You know it’s time for the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo when fifty Longhorn cattle are paraded down the streets of downtown Denver. During this parade, the city steps back to a time when the west was truly wild and cowboy hats, boots, and chaps ruled. At noon on January 5th, you, too can feel like a cowboy. Join thousands as a real cattle drive followed by tractors, marching bands, and floats fill Denver’s streets.
Two days later, on January 7th, head over to Denver’s National Western Complex for this extraordinary, 110-year-old event. For 16 days, celebrate the western lifestyle and the livestock, rodeos, and horse shows that personify it.
The world’s biggest rodeo superstars come to Denver to showcase awe-inspiring athleticism in over 20 rodeos. Children get their kicks, too. At the popular Muttin Bustin’ event, they jump on bucking sheep and hold on as tight as they can. Top equine athletes in various categories also compete in multiple events, such as Cowboy Mounted Shooting, a Quarter Horse Show, a Paint Horse Show, and a Wild West Show.
As the “Super Bowl of Livestock Shows,” the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo invites the country’s top breeding animals—beef cattle, sheep, and goats—and recreation animals—alpacas, llamas, and dogs—to compete for top prizes.
Be sure to save a day for shopping, for the trade show is the nation’s largest collection of western goods. Nine hundred exhibits showcase a variety of products, such as jewelry, clothing, household items, and agricultural products. It’s the perfect time to decorate your home, buy gifts, stock your kitchen, or outfit your barn.
Come have an amazing time along with thousands of other spectators from around the country who descend upon Denver for the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo, a nationally-recognized western heritage and entertainment event that’s the grandest of its kind.
For more information, visit www.NationalWestern.com.