NATIONAL FINALS RODEO
Dec. 4th-13th, 2014
30 YEARS OF CALLING VEGAS HOME
2014 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Wrangler NFR calling Las Vegas home with the Thomas & Mack Center serving as host venue for the world’s most prestigious rodeo. Vegas will remain as home for the event for another ten years, with an agreement between Las Vegas Events and the PRCA to continue a ten-year extension of the NFR through 2024. Festivities occur all day and all night from 9-to-5, plus live entertainment and after-parties each night all over the town. Though the actual rodeo begins on Dec. 4th, several events kick-off the festivities: Miss Rodeo America Pageant – RAM Cowgirl Kickoff Party on Nov. 30th (a dinner/dance at MGM); 7th Annual Wrangler Gold Buckle Gala benefitting the ProRodeo Hall of Fame on Dec. 1st at South Point; Wrangler NFR Contestants Welcome Reception on Dec. 2nd at South Point; and on Dec. 3rd the 28th Annual Downtown Hoedown takes place, as well as the PRCA Annual Awards Banquet at South Point; and Miss Rodeo America 60th Anniversary Gala & Hall of Fame Inductions Dinner at MGM.
Thomas and Mack Dec. 4th-13th 6:45pm - Airing on CBS Sports Network 10pm-1am EST
28TH Annual Downtown Hoedown
DTLV - Fremont Street Experience Dec. 3rd • Admission is Free
To celebrate the return of NFR to Vegas, the 28th Annual Downtown Hoedown takes place Dec. 3rd, 2014 starting at 4:30pm, featuring free concerts from Thomas Rhett, Confederate Railroad, The Cadillac Three, American Young, RaeLynn and Old Dominion on three different stages.
Cowboy Christmas Gift Show
Las Vegas Convention Center Dec. 4th-13th • Admission is Free
Over 400 vendors from across the U.S. and Canada will showcase customized jewelry, western wear, boots and spurs, furniture, original art, handmade crafts and pottery, and the best selection of Official Wrangler NFR and PRCA merchandise. Free shuttle from Cowboy Christmas Gift Show to the NFR at Thomas & Mack Center each night.
Las Vegas Convention Ctr Dec. 4th-13th • Free
Connect to your inner cowboy at this year’s Cowboy FanFest, featuring entrances from Cowboy Christmas, Pro Fantasy Rodeo, Cowboy Poetry, Street Act Performances, autograph sessions, live music, great BBQ fare and more.
MISS RODEO AMERICA 2014 PAIGE NICHOLSON
Congratulations to Miss Paige Nicholson (Miss Rodeo Mississippi) this year’s Miss Rodeo America 2014. For over 50 years, Miss Rodeo America has traveled across our beautiful country, promoting the sport of rodeo and the western way of life. Photo: Terry Wright Photography