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NFR 2018 celebrates 60th anniversary in Las Vegas

The National Finals Rodeo kicks off in Las Vegas on Thursday, December 6. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the NFR, and the competition has been held in Las Vegas since 1985.

National Finals Rodeo

In celebration of the rodeo, we took a look through our archives at some of the most eye-catching moments from past competitions.

Here is the full schedule of events for the 2018 National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas:

MULTI-DAY EVENTS

ALL IN Barrel Race

• December 6 — 16

• Start times vary by day

• Orleans Arena

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

• For more information, visit www.LVBarrelRace.com

South Point Western Gift Show

• Open daily December 6 — 16

• 9 a.m. — 6 p.m.

• South Point Exhibit Hall and Boot Barn Concourse

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

Cowboy Christmas — It’s All Here

• Open daily Dec. 6-15

• 9 a.m. — 5 p.m.

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

• **Co-located with the RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo

Cowboy Marketplace Gift Show

• Open daily December 6 — 15

• 10 a.m. — 5 p.m.

• Mandalay Bay

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

Country Christmas

• Open daily December 6 — 16

• 10 a.m. — 5 p.m.

• Sands Expo

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2

Miss Rodeo America — Contestant Official Introductions

• 9:45 a.m. — Doors open to the public

• 10 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. — Official introductions and visit with Miss Rodeo America

• Tropicana Las Vegas

• Montecristo 1-4

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

MONDAY, DECEMBER 3

Miss Rodeo America — Horsemanship Competition

• 9:30 a.m. — Doors open to the public

• 9:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m.

• South Point Arena & Equestrian Center

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

PRCA National Convention Registration

• Noon — 4 p.m.

• South Point Convention Area

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4

PRCA National Convention Registration

• 7 a.m. — 4 p.m.

• South Point Convention Area

PRCA Vision and Direction Update

• 8 a.m. — 10 a.m.

• South Point Ballroom

PRCA National Convention Contract Personnel Trade Show & JCCF Silent Auction

• 12:30 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.

• South Point Exhibit Hall

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5

PRCA National Convention Registration

• 7 a.m. — 4 p.m.

• South Point Convention Area

Miss Rodeo America – Public Speaking/Extemporaneous Speeches

• 7:45 a.m. — Doors Open

• 8 a.m. — 10 a.m. — Speeches/Public Speaking

• Tropicana Las Vegas

• Cohiba 5

• Ticket Required

• For more information, visit www.missrodeoamerica.com and click on PAGEANT

PRCA National Convention Contract Personnel Trade Show & JCCF Silent Auction

• 12:30 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.

• 12:30 p.m. — JCCF Silent Auction

• 3 p.m. — JCCF Auction Ends & Check-Out

• South Point Exhibit Hall

• Convention Attendees Only

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6

PRCA National Convention Registration

• 8 a.m. — Noon

• South Point Convention Area

2018 Benny Binion’s World Famous Wrangler NFR Bucking Horse & Bull Sale

• Doors open at 8 a.m.

• 9 a.m. — Noon — World Futurity Association

• South Point Arena & Equestrian Center

• To benefit the ProRodeo Hall of Fame

• Ticket Required

• Tickets available at South Point Box Office 702-797-8055 or www.southpointarena.com

PRCA National Convention Contract Personnel Trade Show

• 9 a.m. — Noon

• South Point Exhibit Hall

• Open to the Public

Junior NFR presented by YETI

• 9 a.m. — 5 p.m.

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Wrangler Rodeo Arena — RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo

• Bull Riding, Bareback and Saddle Bronc

Miss Rodeo America PRCA Luncheon

• Doors open at 11 a.m.

• 11:30 a.m. — 2 p.m.

• Tropicana Las Vegas

• Cohiba 5

• Ticket required

• WNFR Luncheon w/Stock Contractors, Rodeo Committees, Rodeo Impromptu Questions by MRAP Contestants

• For more information, visit www.missrodeoamerica.com and click on PAGEANT

WPRA Star Celebration

• 11:30 a.m. — 2:30 p.m.

• South Point Grand Ballroom

• Ticket required – Contact the WPRA office at 719-447-4627 for details

PRCA Permit Holder of the Year Challenge

• Noon — Permit Member of the Year Challenge with live bucking horse sale

• South Point Arena & Equestrian Center

• Ticket required

• Tickets available at South Point Box Office 702-797-8055 or southpointarena.com

Outside the Barrel with Flint Rasmussen

• Noon — 1 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

Daryle Singletary’s Keepin’ it Country hosted by Andy Griggs

• 1:15 p.m. — 2 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

Rodeo Recess with Andy Seiler

• 2:15 p.m. — 3 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7

Junior NFR presented by YETI

• 9 a.m. — 5 p.m.

