gates will open at 5:00 pm with pre-rodeo events at 7:00 pm and the main PRCA rodeo to follow at 8:00 pm. Come early to get the best seats, enjoy the food, as well as the 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.