In 1931, a group of local citizens decided to put on a rodeo and it's a become a big deal.
Now, more than 80 years later, the Sheridan WYO Rodeo is one of the premier Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association extravaganzas in America. The Sheridan WYO Rodeo always plays to sellout crowds at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds, and a fourth performance was added in 2010 to accommodate the demand for more action. Each July, Sheridan gears up for this annual Rodeo, where the world’s top cowboys and cowgirls compete in four Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association performances. It has been a tradition for 80 years and is consistently ranked one of the top professional rodeos in North America. The big key to its success is financial support from major sponsors, with prize money at the Sheridan rodeo ranking it in the top tier of the more than 600 PRCA events staged in America each year.