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Wrangler Rodeo Arena — RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo

• Bull Riding, Bareback and Saddle Bronc

Stace Smith World Bronc Futurity Finale

• Doors open at 9 a.m.

• 10 a.m. — Finale starts; Featuring top 4 & 5 year saddle bronc horses in North America

• Video sale (in arena) to immediately follow the Futurity

• South Point Arena & Equestrian Center

• Ticket Required

• Tickets available at South Point Box Office 702-797-8055 or www.southpointarena.com

Miss Rodeo America Pageant – Fashion Show Luncheon

• 11:15 a.m. — Doors open

• 11:30 a.m. — noon — Fashion Show Luncheon

• Noon — 2 p.m. — Fashion Show

• Tropicana Las Vegas

• Tropicana Theater

• Ticket Required

• For more information, visit www.missrodeoamerica.com and click on PAGEANT

Outside the Barrel with Flint Rasmussen

• Noon — 1 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

Wrangler NFR Autograph Session — Barrel Racers

• Noon — 2 p.m.

• Golden Nugget — The Grand Foyer

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

• First come/first served; contestants depart at 2 p.m.

Daryle Singletary’s Keepin’ it Country hosted by Andy Griggs

• 1:15 p.m. — 2 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

Feek’s Vision Documentary

• 2 p.m.

• Orleans Showroom

• Preview will be invitation only

• Subsequent viewings for the public will be held 12/9, 12/12 and 12/13 at 2 p.m.

• Free admission for the 12/9, 12/12 and 12/13 viewings

Rodeo Recess with Andy Seiler

• 2:15 p.m. — 3 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8

World Series of Team Roping

• December 8 — 16

• South Point Arena & Equestrian Center

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

Junior NFR presented by YETI

• 9 a.m. — 5 p.m.

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Wrangler Rodeo Arena — RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo

• Bull Riding, Bareback and Saddle Bronc

Bob Tallman Wrangler NFR Charity Bowling Tournament

• 10 a.m. — 2 p.m.

• Gold Coast Hotel & Casino — Bowling Center

• To support the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund and Speedway Children’s Charities

• Bowling, silent auction and more!

• Free Admission / Fee required to bowl (teams and individuals welcome)

• For more information, contact Paulette Anderson at 702-632-8242

Outside the Barrel with Flint Rasmussen

• Noon — 1 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

Wrangler NFR Autograph Session — Tie-Down Ropers

• Noon — 2 p.m.

• MGM Grand (Main Lobby)

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

• First come/first served; contestants depart at 2 p.m.

Daryle Singletary’s Keepin’ it Country hosted by Andy Griggs

• 1:15 p.m. — 2 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

Rodeo Recess with Andy Seiler

• 2:15 p.m. — 3 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

Miss Rodeo America Justin Boot Parade

• 2:30 p.m. — 3 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• MRA Contestants to showcase new trends in Western fashion

• For more information, visit www.missrodeoamerica.com

Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Foundation Auction

• 3 p.m. — 5 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas — Rodeo Live presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• For more information, visit www.missrodeoamerica.com

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9

Junior NFR presented by YETI

• 9 a.m. — 5 p.m.

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Wrangler Rodeo Arena — RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo

• Bull Riding, Bareback and Saddle Bronc

Miss Rodeo America Pageant — Coronation Performance presented by Las Vegas Events

• 10 a.m. — Doors open

• 10:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

• Tropicana Las Vegas

• Tropicana Theater

• Ticket Required

• For more information, visit www.missrodeoamerica.com and click on PAGEANT

Outside the Barrel with Flint Rasmussen

• Noon — 1 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

Daryle Singletary’s Keepin’ it Country hosted by Andy Griggs

• 1:15 p.m. — 2 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

Rodeo Recess with Andy Seiler

• 2:15 p.m. — 3 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

Fellowship of Christian Cowboys Public Church Service

• 3:30 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10

Junior NFR presented by YETI

• 9 a.m. — 5 p.m.

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Wrangler Rodeo Arena — RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo

• Bull Riding, Bareback and Saddle Bronc

Exceptional Rodeo presented by NV Energy

• 10:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Wrangler Rodeo Arena — RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

Outside the Barrel with Flint Rasmussen

• Noon — 1 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

Wrangler NFR Autograph Session — Team Ropers

• Noon — 2 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas — Rodeo Way

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

• First come/first served; contestants depart at 2 p.m.

