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Middleton New Executive Director of Foundation

Cheyenne Frontier Days, Inc. has named Renée Middleton, to the Executive Director position for the Cheyenne Frontier Days Foundation.

Renée has a long history of involvement with CFD. She carried State flags for Saddle Tramps in the parades and Grand Entries and was a long-time member of the CFD Public Relations committee which serves both the media and the public. Most recently, she has served on the CFD Board of Directors and the CFD Foundation Board.

Renée has thirty years of experience in both marketing and management with Taco John’s International, Unicover Corporation and Sierra Trading Post. In addition to her marketing career, Renée has been in the field of nursing since 2018. She is a RN who works on the Oncology Floor at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

In addition to her volunteer work with CFD, Renée has participated as a volunteer at the Davis Hospice Center, was a Foundation Board Member of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens and as a Board Member of the Cheyenne Symphony Board.

Please congratulate Renée on her new position within the Foundation the next time you see her around the park.

The Cheyenne Frontier Days Foundation, Inc. was established in 2015 to support the charitable and educational aspects of Cheyenne Frontier Days. The Foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) and can receive cash, real estate, and other properties, with the goal of providing support to charitable and educational Cheyenne Frontier Days activities.

Recently the Foundation was instrumental in erecting the Chris LeDoux statute at the Front Gate, the refurbishing of the new Marietta Dinneen Carriage Barn and is currently working on a significant upgrade to the Indian Village.

If you would like to donate to the Foundation, please visit https://cfdrodeo.com/cheyenne-frontier-days-foundation/

Cheyenne Frontier Days Partners with Stronger 413 Coffee

Tim Malm is from Albin, Wyo., where he was an accomplished calf roper. In June 2010 he suffered a traumatic brain injury while roping on the family ranch. Tim has been rehabilitating at home since October 2010.  

He has regained full use of his right side and is improving all the time on his left. Tim cannot walk on his own YET, but he can rope a dummy both standing or sitting in the saddle.  

Tim is the President and CEO of Stronger 413. Based on his favorite Bible verse Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” His hope is that Stronger 413 will be an avenue to share his story.  

Cheyenne Frontier Days has partnered with Malm on his coffee line because he is such an inspiration to the local and rodeo community. Stronger 413 Coffee will be the Official Coffee of Cheyenne Frontier Days, and it comes in four roasts: The Dad, The Frontier, The Barry Burk and The Wyoming.  

To learn more about Tim and Stronger 413 please visit Stronger413.com  

AFGSC Commander named CFD Grand Marshal

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gen. Anthony Cotton, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, was named the Cheyenne Frontier Days Grand Marshal by Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon, at the Governor’s Dinner during the AFGSC Senior Leader Conference April 7, in Cheyenneg.

Cotton took command of AFGSC in 2021, and previously served as the 20th Air Force commander in Cheyenne from November 2015 – January 2018.

The Grand Marshal serves as the honorary lead for of each parade and the grand entry during CFD, carrying on a legacy that has lasted over 70 years.

The Air Force celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, but the ties between F.E. Warren and Cheyenne go back much further. The communities began together in1867 and continue to grow today through engagement and partnership.

By Staff Sgt. Cody Dowell | 90th Missile Wing Public Affairs

2022 CFD JUNIOR BARREL RACE ENTRIES

Friday, April 8, 2022 at 8:30 a.m.

Cheyenne Frontier Days Event Center, 1230 W. 8th Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001

Registration fee is $50.

Entries will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis, and are limited to the first 30 entries. Open to boys and girls residing in Laramie County only. Participants must be under 13 years of age as of August 1, 2022.

For further information, contact Janet Vossler (307) 421-2840.

CFD Releases Updated Economic Impact Study

Cheyenne Frontier Days refreshed its economic impact study in 2021 to quantify the economic benefits generated from visitors outside of Laramie County to the City of Cheyenne and Laramie County. Dean Runyan Associates, of Portland, Oregon conducted the research using data generated from the 2021 event; prior studies were conducted in 2018, 2015 and 2012. Dean Runyan Associates has also produced economic impact research for the Wyoming Office of Tourism.

The 2021 edition of the Daddy of ‘em All experienced record crowds and attendance. Approximately 550,000 people attend all combined events during the ten-day celebration each year. This year, a total of 272,896 tickets for all events were sold. Demand was high for all events, after the 2020 cancellation, and Cheyenne Frontier Days marking its 125th anniversary.

Economic impacts resulting from direct visitor spending surrounding the event totaled approximately $40.3 million, up from $27.1 million in 2018 and $28 million in 2015.

“We saw large crowds almost every day on Frontier Park and around the community,” Chief Executive Officer Tom Hirsig said. “We were happy to see so many people wanted to come out and celebrate the anniversary year with us and the Cheyenne community. The number of visitors this year surpassed our wildest expectations.”

