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2020 is Texas’ year for winter western events. With the relocation of Wrangler National Finals Rodeo to Globe Life Stadium in Arlington, many other traditionally Las Vegas-based events have announced Texas location switches.

We’ve pulled together a list of every December event that is usually in Las Vegas that has moved to the Lone Star State for 2020 in COWGIRL’s Guide to the Wrangler NFR.

Wrangler NFR

The Wrangler® National Finals Rodeo is moving to Texas in December 2020! Arlington’s Globe Life Field, home of the Texas…

Posted by Official NFR Experience on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The official Wrangler NFR announcement took place at Globe Life Stadium and was shared via livestream to Facebook for the world to see.

Live from Ft. Worth with the NFR

We're live in Ft. Worth, TX with a special announcement from the NFR.

Posted by Official NFR Experience on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Along with the WNFR rodeo performances, naturally, the Back Number Ceremony and Back Number Presentations will also take place in Texas.

Other NFR-associated events including Cowboy Christmas, the PRCA Awards Banquet and Gala, and the Pro Rodeo League of Women Style Show and Luncheon have moved to Texas as well.

All-in Barrel Race

We are excited to announce that the ALL IN Barrel Race and ALL IN Breakaway Roping will be held this December in “The…

Posted by ALL IN Barrel Race on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

All-in Breakaway Roping

We are excited to announce that the ALL IN Barrel Race and ALL IN Breakaway Roping will be held this December in “The…

Posted by ALL IN Breakaway Roping on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Benny Binion’s World Famous Wrangler NFR Bucking Horse Sale

Here’s the official announcement. Benny Binion’s NFR Sale is still going to be a part of the NFR experience in Texas. I will post details as soon as all the details are finalized.

Posted by Benny Binion's World Famous NFR Bucking Horse & Bull Sale on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Rope for the Crown, Las Vegas Stars, and Patriot

We’re excited to announce the final schedule for #lasvegasstars and @ropeforthecrown in Glen Rose, TX this year, along…

Posted by Rising Stars-Future Stars Calf Roping on Friday, September 4, 2020

Stetson Country Christmas and Roper Cowboy Marketplace


Posted by Group W Productions on Friday, September 11, 2020

Cowtown Christmas in the Stockyards

A new event made especially for the Fort Worth Stockyards, Cowtown Christmas will make use of the Stockyards’ available commercial space and open areas to create a unique, Texan shopping experience.

While the tradition of December in Las Vegas will be missed, Texas is looking like it’s about to host an amazing Wrangler NFR Experience!

For more information about the 2020 Wrangler NFR, visit nfrexperience.com.