Frequently Asked Questions
Know before you go
There are lots of different food options to appeal to the whole family. You can find a full list of locations here.
Wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-serve basis. They may be checked out at the information booth above the south lobby of the Expo Hall. A state-issued ID is required to be left at the booth during usage.
We do not have strollers or wagons to rent or borrow.
Non-professional, non-flash still photography is permitted. Any cameras with interchangeable lenses or lenses larger than 100 millimeters in length are NOT permitted for use by anyone who does not have a valid Media Credential.
Photos taken at the National Western Stock Show are strictly prohibited from being reproduced or sold without written permission from the NWSS Marketing office management. Professional photographers and media may apply for a media credential here. If you have any questions, please call 303-297-1166.
National Western has an extensive Volunteer Photography group, to inquire about joining that program click here.
No animals, other than those being exhibited, are allowed on NWSS grounds with the exception of “Service Animals" as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Service Animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered to the handler at all times unless being attached interferes with tasks. If not attached, the animal must remain close to the handler and be under verbal or signal control. Any Service Animal who displays unruly or aggressive behavior towards other guests, employees, or animals may be denied entry or asked to leave the facility.
For the safety and well-being of all involved, all other animals are prohibited.
It is highly recommended that owners/handlers confirm that Service Animals are up to date on all vaccines.
Due to construction, we have had changes to our parking in the last year. Here are some tips and tricks to ensure you have the best parking experience:
- FREE Parking and shuttles at Coors Field, shuttles run every 15 minutes. Lots are open from 8 am until one hour after the last rodeo lets out.
- Public parking near our grounds: F Lot and the Denver Coliseum. These lots are first come, first served and fill up quickly.
- Ride Share drop off near the front entrance
- We offer free shuttle service to and from NWSS marked lots, and to and from Coors Field.
The 118th NWSS will run January 6-21, 2024
You may purchase tickets and enter through:
- The south/main doors of the Events Center
- The southeast doors of the Expo Hall
- The east/main doors of the Denver Coliseum
- The east side of the railroad tracks by gate 6 in The Yards
- Sunday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- Friday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- All entrances open by 9:00 a.m.
- See the schedule of events for specific times.
- Doors to each venue are locked following the end time of the last event.
There are many different options for tickets to the Stock Show, below is a range depending on the type of ticket. Please visit our ticketing page for more information.
Adults (12+): $17 - 25
Kids 3-11: $4 - 5
Kids 2 and under: FREE
*Pricing is dependent on the day of the week.
Guest Badges (good for Grounds Admission all 16 days): $70/ea
Regular seating: $18 - 75
Suites or Gold Buckle: $46 - 115
Ticketing Packages: click here
Parking: FREE in all National Western branded lots and Coors Field. See Parking Maps
We offer a FREE Grounds Admission Day to the public each year.
The 2024 FREE Grounds Admission Day is presented by Arrow Electronics and will take place on January 9. Check out all the fun things to do with your free ticket here: https://nationalwestern.com/tickets/grounds-admission/
Stock Show is held in January so we recommend warm clothing and comfortable footwear to walk the acres of shopping and exhibits.
Western wear is always welcome!
About the Stock Show Grounds
The National Western Stock Show grounds include:
NW Complex building: Box office, Administration offices, Expo Hall, Hall of Education, Stadium Arena, NW Club, Beef Palace Auction Arena, and Junior Barns.
Events Center: Box Office, Cinch Arena, paddock, and horse barns.
Denver Coliseum: Rodeo arena, main level concourses.
Yards and Stockyards Event Center: Livestock pens, Stock Dog show
Outside, Expo Hall, Southside
Hours during Show: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Northside, lower door #1
Hours during Show: 9:00 am to the end of the performance
Report a lost item or retrieve a found item
During the show: 303-293-5291
After the show: 303-297-1166
*Leave a detailed description of the item, approximate location it was lost if known, and your name and telephone number
Expo Hall (Hall of Education)
North Box Office Lobby
On concourse, west side, between Sections 1 and 2, the door marked First Aid
Concourse Level, the southwest corner between Portals 7 & 8.
You may also contact any Police Officer, Firefighter, Security Agent, or Volunteer for assistance.
Smoking of any sort is prohibited in buildings per state law. Smoking includes e-cigarettes, vapor cigarettes, joints, cigarettes, pipes, cigars, etc.
Please note, smoking cannabis in public is illegal.