The excitement of the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo returns to Osceola County for its fifth year, April 4-7, bringing a level of rodeo competition unlike any other to the dirt-covered floor of the Silver Spurs Arena.
Contestants like reigning Bareback World Champion and two-time RAM NCFR champion Tim O’Connell, as well as two-time RAM NCFR Bull Riding Champion Parker Breding are vying for their return to Kissimmee. Contestants will compete head-to-head for $1 million in cash and prizes.
The event has proven to attract new visitors to the area, many of which include loyal rodeo fans following the strong men and women who compete in events throughout the country. County officials are convinced that by showcasing the dynamic community to these groups, the reach of Osceola’s tourism brand will continue to grow.
“We are building 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.
In addition to the rodeo, Osceola County offers a one-of-a-kind “Tailgate Experience,” which will return this year with added entertainment and excitement for all, including a kids zone with a rock climbing wall, bungee jump trampolines, bounce houses, face painting, corn hole, and more. Local food vendors have been added to the lineup as well.
It all kicks off on April 1, 2019 during 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.” Today, Florida is still “First in Cattle,” and with more than 100,000 head of cattle, the state is home to both the largest and 10th largest cattle operations in the United States.
Tickets to the RAM NCFR range in price from $20 to $25 for adults depending on the performance. Kids 0-2 are free, and kids 3-12 are $12.50. Parking is $7.00. Tickets for the entire rodeo series are $70. Groups of 10 or more receive $3.00 off per ticket per person. Seniors 55+ receive $3.00 off per ticket per person. For more information or to book your tickets, please visit RNCFR.com or Ticketmaster.com. To speak to someone directly, please contact our box office at 321-697-3321.
For complete information about the rodeo, visit RNCFR.com. For regular updates, photos, news, and more, follow the RAM NCFR on Facebook at Facebook.com/Rncfr, on Twitter at Twitter.com/RNCFR, and on Instagram at @RncfrKissimmee.