National Western Stock Show

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Stock Show Parade

Did you know the National Western Stock Show is in its 106th year? The NWSS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides college and graduate level scholarships in agriculture and medicine for practice in rural areas.

Come out and enjoy more than 15,000 head of horses, cattle, sheep, swine, goats, llamas, alpacas, bison, yak, poultry and rabbits, along with over 350 vendors. The 16‐day show hosts one of the world’s richest regular season professional rodeos, largest horse show and Colorado’s largest tradeshow.  The National Western Stock Show is noted for hosting the world’s only carload and pen cattle show, held in the historic Denver Union Stockyards.

In addition, the National Western hosts 42 ticketed performances in the Stadium Arena, Denver Coliseum and National Western Events Center. Among these are two Mexican Rodeo Extravaganzas, three PBR Denver Chute‐Outs, 23 PRCA Rodeos, the Martin Luther King, Jr. African‐American Heritage Rodeo, the Gambler’s Choice Open Jumping Stake, two Wild West Shows, the RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining, the Grand Prix show jumping, two SuperDogs shows, two performances of An Evening of Dancing Horses® and four National Western Draft Horse and Mule Shows.

This year’s event runs from January 7th through January 22nd. Check here for event schedule and ticket information.

~ ~ If you haven’t gotten your 2012 Firefighter Calendar yet, it’s not too late! You can purchase them at The Big Chili. 100% of the proceeds from every calendar sold through the end of the year goes to our local fire departments.


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