Press Release: Western Stock Show Association Holds Annual Meeting of the Members

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DENVER, CO – The Western Stock Show Association (WSSA) (dba, National Western Stock Show) welcomed the membership back to the historic Stadium Arena for the in-person Annual Meeting of the Members, on the afternoon of May 12, 2022.   Douglas L. Jones was elected to serve a third term as Chairman of the Board. Acceptance of Association officers includes Vice Chairman Barth … Read More

Press Release: Stock Show Fans and Competitors Celebrate the Return of Colorado’s Favorite Western Tradition

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DENVER, CO. – The 116th National Western Stock Show welcomed home nearly 600,000 guests during the 16-day celebration. Deprived of the annual event in 2021, Stock Show fans of all ages and different communities dusted off their hats and boots to celebrate Colorado’s long-standing western tradition. Management, staff, volunteers, and countless others that organize and support the annual agricultural event are grateful and amazed … Read More

There’s Is So Much To – Bee- Learned at National Western Stock Show

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There is so much to learn at the National Western Stock Show! One of our favorite learning experiences during the Stock Show is the CSU Ag Adventure! From soil biology to farm fresh eggs and cuts of beef, there is an endless amount of information at the Ag Adventure. It is an all-inclusive experience to learn about Colorado Agriculture and … Read More

National Western Nursery provides a glimpse into the world of agriculture

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When you hear the word ‘nursery,’ one thing comes to mind, babies.  While the word baby is associated with the NW Nursery presented by Murdoch’s, that is not its only purpose.  To those closely involved with the NW Nursery, one word gives a much clearer depiction of what it is: advocacy.  For those who work at the National Western, the Colorado FFA State … Read More

Press Release: Colorado Bidders Step Up Big for Youth in Agriculture

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DENVER, CO. –  Auction-goers were chomping at the bit to open their wallets and support young men and women in agriculture. The generosity was evident at the 2022 Auction of Junior Livestock Champions, where the Grand Champion Steer sold for a record-high $160,000. The top eight champion animals tallied sales of $519,000. The Reserve Grand Champion Hog sold for an impressive $50,000, breaking the … Read More

Press Release: Glen Klippenstein Named 2022 Friend of the National Western

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Denver, CO. –  The 2022 Friend of the National Western Stock Show and Red Meat Industry Award was presented to Mr. Glen Klippenstein Thursday, January 13, at the annual awards dinner.  For Glen Klippenstein, the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) is about friends, commerce, and building a bridge to consumers.  Glen has been a constant at NWSS for over 50 years as … Read More

Cheers to 70 Years!

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Here at the National Western, roots run deep and history is never forgotten. 70-years ago today, on the eve of the 1952 National Western Stock Show, the history of the show was changed, forever. January 10, 1952, marked the beginning of Stock Show as we know it today with the official dedication of the Denver Coliseum. Now a staple to … Read More

Press Release: 116th Stock Show Parade Canceled

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DENVER, CO – Due to Denver weather forecasts Wednesday evening and dangerously low temperatures Thursday morning, National Western Stock Show management has decided to cancel the Stock Show Parade scheduled for Thursday, January 6th, at Noon in Downtown Denver. “After meeting with weather professionals, veterinarians, livestock and horse experts, we have decided to cancel the parade this Thursday,” stated Paul Andrews, Stock Show … Read More

Press Release: Centura Health Named the Official Presenting Partner of the National Western Stock Show

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Denver, CO – For the first time in its 116-year history, the legendary National Western Stock Show will have an official presenting partner. Colorado-based health care leader Centura Health will present the iconic National Western Stock Show under a three-year agreement. Centura Health’s vision – every community, every neighborhood, and every individual – whole and healthy – will be featured … Read More

Press Release: The Best 16 Days in January Are Back

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DENVER, CO – The crown jewel of Denver and Colorado’s favorite western tradition, the beloved National Western Stock Show, is back in the saddle January 8 – 23, 2022.   After a year of postponement, Stock Show management, staff, and all of Denver are excited to welcome fans back to the best 16 days in January.  Preparations are in full swing for the … Read More