Press Release: 702,697 Memories Made During the 117th National Western Stock Show

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Denver, CO. – The National Western Stock Show presented by Centura Health drew excited crowds of Coloradans and out-of-towners alike. The gates closed and the arenas cleared as the best 16 days in January came to an end. A final attendance tally of 702,697 guests made the 2023 NWSS the fourth highest attended show in event history. The grand champion attendance record of … Read More

Overwhelming Support for Colorado Kids Leads to Record Numbers at Auction of Junior Livestock Champions

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DENVER, CO. – The sold-out crowd at the 2023 Auction of Junior Livestock Champions attracted spectators and buyers eager to support young men and women in agriculture. This year, all eyes were on the two kids from Colorado, Justin Pfannebecker from LaSalle, Colorado, and his Grand Champion Steer named Stan, aka Stan The Man. Also from Colorado, the Reserve Champion Hog … Read More

Press Release: National Western Stock Show Announces Dr. Temple Grandin as 2023 Parade Grand Marshal


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Denver, CO.  – The National Western Stock Show is excited to announce renowned author, speaker, and professor of Animal Science, Dr. Temple Grandin, as Grand Marshal for the 2023 Stock Show Kick-Off Parade, presented by Arrow Electronics.   On Thursday, January 5, Dr. Temple Grandin will lead the traditional drive of Longhorn cattle, horses, and western wagons through the streets of downtown … Read More

Feeding Friends Through Community Partnerships

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In the healthcare industry, we know adequate and healthy foods play a significant role in the health of the body. We also know the realities of hunger in America which impacted 38 million households in 2020, an increase of nine percent from the year prior. With many households disproportionately impacted by food insecurity, we can have an impact through grants … Read More

Improving Food Security: SNAP benefits and resources

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According to Hunger Free Colorado, nearly 1 in 3 Coloradans struggle to put food on the table due to job loss, health issues, minimum-wage jobs, or misfortune. Food and nutrition are essential to the overall health, well-being, and wholeness of our communities. The partnership between Centura and the National Western is working to bring awareness to available programs and end … Read More

Press Release: National Western Stock Show Names Jennifer Boka Director of Livestock Operations

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Denver, CO. – Jennifer Boka, comes to the National Western Stock Show with years of experience managing and producing top livestock shows and expos across the country. Boka spent over eight years as the General Manager of the Northern International Livestock Exposition in Billings, Montana, where she oversaw entire operations, productions, and development of the 50+-year-old Livestock Expo organization. Boka was … Read More

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


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


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