The Plaza Hotel & Casino announces Las Vegas Days Rodeo children’s coloring contest to celebrate western culture and history

The Plaza Hotel & Casino announces Las Vegas Days Rodeo children’s coloring contest to celebrate western culture and history

Local students in grades K-6 encouraged to submit entries by Nov. 1

In conjunction with the Las Vegas Days Rodeo taking place Nov. 10-11 at the CORE Arena in downtown Las Vegas, the Plaza Hotel & Casino is again sponsoring a children’s coloring contest as part of the event’s commitment to celebrating the history of Las Vegas and western culture. Local students in grades kindergarten through six are encouraged to download, print out, and hand color a scene entitled “Chuck Wagon, the original food truck.”


Prizes for first, second and third place will be awarded to students in each grade division (K-1, 2-3, 4-6) and their teachers. Prizes will include gift certificates from Cowabunga Vegas, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, Pop Up Pizza, Sunbuggy, and more. Winning artwork will be featured at the rodeo.


Submissions are due Wednesday, Nov. 1 and winners will be notified by Friday, Nov. 3. Entries can be submitted online by completing an entry form and uploading a quality photo or scan of the hand-colored page at:


Sponsored by the Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial and the Plaza Hotel & Casino, the Las Vegas Days rodeo is fully sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association. It will feature bull riding, barrel racing, team roping, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, breakaway, and bareback riding, with prize purses totaling $40,000. Admission is free but RSVP is recommended online. The Las Vegas Days Rodeo also features related western-themed events, like mutton busting and a Whiskerino contest as well as a historical exhibit area.


The mission of the Las Vegas Day Rodeo is to bring the community together to celebrate the spirit of Old Las Vegas, including those who shaped the city’s history and those who are working to preserve the western lifestyle while looking toward the future. Details about the Las Vegas Days Rodeo, associated events, and sponsorships are at


About the Plaza Hotel & Casino

Located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, the Plaza Hotel & Casino combines a vintage Rat Pack attitude with modern styling and personal customer service for the ultimate Vegas experience. First opened in 1971 and built on the site of the original Las Vegas railroad depot at 1 Main Street, the Plaza has transformed its historic location into a one-of-a-kind destination for cocktails, gaming, entertainment, and dining. Its glittering porte-cochère is home to the outdoor Carousel Bar that offers handmade cocktails inside a life-sized, animated Vegas-themed carousel setting. The Main Street entrance also is home to Pinkbox Doughnuts and downtown’s first and only smokefree, social media friendly gaming space created in partnership with social media influencer Brian Christopher. The Plaza has nearly 1,000 modern rooms and suites, a classic Vegas showroom, downtown’s only bingo hall, live music at the Sand Dollar Downtown, and 30,000 sq. ft. of refurbished ballroom and meeting space. The Plaza brought the rodeo back to downtown with its CORE Arena, downtown’s only outdoor equestrian and multipurpose facility. Guests enjoy a variety of dining options led by the renowned Oscar’s Steakhouse in the hotel’s iconic glass dome and rooftop patio overlooking the Fremont Street Experience. A lounge-style race & sports book along with hundreds of slot machines and nearly two dozen table games comprise an 80,000-square-foot casino floor. A rooftop pool and recreation deck with private cabanas, hot tub, food truck, and dedicated Pickleball courts, provide a variety of outdoor amenities. For more information on the multiple award-winning Plaza Hotel & Casino, visit Get updates via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


About the CORE Arena

Located adjacent to the Plaza Hotel & Casino, the CORE Arena is an outdoor equestrian center in downtown Las Vegas. The venue opened in December 2018 with two outdoor arenas for roping practice and exercise and hosting numerous events related to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) and Junior NFR. With 80 equine stalls for year-round use, it is easy for rodeo enthusiasts to “kiss their horses goodnight,” knowing their animals will be safe as they enjoy their evening just steps away playing on the casino floor or having a delicious steak dinner at Oscar’s Steakhouse. The CORE Arena is also a multipurpose outdoor event venue with 2,000 seats, enabling the Plaza to host a variety of events – from sporting events to demolition derbies – further diversifying the downtown experience and attracting more business and people to the area all year long. For more details, visit



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The Plaza Hotel & Casino announces Las Vegas Days Rodeo children’s coloring contest to celebrate western culture and history
The Plaza Hotel & Casino announces Las Vegas Days Rodeo children’s coloring contest to celebrate western culture and history