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Jacob Hamblin Days Festival

Pioneer and Western Heritage Celebration

Event Start
7:00 PM  on  on Jun 19, 2015
Event End
11:00 PM  on  on Jun 20, 2015
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Jacob Hamblin Days

A fun festival to celebrate the Pioneer and Western Heritage of Kanab and Kane County. 

June 19th- 20th 



2015 Jacob Hamblin Days Schedule


Friday, June 19th, 2015

Butch Cassidy Lecture-Bill Betensen – 7:00 p.m.

Taking place at the Kanab Middle School Commons Area

Author Bill Betenson has spent years researching the life of Butch Cassidy. In 2012, his research became the subject of a book, Butch Cassidy, My Uncle. Since then, Betenson’s quest for the truth has not stopped, leading to this updated and revised edition.

Follow Butch from birth to death, over two continents, as he robs and charms his way to infamy. Lots of people wish they were related to a famous person. Bill Betenson is Butch Cassidy is his great-uncle. Bill’s interest in Butch Cassidy was sparked when he was four years old and attended a private screening of the Paul Newman and Robert Redford movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid with his great-grandmother, Lula Betenson, who wrote Butch Cassidy, My Brother. For over two decades Betenson has researched and studied the life and times of Butch Cassidy.

Betenson utilized privileged family information and memorabilia, traveled to South America to conduct interviews and visit Butch Cassidy’s ranch, and spent hours in dusty archives. Betenson offers up new information about this infamous outlaw’s life and death.


Friday, June 19th, 2015 at the KanePlex

JHD Youth Ranch Rodeo – 7:00 p.m.

Women’s Team Sorting – 9:00 p.m.

Three Person Teams $5.00 per person, and $15 per team

Taking place at the Kane Plex Arena


Saturday, June 20th, 2015

“Island In The Sky” Mansard Trail Hike

8:00 AM: Meet at the BLM Office North Parking Lot. The hike will take approximately four hours. Make sure to bring water and snacks.

Contact: Clay Stewart with any questions

Phone: (435) 689-0859  Email: [email protected]


Equestrian Trail Ride – Lower Kaibab Trail Loop –

8:00 AM: Meet at Glaziers Market Parking Lot.This will be a 4 to 5 hour ride to the Snake Gulch Area and exploring an old Mining Camp. Make sure to bring lunch and water.

Contact: Bob Johnson (435)689-0986 or Mark Overus (435)899-0813


Gymkana Events – Kane Plex  Arena – 10:00 a.m.

Equestrian games and events for youth.

Contact: Casey Iverson            


Team Roping – Kane Plex Arena – 10:00 a.m.

Contact: John Reese (435)689-0802 or Lyle Heyborne (435)689-0138


Jacob Hamblin Days Ranch Rodeo – Kane Plex Arena – 7:00 p.m.

Competitive Ranch Events – Barrel Racing – Ranch Teams from Southern Utah


The Ranch Rodeo is being held on Saturday June 20th, and there will be a meeting for all teams participating at 6:00 pm and the Rodeo will begin a 7:00 pm.

The events will be as follows:


*Team Events (Limited to First 12 fully paid teams)

1        *Team Tie-down Steer Roping

2        *Team Stampede Race

3        Mutton Busting (10 Participants)

4        *Team Rope Sorting

5        Barrel Racing (10 Participants)

6        *Team Branding

7        *Team Trailer Load


The Barrel Racing is open to the first 10 participants and is $50/participant.

The Team Events as shown * above are for 4 Person teams and will be limited to the first 12 teams to register. $40/man or $160/team

Prizes for the team events and barrel racing include Trophy Buckles for first, Breast Collar for second and headstall for third along with 2/3 payback on prize money.

There will be a youth/novice rodeo on Friday, June 19, 2015. Registration will open at 6:00 PM and the rodeo beginning at 7:00 pm.


Youth/Novice Rodeo Order of Events

$3 per event

1        Sheep Ride

2        Steer Daubing Jr/Sr

3        Boot Race (must be able to get on and off your horse)

4        Ribbon Roping Jr/Sr

5        Sheep Ride (2nd Round if needed)

6        Flag Race Jr/Sr

7        Barrel Racing Pewee/Jr/Sr

8        Ribbon Race Pewee/Jr/Sr

9        Hide Race Jr/Sr


Following the youth rodeo on Friday night, there will be Women’s Team Sorting $5/participant. $15/team

Other events on Saturday the 20th include:

Team Roping

Produced by DT Cattle Company

Registration will open at 9am

Roping will start at 10am.

•         For more information contact

•         Doug Tebbs – 435-773-5774

•         John Reese – 435-689-0802

•         Lyle Heyborne at 435-689-0138




Event Start
7:00 PM  on  on Friday, June 19, 2015
Event End
11:00 PM  on  on Saturday, June 20, 2015
Festival / Fairs

Festival / Fairs
Regional Events

Basic Directions

Kanab Middle School

690 S Cowboy Way, Kanab, UT 84741


Kane Plex Arena 

South of Kanab on the east side of Highway 89, across from the airport. After you turn left (east) off hwy 89, drive one mile and Kane Plex will be on the left (north side) of the road.