Cowboy Christmas and Cowboy FanFest Enjoy Record Attendance on Opening Three Days

From Dec. 4 - 6, more than 66,000 fans converged on the Las Vegas Convention Center


The opening three days of the Cowboy Christmas Gift Show and Cowboy FanFest brought record crowds to the Las Vegas Convention Center. Total attendance for this period reached 66,258, besting the previous record attendance of 57,155 for the first three days set in 2013.

The Cowboy Christmas Gift Show and Cowboy Fanfest opened on Thursday, Dec. 4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and will run ten consecutive days, culminating on Saturday, Dec. 13. Both are open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and offer free admission.

With more than 300,000 square feet of show floor and just under 400 exhibitors from across the United States and Canada, the Cowboy Christmas Gift Show features unique products, including custom-made jewelry, western wear, boots and spurs, furniture, original art, handmade crafts and home goods. Attendees will also find the best source for the official Wrangler NFR and PRCA merchandise.

Adjacent to Cowboy Christmas, Cowboy FanFest adds 100,000 square feet of the best of the Western lifestyle, giving fans a chance to enjoy the best that rodeo has to offer.

The area features live music and entertainment in Rodeo Live presented by Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Boot Barn Rodeo Saloon, demonstrations and competitions in the Wrangler Rodeo Arena presented by Priefert, interactive booths and rodeo exhibits in Lucas Oil Rodeo Way, the NFR Social Arena and more.

Rodeo fans are also able to utilize the free NFR Express at the Cowboy Christmas Gift Show and Cowboy FanFest. This one-way route will run from the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall directly to the Thomas & Mack Center.

Fans can follow all of the action on the free NFR 2014 Mobile Application. iPhone users can search for NFR 2014 on the iPhone App Store. Droid users can search for NFR in the Google Play Store. For all others, simply go to www.NFRapp.com through your mobile web browser.

Sold out for 280 consecutive performances, the Wrangler NFR attracts the top 15 contestants in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding as they compete for a share of the $6.375 million purse. Qualification is based on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association World Standings.

For more information on the Wrangler NFR, Cowboy Christmas and Cowboy FanFest, please visit www.NFRexperience.com or through social media at /LasVegasNFR and use #WranglerNFR.

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