Sunday, February 28, 2010

Ride ‘em Cowboy! National Finals Rodeo

Believe it or not, New Jersey has its own rodeo and it is quite popular. Rodeo is exciting family fun. Cowtown Rodeo, the oldest continuously running weekly rodeo in the United States, has several events each year that are part of The Professional Cowboys Association which lead to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

When we went camping in South Jersey last summer, our entire family went to a Saturday night rodeo at Cowtown Rodeo, experiencing every American’s wild west fantasy. Bareback Bronc Riding, Calf Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Bull Riding, Team Roping and Girls Barrel Racing kept the thrills coming. Imagine packing up, hooking the trailer to your pickup truck and heading to Las Vegas, Nevada, like an old-fashioned wagon train to see the culmination of the rodeo season.

Held at the Thomas & Mack Center, tickets for the ten-day event, held this year from December 2 – 11, 2010, sell out quickly. In doing some searches for this post, I found that they are already scarce. Team-One® has plenty of tickets still available at and when doing some comparison shopping, I found their prices to be in line with other sites and even cheaper than many. A secondary market ticket and travel broker, Team-One® has been in business for 31 years. While they do sell tickets above “face value,” they provide premium seating to sought-after events. From what I have researched, I would give them the opportunity to create another satisfied customer.


  1. Gee, I hadn't thought about rodeos since I left Texas! The big one in Ft. Worth (Texas Cowtown) was always fun and exciting to watch. Didn't realize they had spread as New Jersey!! Have a great day, Nessa!


  2. Funny, Susan posted about a rodeo in Vegas today.

    David and I took the kids to a rodeo in Waimanalo in the 1990s. It was our 1st and only rodeo and loads of fun. We had a great time.

  3. I live in upper northern California and rodeo is big up here too. It is just a part of our culture and community.

  4. I had a premium seat for this event in 1998 and had no idea what it was worth. My friend's daughter was in the barrel racing competition. My friend wanted to watch her race but had a medical condition that kept her from driving, and her husband was ill and in hospital, so I got the seat -- close enough to the rail that the action splashed dirt and mud on me.

  5. Who knew so much fun was so close to home! I might have to try it out eventually :)

  6. Well I for one can't figure out Rodeo's. pffft The clown yes but the rest...There are better bulls to ride than ones that buck me off of them and onto plain old dirt. pffft

  7. I love to ride horses, but I have never visited a rodeo. I am sure it must be an experience.;)
    I hope you had a nice weekend,

  8. I have ALWAYS wanted to go to a rodeo! A REAL rodeo! How in the WORLD does JERSEY rate a rodeo??? I sooooo don't GET that! LOL! I'm going to keep it in mind though ... it's a LOT closer than Texas! Or even Wyoming.... or Montana...