Cowboys from each of the country’s 12 national circuits gathered in Kissimmee, FL. at the Silver Spurs
Arena last month, March 25-28, for one of the most incredible displays of cowboy showmanship of the
year. An exclusive contract will bring the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo back to Kissimmee, FL.
for the next decade, with competitors from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association competing in
a variety of rodeo events for a chance at the national title and a whole lot of cash. This family-friendly
event is the perfect reason to gather up the kids and start planning an adventure-filled weekend in one
of the most popular cities in the state of Florida.
The RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo
A weekend long event, the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo is indeed an all-weekend event and not
just a strand of individual shows. You can bring your family for the bull riding, but you’ll end up
staying for the vast opportunities for family fun that surround this adrenaline pumping event.
Throughout the rodeo weekend, cowboys compete in showdowns each day to see who can score the
best times in a variety of events that include: bareback and saddle bronc riding, team roping, team rope
heeling, steer wrestling, tie down roping, barrel racing and the ever popular bull riding. The top four
overall best scores in each event will make it to the final showdown on the last night of the rodeo,
where they will duke it out Wild West style for the win.
The Florida Heritage BBQ Classic held its annual debut this year at the RAM Nationals Circuit Finals
Rodeo, where competitors from across the country came to showcase their incredible range of barbecue
flavors for a chance at the $25,000 prize purse. There is plenty of good old-fashioned BBQ to order up
and enjoy in between rounds of steer wrestling and calf roping, while listening to the live music and
enjoying the gorgeous Florida sun.
Also available at the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo is the Fan Zone, where fans can line up to
meet the stars of the show, get autographs or just have some good clean fun in between shows.
Adventurous activities are available here for guests of all ages, including free mechanical bull rides, the
chance to hold a real live alligator and even a photo booth complete with silly props to help you
commemorate your visit to the rodeo.
Bring the kids along and let them enjoy the vast kid’s zone with its bounce houses, inflatable slide,
obstacle course, laser tag and rock climbing wall, all free of charge. Sit and relax while the kids enjoy
hours of fun in between rodeo rounds.
The RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo is the perfect excuse to “get away from it all” and head down
to Kissimmee for some fun in the sun. Located just outside all the hustle and bustle of the theme parks,
Kissimmee has a wide range of attractions and events that are perfect for families. Tickets for the rodeo
are available on a per show or weekend long basis. You can visit RNCFR.com to learn more or to buy
tickets for next year’s event, which will take place April 6-9, 2016.
Adventure-Filled Family Fun in Kissimmee
Looking to create an entire weekend of adventure-filled fun with your family in Kissimmee? There are
a ton of family friendly activities and attractions you can choose from to complete your wild rodeo
weekend in Florida.
Paddle down Shingle Creek in a kayak or canoe, past sun-bathing turtles, herons on the prowl for lunch
and even an alligator or two. Enjoy the beauty of a cypress swamp that echos the history of this unique
place nestled right in the heart of Kissimmee. Escape for a few hours in nature and book your rental for
the family at the Paddling Center.
Swing from the tree tops while engaging in a variety of different sky high obstacle courses built for
children, juniors and adults at Orlando Tree Trek. With top-of-the-line safety, your family can engage
in over 96 different games and obstacles before ending with two large zip lines to complete their
adventure in the trees.
Rather keep your feet on the ground? Take the family to Fun Spot America for fun of all sizes both
mild and wild. Enjoy a total of four go-kart tracks, two with multi-stories that are unlike anything you
have likely seen before. If you’re really brave, take a ride on the towering Skycoaster or enjoy one of
the amusement parks other exciting rides. All day access arm bands are only $39.95 for those over 54”
tall and $29.95 for those under.
Really walk on the wild side and take your chances with a Haunted History Tour from Legends, A
Haunting at Old Town. Located right next door to Fun Spot America in Kissimmee, it is the perfect
way to end your evening. Tour the shops and streets of Old Town learning about some of its most
elusive members, and then take a behind the scenes tour of the haunted attraction while learning of its
spooky past. Available for all ages, the Haunted History Tour is the perfect blend of spooky family-
Take it easy and explore the history of Osceola County and the Kissimmee area at the Osceola County
Welcome Center and History Museum. Take a free tour of the history museum and see how the
pioneers lived. Children can enjoy a scavenger hunt that leads them through fun activities including
dressing like a pioneer and climbing into a giant bird’s nest.
Learn even more about the pioneers who first settled here and the early ways of life in Florida with a
visit to the Pioneer Village. Here, you can tour old homesteads gathered from the local area, that have
been restored for display. Seminole Indian dwellings created by modern day Seminole Indians are also
part of the self-guided tour.
Where to Stay?
Looking for the perfect place to stay during your adventure-filled visit to Kissimmee, FL. and the RAM
National Circuit Finals Rodeo? Springhill Suites Orlando Kissimmee is an ideal option for visiting
families. With large rooms that provide ample space for bigger families, a complimentary hot breakfast
complete with Mickey-shaped waffles and a convenient location to everything Kissimmee has offer,
they are an ideal choice for your next visit.
Want even more information and assistance in planning your RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo
weekend of family fun in Kissimmee? Visit the Experience Kissimmee website for information on local
attractions, accommodations and family friendly dining locations.