2023 NFR Tickets
The demand for NFR tickets remains strong and it ranks among the most popular events we offer. Rodeo fans start buying NFR tickets from us in January right after the previous year's event is over. The price range on tickets can vary greatly but typically start around $250-300 per ticket for "get in" seats in the 200-level and can range up to $2000 plus per ticket for premium seats down by the dirt. The most popular night to attend the NFR is the second Friday.
The NFR is the "Super Bowl of Rodeo" because it is the most prestigious rodeo in the world. It started in 1958 by the PRCA, who invite the top fifteen money-earners from the season to Vegas to compete. The cowboys are put through 10 rounds of competition over 10 days, with the top eight earning a portion of the richest rodeo purse of over $6 million dollars. The overall winners also receive the legendary National Finals Rodeo champion gold belt buckle. It takes place each December on the campus of UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada, which has been the host city for the event since 1985.
There are 7 events and 10 championship, which include the following:
- Barrel Racing
- Bronc Riding
- Bull Riding
- Steer Riding
- Steer Roping
- Steer Wrestling
- Team Roping
- Tie-Down Roping
Vegas During the NFR
The rodeo is the main event in Vegas during the NFR, but is plenty more entertainment for fans who make the trip to Las Vegas. The** Cowboy Christmas Show runs concurrently and is the premier western shopping event, and the Cowboy Fanfest offers western exhibits, championship livestock and autograph sessions.** Then there is the great country music during NFR, as many of country music’s top artists come to Las Vegas to perform. In recent years Dierks Bentley, George Strait, Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, and Reba McEntire + Brooks & Dunn have all appeared during this week.
Fans looking for an NFR package can submit to have our team pull together ticket package options.