“Our volunteers really stepped up to support Cheyenne and Laramie County with our celebration this year, and we had even less time to prepare than ever,” Jimmy Dean Siler, General Chairman said.  “We are proud of our collaboration with city and county officials to host visitors who came to experience a taste of the American West.”

2021 Economic impacts of visitors who reside outside of Laramie County

● Visitors to Cheyenne Frontier Days spent $40.3 million in Laramie County.

● These visitors spent approximately $7.9 million on food and beverages in restaurants and bars, $7.6 million on overnight accommodations, $12.7 million on entertainment and recreation, including ticket sales, and $12.1 million on retail purchases, including motor fuel and groceries.

● Other direct economic impacts include approximately 509 full- and part-time jobs, $9.6 million in earnings (wage and salary disbursements), $920,400 in local tax revenue, and $1.5 million in state tax revenue.

● Total economic impacts resulting from direct visitor spending which include secondary impacts, also known as “multiplier effects,” resulted in approximately $52 million of business activity generated for Laramie County.

2021 Profile of Cheyenne Frontier Days Attendees

● The majority of Cheyenne Frontier Days attendees participated in a Frontier Nights/Concert (75%) or the Rodeo (55%) and (30%) attended both.

● A large portion (64%) attended Cheyenne Frontier Days during a previous year.

● Attending Cheyenne Frontier Days was the primary purpose for travel to Laramie County for the vast majority of overnight (81%) and day (98%) visitors.

● Just over half (55%) of Cheyenne Frontier Days attendees stayed overnight while traveling.

● Among overnight visitors, over half (51%) stayed in a hotel, motel, lodge, or B&B; most of the reminder stayed in private homes with friends and relatives, or in campgrounds.

● Cheyenne Frontier Days attendees traveled to or through a number of Wyoming communities and places including Laramie, Casper, Yellowstone National Park, Jackson Hole, Snowy Range, and Cody.

Unique Attendees and Attendees from Outside of Laramie County

Unique Attendees                             Outside of Laramie County Attendees

2012                              144,000                                    112,313

2015                              149,300                                    125,397

2018                              142,000                                    105,689

2021                              164,200                                    139,600

Cheyenne Frontier Days is a major Rocky Mountain regional event with numerous

Western heritage activities and experiences; while some events charge admission, many events are free. Attendance measures include totals that track both paid attendance and total attendance. It is recognized as the consummate Western heritage, cultural, and entertainment experience in the world. Cheyenne Frontier Days is a top attraction in the state of Wyoming behind Yellowstone National Park, Jackson and Grand Teton National Park.

“We had tremendous support from our city, county and state leaders to help us produce our event during a confusing and constantly changing pandemic landscape. We could not have done it without their guidance and support,” Hirsig added.

CFD Announces 2022 Concerts

Frontier Nights® lineup announced and tickets on sale March 16

Cheyenne Frontier Days™ (CFD) announced the 2022 Frontier Nights® entertainment series tonight. The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) will return with its new Team Series event and the complete concert schedule was released. In addition, the 126th annual “Daddy of ‘em All®” will feature nine days of PRCA professional rodeo that will conclude with Championship Sunday, where champions are crowned and legends are made.

Rodeo and PBR tickets have been on sale since December, and Season Ticket memberships were made available in November for those interested in purchasing all performances for rodeo, nightshow or both.

Concert tickets will go on sale March 16 at 9 a.m. MDT at www.cfdrodeo.com.

The Cheyenne Frontier Days Ticket Office will not be open for in-person or phone sales on March 16. Tickets will be sold online only that day to accommodate the volume of announcing the full lineup.

The ticket office will re-open for in-person and phone sales at 9:00 a.m. MDT on March 17.

“We are excited to share this lineup for 2022 tonight,” Contract Acts Chairman Scott Lewis said.  “We worked hard to put the full lineup together so that fans would know who is coming each night.”

The PBR Team Series’ inaugural 11-event season will include a three-day homestand event hosted by each of the eight founding teams. The 2022 season will begin in Cheyenne and will culminate in a team championship at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas November 4-6, 2022.

There will be hundreds of vendors, a full carnival, artists, food and music that celebrate the history and culture of the American West.

Concert ticket prices range from $54 – $105, rooftop starts at $175. Daily rodeo tickets range from $18 – $43, rooftop starts at $80. PBR tickets range from $25 – $105 with special Elite Seating and V.I.P. tickets also available at various prices.

A $3 discount is offered on rodeo tickets and $5 discount on concert tickets purchased before July 1.

Fans can upgrade to a Frontier Nights® Fast Pass for early admission to the Party Zone, a voucher for best-available same-day rodeo tickets and a souvenir rodeo program. For a full events schedule and profiles of musical acts, go to www.cfdrodeo.com.

Fagan tapped as Executive Director of Foundation

Tucker Fagan

Cheyenne Frontier Days, Inc. has named Tucker Fagan, to its newly-created Executive Director position for the Cheyenne Frontier Days Foundation.

