January 7-22, 2023
It only happens in Denver!
The Super Bowl of livestock shows is extremely excited to welcome back our exhibitors for the 117th NWSS, January 7-22, 2023! The livestock shows in Denver have been the backbone of the National Western Stock Show since its inception in 1906. Whether it’s a snowy walk through the Yards or a view from the infamous green seats in Stadium Arena, the NWSS embodies tradition.
We are proud to serve the livestock and agricultural communities and look forward to elevating the exhibitor experience in January of 2023.
Deadlines for the 2023 show will be here before you know it!
Swine Draw: June 10 - August 1 (Closed)
- Extra Swine DNA: September 15 (Closed)
Junior Market DNA Orders: September 1 - October 25 (Closed)
Junior Market DNA (postmarked) & Entry Deadline: November 1 (Closed)
Junior Wether Does: October 1 - November 20 (Closed)
Open/Junior Breeding Cattle: October 1 - November 20 (Closed)
Yards - Pen/Carload Cattle: Opens October 1 - November 20 (Closed)
Late Entry Open/Junior/Yards Cattle: November 21 - December 19
Jr. Breeding Heifer Ownership Deadline: December 1
Wool Show: September 1 - December 15
Catch-A-Calf: September 1 - December 15
Llama Show: October 1 - December 15
Stock Dogs: October 1 - December 15
Open Breeding Sheep/Junior Ewe Lambs: October 1 - December 15
Open Boer Goats: October 1 - December 15
Alpaca Show: October 1 - December 15
Open Prospect Steers & Heifers: October 1 - December 15
Premier Exhibitor Contest
The livestock Premier Exhibitor competition is a unique educational opportunity provided to all sale qualifying junior market livestock exhibitors.Read More
Junior Market Shows
Auction of Junior Livestock Champions
Of the thousands of junior market animals that compete at the National Western Stock Show each year, only 96 of the very best qualify for the exciting Auction of Junior Livestock Champions. The auction is the final marketplace for the ribbon-winning steers, lambs, hogs, and goats that were raised by 4-H and FFA junior market exhibitors. Denver’s 9NEWS televises the live auction of the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion animals where the winning bids have reached as high as $150,000!
The Junior Livestock Auction continues to encourage today’s youth to seek a future in agriculture and to further their education. A majority of the winning bid price goes directly to the Junior Exhibitor and 10% is donated to support the National Western Scholarship Trust.