Every year, during the last ten days of July, Wyoming hosts Cheyenne Frontier Days (CFD), the world’s largest rodeo. This celebration of America’s Wild West has been a tradition since 1897, when William “Buffalo Bill” Coty was a popular performer…
and Harry Longabaugh was becoming the Sundance Kid.
If you plan to join the 200,000 participating in this nostalgic look at American culture, be prepared to get your pulse pumping. There are bucking broncos, wild horse races, chuck-wagon pancake breakfasts, a frontier town, an Indian village, and a mercantile to outfit the best of the buckaroos!
For those of you who like to keep one foot firmly in the 21st Century, you can watch the Thunderbirds of the U.S. Air Force perform unbelievable stunts…
and take in the midway, attend concerts by popular American country music bands, and see comedy shows.
It’s no wonder this rodeo is called “the Daddy of ‘em all.”
CFD is even more special for me, when I cover it as a reporter and anchor for CBS News Channel 5. Every day, I get to wear traditional western wear to work.
And talk about heart-pounding adventures―our CBS team tries so hard to report on all the exciting events that it’s not unusual to see us sprinting from one story to another…and then broadcasting live!
This experience has been one adventure after another. Sunday is the last day of CFD. I wish it would never end.