It’s the most dangerous eight seconds in sports, and only the best will become the PBR World Champion. This weekend, the best rodeo stars in the world will duke it out with their fellow athletes in the Fort Worth Stockyards. Don’t miss the culture, talent and pure adrenaline as your favorite bull riders compete to make it through to the Championship rounds. 


Elimination rounds will be held at Cowtown Coliseum May 9-12, and return next week for the Ride for Redemption May 15-16. Ride for Redemption is the last chance for eliminated riders and special invitees to make it into the Championship. 


The dramatic World Finals events will be enhanced by fan experiences, live music, daily pre-parties, watch parties and post-event entertainment hosted by Chef Tim Love’s Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall. The Stockyards Stampede Fan Fest will be open all weekend, so you’ll have plenty of time to explore. We’ve listed some highlights of the weekend, but you can check out the full schedule of events here


Click here to get tickets to one (or many) of these pulse-pounding events!  



Eliminations – May 9-12 


Kick off the exciting weekend with a Stockyards Stampede Fan Fest from 3-8pm. The ultimate World Finals party will have an outside bar, live music from local artists and DJs, a special Melt Ice Creams flavor called the Rattler, named for the Fort Worth PBR Rattler team, partner activities, including the Air Force E.C.H.O. experience, Monster Energy Rig, Can-Am drive experience and more! It all leads up to Round 1 of Eliminations in Cowtown Coliseum at 7:45. 


On Friday, May 10, enjoy another day of rodeo culture as the competition heats up. Watch the All-Girl Barrel Racing Exhibition at 9am, followed by autograph signing from rodeo athletes outside the Wrangler tent in Horseshoe lot. Attend today’s pre-party with Stoney LaRue at Tannahill’s Tavern, or walk around to enjoy more live music, food and drinks at the fan fest. Round 2 of Eliminations take place at 6:45pm, followed by a PBR World Finals Drone Show. 


Join PBR for the second annual PBR Ariat Boot Trot 5K/3K Fun Run on Saturday! Overall male, female and junior finisher of each race will receive a pair of Ariat boots and other fun prizes. Enjoy the PBR World Finals Parade through the Stockyards at 11:45am, then head to Ariat Brand Store for autograph signing and a little shopping. There will be a “Bullnanza” at Second Rodeo Brewing at 2pm, where you can meet and greet your favorite coaches and bull riders. Round 3 of Eliminations takes place on Saturday evening, followed by a fashion show hosted by Cowgirl Gathering. And stick around for the UBF Midnight Bull Fights at 11:30pm. 


Sunday, May 12, is Mother’s Day, so bring moms and mom-figures to Tannahill’s Tavern for a special Eliminations Pre-Party Mother’s Day Brunch! Peruse the Cowgirl Gathering Art Show before listening to live music around the Stockyards. Round 4 of Eliminations begins at 1:45pm.  


Ride for Redemption – May 15-16 


Get tickets for two days of the Ride for Redemption, where only the best will move on to the Championship rounds at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. There will be live music and rodeo activities around the Stockyards throughout the day on Wednesday the 15th and Thursday the 16th. 


The PBR World Finals will take place at AT&T Stadium May 17-19. Click here to get tickets.