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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • International Finals Rodeo back to OKC

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  • The Oklahoma State Fair Arena welcomes the world’s best cowboys and cowgirls as they gallop into Oklahoma City to compete for the top spots in eight different events for the 43rd International Finals Rodeo starting Friday.

    Three days of action packed professional rodeo action includes:
    • Friday -  7:30pm
    • Saturday - 1:30pm & 7:30pm
    • Sunday - 1:30pm

The IPRA is the rodeo industries second largest cowboy and cowgirl association with over 300 rodeos in 30 states and Canada. The IFR fuels more than $6 million into the Oklahoma economy with thousands of people from across North America converging on Oklahoma City.


In addition to world-class events featuring the top rodeo competitors in the sport, IFR 43 also offers a host of annual events and attractions for all rodeo fans, including the Bucking Stock Sale, IFR Convention & Trade Show, Western Shopping Mall, Miss Rodeo USA Pageant and other events.


Sunday from 11:30am to 1:00pm, OG&E will again sponsor their annual Kids Day. This event allows kids of all ages to visit the arena floor for autographs, pictures and simulated rodeo events such as stick horse barrel racing and dummy roping. Come meet Miss Rodeo USA, the Rodeo Queen contestants and many of the IFR contestants themselves. Children 12 and under will be admitted for half-price and receive a FREE cowboy hat.


Individual and All-Session tickets for IFR 43 are available at www.okstatefair.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the State Fair Jim Norick Box Office or by calling (405) 948-6800.
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IFR 43 tickets are family priced from $10 - $31 while kids 12 and under are ½ price. All Session Tickets are $120 and will consist of one (1) ticket per performance.