World's Toughest Rodeo

  • 6:30PM

  • View Seating Chart

  • Courtesy of WRAL-TV and FOX50, Kids 12 and under will receive 1/2 price tickets on regularly priced seats (excluding $75.00 seats). Must be accompanied by an adult ticket.

    Tickets can be purchased online at, the PNC Arena Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets; including select Walmart locations or by phone at 1.800.745.3000.

  • $18.00, $28.00, $38.00, and $75.00 - Gold Buckle seats. Ticket prices will increase by $2 on day of show.

    *Ticket prices include a 6.75% sales tax. Tickets purchased to events at PNC Arena are subject to a $3 per ticket facility fee.

  • Group of 10+ will receive a $5 discount on the $38, $28, and $18 ticket prices (Not valid on $75 tickets). For more information or to purchase your tickets call our Group Sales Department at 919-861-5457.

  • Lots open at 5:00PM

    Cars and Vans: $15
    Stretch Limo, Bus, Mini-Bus, RV: $40
    Premier Parking: $25 pre-purchase at box office only

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

  • Closed.

Thirty professional cowboys will strap on a double dose of guts as they battle it out against the rankest bulls and broncs in North Carolina. Prior to the event, fans are invited to come early to meet some of the cowboys and enjoy a free pony ride. 

America’s original extreme sport, in the form of the World’s Toughest Rodeo, will feature top cowboys testing their grit in bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and bull riding, while the ladies bring the speed and beauty as they compete in the barrel racing event. The top two contestants in each event will return for a second time and go head-to-head to determine the night’s champion.

Back by popular demand for the 2016 tour is Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey. World’s Toughest Rodeo will feature the wild and western cowboy primate atop his Border Collie mount, Boogie, as they round up wild Barbados sheep. Whiplash has entertained crowds at rodeos and special events across North America and Europe. He is a fan favorite for all ages.

For more information visit