New Year’s Day 2019 - Special Programming

Airing Monday, December 31, 2018

EquestFest 2018
2 PM ET | 1 PM CT | 12 PM MT | 11 AM PT

Equine lovers will especially appreciate the splendor of “EquestFest,” presented by Wells Fargo, the annual precursor to the Rose Parade that celebrates the equestrian units that are participating. Held at the Equidome at Burbank’s Los Angeles Equestrian Center, “EquestFest” goes behind-the-scenes to showcase equestrian performances, exhibit drills and dances, trick riding, roping and a variety of breeds, along with impressive and unique tack and costumes. Some of the units typically participating in the Rose Parade include the Budweiser Clydesdales, The New Buffalo Soldiers, the Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard, the U.S. Forest Service Park String, and several mounted drill teams.

Airing Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Strike up the band, set the lights and get ready to raise the curtains! RFD-TV kicks off the New Year with a line-up of two LIVE parades on January 1st, starting with London’s New Year’s Day Parade at 7 a.m. ET. Then it’s the spectacle and splendor of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade at 11 a.m. ET. The fun kicks off with a pre-show starting at 10:30 a.m. ET LIVE from Pasadena, California. Both the pre-show and the parade will repeat on RFD-TV and The Cowboy Channel immediately following the conclusion of the parade (the schedule/times are listed below). The parade can be watched globally on RFD-TV’s Country Club online streaming service and is available via Amazon on Rural TV, Roku, and at

The London New Year’s Day Parade
7 AM ET | 6 AM CT | 5 AM MT | 4 AM PT*

The London New Year’s Day Parade features over 10,000 participants from the USA, UK, Europe and beyond along the 2.2-mile route.

The 2019 Rose Parade Pre-Show
10:30 AM ET | 9:30 AM CT | 8:30 AM MT | 7:30 AM PT*
(Encore Airing) 1 PM ET | 12 PM CT | 11 AM MT | 10 AM PT

The 130th Rose Parade, presented by Honda, returns with RFD-TV meteorologist Christina Loren and veteran host Pam Minick, from “American Rancher” and “Gentle Giants.” The Pre-Show will take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of the floats, performers, marching bands, horses, and myriad other special attractions as they all get ready to take their places in the spectacle that is the Tournament of Roses Parade, held annually in Pasadena, California.

The 130th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade
11 AM ET | 10 AM CT | 9 AM MT | 8 AM PT*
(Encore Airing) 1:30 PM ET | 12:30 AM CT | 11:30 AM MT | 10:30 AM PT

The Tournament of Roses is America’s New Year Celebration, a greeting to the world on the first day of the year, and a salute to the community spirit and love of pageantry that have thrived in Pasadena for more than 100 years.

Some of these New Year’s Day events will also be broadcast on The Cowboy Channel and on RURAL RADIO Channel 147 on SiriusXM.

* Also airing concurrently on RURAL RADIO Channel 147 on SiriusXM.