We’ve been going down to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo for quite a few years… starting with when owner and founder of Silver Lining Herbs, Mickey Young, competed 10 years in bareback riding between 1976 and 1986. Since then, Silver Lining Herbs has been there for the past ten years and we have compiled a list of the top 10 best things to do while you are at the WNFR.
Ok this is a given, but really, Cowboy Christmas is the ideal place for anyone looking to finish their gift list. Located at the Las Vegas Convention Center, it hosts over 400 vendors with items anywhere from western clothing, boots and hats, custom jewelry, toys and knick knacks and so much more. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
This could have been our number 1 but shopping had to go first! A close second is watching the WNFR each night for 10 nights! The top 15 competitors will compete in 7 different events. This year, Silver Lining Herbs has 5 team members competing:
If you don’t already have tickets, there are several free satellite feed locations around Las Vegas that will be playing the rodeo on the big screen! So find a seat, order dinner while you’re at it, and enjoy the rodeo from “the best seat in the house”.
With all the walking and shopping you’ll be doing, you’re going to get hungry. One of the best places to eat that we have found is called Steak ‘N’ Shake. This place has awesome hamburgers and fries, and their shakes will keep you coming back for years! Of course, there are nicer restaurants to eat at if you are looking for that too. Here is a list of highly recommended restaurants, as well as some of the best buffets in town.
If you think transportation is going to be an issue, don’t worry, its all around you! A free shuttle bus service is provided at each of the main hotel and casinos. They can take you to the Thomas and Mack, to Cowboy Christmas, and so much more!
Do you like team roping? Head to the South Point to check out some of the most talented ropers from all around the country. December 5th-11th, this roping has prize money in thousands of dollars.
Are you a Country music fan? You are in luck because some of the greats are in Vegas during the WNFR. George Strait, Reba and Brooks and Dunn, Trace Adkins, Josh Turner, Tim McGraw and more are in town and tickets can still be bought online! Another great option is the Wrangler NFR After-Party at The Mirage. Starting at 6:30 each night, admission is free! Click here to see the schedule of concerts that are lined-up.
- Cowboy FanFest
Looking for fun events to entertain yourself and the kids? Located right next to Cowboy Christmas in the Las Vegas Convention Center is an interactive fan experience. Food and live entertainment, interactive booths, rodeo exhibits and an arena, this is definitely a place to spend some time at. This is where events like Bull Fighters Only, Wild Pony Races, and Mini-Bucking Bulls are all featured! And the admission is free!
Every night there is a buckle ceremony at the South Point casino for the winning contestants in that night’s round. Starting at 11 p.m. in South Point’s Dance Hall, if you have never been, you don’t want to miss this!
Want to know what happens behind the scenes? Follow Silver Lining Herbs on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube to get an inside look on what happens before the rodeo, in the practice arena and in the competitors day-to-day activities. This is the most action you’ll see from us all year, so you don’t want to miss this!
- Silver Lining Herbs Booth #3540
Last but not least, you don’t want to miss Silver Lining Herbs’ booth. Avoid shipping by coming and stocking up on product you need for your horses. We also have awesome #BeALegend shirts and hats to through in, so come by and see what deals we have for you! Here is a quick look at where we were last year, and this year we are in the same place!
Well that about wraps it up! We hope to see you guys there! Don’t forget to make a stop at the booth to visit us, and we hope that our top ten list of things to do at the WNFR helped you with your plans! See you soon!