Sights from the 100th Greeley Stampede and PRCA Rodeo on Saturday

Saturday kicked off the first full day of the 100th Greeley Stampede and PRCA Rodeo with non-stop entertainment, endless fair food options, rodeo thrills and live music.

While the Xtreme Bulls stormed the arena’s slides on Thursday’s opening day of the event, Saturday was the first day of PRCA rodeo qualifier events, which featured bareback and saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, bull riding, team roping and others Rodeo events included. It was also the first day for the popular mutton busting competition.

GREELEY, CO - JUNE 25: Stampede-goers enjoy the carnival during the 100th Annual Greeley Stampede at Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley on June 25, 2022. (Alex McIntyre/Photographer)
GREELEY, CO – JUNE 25: Stampede-goers enjoy the carnival during the 100th Annual Greeley Stampede at Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley on June 25, 2022. (Alex McIntyre/Photographer)

While rodeo fans filled the stands, other Stampede attendees were busy exploring the stalls, checking out the Sea Lion splash show, perusing the art exhibit, and watching adults, teens, and children of all ages create amazing sculptures in the new Lego creation of the event Festival at the Island Grove Regional Park Event Center.

Zane Houston focused on his sculpture, a horse’s head, as visitors watched in silence. Houston used Lego bricks to sculpt the horse’s mane and black Lego wheels to sculpt its nostrils.

“I wanted to do something classic and not make it too fancy. I wanted to make a horse, so it all just came together,” Houston said.

Though Greeley is an avid Lego builder, Greeley’s Lego affair was the first timed event the Denver resident attended.

In addition to the Lego Creation Festival, the event center hosted the 22nd Annual Stampede Western Invitational Art Exhibit and Sale.

Paintings, drawings, stained glass, bronze sculptures and more by artists from across the United States are on display throughout the Greeley Stampede.

All artworks shown in the exhibition are for sale. Admission to the exhibition is free with admission to Greeley Stampede Park.

For a full list of artists in this year’s exhibition, see

In addition to previous attractions, this year’s Stampede features a variety of new things to celebrate the event’s centenary.

“The Stampede has always been our home and has always been great because we’re all from here,” said Alec Helm. “It was spectacular to see the improvements to the stage, the absolutely gorgeous modifications they’ve made.”

If you missed Saturday’s Stampede, don’t worry. The 100th Greeley Stampede is scheduled to take place by Monday July 4th.

For admission tickets, parking permits, a schedule of daily events and activities and more, visit www.greeleystampede.org.

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James Brien

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