About the National Western Stock Show

Serving the agriculture industry since 1906.

The National Western Stock Show, established in 1906, is the premier livestock, rodeo, and horse show in the nation, serving agricultural producers and consumers throughout the world. We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing education in agriculture, including college and graduate-level scholarships in agriculture and veterinary medicine for practice in rural areas.

The National Western Stock Show, one of Colorado’s preeminent tourist destinations, is held every January for 16 days.  A nationally recognized western heritage and entertainment event, the stock show hosts one of the world’s richest regular season professional rodeos, one of the country’s largest horse shows, and Colorado’s largest western trade show, attracting attendance numbers over 700,000 visitors each year.

Throughout this historic event, the National Western strives to strengthen American agriculture through enrichment programs and youth education in livestock, equestrian, farming, ranching, animal awareness, and appreciation. We celebrate western lifestyles, our communities, and provide life-long memories and family traditions.


Contact Us

  • 303-296-NWSS
  • 303-296-6977
  • 4655 Humboldt St, Denver CO 80216

2020 – 707, 922
2019 – 701,656
2018 – 705,574
2017 – 684,580
2016 – 686,745
2015 – 682,539
2014 – 640,022
2013 – 628,366
2012 – 636,662
2011 – 644,818
2010 – 633,003
2009 – 643,100
2008 – 673,449
2007 – 649,637
2006 – 726,972 - Record 
2005 – 633,554
2004 – 625,345
2003 – 641,003
2002 – 632,296
2001 – 623,182
2000 – 631,182
1999 – 606,628
1998 – 602,391
1997 – 583,941
1996 – 600,399

13 Day Shows
1995 – 585,685
1994 – 527,606
1993 – 514,713
1992 – 485,584