Take it Old School Cool at the Stock Show
It’s time to remember the traditions of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo as it also looks toward the future, during the 123rd edition of this legendary event. Mark your calendar and make your way to the Will Rogers Memorial Center for the Show’s 36 rodeo performances, livestock exhibits, a carnival midway and so much more. Here are some special features of this year’s Show.
Rodeo and live music go hand and hand. Come see why the Coors Light Roadhouse is a great place to meet up with friends, enjoy a beverage and catch the area’s latest and greatest acts. Take a peek at this year’s lineup. Visit www.fwssr.com/coorslightroadhouse/ for complete schedule details.
Giving Back to the Community
The Stock Show partners with groups and organizations to give back to the community. Specific days are designated to provide individuals with free grounds admission or rodeo tickets as well as to raise funds for an important cause, like fighting disease or supporting healthcare. Some of these special days include:
Dickies Day – Tuesday, January 22: Wear Dickies® apparel on January 22 and get free grounds admission.
Stock Show Goes Pink – Tuesday, January 29: Fifty percent of the day’s rodeo ticket and general admission proceeds are donated to Susan G. Komen of Greater Fort Worth®. Breast cancer survivors get free grounds admission and a ticket to the evening rodeo performance. For information call Susan G. Komen of Greater Fort Worth at 817-735-8580.
TCU Day – Thursday, January 31: Anyone wearing TCU gear receives free general admission (does not include rodeo performance). Making the day more special is $10 rodeo tickets (a $22 value) with a valid TCU student ID.
Military Appreciation Day, Monday, February 4: Active and retired military members and their immediate families receive free grounds admission and tickets to both rodeo performances. Call 817-877-2420 for details.
Cook Children’s Day – Wednesday, February 6: Support Cook Children’s Neonatal ICU by purchasing tickets to either the 2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. rodeo performance. Half of the proceeds benefit this worthy cause.
Make Stock Show Parking Easy – Catch the Rodeo Redline!!!
Weekend Stock Show parking can be a breeze by skipping the fuss and catching the Rodeo Redline bus. For $5 – less than half the cost of regular parking – you can park at Billy Bob’s Texas parking lot and your carload can ride comfortably to the front entrance of the Stock Show grounds. Rodeo Redline runs from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays.
Treat Your Taste Buds to Wine Wednesdays January 30 and February 6
Following its successful debut in 2018, Vine 2 Wine returns with more unique programming and support from Stock Show partner Central Market. Two events taking place include Wine Camp where winemakers and other experts will lead participants through an interactive learning session followed by a half hour mix-and-mingle reception. Wine Camps will be held in the Cactus Room of the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall. Cost is free with paid grounds admission and seating is limited. Sip & Shop – in the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibit Hall – will offer a selection of wines from four acclaimed Texas wineries. Participants will sample an assortment of wines and chat with winery representatives to learn more about winemaking and wine selections. Sip & Shop tickets can be purchased at the Commercial Exhibits office located at the north end of the Exhibits Hall. Adding to the overall experience is a new event, Chix & Brix, with 12 chefs providing their take on chicken pairings with sparkling wine. Chix (for the chicken) & Brix (which is a term noting the level of sugar in the grape at the time of harvesting) will take place February 3 at 11 a.m. in the Round Up Inn. Tickets are $65 and purchases can be made online at www.fwssr.com.
Of the 6.5 million residents of the Metroplex a very small percentage are ever around horses, cattle, goats or a sheep. The Children’s Barnyard and the Bank of Texas Petting Zoo give the visitor a chance to get up close and personal with these critters. Today, the public wants to be better informed about the food they consume. Planet Agriculture, presented by Texas Farm Bureau Insurance, gives visitors a true-life picture of what farming is really about and how food gets to the table.
The Fort Worth Stock Show’s rodeo performances are fun and affordable. To order tickets call 817-877-2420 or go to www.fwssr.com and click on “Rodeo Tickets.”
Best of the West Ranch Rodeo – Jan. 18-19 ($30) Part of Ranching Heritage Weekend presented by Western Horseman
Best of Mexico Celebraciõn – Jan. 20 ($22)
Presented by State Farm Insurance®, LaGrande 107.5 and Telemundo 39
Cowboys of Color Rodeo – Jan. 21 ($22)
Presented by State Farm Insurance® and Telemundo 39
Bulls Night Out Extreme Bull Riding – Jan. 22-23 ($30) Presented by Plains Capital Bank
Fort Worth Super Rodeo X – Jan. 24 ($30)
Presented by Schaefer® Outfitter
World’s Original Indoor Rodeo (PRCA Rodeo) – Jan. 25 through Feb. 9
($22 – Mon. thru Thurs. nights and Mon. thru Fri. matinees)
($30 – Fri. nights, Saturdays and Sundays)
Support from major sponsors helps ensure the Stock Show is an affordable and quality experience. A big “thank you” goes to Mattress Firm, North Texas Chevy Dealers, Dickies and Texas Health Resources.
Take in the sights, sounds, and smells of exciting rodeo action, awesome food, shopping, livestock and equestrian competitions, carnival/midway entertainment and an experience you’ll always remember during 23 fun-filled days – January 18 through February 9 at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. It’s the kind of place where “Old School Cool” is fun, fashionable and hip for everyone. Get your tickets today and celebrate what makes Fort Worth the most awesome town in Texas. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.fwssr.com or call 817-877-2420.