Top 7 Highlights to Cover & Media Access Info at NHSFR

Released: July 8, 2021


Lincoln, NE— In just 7 days the National High School Finals Rodeo competitors and their families ride into the Lancaster Event Center Fairgrounds (LEC) in Lincoln, Nebraska, with 13 rodeo performances July 18-24.

Top 7 Highlights:

  • First of 1,700 contestants begin checking in
    • Thursday, July 15 at noon at LEC Fairgrounds
  • Preview to Rodeo & Horse Expo (region’s largest Western-themed expo) before opens to public
    • Saturday, July 17 10am-7pm at LEC Fairgrounds Pavilion 1 & Multi-Purpose Arena
  • Welcome to Lincoln Day Live Concert by American Country artist Glen Templeton
    • Saturday, July 17 at 8pm in The Railyard
  • First Mandatory Contestants Meeting
    • Sunday, July 18 at 11am at LEC Fairgrounds Outdoor Grandstand Arena
  • First Rodeo Performance
    • Sunday, July 18 at 7pm at LEC Fairgrounds Outdoor Grandstand Arena
  • Nebraska Night hosted by Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts
    • Thursday, July 22 at 6pm LEC Fairgrounds Outdoor Grandstand Arena
  • World-Championship Final Rodeo Performance
    • Saturday, July 24 at 7pm at LEC Fairgrounds Outdoor Grandstand Arena

Entry, Parking, Media Trailer & Media Credential Requirements

All media enter through Gate 3 and navigate toward the Media Trailer located in parking Lot E on the northwest corner of the Outdoor Grandstand.  Upon arrival inform parking attendants what media outlet you are with and that you need to be able to park as close to the Media Trailer as possible (6 spaces next to trailer first come, first served). Note, you may have to walk a distance during peak times such as before and after performances.  See map attached or on website here.

Any media personnel wanting to cover stories on grounds needs to view the NHSFR Media Credentials Guidelines as well as fill out and bring an official NHSFR Media Credentials form attached to this email (also found on our website here:

Media are encouraged to set up interview times in advance by contacting any of the following:

Amy Dickerson – 402.429.1950
Tammy Samuel – 402.309.5802
Megan Engel – 402.719.7870