Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
If barrel racing, horse bucking, and calf tying sound like a good time, then the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is for you. Here’s your chance to celebrate North Texas Cowboy heritage and watch world-class athletes compete in heart stopping competition. Now, in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, you can enjoy all things cowboy. From January 18th to February 9th treat yourself and your family to world-famous rodeos, down-home cooking, and just an overall rootin’ tootin’ good time. If you are new to the area or have never joined in on all the fun, the stock show has to offer, here are some must-sees.
COWBOYS OF COLOR RODEO
January 21 features Cowboys of Color Rodeo: a matinee performance that “recognizes African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans and all the diverse ethnicities that continue to build the vibrant western heritage of Texas.” The event begins at 2 p.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. day. The Monday holiday provides you with an excellent reason to check out the Coors Light Roadhouse, which opens that evening.
BULL’S NIGHT OUT
The following two days (Jan. 22 & 23) are full of high-stakes bull riding as Bull’s Night Out commences. The conflict between a cowboy and one-ton angry beast is nothing short of an edge-of-your-seat adrenaline rush. FWSSR is putting 80 of the best cowboys into this battle royale.
It’s Team Fort Worth vs. the World. On January 24, rodeo teams from Austin, Calgary, Cheyenne, Denver, Houston, San Angelo, and San Antonio throw their hats into the ring for a chance to win $100,000. The event is an evening of “bareback riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling, saddle bronc and bull riding.
Closing out the FWSSR is the World’s Original Indoor Rodeo (Jan. 25 through Feb. 9). The homage to early 20th-century rodeos showcases the talents of the nation’s best broncs, bulls, cowboys, and cowgirls. The Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA)-sanctioned event will feature bareback, saddle bronc, bull riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and team roping.
Besides thrilling rodeo action, livestock, horse shows, you can enjoy some other experiences including:
- Nearly four acres of fun shopping
- Interactive, kid-friendly activities
- The All-Western Parade in downtown Fort Worth
- The “Moo-seum Experience” presented by Central Market
- Live music, an exciting carnival, great food and much more!