117th Annual Ft. Worth Stock Show
Opens With Giant Parade, Saturday
FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW & RODEO
Welcome to the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s 117th showdown year. Enjoy 23 days of heart pounding rodeo, world class livestock, kid-friendly exhibits, live music, cowboy cuisine, the “Moo-seum Experience,” carnival/midway, interactive educational exhibits, four acres of incredible shopping and much more.
The Stock Show may be 117 years old, but we still embrace the latest high-tech tools. Our mobile app has been updated to be even more user-friendly and informative. This interactive show guide – designed for your smartphone – helps visitors navigate, get event information and even plan your entire day at the Stock Show. To download, visit fwssr.com.
Guests can again take advantage of the “Moo-seum Experience” proudly presented by Central Market. In addition to all the Stock Show entertainment, your Stock Show grounds admission also grants access into three world-class museums: The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Texas Cattle Raisers Museum and National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. Plus, the “cultural exchange” works both ways. Members of any of these museums can get into the Stock Show grounds at no cost for the entire 23-day run. Museum schedules can be found on the website.
Children of all ages will love our Bank of Texas Petting Zoo where they can get “up close and personal” with a variety of farm animals. In addition, there are numerous other fun and interactive educational stops to take advantage of including Planet Agriculture, which is produced by the Texas Farm Bureau, as well as the fascinating Thank a Farmer Ag Magic Show. Both of these crowd-pleasers are presented by Texas Farm Bureau Insurance. You can visit the Milking Parlor and the FFA Children’s Barnyard which are also favorites among veteran Stock Show fans.
Take advantage of the Stock Show’s Special Days and save a little “Moo-La” or support a cause this season:
• Dickies® Day, January 22 – Wear any Dickies® apparel to receive free general admission to the Stock Show grounds.
• “Stock Show Goes Pink”, January 29 – Wear your pink “duds” in honor of breast cancer survivors and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure ® Greater Fort Worth. The Show will donate 50 percent of that day’s proceeds from general admission and rodeo ticket sales to the Komen Foundation.
• TCU Day, January 31! Wear any TCU apparel and receive free general admission to the Stock Show grounds. And TCU students can receive $10 rodeo tickets for TCU Day by presenting a valid TCU student ID.
• Military Appreciation Day, February 4– Made possible by Denbury Resources, all active duty and retired military personnel may present their military ID for free rodeo tickets to the 2:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. performance.
• Senior Citizens Days, Every Friday – January 18, 26, February 2 and 9, grounds admission is half price ($5) for Senior Citizens 65 and over.
In addition to six specialty rodeos, the Show also proudly hosts the World’s Original Indoor Rodeo®, sanctioned by the PRCA and WPRA, offering 30 exciting performances of professional rodeo action which runs January 24 through February 9. Cheer for local 4-H and FFA students during the Calf Scramble sponsored by Mrs Baird’s and Justin Boots or root for your favorite chuck wagon during the exciting Canadian Chuck Wagon Races presented by Lone Star Ag Credit. Choose from Dickies, XTO Energy (a subsidiary of ExxonMobil), Progressive Waste Solutions, Mobil Delvac 1, Star-Telegram or Coors Light to cheer on in three dirt-flying heats each performance. You’ll also see wild and wooly specialty rodeo entertainment featuring Whiplash, the famous cowboy monkey. Audiences love to watch this little Capuchin monkey, dressed in cowboy gear riding a Border Collie and rounding up sheep. The arena action is fast-paced, so if you miss anything, check out the Rodeo Big Screen instant replays courtesy of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Mattress Firm. And be sure to keep up with the fastest times and highest scores on the NBC5 Leaderboards. Rodeo tickets also serve as general admission to the grounds on the day of your selected performance, so make plans to come early and stay late to experience all the Show has to offer.
Of course all this would not be possible without the help of our major sponsors who help keep the quality up and the prices affordable. A big tip of the hat goes to Mattress Firm, Mobil Delvac 1, North Texas Chevy Dealers, XTO Energy- a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, and Dickies.
The legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, January 13 through February 4, offers visitors a chance to experience the unique western lifestyle along with a one-of-a-kind combination of history, tradition and Western Heritage. To purchase rodeo tickets or for a detailed daily schedule, visit www.fwssr.com or contact 817-877-2420. This thing is legendary®.