It is one of the pillars of the Days of ’47 celebration each year in Utah and draws fans by the tens of thousands.
The Days of ’47 Rodeo features top-flight cowboys competing in an Olympic style format with gold, silver and bronze medals—and a purse of a million dollars.
Community titan Kem Gardner helped build the new Days of ’47 Arena at the State Fair Park, and he sat down with Bob Evans to answer 3 Questions.
- You are the Chair of the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo. How difficult is it to put the rodeo on, and to continue to grow it in such a way that the quality increases each year?
- The Days of ’47 Celebration every year here in Utah is a pillar of the celebration of the pioneers coming west and settling this area of the country. How does the rodeo fit into that celebration?
- As Utah’s most prominent real estate developer: What concerns you the most about the way Utah is growing, and what are you encouraged about?