NFR Las Vegas 2024

Browse the official schedule of all upcoming NFR events at Thomas & Mack Center. in Las Vegas, NV.
NFR showcase stands as the paramount event under the banner of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. We bring you competitive ticket prices for rodeo fans aiming to witness the high-octane rodeo in Las Vegas. Find the best seats and secure tickets with a 100% guarantee. Don’t let this chance slip away to immerse yourself in some of the most thrilling rodeo spectacles of the season in Vegas.

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Upcoming Events: 10
  • National Finals Rodeo
    Dec
    05
    2024
    5:45 PM
    Thu
    Thomas & Mack Center | Capacity: 18000
    89154, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV, US
    Prices from $122
    Avg. price ~ $534
    Available Tickets: 447
    Tickets
  • National Finals Rodeo
    Dec
    06
    2024
    5:45 PM
    Fri
    Thomas & Mack Center | Capacity: 18000
    89154, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV, US
    Prices from $172
    Avg. price ~ $710
    Available Tickets: 420
    Tickets
  • National Finals Rodeo
    Dec
    07
    2024
    5:45 PM
    Sat
    Thomas & Mack Center | Capacity: 18000
    89154, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV, US
    Prices from $171
    Avg. price ~ $755
    Available Tickets: 440
    Tickets
  • National Finals Rodeo
    Dec
    08
    2024
    5:45 PM
    Sun
    Thomas & Mack Center | Capacity: 18000
    89154, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV, US
    Prices from $122
    Avg. price ~ $575
    Available Tickets: 507
    Tickets
  • National Finals Rodeo
    Dec
    09
    2024
    5:45 PM
    Mon
    Thomas & Mack Center | Capacity: 18000
    89154, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV, US
    Prices from $122
    Avg. price ~ $526
    Available Tickets: 464
    Tickets
  • National Finals Rodeo
    Dec
    10
    2024
    5:45 PM
    Tue
    Thomas & Mack Center | Capacity: 18000
    89154, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV, US
    Prices from $95
    Avg. price ~ $491
    Available Tickets: 530
    Tickets
  • National Finals Rodeo
    Dec
    11
    2024
    5:45 PM
    Wed
    Thomas & Mack Center | Capacity: 18000
    89154, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV, US
    Prices from $114
    Avg. price ~ $488
    Available Tickets: 688
    Tickets
  • National Finals Rodeo
    Dec
    12
    2024
    5:45 PM
    Thu
    Thomas & Mack Center | Capacity: 18000
    89154, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV, US
    Prices from $114
    Avg. price ~ $570
    Available Tickets: 713
    Tickets
  • National Finals Rodeo
    Dec
    13
    2024
    5:45 PM
    Fri
    Thomas & Mack Center | Capacity: 18000
    89154, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV, US
    Prices from $172
    Avg. price ~ $689
    Available Tickets: 437
    Tickets
  • National Finals Rodeo
    Dec
    14
    2024
    5:45 PM
    Sat
    Thomas & Mack Center | Capacity: 18000
    89154, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV, US
    Prices from $152
    Avg. price ~ $854
    Available Tickets: 439
    Tickets

National Finals Rodeo

Inside the Famed National Finals Rodeo: A Deep Dive into the PRCA’s Pinnacle Event

As the apex of the rodeo calendar, the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) casts its long shadow over the rest of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s (PRCA) events. Every December, during the first full week, the illustrious Thomas & Mack Center on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus transforms into a rodeo spectacle. Here, in Paradise, Nevada, the creme de la creme of PRCA’s money earners for the season are showcased.


National Finals Rodeo (NFR)
National Finals Rodeo (NFR)

Not just about rodeo, the accompanying Cowboy Christmas gift show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center offers rodeo enthusiasts a blend of culture, shopping, and cowboy spirit.

Event Breakdown: A Glimpse into the PRCA Championships

  1. Bareback Riding: Often a test of grit and balance, riders face the challenge of staying mounted on a bucking horse using only a rigging for grip. The 8-second benchmark distinguishes successful rides, with judges awarding up to 100 points based on horse difficulty and rider control. The highest score seals the victory.
  2. Steer Wrestling: Known colloquially as “Bulldogging”, this event is adrenaline-charged. Riders leap from their horses to grapple and ground a Corriente steer by its horns, with victory going to the quickest. A thrilling watch, it’s undeniably one of the rodeo’s riskiest endeavors.
  3. Team Roping: Rodeo’s solitary team event, involves dual ropers working in unison to capture a steer. The “header” targets the horns while the “heeler” aims for the hind legs. Swift capture and restraint seal the win.
  4. Saddle Bronc Riding: An event that echoes bareback riding, though the cowboy employs a hornless specialized saddle and bronc rein. Staying atop a bucking horse for the critical 8 seconds paves the way for a maximum 100-point judgment.
  5. Tie-down Roping: A nod to the rodeo’s ranching roots, it sees cowboys lasso calves for various purposes. The event hinges on speed and precision; the cowboy who ropes and ties his calf in record time prevails.
  6. Barrel Racing: A women-led event in the professional rodeo sphere, this is all about speed and agility. Riders and horses navigate a cloverleaf barrel pattern, with the fastest run clinching the win.
  7. Bull Riding: Perhaps the most dramatic of rodeo events in Vegas, bull riding is an 8-second battle between man and beast. Just like in horse events, a 100-point scoring system is in place, emphasizing bull difficulty and rider prowess.
  8. All-Around: Not just an event but a coveted honor, the All-Around Cowboy title is reserved for the season’s top earner across multiple events. This world title, bestowed at the NFR’s conclusion, is a testament to versatile excellence in the rodeo arena.

