The excitement of the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo (RNCFR) returns to Osceola County bringing a level of rodeo competition unlike any other to the dirt-covered floor of the Silver Spurs Arena just hours before headliners Luke Bryan, Toby Keith and Luke Combs take the stage at the Country Thunder Music Festival.
“We are building on and growing an amazing one-of-a-kind rodeo event that appeals to competitors and rodeo fans alike. Showdown Sunday takes a hammer to the heart as the best of the best strive against each other to come out on top. This offers a unique rodeo experience and it is really a great showcase for Osceola County’s rodeo traditions and our tourism brand,” said Osceola Commission Chairman Fred Hawkins, Jr.
It all kicks off on Monday, March 18 with the 5th Annual Cattle Drive through the streets of historic Downtown Kissimmee. Cowboys, county officials, elected officials, and livestock will recreate this historical event that took place back when Kissimmee was the “Cow Capital of Florida.” The RNCFR Cattle Drive sponsored by Spirit of the Swamp and the City of Kissimmee takes place at 4:00pm, however it is recommended that guests arrive early. The route begins at the Osceola County Courthouse (1 Courthouse Square, Kissimmee) and ends at Broadway and Sproule Avenue near Broadway Pizza Bar. There will be a Cattle Drive After Party until 6:00pm at 3 Sisters Speakeasy located at 226 Broadway, Kissimmee.
The RNCFR Senior Citizen’s Day will be held on Thursday, March 21 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm with the arena doors opening at 12:00pm. Tickets are $20, children ages 3-12 are $12.50, children 2 and under are free, and seniors 55+ receive $3 off. Parties of 10 or more people will receive a group discount of $3 off per person per ticket.
The RNCFR Rodeo Education and Appreciation Night will also be held on Thursday, March 21. Doors open to the arena at 6:30pm with the performance starting at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10 per person, teachers are free with valid ID, students 18 and under are free with valid ID, college students are free with valid ID, and seniors 55+ receive $3 off. Though teachers and students are free, guests are advised to still proceed to the box office on site to be sure to get a physical ticket to enter the arena.
RNCFRNational Patriot Day will be held on Friday, March 22. Doors open to the arena at 12:00pm with the performance taking place from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. All active and retired servicemen and women and first responders will receive free admission (with proper ID or proof of service, one ticket per ID available). Tickets for this performance are $20, children ages 3-12 are $12.50, children 2 and under are free, and seniors 55+ receive $3 off.
Tough Enough to Wear Pink Day will be held on Saturday, March 23. Doors to the arena open at 12:00pm with the performance taking place from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Tickets are $20, children ages 3-12 are $12.50, children 2 and under are free, and seniors 55+ receive $3 off.
Sunday, March 24, kicks off with Cowboy Church at the Silver Spurs Arena. The service starts at 10:00am and is free and open to the public. All denominations are welcome. Then doors open to the arena at 12:00pm for the Championship Performance of the RNCFR, taking place from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Tickets are $25, children ages 3-12 are $12.50, children 2 and under are free, and seniors 55+ receive $3 off.
The above schedule is tentative, all events and times are subject to change. For more information or to book your tickets, please visit RNCFR.com.
The Country Thunder Music Festival takes place March 22 through March 24, at the Silver Spurs Arena opening at 4:00pm each day.
For more information, a full lineup or to purchase tickets, please visit www.countrythunder.com.