DENVER, CO – After the cancellation of the Stock Show in 2021 and months of preparation and planning, the 116th National Western Stock Show doors finally opened this past Saturday for the best sixteen days in January. Over 85,000 guests came out to celebrate Colorado’s favorite western tradition over the weekend. 

“We realize people are dealing with a lot in our state right now and across the country,” said Paul Andrews, National Western Stock Show President & CEO. “We are so thankful for the tens of thousands of Stock Show fans that joined us for opening weekend, and we are looking forward to more to come,” said Andrews.


Stock Show is open through Sunday, January 23rd, with all your favorite rodeos, horse shows, and family events. Tuesday, January 11th is Free Grounds Admission Day presented by Arrow Electronics, with a host of happenings, including the Miniature Zebu show, the Coors Western Art gallery, NW Nursery of baby animals presented by Murdoch’s, Petting Farm presented by King Soopers, and more. Plus, acres of food and shopping, including the Chevy display in the main expo hall. The celebration continues at the newly opened Cille and Ron Williams Yards, built across the same historic grounds and the Hutchison Family Stockyards Event Center. 


The National Western Stock Show is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. “We are grateful for the opportunity to have Stock Show this year,” stated Andrews. “We have several important reasons for holding the Stock Show each year, including being able to host the numerous events that raise money for the NW Scholarship Trust. The Trust provides scholarships to over 110 students studying in the fields of agriculture and rural medicine,” said Andrews. “That is really important to us.”


The 116th National Western Stock Show runs through January 23rd. Grounds admission and event tickets are on sale at nationalwestern.com

By Tucker Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.