NFR: Special Events and Themes


There’s more going on at the NFR than just rodeo (as thrilling as that is)! If you’re going to be in Vegas, be sure to check out the following:

Rob Sharkey of Shark Farmer will be signing autographs in the RFD-TV booth at The Cowboy Channel Cowboy Christmas Tuesday, December 6 – Thursday, December 8 from 11am – 2pm.

Anouk Masson Krantz will be signing her books: “AMERICAN Cowboys”, “WEST The American Cowboy”, and “Ranchland: Wagonhound” Tuesday, December 6 – Saturday, December 10 from 12pm-2pm in The Cowboy Channel booth at The Cowboy Channel Cowboy Christmas. Pre purchase now:

The childhood actors from John Wayne’s The Cowboys will be signing autographs daily at the Dawg House Saloon at Resorts World from 10am – 11am and in the John Wayne Experience/Justin Boots booth at The Cowboy Channel Cowboy Christmas from 12pm – 2pm.

Join us in the audience for Western Sports Round Up with Steve Kenyon daily at 9am and 9pm at The Dawg House Saloon at Resorts World, NFR Pre-Show at The Cowboy Channel Bar inside Thomas & Mack at 5pm daily with Justin McKee.

The NFR Tailgate Party, which runs from 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. each day, will focus on the Rodeo Deep Panels starting at 1:55 p.m. Hosted by Amy Wilson, the panels will delve into the personalities and behind-the-scenes stories and experiences that shape the world of rodeo. The Rodeo Deep Dive Panel discussions will include the following themes and special guests:

Thursday, Dec. 1 – Theme: Bull Riding Kingpins
Featuring Josh Frost, Tuff Hedeman and Sage Kimzey

Friday, Dec. 2 – Theme: Three Generations of Steiner Family Tradition
Featuring Rocker Steiner, Sid Steiner and Bobby Steiner

Saturday, Dec. 3 – Theme: Keepers of the Rodeo Records Flame
Featuring Trevor Brazile, Ty Murray and Stetson Wright

Sunday, Dec. 4 – Theme: Rodeo Committee Roundup
Featuring Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo (David Petty of Claremore, Oklahoma), Pendleton Round-Up (Nick Sirovatka of Pendleton, Oregon) and Days of ’76 Rodeo (Ted Thompson of Deadwood, South Dakota)

Monday, Dec. 5 – Theme: Living Legends of Barrel Racing
Featuring Lisa Lockhart, Sherry Cervi and Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi

Tuesday, Dec. 6 – Theme: Bullfighting GOATS
Featuring Rob Smets, Joe Baumgartner and Dusty Tuckness

Wednesday, Dec. 7 – Theme: Rodeo Royals Talk Rodeo Business, Then, Now and Into the Future
Featuring Donnie Gay, Kirsten Vold and Reno Rosser

Thursday, Dec. 8 – Theme: Rodeo’s Big Men Bulldoggers
Featuring Ote Berry, Luke Branquinho and Tyler Waguespack

Friday, Dec. 9 – Theme: Rodeo Family Ties
Featuring Dakota Eldridge, Lefty Holman and Dawson Hay

Saturday, Dec. 10 – Thank God for Magnificent Mentors
Featuring Marty Yates, JJ Hampton and Kincade Henry