Daryle Singletary’s Keepin’ it Country hosted by Andy Griggs

• 1:15 p.m. — 2 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

Rodeo Recess with Andy Seiler

• 2:15 p.m. — 3 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11

Junior NFR presented by YETI

• 9 a.m. — 5 p.m.

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Wrangler Rodeo Arena — RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo

• Barrel Racing, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Tie-Down and Breakaway

Outside the Barrel with Flint Rasmussen

• Noon — 1 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

Wrangler NFR Autograph Session — Steer Wrestlers

• Noon — 2 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas — Rodeo Way

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

• First come/first served; contestants depart at 2 p.m.

Daryle Singletary’s Keepin’ it Country hosted by Andy Griggs

• 1:15 p.m. — 2 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

Rodeo Recess with Andy Seiler

• 2:15 p.m. — 3 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12

Junior NFR presented by YETI

• 9 a.m. — 5 p.m.

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Wrangler Rodeo Arena — RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo

• Barrel Racing, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Tie-Down and Breakaway

Outside the Barrel with Flint Rasmussen

• Noon — 1 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

Wrangler NFR Autograph Session — Bull Riders

• Noon — 2 p.m.

• Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que (inside Treasure Island)

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

• First come/first served; contestants depart at 2 p.m.

Daryle Singletary’s Keepin’ it Country hosted by Andy Griggs

• 1:15 p.m. — 2 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

Rodeo Recess with Andy Seiler

• 2:15 p.m. — 3 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13

Junior NFR presented by YETI

• 9 a.m. — 5 p.m.

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Wrangler Rodeo Arena — RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo

• Barrel Racing, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Tie-Down and Breakaway

World of Rodeo Reunion — Gold Card Gathering

• December 13 — Pre-registration from 9 a.m. — noon at front entry; followed by Visitation and Rodeo Conference

• December 14 — Mardi Gras Ballroom — Registration from 9 — 10 a.m.; Visitation at 10 a.m.; Luncheon at noon followed by Live Auction and Presentations

• Orleans Hotel & Casino

• Ticket Required

• For tickets and information, call Larry Jordan at 406-223-6503 or visit www.WorldofRodeoReunion.com

31st Annual Pro Rodeo League of Women Style Show and Luncheon

• 11 a.m. — 2 p.m.

• South Point Grand Ballroom

• Hosted by the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

• Proceeds to benefit The Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund

• For more information, contact Julie Jutten at 719-337-1471 or Tracy Hedeman at 817-925-5212 or purchase online

Outside the Barrel with Flint Rasmussen

• Noon — 1 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

Wrangler NFR Autograph Session — Bareback Riders

• Noon — 2 p.m.

• New York-New York Hotel & Casino — (The Bar at Times Square)

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

• First come/first served; contestants depart at 2 p.m.

Daryle Singletary’s Keepin’ it Country hosted by Andy Griggs

• 1:15 p.m. — 2 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

Rodeo Recess with Andy Seiler

• 2:15 p.m. — 3 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14

32nd Annual Spurs & Spikes Golf Tournament

• 8 a.m. — Registration and breakfast

• 9 a.m. — Shotgun start

• Awards luncheon following tournament

• Bali Hai Golf Club (5160 S. Las Vegas Blvd.)

• To purchase a team, please call 719-528-4732

Junior NFR presented by YETI

• 9 a.m. — 5 p.m.

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Wrangler Rodeo Arena — RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo

• Barrel Racing, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Tie-Down and Breakaway

Outside the Barrel with Flint Rasmussen

• Noon — 1 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

Wrangler NFR Autograph Session — Saddle Bronc Riders

• Noon — 2 p.m.

• Harrah’s — Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar & Grill

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

• First come/first served; contestants depart at 2 p.m.

Daryle Singletary’s Keepin’ it Country hosted by Andy Griggs

• 1:15 p.m. — 2 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

Rodeo Recess with Andy Seiler

• 2:15 p.m. — 3 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15

Junior NFR presented by YETI

• 9 a.m. — 5 p.m.

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Wrangler Rodeo Arena — RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo

• Barrel Racing, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Tie-Down and Breakaway

Outside the Barrel with Flint Rasmussen

• Noon — 1 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

Daryle Singletary’s Keepin’ it Country hosted by Andy Griggs

• 1:15 p.m. — 2 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public

Rodeo Recess with Andy Seiler

• 2:15 p.m. — 3 p.m.

• Cowboy Christmas

• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON

• Free Admission/Open to the Public