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Gila Bend is going to make the next Butterfield Stage Days Rodeo bigger and better than ever before. Please check back for the date of the next rodeo.

at the Rodeo Grounds on the East Side of Town north of Elks Lodge.


  • Roping events
  • Bull Riding
  • Kid events
  • Added money in timed events

Annual Butterfield Stage days rodeo & parade


Gila Bend's Butterfield Stage Days Rodeo is hosted by the Town of Gila Bend and sponsored by the Gila Bend Chamber of Commerce.


Attendees cheer on their favorite cowboys and cowgirls competing in exciting events such as calf roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, and team roping. Also featured is the much anticipated bull-riding event. There's even Calf Scramble for the kids.

A big Thank You to the organizations who supported the Butterfield Stage Days Rodeo; YOU make it possible to put on this highly anticipated event!

Many thanks to our dedicated sponsors:

∙ Gila Bend Power

∙ APS

​∙ Brown & Associates

∙ Calgon Carbon

∙ Holt's Shell Truckstop & RV Park

∙ Davis & Sons - Texaco Food-Mart

Crane Harvesting & Trucking 

Sabra's Termite & Pest Control

∙ Doubletree Paper Mills LLC