The two most popular accompanying events to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Cowboy Christmas, and the 2020 Junior World Finals has a change of plans this year from normally being held in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s temporarily making its way to Texas along with the 2020 Wrangler NFR that is taking place at the Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Cowboy Christmas will be held inside at the Fort Worth Convention Center and the 2020 Junior World Finals will be taking place at the Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas. The Fort Worth Convention Center is only 20 minutes from the Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas and the Cowtown Coliseum is literally minutes away from downtown. Both of these events will be running at the same time as the Wrangler NFR which is December 3-12, 2020. Las Vegas Events has come together and partnered with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) to host both these events at both locations in Fort Worth, Texas.
Since 1986, Cowboy Christmas has been the ultimate fan favorite. It has grown to be an extremely interactive and shopping experience. Cowboy Christmas is ultimately the best source for the official PRCA and Wrangler NFR merchandise. There are countless unique items including western wear, original art, home goods, handmade crafts, furniture, boots, and spurs, as well as custom-made jewelry. Also, the best part about Cowboy Christmas is that admission is free!
The fun doesn’t stop there folks, in addition to the Cowboy Christmas at the Fort Worth Convention Center, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo will also be located along with Cowboy Christmas at the Convention Center. This show is literally one of the largest hunting and outdoor expos in the country.
The space inside the Fort Worth Convention Center is massive, there are more than 250,000 square feet for activities and 250 exhibitors for the event. In addition to shopping, you can catch a variety of offerings and entertainment. NFR Central will be hosting the NFR Extra podcast which will be broadcasting daily. The NFR Central will be an area with interactive displays. There will be four live shows hosted daily on the Rodeo Live Stage including Outside the Barrel with Flint Rasmussen, RMEF’s Cowboy Calcutta, RFD-TV’s Western Sports Roundup, and Cowboy Revival with host Shane Minor.
The beautiful and historic Cowtown Coliseum was built in 1908 and was home to the world’s very first indoor rodeo. The Cowtown Coliseum also happens to be in the Fort Worth Stockyards which is full of rich history on the cowboy culture. Currently, the Fort Worth Stockyards is undergoing a revitalization with the restoration of bringing in more historic buildings from the Old West.
The Mayor of Fort Worth, Betsy Price, is very excited to be hosting Cowboy Christmas and the Junior World Finals in Fort Worth, Texas this year. Mayor Price has stated, “As the city of cowboys and culture Fort Worth is the ideal location for these events, and we can’t wait for visitors to experience our rich heritage and hospitality”.
There will be more than 700 entries that are expected to compete in the Junior World Finals this year to compete for a championship buckle. This is the fifth consecutive year that the Junior World Finals will be held. There will be nine events including a series of age groups in each event. The events include saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, pole bending, team roping, tie-down roping, bareback riding, barrel racing and you can’t forget bull riding. There will be qualifiers and finals in each of those nine events.
The Junior World Finals will be an event proudly presented by YETI. You can find a variety of coolers and drinkware that will provide unparalleled temperature retention. YETI also offers a variety of bags and gear. YETI offers quality items that are extremely durable and will maintain through all your tough adventures.
Parking information, full daily schedules as well as hours of operation will be announced at a later date. To stay tuned with more upcoming information on Cowboy Christmas, Junior World Finals and the Wrangler NFR visit NFRexperience.com. Hope y’all are excited for Cowboy Christmas and the Junior World Finals! We’ll see you there!
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