10/24/17 – North American Championship Rodeo Rides into Freedom Hall

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (October 24, 2017) — The North American Championship Rodeo returns to Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Exposition Center Nov. 9-11 for the Great Lakes Circuit Rodeo finals.

The rodeo is held during the North American International Livestock Exposition, with contestants vying for over $80,000 in prizes and the title of Regional Champion. Winners will go on to the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Kissimmee, Florida for the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association.

During the North American Championship Rodeo, top cowboys and cowgirls from Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin will compete in a number of events, including:

  • Bareback riding
  • Bull riding
  • Saddle bronc riding
  • Steer wrestling
  • Team roping
  • Women’s barrel racing
  • Rodeo clowns

The rodeo will feature special promotions:
Friday, Nov. 10

  • Tough Enough to Wear Pink, fans and contestants are encouraged to wear pink to show support for the fight against breast cancer, a portion of proceeds will be donated to Horses and Hope.

Saturday, Nov. 11

  • Kid’s Cowboy Hat Night, the first 500 children admitted through the front entrance will receive a
    free straw cowboy hat. Doors open at 6 p.m.
  • Veteran’s Day: military members, veterans and first responders can receive 50 percent off their ticket. More information is available at kyvenues.wordpress.com/2017/09/29/celebrate-veteransday-with-our-military-discount.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Admission prices vary:

  • Thursday, Nov. 9 $25 for adults $5 for children (ages 2-12)
  • Friday, Nov. 10 $30 for adults $10 for children (ages 2-12)
  • Saturday, Nov. 11 $32 for adults $10 for children (ages 2-12)

Purchase tickets at the Kentucky Exposition Center Ticket Office, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or buy online at www.ticketmaster.com. Parking at the Kentucky Exposition Center is $8 per vehicle.

The North American International Livestock Exposition is the largest all-breed, purebred expo in the world and takes place Oct. 31 through Nov. 16, 2017. For more information, visit www.livestockexpo.org.