My New Outside Blog: Tucson Rodeo - La Fiesta de los Vaqueros

Tucson Rodeo - La Fiesta de los Vaqueros

Tucson Rodeo - La Fiesta de los Vaqueros


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Arizona is a “Baby State” having been admitted to the Union in 1912, on February 14th, which is coincidentally why we’re known also as “The Valentine State”. We’re just 100 years young.

The Tucson rodeo is almost as old as the State itself, celebrating its 87th year. That’s pretty cool.


Headline in the Arizona Daily Star in 1925 read:

    “Cowboys are asked not to shoot up the town”. You won’t see that headline too often.

Tucson in 1925 was a frontier town:

The first Tucson Rodeo was held in the middle of Prohibition. With so many visitors expected, decisions were made to clean up the town. Arizona State Prohibition Director Frank Pool led a force of federal officials to town two weeks prior to the rodeo. The Arizona Daily Star reported that 25 stills were captured and an estimated 3000 gallons of moonshine destroyed.”

The Tucson Rodeo Parade  itself is the community’s most beloved tradition, and remains Tucson’s finest display of the Old West. Area schools are closed on Parade Day each year, and many local businesses close in order to participate in the parade with an entry. Over 200 floats are entered each year.

A very cool fact is that the Tucson Rodeo Parade is billed as the largest non-motorized parade in the world. To this day.

So if you want to remember a part of the Old West, come to Tucson in February and have some good old fashioned “fun in the sun”. Which we seem to have over 300+ days a year.

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Comment balloon 2 commentsJon Quist • January 30 2012 10:02AM


John no better fun than a good rodeo!  Great Localism and shot in the arm for the Tucson Arizona area!  Happy Monday.

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) over 8 years ago

John, Tucson Rodeo Parade sounds like sooo much fun with over 200 floats, school is closed for the parade...great way to see a part of the old west!  Would love to see this one...take some photos for us!

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 8 years ago

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