It’s essential to mention steer roping, showcased distinctly at the National Finals Steer Roping (NFSR). Moreover, the National Finals Breakaway Roping (NFBR) has been spotlighting the WPRA’s premier breakaway roper since its 2020 inauguration.

Given the NFR’s immense popularity, it’s no surprise that tickets for every event are snatched up in record time. Las Vegas responds with aplomb: Casinos often broadcast the events or host themed parties to cater to the influx of rodeo fans. Additionally, major hotels and casinos infuse a country theme into their entertainment lineup, celebrating the city’s rodeo season in style.

Unique Aspects of NFR

The National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas is not just another rodeo event; it is a culmination of the year’s toughest competitions, showcasing the very best in rodeo, from bull riding to barrel racing. Here’s an exploration of what makes the NFR a unique spectacle:

A Gathering of Champions

The NFR is often called the “Super Bowl of Rodeo” because it serves as the final championship event of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s season. It features the top 15 money-winners in each event from the regular season, who compete across ten days for the coveted gold buckles and the title of World Champion. This ensures that only the best of the best compete, making every event filled with suspense and top-tier performances.

Diverse Rodeo Disciplines

Unlike many other rodeo events, the NFR showcases a wide range of rodeo disciplines. Attendees can witness everything from bareback riding and steer wrestling to team roping and saddle bronc riding. Each event challenges competitors in different ways, offering spectators a comprehensive view of the skills and bravery required in professional rodeo.

Cultural Festivities

The NFR is as much a cultural festival as it is a sporting event. Beyond the main arena, the whole of Las Vegas transforms with activities such as the Cowboy Christmas, a massive Western shopping extravaganza, and the NFR Cowboy Corral, a pre-event festival with live music, food, and entertainment. These festivities offer fans a deep dive into cowboy culture and provide entertainment for all ages.

Economic Impact

Hosting the NFR brings significant economic benefits to Las Vegas. Hotels, restaurants, and local businesses see a boost in activity as fans from across the nation—and even internationally—flock to the city. This influx supports local employment and showcases Las Vegas as a versatile destination beyond its casinos and shows.

Technological Innovations

The NFR also leads in integrating technology with traditional rodeo. From instant replays on large screens to app-based interactions that allow fans to engage with the action, the event uses technology to enhance the spectator experience and bring the action closer to those in the stands.

Legacy and Tradition

Since its move to Las Vegas in 1985, the NFR has built a legacy that respects the traditions of rodeo while elevating the sport to new heights. Each year, the event not only crowns champions but also honors legends of rodeo with ceremonies and retrospectives that connect new fans with the rich history of the sport.

