Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Schedule
In January there is only one place to be for lovers of rodeo and livestock
shows and that is at the Will Rogers Memorial Complex in Fort Worth, Texas for the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. This
three week long event, also known as the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show is the oldest continually running rodeo
and livestock show in the world and attracts visitors from all over the globe to take part in as well as to bear witness to
this one of a kind event. The highest quality livestock and the best rodeo athletes and cowboys are all on display at the
Will Rogers Memorial Complex and no real cowboy or cowgirl will want to miss out on all of the excitement.
January 17th through Saturday February 8th the excitement of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo will be the center of the
rodeo and agriculture world. This showcase is unlike anything else to be found in the world and whether you are a big time
rodeo fan or a rancher or just someone looking to take part in one of the biggest annual events in the United States you will
want to start making travel arrangements to be in Fort Worth between January and February.
January and February Will Rogers Memorial Complex becomes one of the ultimate destinations for livestock and rodeo lovers.
Whether you prefer the rough stock or the timed events, Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo provides all of the best competition
you might ever hope for. From the second you set foot into Will Rogers Memorial Complex you notice you are in a special place
and you will smell that unmistakable rodeo smell in the air and be in awe of all of the graceful and powerful beasts anxiously
waiting to be let loose. From the cowboys to the announcers to the fans and rodeo clowns to the animals themselves Fort Worth
Stock Show and Rodeo presents an environment that is unrivaled in any other sporting event. This is truly an event that the
entire family will love, Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo allows those in attendance to take part in a time honored piece of
American tradition that remains strong to this day. There is simply no other event in stock shows or professional rodeo that
lives up to the unmatchable quality of competition at Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo so make your plans to be in Fort Worth
this January and February as soon as possible.
The skills and talent on display at rodeo contests
date all the way back to things ranchers had to accomplish first in 19th century Spain and later in the New World as ranching
expanded throughout North and South America. Back in the beginning of the 19th Century there were some informal rodeo battles
in the western United States and northern Mexico, but it was only after the American Civil War in 1872 that the first officially
sanctioned rodeo contest was held in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Rodeo is still incredibly popular in the western United States and
parts of Canada as is the professional rodeo circuit which is governed by Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Women's
Professional Rodeo Association. The sport of rodeo grew incredibly in popularity in the late 1800s and early 1900s century
as a result of the rise of Wild West Shows and their stars like buffalo Bill Cody and Annie Oakley. Even today rodeo still
has powerful roots in pop culture and stands as a uniquely American sporting event that is not to be missed.
When attending Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo it is impossible not to get caught up in all of the action
whether you are a regular rodeo attendee or a first timer. The very second that attendees enter the Fort Worth Stock Show
and Rodeo it is obvious that rodeo boasts some of the most passionate fans and performers of any sport in the world. The cowboys
are more than willing to mingle with fans and sign autographs and take pictures with kids while the announcers make the event
easy to follow for even those attending their first rodeo. Anyone who has been to a Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is always
eager to get tickets to the following year's event which can come soon enough. Fort Worth Stock and Rodeo offers those in
attendance a plethora of entertainment options. You would be remiss not to take a little time before or after the rodeo to
check out some of the gargantuan livestock show which offers up a host of family events, livestock contests, and loads more.
Rodeo has garnered attention all over the world and has been called an Americanized bullfight while attracting
fans across the globe with its combination of competition and performance art.