FOR IMMEDIATE USE: February 5, 2014

 For more information, contact: PR@RFDTV.com or (702) 318-4220


RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN presented by Polaris RANGER & The PBR's Dr. Pepper Iron Cowboy V showcase the Fan Zone schedule of events, March 1-2


RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN Fan Zone and PBR's Iron Cowboy V Tyson Fan Zone and Marketplace, built and presented by Group W Productions, will offer the ultimate rodeo fan experience during the world's richest one-day rodeo. Over 120 booths and 200,000 square feet will feature live entertainment, children's activities, shopping and much more.

RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN Fan Zone will take over AT&T Stadium in the east end of the parking lot and will kick off the morning of March 1 and continue through March 2.

Fan Zone Highlights:

  • THE AMERICAN Wool Riding Championship for ages 4-7, hosted by Tommy G Productions.
  • PBR will feature Miniature Bull Riders Association with bull riders ages 8-14.
  • Chris Cox will lead world-renowned horse trainers in exhibits and clinics for horse lovers of all kinds.
  • Fans will have a chance to meet their favorite PBR and rodeo cowboys during autograph sessions.
  • RFD-TV fans will also have chances to meet with stars of their favorite shows such as the "All American Cowgirl Chicks", "Gentle Giants" and "Small Town Big Deal".
  • Bass Pro Shops will provide outdoor activities children and adults can enjoy together. 
  • Cactus Ropes will host their King of the Reach dummy roping.

See below for more information about exhibitors, attractions and entertainment at THE AMERICAN Cowboy Fan Zone.



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Fan Zone Schedule

Saturday, March 1st

Fan Zone opens to the public, 10:00 am


  • Rider Meet & Greet—10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Chris Shiver's Mini Bull Riding Tour, Priefert Arena—11:00 am
  • Live Music, RFD-TV Stage—11:00 am
  • Flint Rasmussen's "Outside the Barrel", Cooper Tires Stage—12-1 pm
  • Chris Shiver's Mini Bull Riding Tour, Priefert Arena—1:00 pm
  • Chris Cox Horsemanship—1:00 pm
  • Cactus Ropes King of the Reach dummy roping, Resistol booth—2:00 pm
  • Live Music, Cooper Tires Stage—2:00 pm
  • Live Music, RFD-TV Stage—3:00 pm
  • Chris Shiver's Mini Bull Riding Tour, Priefert Arena—3:00 pm
  • Live Music, Cooper Tires Stage—4:30 pm



Sunday March 2nd

Fan Zone opens to the public, 8:00 am


  • Cowboy Church, RFD-TV Stage—9:00 am
  • Chris Cox Horsemanship—10:30 am
  • THE AMERICAN Wool Riding Championship—8:00 am-1:00 pm
  • RFD-TV Tent—8:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Live Music, Cooper Tires Stage—10:00 am
  • Live Music, RFD-TV Stage—11:00 am
  • Live Music, Cooper Tires Stage—12:00 pm










Notes to Editors:


About RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN Presented by Polaris RANGER: Taking place at Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium on March 2, 2014, with an estimated attendance of 75,000, RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN Presented by Polaris RANGER is the single largest 1-day cash prize event in the entire history of rodeo. With $2-million on the line, the best athletes in the world will be gathering in Dallas to compete in one epic day of raw rodeo will, skill and power. With the help of broadcast partners and sponsors, RFD-TV will be broadcasting the event LIVE on the day, helping to bring the totality of this defining western sports experience to a wide national audience. For more information, please visit: www.americanrodeo.com and www.RFDTV.com.  Follow us on Twitter @RFDTVAMERICAN and on find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/RFDTVTheAMERICAN


About Rural Media Group, Inc. (RMG): Rural Media Group, Inc. is the world's leading provider of multimedia content dedicated to the rural and western lifestyle.  RMG is the parent company of RFD-TV, FamilyNet, RURAL TV, RURAL RADIO on SiriusXM channel 80, RFD-TV the Magazine and RFD-TV the Theatre. RFD-TV, the flagship network for RMG, launched in December 2000.  RFD-TV is the nation's first 24-hour television network dedicated to serving the needs and interests of rural America with programming focused on agriculture, equine and the rural lifestyle, along with traditional country music and entertainment. RMG acquired FamilyNet, America's trusted entertainment network dedicated to providing wholesome and responsible viewing choices for today's diverse family.  RURAL TV produces rural business news covering commodity markets for both cash and futures. Daily productions include Market Day Report and the Rural Evening News. RMG networks are distributed into more than 63-million homes worldwide by DBS, telco and cable systems including DISH Network, DIRECTV®, Comcast, Verizon FiOS TV, AT&T U-Verse, Mediacom, Charter, Optimum, Brighthouse, Suddenlink, Time Warner, Cox, and more than 600 independent rural cable systems. RFD-TV The Magazine is the print programming guide for the networks, which has attracted over 180,000 paid subscribers.  RFD-TV The Theatre is a 2000 capacity soft seat venue in Branson, MO where entertainment programming is produced.  Corporate headquarters are in Omaha, NE, and production operations are in Nashville, TN.  For more information, visit www.rfdtv.com, www.myruraltv.com, and www.familynet.com.  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook: @OfficialRFDTV @RURALTV @FamilyNet @RURALRADIO80


About Group W Productions: Group W Productions is a producer of Western lifestyle trade shows and is headquartered in Weatherford, TX.  The company was started by Chris Woodruff in 1993 with the creation of the Stetson Country Christmas Western Gift Expo held at the Sands Expo during National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, NV. The event now in its 20th year, is one of the largest with 325 exhibitors, filling over 1100, 10-by-10 exhibit spaces and attracts over 150,000 shoppers annually.  Group W Productions, LLC also produces Roper Cowboy Marketplace at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, PBR Finals Fan Zone and ACM EXPERIENCE, part of the Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. For Commercial Exhibit Space or more information contact Group W Productions, by calling (817) 599-7664 or visit www.groupwproductions.com.


About Wool Riders Only: will have numerous performances each day of THE AMERICAN Fan Zone with as many as 35 youth riders per performance.  Competitors range in age from 4 to 7 and must weigh less than 60 pounds. Winners from each competition will advance to a championship round held prior to RFD-TV's The American held on March 2, with the winner being recognized during The American in AT&T Stadium.  For more information on Wool Riders Only and Tommy G. Productions, visit www.woolridersonly.com, or contact Tommy G. Productions at 719-583-0844.

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