RAM NCFR Frequently Asked Questions - RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo

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What is the RAM NCFR?

The RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo is a national championship rodeo in which your top 200+ cowboys and cowgirls from across the US and Mexico will compete in each of the seven traditional rodeo events for $1 million in cash and prizes at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Florida. Contestants must qualify to attend and compete. The RAM NCFR is run tournament-style. Each contestant will get to participate in two preliminary rounds. The top eight in each event will advance to the semifinals, during which all scores and times will be erased. From there, the top four contestants will compete in the sudden death round of the finals. One champion will be crowned in each rodeo event, and one contestant will become the all-around champion!

Where does the RAM NCFR take place?

The RAM NCFR takes place in Kissimmee, Florida at the Silver Spurs Arena annually each spring.

When does the RAM NCFR take place?

March 21-24, 2019

How much are tickets?

Adults are $20 for the Thursday daytime, Friday and Saturday performances. Adults are $10 for the Thursday nighttime performance. Adults are $25 for the Sunday performance.

Kids 3-12 are $12.50, under 2 and under are free.

Seniors 55+ will receive $3 off each performance.

Parties of 10 or more people can receive $3.00 off per ticket.

At our Thursday nighttime performance, all teachers, students 18 and under, and college students are FREE with a valid ID.

At our Friday performance, all active and retired military personnel and first responders are free with valid ID.

How much is parking for the RAM NCFR?

Parking is $7.00 per vehicle. At 2:00 pm each day, parking will change and become $15.00 for the Country Thunder event. Please plan to arrive early for the rodeo to avoid paying the higher parking fee.

Which contestants are coming?

Though we love to highlight the champions coming to town, we will not know who exactly will be advancing to the RAM NCFR until the last circuit final rodeo has taken place. The circuit finals end in January. Once we have the official results, we will be releasing those contestants’ names closer to the event. Please keep in mind that no-shows do happen from time to time. Contestants may qualify to attend and compete, but some might choose not to, or some experience injury and cannot participate.

Is it assigned seating this year?

No, our event is general admission. We recommend purchasing your tickets in advance to avoid the lines at the Box Office. If you have a child who receives free admission, you will still need to go to the box office to get them a physical ticket that can be scanned upon entering the facility.

What else is there to do in Kissimmee?

We have many thrills you can experience here in Kissimmee! We are home to several world class theme parks, water parks, beautiful golf courses, miles of beaches, the Paddling Center at Shingle Creek, Wild Florida Airboats, Old Town, go kart racing, the ICON Orlando™, farmers markets, great dining and so much more! Visit ExperienceKissimmee.com to learn more about our local attractions!

Do you have RV sites available for rent?

Yes. For all RV reservations please visit the Country Thunder website. Space is limited.

Are pets allowed?

No, only service animals and participating rodeo livestock are permitted on site. The general public and attendees may not bring animals to this event. (Contestants, you may travel with the necessary animals or livestock, and they are permitted on site.)

Are cameras or professional cameras permitted?

Due to recent changes at the PRCA headquarters, cameras and any professional camera equipment will not be allowed in the facility. If you arrive on site and reach the bag check locations, they will ask you to return the camera or equipment to your vehicle. We will have signs posted onsite as well. For more detailed information on our camera and social media policy please click here.

Do you have a social media policy?

Yes, please click here for all social media rules and regulations.

Is re-entry permitted?

No. Once your ticket has been scanned and you enter the facility you won’t be permitted to leave and return to the event. Please make sure you plan accordingly.

How can we get tickets to Country Thunder?

Click here for tickets.

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