National Finals Rodeo FanFest begins Thursday

Molly Waldron

National Finals Rodeo FanFest begins Thursday

CREATED Dec. 5, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- We're getting a sneak peek behind the scenes at the rodeo. 

The Wrangler National Finals event takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the first time. It used to be held at the Thomas & Mack Center.

NFR's FanFest opens Thursday and organizers say it's bigger and better than ever.

"This is something that we felt was necessary, not only for the fans that come out every year that travel from across the country but also for our locals," said Bo Gardner with Las Vegas Events.

New interactive exhibits will be unveiled and live country music acts will perform from tomorrow through December 15.