World's Toughest Rodeo

  • 1:30 PM

  • The PNC Arena box office windows will NOT participate in the first day of sales. Tickets will be available for purchase on Ticketmaster, the official ticket marketplace of PNC Arena. The remaining tickets will be available for purchase on October 5.


    Courtesy of WRAL-TV, Kids 12 and under receive 1/2 price tickets on regularly priced seats (excluding $77.00 seats). Must be accompanied by an adult ticket.


    Gold Buckle seats include a free program, rally rag, and meet & greet from 1:15 - 1:30 PM in front of the bucking chutes with specialty entertainers and early access to the pre-show event.

  • $20.00, $28.00, $40.00, $52.00, $77.00 (Gold Buckle)
    Ticket prices will increase by $2 on day of show.

    *Ticket prices include local and state sales tax. Tickets purchased to events at PNC Arena are subject to a $4 per ticket facility fee. Additional box office service charges may apply to tickets purchased at the PNC Arena Box Office windows.

  • Lots open at 12:30 PM

    Cars and Vans: $20
    Stretch Limo, Bus, Mini-Bus, RV: $40

  • No Professional Cameras (no detachable lenses), Standard Point-and-Shoot Only | No Video

  • Closed

**Clear Bag Policy in Effect** - This policy applies to all PNC Arena events. For sizing, details, and FAQs, visit

Let's Rodeo Raleigh! CINCH World’s Toughest Rodeo returns for a Sunday Funday event in 2020. This action-packed event, sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, will qualify winners to ride in the “million dollar” American Rodeo in Dallas, as well as the ultimate opportunity to compete at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, NV for the World Champion title.

CINCH World’s Toughest Rodeo features three fan-favorite events, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, and the most extreme sport, bull riding. Twelve contestants will compete for the chance to return for a second ride in the thrilling “Winner Take All Showdown Round.” Fans will also witness some of the nation’s fastest cowgirls as they compete against the clock in the Women’s Barrel Racing. 

In addition to the competition rounds, CINCH World’s Toughest Rodeo will feature some of the nation’s most talented specialty entertainers. Back by popular demand is Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey. The wild and western cowboy and his Border Collie mount, Boogie, will round up wild Barbados sheep. From rags to riches, trick horse extraordinaire, Mr. Bojangles. Bojangles, survived hurricane Katrina and was rescued by animal trainer and entertainer, Jerry Thornton. He has become a world-famous liberty and trick horse. Rounding out the lineup of entertainers, behind the microphone, will be National Finals Rodeo Announcer, Roger Mooney.

Prior to the Rodeo, ticket holders are invited to arrive early for a FREE pre-show event on the dirt from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Enjoy pony rides, meet and greets with cowboys and entertainers, and photo opportunities atop Sonny and Silver Dollar, the live bulls in the bucking chutes and more.

For more information on this event, visit