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Your Guide to the Wrangler NFR 2020

You should have heard by now that the Wrangler NFR 2020 has moved to Arlington/Fort Worth Texas. This will be the first time that the NFR has been back to Texas since its inception. Talk about groundbreaking! We wish the circumstances were better, but the fact that we are getting an NFR at all is something to be excited about. I am excited to guide you through everything you need to know about the Wrangler NFR 2020!

General Information

The NFR will be taking place on December 3rd-12th, 2020 at the Globe Life Stadium in Arlington, home to the famous Texas Rangers baseball team. This will be the first non-baseball event to take place at this stadium. In case you are worried about Covid-19, there will be precautions put in place to keep all attendees safe and healthy. Here is a quote from the NFR Experience website per the precautions being taken for this event.

“Seats will be sold in groups of four with separation between groups. Contact-limiting measures, such as mobile tickets, have been implemented throughout the event. There will also be metal detector screenings and a no bag policy at entries on performance nights. Globe Life Field is encouraging all guests to check the CDC and the Texas Department of State Health Services websites for any guideline changes prior to the event.”

Cowboy Christmas

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 every day during the NFR from 10am – 7pm. Health and safety guidelines will be in place to keep vendors and shoppers safe.

Junior World Finals

There will be more than 800 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. Tickets are $10 per person and the event will be held in the Wrangler Rodeo Arena — Inside the Cowtown Coliseum at the Stockyards. Tickets can be bought onsite.

Contestant Highlights

Below are just a few of the household names that you might recognize headed to the NFR this year as well as some of the newbies. Check them out!

Schedule of Events

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3rd-7th

  • Wrangler National Finals Rodeo | 6:45 p.m. at Globe Life Field
  • Buckle Ceremony | 10:30 p.m. at Texas Live
  • Junior World Finals presented by YETI | 7:30 a.m. — 2:45 p.m. | Wrangler Rodeo Arena — Inside the Cowtown Coliseum
  • Cowboy Christmas | 10 a.m. — 7 p.m. |  Fort Worth Convention Center | Free Admission/Open to the Public
  • Mutton Bustin’ | 3 p.m. — 4 p.m. | Cowtown Coliseum | Ticket Required — available onsite

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8th-10th

  • Wrangler National Finals Rodeo | 6:45 p.m. at Globe Life Field
  • Buckle Ceremony | 10:30 p.m. at Texas Live
  • National Finals Breakaway Roping | 10 a.m. | Globe Life Field
  • Cowboy Christmas | 10 a.m. — 7 p.m. |  Fort Worth Convention Center | Free Admission/Open to the Public
  • Bullfighters Only | 3:30 p.m. — 4 p.m. | Cowtown Coliseum | Ticket Required — available onsite

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11

  • Wrangler National Finals Rodeo | 6:45 p.m. at Globe Life Field
  • 33rd Annual ProRodeo Hall of Fame Golf Tournament | The Golf Club Fossil Creek |For details, contact the ProRodeoHallofFame.org
  • Buckle Ceremony | 10:30 p.m. at Texas Live
  • Cowboy Christmas | 10 a.m. — 7 p.m. |  Fort Worth Convention Center | Free Admission/Open to the Public
  • Bullfighters Only | 3:30 p.m. — 4 p.m. | Cowtown Coliseum | Ticket Required — available onsite

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12

  • Wrangler National Finals Rodeo — Final Performance — Wrangler National Patriot Night | 6:45 p.m. at Globe Life Field
  • Buckle Ceremony | 10:30 p.m. at Texas Live
  • Cowboy Christmas | 10 a.m. — 7 p.m. |  Fort Worth Convention Center | Free Admission/Open to the Public
  • Bullfighters Only | 3:30 p.m. — 4 p.m. | Cowtown Coliseum | Ticket Required — available onsite
Ryder Wright on Vitalix Alpha Dog of Cervi Championship Rodeo during Round 9 of the WNFR16

Ryder Wright on Vitalix Alpha Dog of Cervi Championship Rodeo

We hope you enjoyed this quick quide to the Wrangler NFR 2020! The Cowboy Lifestyle Network team can’t wait to see you out there!

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