Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo FWSSR 2017
Fort Worth, Texas
Agriculture combines with Western heritage from January 13 through February 4, 2017 during the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo in Texas. Along with numerous animal exhibits and auctions, all are welcome to enjoy the carnival, browse the vendor displays and attend the various rodeos that are scheduled to take place. The Coors Light Road House has a long list of entertainers scheduled who will be in concert.
Forth Worth Stock Show and Rodeo History
The FWSSR began in 1896 when ranchers brought their cattle to auction. Representatives of meat-packing houses arrived to choose prime beef. In 1917, the show included cowboy riding contests. One year later, rodeo events included cowboy and cowgirl bronc riding along with adult and junior steer riding. Since Western sporting events increased attendance at the show, sponsors began increasing the number of rodeo events. By 1920, bull riding was added to the rodeo lineup. Bareback-bronc riding was added in 1927.
In 1932, NBC was the first radio station to broadcast the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. NBC was also the first television network to broadcast the Texas sporting event on live television in 1958. That year, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and other notable Western stars made an appearance. Today, the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo generates millions of dollars in revenue. Much of which is given as grants and scholarships.
FWSSR Rodeo Schedule
• Cowboy of Color Rodeo at 2:00 P.M.-Coliseum
Tuesday, January 17 and Wednesday, January 18
• Bull's Night Out-PRCA Extreme Bull Riding at 7:30 P.M.-Coliseum
Thursday, January 19
• Fort Worth Super Shootout Rodeo at 7:30 P.M.-Coliseum
• World's Original Indoor Rodeo-Coliseum
From January 20 through February 4:
Monday through Friday at 7:30 P.M.
Saturdays at 10:00 A.M., 2:00 P.M. and 7:30 P.M.
Sundays at 2:00 P.M. and 7:30 P.M.
Monday, January 23
• Top 65 Team Ropers Compete in a timed event at 6:00 P.M.-Justin Arena
Tuesday, January 24-Justin Arena
• Women's Breakaway Roping at 9:00 A.M.
• Tie-down Roping at 6:00 P.M.
Monday, January 30-Justin Arena
• Paint and Quarter Horse Barrel Racing at 9:00 A.M.
Tuesday, January 31-Justin Arena
• Barrel Racing at 6:00 P.M.
Wednesday, February 1-Justin Arena
• Pole Bending at 6:00 P.M.
Coors Light Road House
The Coors Light Road House is hosting nightly shows beginning on January 13 and extending through February 3. Some of the featured performers include:
- The Jason Roberts Band
- Dale Watson
- Banda Santa Cruz
- Memphis Soul
- Bart Crow
- The Randall King Band
- Zane Williams
- The Statesboro Revue
- Austin Allsup
- La Familia
The Cowboy Lifestyle Network, the Ak-Chin Indian Community, Earnhardt Auto Centers and Papa John’s Pizza Road Team will provide media coverage of the FWSSR along with all of the Western sporting events that take place in Texas and across the country.