The Big Sky PBR Delivers High Energy Entertainment In Big Sky, Montana

In 1992, twenty bull riders founded The Professional Bull Riders (PBR).

Since that date, the PBR has grown rapidly and has been "declared the fastest growing sport in America" ( Every year the PBR hosts hundreds of events around the world. At each high-energy event, the best cowboys in the world compete to riding bucking bulls in front of cheering crowds. If you've never been to a PBR event, you need to put it on your bucket list.

Since 2011, the Big Sky PBR has been a staple event in Big Sky, Montana. After 7 exciting years, Big Sky is considered to be one of the best bull riding venues on the entire PBR tour!, writes that it is the "top-paying touring pro bull riding stop with prize and sponsorship money totaling nearly $80,000 for the 40 cowboys who competed."

According to, as of 2016, the Big Sky PBR is a 4-time PBR Event Of The Year. Earlier in 2017, The Big Sky PBR was nominated as a finalist for the 2017 Montana Tourism Event Of The Year! As you can see, this family-friendly event should NOT be missed.

The week of PBR is commonly referred to as "Big Sky's Biggest Week." In 2017, the four-day event was held from July 26-29, 2017. Tickets went on sale on June 1 and both nights of bull riding sold out in just 24 hours (!

Big Sky PBR 2017 | Photo: D.Lennon

Big Sky PBR 2017 | Photo: D.Lennon

The Big Sky PBR continues to be the event of the year in Big Sky and 2017 was no exception. The event saw a record breaking attendance of 15,000 people over the course of the event.

Big Sky's Biggest Week 2017 exciting schedule of events included:

  • Charity Golf Tournament
  • Hometown Hoedown Community Barn Dance
  • Big Sky Art Auction
  • 2 Nights of PBR Action with Rodeo Clown Flint Rasmussen
  • 2 Nights of Mutton Bustin'
  • Live Music from The Beet Tops, Turnpike Troubadours, James McMurtry, and Jamie McLean Band

For full details on this amazing summer event in Big Sky, take a a look at the 2017 Big Sky PBR program. We have a feeling that 2018 is going to be even more exciting!

Ask anyone who's attended the Big Sky PBR, and they'll all highly recommend this event. Whether you're part of the beer crowd, the whiskey crowd, or the Pinot crowd, you're going to love the Big Sky PBR. Watching burly bull riders riding bucking bulls in the shadow of Lone Peak is a thrilling experience. We highly encourage you to book your trip to Big Sky to coincide with Big Sky's Biggest Week. You won't regret it.

Big Sky PBR 2017 | Photo: D.Lennon Big Sky PBR 2017 | Photo: D.Lennon

Add in the weekly Big Sky Farmer's Market and Music In The Mountains events plus world class outdoor recreation and superb Montana weather and you have a weekend that you'll remember forever.

If you're planning to attend the 2018 Big Sky PBR, mark your calendars and book your tickets before it sells out.

Are you ready to watch  "America's original extreme sport" right here in Big Sky, Montana? See you soon!

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Derek Lennon