National Western Stock Show and Rodeo 2018

Denver, Colorado

Western culture and heritage are celebrated each year at the National Western Stock Show in Colorado, one of the biggest American trade shows combining livestock, rodeo action, equestrian shows, farming, art, and family fun.

The 2018 National Western Stock Show and the National Western Rodeo will take place in Denver from January 6 to the 21. The kickoff parade will roll through the streets of downtown Denver on January 4 at noon; this is your chance to enjoy the spectacle of marching bands, fine horses, colorful floats, and lots of Texas Longhorn cattle. You can enjoy a barbecue lunch at the Wells Fargo building right before the parade, which starts at Union Station.

National Western Rodeo action will start on January 6 with Colorado cowboys facing off against competitors from around the world. Each day of the event will feature rodeo competitions; you will be able to enjoy Mexican rodeos, a Professional Bull Riders tournament, a rodeo celebrating African American heritage, freestyle bull fighting, and the U.S. Bank Pro Rodeo Finals.

There is a lot more than cattle, horses and rodeos to enjoy at the National Western Stock Show. The Coors Western Art Exhibit will be on display during the event, the Colorado Fiddle Championships will be held on the first weekend, and barbecue throwdown will feature free tastings plus free beer, and the Kids can go on pony rides, learn about modern agriculture, visit a petting farm, and participate in a stick horse rodeo.

Tickets are priced and sold separately for each National Western event; they start at $2 for children between the ages of 3 and 11. Tickets for adults range between $10 and $20. If you are interested in family discounts and group tickets, visit or call 303-295-6124.

Each year, the National Western Stock Show awards dozens of scholarship to students interested in agricultural sciences. This trade show is a Colorado institution that dates back to 1906. In recent years, the National Western has attracted more than 600,000 visitors.

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