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

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

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DENVER, CO – The Western Stock Show Association (WSSA), (dba, National Western Stock Show), held the Annual Meeting of the Members virtually on the afternoon of May 13, 2021. Members and trustees tuned into the online session led by Chairman of the Board, Douglas L. Jones.    Board officers were elected at the meeting by proxy. Douglas L. Jones was reelected for another … Read More

Colorado natives will tell ya’, it’s okay to leave your holiday light up through January.

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Do you consider yourself a Colorado native?  If so, you must know about the longstanding tradition between holiday lights and the National Western Stock Show!  If you are new to Colorado, listen up.  You’re going to want to jump on this Colorado Cowtown bandwagon.   So, what is a tradition? The definition reads; a long-established custom or belief that has … Read More

Press Release: Leon Vick Promoted to Vice President of Rodeo, Horse and Livestock Operations

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DENVER, CO – National Western Stock Show (NWSS) is pleased to announce the promotion of Leon Vick to Vice President of Rodeo, Horse and Livestock Operations. For the past several years, Vick managed the rodeo and horse show departments for the NWSS. The office of Livestock Operations was vacated by former Senior Director, Marshall Ernst who retired at the end of January after ten … Read More

One Scoop at a Time

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With 23 professional rodeos and over 100 livestock shows, the National Western Stock Show is home to thousands of different animals during the 16-day event.  This means A LOT of poop. In fact, approximately 17,000 yards of manure is hauled off each year! Upon the completion of the 2020 National Western Stock Show, a Colorado-based business, B.O.S.S. Compost, hauls all of … Read More

PRESS RELEASE:The Best 16 Days in January Celebrates the Second Highest Attendance in Stock Show History

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Denver, CO. – The 114th National Western Stock Show (NWSS) celebrated sixteen days with 707,922 guests, making it the second highest attended show in Stock Show history. The grand champion attendance record of 726,972 guests was set in 2006 during the 100th Anniversary.  “Thank you to every single stock show fan, exhibitor, family member, contestant and volunteer who joined in the celebration this … Read More