Press Release: 116th Stock Show Parade Canceled


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 President & CEO. “The forecast calls for snow Wednesday evening and continuing through the night. The larger problems are the single-digit temperatures and high winds making for icy conditions. Due to the risk for the parade entries traveling to Denver in high-profile vehicles hauling animals and hitches, as well as the risk for the animals along the parade route, the decision has been made to cancel.” said Andrews.

The Stock Show Fair at McGregor Square is also canceled.  

The 116th National Western Stock Show will open its doors on Saturday, January 8th, at 9 am. The 16-day show runs from January 8th – January 23rd.

Grounds admission and event tickets are on sale at

About National Western Western Stock Show

Established in 1906, the National Western Stock Show is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides college and graduate-level scholarships in agricultural science, business, and rural medicine. It is our mission to serve producers and consumers throughout the world by being the premier annual livestock show and center for year-round events. The 16-day show in January also serves as an entertainment arena, hosting one of the world’s richest regular season professional rodeos, world-class horse shows, prestigious Coors Western Art Show, educational events, and Colorado’s largest western trade show. For more information, visit