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Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

Vendors sell everything from boots to tractors.

Angela Patterson

History:

The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is the oldest continually running livestock show and rodeo in the country. It takes place in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. In 2013 it runs from January 18, 2014 through February 8, 2014. The "All Western Parade" is Saturday, January 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. in downtown Fort Worth. Fort Worth was given the nickname of "Cowtown."

The Event:

A general admission or rodeo ticket delivers a flat-out fantastic lineup of fun: world-class livestock and horse shows, kid-friendly exhibits, live music daily, the carnival midway, carnival food (corn dogs and barbecue!), four acres of shopping and so much more.

Over 1,200 professional rodeo athletes will compete at the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo for over $590,000 in prize money.

2014 Dates:

The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo runs from January 17, 2014 through February 8, 2014. The "All Western Parade" is Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 11 a.m. in downtown Fort Worth.

Highlights of the Stock Show and Rodeo:

Some of the 2013 Stock Show and Rodeo's featured attractions include:
  • All Western Parade January 18, 2014 at 11 a.m.
  • Best of the West Ranch Rodeo - January 18, 2014
  • Bulls’ Night Out - January 21-22
  • Tickets / Admission:

    Tickets for admission to the Stock Show grounds can be purchased. General admission tickets permit access to all livestock events, educational programs, commercial exhibits and carnival/midway.

    Adults: $10
    Children 6-16: $5
    Children 5 & Under: free
    In addition, rodeo tickets are available which admit you to the rodeo events as well as the Stock Show grounds. Rodeo tickets are $19 for weekdays and $25 for Friday/Saturday/Sunday rodeos. The price is for both adults or children. Parking is $8.

    To order tickets by phone using a credit card, please call 817-877-2420. Group sales available.

    Shopping:

    The shopping at the FWSSR is an experience. It's the perfect place to look -- and look at what everyone's wearing. It's the best people-watching place you'll find for the next three weeks.

    As for the shopping part, you'll find everything from boots and hats to farm equipment. I liked the blingy t-shirts that proclaimed, "This ain't my first rodeo." The shopping is more fun than you can imagine. When I attended the event with my BFF, we tried on custom hats, purchased fake hair (yeah, extensions) watched an Elvis impersonator perform and feasted on delicious barbecue. I even saw a famous country/western singer shopping -- by himself. He blended in with the other cowboys and nobody bothered him. How cool is that? (He saw me do a double-take and smiled he at me).

    Location:

    Fort Worth Stock Yards, 3400 Burnett Tandy Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Ticket office: 817-877-2420

    Parking:

    Public parking is available to Stock Show visitors for $8/vehicle.

    Farrington Field Parking Lot: Farrington Field parking lots are located east of the Will Rogers Complex at the corner of University Drive and Crestline Road and the corner of University Drive and W. Lancaster Avenue for both north and south bound traffic via Crestline Road and W. Lancaster Avenue.

    West Parking Lot and Western Heritage Parking Garage: Located west of the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall, the lot and garage are accessed from Lancaster Avenue for both east and west bound traffic.

    Museum Parking Lot: Located at the northeast corner of Montgomery Street and Harley Avenue south of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, the lot is accessed on the north side of Harley Avenue for west bound traffic only.

    Harley Avenue Parking Lot: Located at the southeast corner of Montgomery Street and Harley Avenue, the lot is accessed on the south side of Harley Avenue for east bound traffic only.

    Camp Bowie Parking Garage: The University of North Texas Health Science Center Parking Garage is located north of Camp Bowie Boulevard (one block north of the Will Rogers Complex) and is available for parking on Friday nights and weekends, the lot is accessed from Camp Bowie Boulevard.

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