2020 WRCA World Championship Ranch Rodeo Still on in Amarillo, Texas with Added Performances

The Working Ranch Cowboys Association and the WRCA Foundation is proud to announce the 25th WRCA World Championship Ranch Rodeo will occur in Amarillo, Texas on November 12-15, 2020. Due to seating capacity restrictions from Covid, the WRCA board of directors has approved a new event schedule for 2020 which will include the addition of two rodeo performances.

“We knew overall capacity would be affected by Covid, but we have been monitoring the situation all summer in hopes of having a greater understanding of what things would look like in November”, said John Welch WRCA president. “By adding two performances in 2020 (the equivalent of a third go round) we will be able to provide more opportunities for our loyal fans to enjoy the rodeo.”

State health protocols initiated by Governor Abbott have current seating capacity for indoor events limited to up to 50%. WRCA will collaborate with Panhandletickets on the process of reticketing the current ticket holders into this capacity. Remaining ticket holders will be provided first priority for seating in the new performances. Once that process is complete remaining seats for any performances will be opened back up for purchase.

“Our priority all along has been to have this rodeo”, said Leman Wall WRCA association manager. “It has been a tough summer riding out the uncertainty of Covid and we are thrilled to be in Amarillo for our 25th year and we look forward to a great event in November. Thank you to our sponsors, vendors, ranches and ticket buyers for sticking with us through this process.”

Further details on the reticketing procedures will be available soon. The revised event schedule and other details can be found at wrca.org.


Q: I bought my tickets already. How do I go about getting my new tickets?

A: Panhandle Tickets will be in touch with you to discuss your options. There is no need to call or contact the ticket office at this time.

Q: How will the new performances be ticketed?

A: Once the reseating procedure is finalized for original performances, remaining ticket buyers will be given priority for the new performances. Then any available seats will be opened for public purchase.

Q: What will the guidelines be regarding social distancing, face coverings and health guidelines?

A: All local and state recommended guidelines will be followed.

Q: What happens if there are changes in the pandemic between now and November? Will I be able to get a refund if the restrictions on a gathering like this change?

A: If the event is cancelled due to Covid ticket buyers will have the option of a refund. Changes in health protocols will be communicated via panhandletickets.com, amarillociviccenter.com, wrca.org and WRCA social media channels.

Q: Will the trade show be held in conjunction with the rodeo?

A: Yes. The trade show will be held. Changes in vendor locations could occur. Check for updates to trade show maps on the WRCA mobile app closer to the event.