List Of All U.S. Rodeos

Pro Bull Riding
Pro Bull Riding
Rodeos: 1
Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds
Jul 16, 2024 6:30 PM
Wild West Yellowstone Rodeo
Wild West Yellowstone Rodeo
Rodeos: 26
West Yellowstone Rodeo
Jul 16, 2024 7:00 PM
Snake River Stampede
Snake River Stampede
Rodeos: 6
Arena At Ford Idaho Center
Jul 16, 2024 7:30 PM
Cody Nite Rodeo
Cody Nite Rodeo
Rodeos: 47
Cody Stampede
Jul 16, 2024 8:00 PM
Women's Rodeo
Women's Rodeo
Rodeos: 1
La Plata County Fairgrounds
Jul 17, 2024 6:30 PM
Bryce Canyon Country Rodeo
Bryce Canyon Country Rodeo
Rodeos: 24
Ruby's Inn Rodeo Grounds
Jul 17, 2024 7:00 PM
PRCA Rodeo
PRCA Rodeo
Rodeos: 73
Rosebud County Fairgrounds
Jul 17, 2024 7:30 PM
Painted Pony PRCA Rodeo
Painted Pony PRCA Rodeo
Rodeos: 28
Painted Pony Arena
Jul 17, 2024 7:30 PM
Elmore County Fair and Rodeo
Elmore County Fair and Rodeo
Rodeos: 3
Elmore County Fairgrounds
Jul 17, 2024 8:00 PM
Kansas Largest Night Rodeo
Kansas Largest Night Rodeo
Rodeos: 4
Booster Club Arena
Jul 17, 2024 8:00 PM
Big Sky PBR
Big Sky PBR
Rodeos: 5
Big Sky Events Arena
Jul 18, 2024 3:30 AM
Bull Wars
Bull Wars
Rodeos: 1
Mesa County Fairgrounds - Grand Junction
Jul 18, 2024 3:30 AM
California Rodeo Salinas
California Rodeo Salinas
Rodeos: 4
Salinas Sports Complex
Jul 18, 2024 3:30 AM
CCPRA Rodeo
CCPRA Rodeo
Rodeos: 1
Lassen County Fairgrounds
Jul 18, 2024 5:30 PM
Pagosa Night Rodeo
Pagosa Night Rodeo
Rodeos: 2
Fred R. Field Western Heritage Center
Jul 18, 2024 6:30 PM
PBR Okanagan Challenge
PBR Okanagan Challenge
Rodeos: 1
Prospera Place
Jul 18, 2024 7:00 PM
PBR Stockyards Showcase
PBR Stockyards Showcase
Rodeos: 20
Cowtown Coliseum
Jul 18, 2024 7:30 PM
Cedar County Fair Rodeo
Cedar County Fair Rodeo
Rodeos: 1
Cedar County Fairgrounds - NE
Jul 18, 2024 7:30 PM
Lake Chelan Pro Rodeo
Lake Chelan Pro Rodeo
Rodeos: 2
Chelan Rustlers Saddle Club
Jul 19, 2024 3:30 AM
Texas Ranch Roundup
Texas Ranch Roundup
Rodeos: 2
Kay Yeager Coliseum
Jul 19, 2024 3:30 AM
Rodeo - General
Rodeo - General
Rodeos: 9
Ionia Fair & Fairgrounds
Jul 19, 2024 3:30 AM
CPRA Rodeo
CPRA Rodeo
Rodeos: 1
Mesa County Fairgrounds - Grand Junction
Jul 19, 2024 3:30 AM
Three Forks NRA Rodeo
Three Forks NRA Rodeo
Rodeos: 2
Three Forks Rodeo Arena
Jul 19, 2024 3:30 AM
Buckin' In The Ozarks
Buckin' In The Ozarks
Rodeos: 2
Parsons Stadium
Jul 19, 2024 3:30 AM
Columbia County Rodeo
Columbia County Rodeo
Rodeos: 2
Columbia County Fair
Jul 19, 2024 3:30 AM
Marias River Stampede
Marias River Stampede
Rodeos: 2
Shelby Marias Fairgrounds
Jul 19, 2024 6:00 PM
PRCA Pro Rodeo
PRCA Pro Rodeo
Rodeos: 8
Wet Mountain Valley Saddle Club
Jul 19, 2024 7:00 PM
Canterbury Rodeo
Canterbury Rodeo
Rodeos: 2
Canterbury Park
Jul 19, 2024 7:15 PM
Days of 47 Rodeo
Days of 47 Rodeo
Rodeos: 5
Utah State Fairgrounds
Jul 19, 2024 7:30 PM
Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo
Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo
Rodeos: 5
Ogden Pioneer Stadium
Jul 19, 2024 7:30 PM
Wapello Pro Rodeo
Wapello Pro Rodeo
Rodeos: 2
Wapello County Fairgrounds
Jul 19, 2024 7:30 PM
Bull Riding
Bull Riding
Rodeos: 6
Allegany County Fairgrounds
Jul 19, 2024 7:30 PM
Great Midwest Pro Rodeo and Bullriding
Great Midwest Pro Rodeo and Bullriding
Rodeos: 3
Thresherman's Park
Jul 19, 2024 7:30 PM
Burke Stampede Rodeo
Burke Stampede Rodeo
Rodeos: 3
Burke Stampede Rodeo
Jul 19, 2024 7:30 PM
Jackson Hole Rodeo
Jackson Hole Rodeo
Rodeos: 17
Jackson Hole Rodeo
Jul 19, 2024 8:00 PM
Teton Valley Rodeo
Teton Valley Rodeo
Rodeos: 5
Teton County Fairgrounds - ID
Jul 19, 2024 8:00 PM
Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo
Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo
Rodeos: 3
Horseman's Sport Arena
Jul 19, 2024 8:00 PM
Mesquite Championship Rodeo
Mesquite Championship Rodeo
Rodeos: 7
Mesquite Arena
Jul 20, 2024 3:30 AM
Cheyenne Frontier PRCA Rodeo
Cheyenne Frontier PRCA Rodeo
Rodeos: 9
Cheyenne Frontier Days
Jul 20, 2024 1:00 PM
Stockyards Championship Rodeo
Stockyards Championship Rodeo
Rodeos: 25
Cowtown Coliseum
Jul 20, 2024 1:30 PM
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