The Cheyenne Frontier Days Foundation, Inc. was established in 2015 to support the charitable and educational aspects of Cheyenne Frontier Days. The Foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) and can receive cash, real estate, and other properties, with the goal of providing support to charitable and educational Cheyenne Frontier Days activities.

Fagan spent 30 years in the United States Air Force, where he was head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Nuclear Section. In this position, he prepared the “football” for President Reagan, and taught the President the plan’s procedures, timing, and options. Fagan was also Strategic Air Command, Wing Commander, and Vice Commander of 20th Air Force.

Upon retirement Fagan was immediately hired as Director of the Department of Commerce, where he restructured it into the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. Within the year, Fagan moved into the role of Wyoming Business Council CEO, where he stayed for eight years. Fagan then helped Cynthia Lummis with her campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives. Lummis won, and he continued as her Chief of Staff through her eight years in the House.

He is no stranger to the Cheyenne Frontier Days organization. Fagan has served on the General Committee, Board of Directors, as President of the CFD Volunteer Crisis Fund, and was inducted into the CFD Hall of Fame in 2013.

Fagan is currently on the Board of ALIGN, CFD Foundation Board, CFD Building Authority, City of Cheyenne and Laramie County Joint Powers Board – Frontier Park Improvements, and the Air Force Chief of Staff Civic Leader Group.

Fagan said of his new role, “The Cheyenne Frontier Days Foundation has been instituted to preserve and promote the legacy of the West. The Western heritage personified by rodeo exemplifies community involvement, willingness to help a neighbor, and dedication to doing what is right. Highlighting this spirit and fostering it is an objective of Cheyenne Frontier Days and the recently created Foundation. I am honored to work for Cheyenne Frontier Days and to help make the Foundation an integral part of the rodeo family and the agricultural community.”

CFD Winter Blood Drive

Cheyenne Frontier Days and Vitalant are once again teaming up for the “Give the Gift of Life” Blood Drive.

This year, blood is needed more than ever, and we are asking our volunteers and friends of CFD to step up and give a blood donation.

On average, blood donors give about 6,000 fewer donations through Vitalant in December than other months, but patients can’t take a holiday from needing blood. Patients who need transfusions depend on volunteer blood donors year-round. All blood types are needed, but especially type O donations – the most transfused blood type.

The Blood Drive will be Tuesday, December 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Event Center.

Every Donor will be given a 30% discount card from the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum Store and entered in a drawing to win:

  • Two VIP Badges for the CFD Rodeo of your choice. Includes lunch, beverages & multiple exclusive viewing areas
  • CFD ugly Christmas sweaters from the CFD Old West Museum Store
  • $100 Gift Card to the Rib & Chop House

We urge you to make an appointment by going to donors.vitalant.org and using the code C0124 (the letter C, numeral zero, 124).

Donors may also call (307) 638-3326 to schedule an appointment and walk-ins are also welcome.

Gilbert Etches Name in History Books as 2021 WPRA World Champion Breakaway Roper

CFD Gears Up for 2022 Season

Cheyenne Frontier Days (CFD) announced tickets for the 2022 event will go on sale December 15. Tickets for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Rodeo, the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Last Cowboy Standing series, CFD Ticket Packages, Carnival Armbands and Gift Cards (redeemable for tickets or merchandise) will go on sale.

Tickets go on sale December 15 at 9 a.m. MT at www.cfdrodeo.com, and by calling (307) 778-7222. The CFD Ticket Office will not be open for in-person sales at this time.

The 126th annual “Daddy of ‘em All®” will feature nine days of fast-paced PRCA rodeo culminating in Championship Sunday where champions are crowned, and legends are made.

For two nights, the Top-40 stars of the PBR will return to attempt to conquer the sport’s rankest bulls on the historic Wyoming Dirt. The grueling match between Man and Beast continues until one prevails and is crowned the Last Cowboy Standing.

There will be hundreds of vendors, a full carnival, artists, food, and music that celebrate the history and culture of the American West.

Daily rodeo tickets range from $18 – $43. A $3 discount is offered on rodeo tickets purchased before July 1. PBR tickets range from $25 – $105 with special Elite Seating and V.I.P. tickets also available at various prices. Carnival Armbands will be $35 per session or $140 for all 10 days.

Cheyenne Frontier Days has partnered with AXS, a global leader in ticketing for the entertainment world. Through this partnership, the latest innovations in mobile ticketing, ticket forwarding, online account management, payment plans and resale are available to our ticket purchasers.

2022 event attendees will use AXS Mobile ID technology through the AXS App which provides contactless, secure, and personalized fan experiences. Attendees will need to download the AXS App to access digital ticket purchases for 2022.

Artist Announcements are coming in Spring 2022. For the full range of pricing and more event information, please visit www.cfdrodeo.com.