Grounds Admission

January 6-21, 2024


There are so many things to do with your grounds admission ticket!

Scroll through the Coors Western Art gallery, catch a horse show, witness a stock dog competition, meander through the newly developed Yards on the historic grounds, cheer on the kids in the Stadium Arena Mutton Bustin’ or shop ‘til you drop' at the hundreds of western vendors with unique gifts and delicious food.  There is a lot to see, do and smell at Stock Show!

Adults (12+): $17-25
Kids (3-11): $4-5
2 and under: FREE
* Pricing is dependent on the day of the week

Guest Badges, good for Grounds Admission all 16 days: $70


Ticketing Questions?

Order Tickets by Phone
  • 888-551-5004

Each Day is Filled with Activities

Ames Activity Pavilion
Ames Activity Pavilion

A full schedule of entertaining and educational programs, including Top Hogs performances, Farmyard Follies, Sheep Shearing and Stick Horse Rodeos.

Location: South Food Court (outside)

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CSU Ag Adventure
CSU Ag Adventure

CSU Ag Adventure is the perfect place for children and adults to learn about the world of agriculture. Guests participate in a hands-on experience learning about Colorado animal and crop production, featuring commodities from across the state.

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Location: 3rd Floor

Coors Western Art Gallery
Ames Activity Pavilion

One of the finest art shows celebrating our western heritage! Net proceeds benefit the National Western Scholarship Trust. Open each day of Stock Show from 9 am - 8 pm

Location: 3rd Floor

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Dairy Discovery Zone
Dairy Discovery zone

The Dairy Discovery Zone is a fun, interactive exhibit where you and your family can discover the world of dairy and how your milk gets from the farm to the fridge.

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Location: Stadium Hall

Hutchison Western Pony Trails
Pony Trails

Horse around in this exhibit that will teach you everything you want to know about our equine friends.

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Location: Paddock, Events Center

King Soopers Petting Farm
Petting Farm

Come face to face with over 60 barnyard animals! The Petting Farm is FREE with your grounds admission ticket.

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Location: 3rd Floor

National Western Nursery
Nw Nursery

Come meet National Western’s newest arrivals of your favorite farm animals and learn about their first days of life on the farm. .

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Location: Events Center, Paddock

Stock Show Tours
Stock Show Tours Registration

Want to get a behind-the-scenes look at Stock Show?  Join us for a fun, interactive tour that will take you into the heart of the Stock Show where you will learn about

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Location: Top of stairs, South Ticket Lobby
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm
Tour Length: 45 minutes

Shopping & Food
Shopping at NWSS
Explore over 300 retail vendors that sell a variety of products that include fine art, jewelry, toys, clothing, home, western lifestyle, and agricultural products and equipment. Read More
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Limited Scheduled Events and Shows

CO Fiddle Championships
Fiddle Championships

The Colorado Old Time Fiddlers’ Association (COTFA) is dedicated to fiddling of all kinds, with a special emphasis on contest (Texas Style) fiddling.

Location: Beef Palace Auction Arena
Dates: January 6 - 7, 2024

Mini Zebu Show
mini zebus

These heat-loving, disease-resistant cattle measure less than 42 inches tall and originate from South Asia. They are known for their hump-backs and horns, and somewhat resemble what a mini bucking bull would look like.

Location: Barns
Show: Stadium Arena

Reined Cow Horse Show
Reined cow horse

Also known as working cow horse, reined cow horse is a type of competition where horses are asked to work a single live cow in an arena.

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Location: Cinch Arena, Events Center
Date: TBD

Cinch Equicross Gymkhana
Equicross

CINCH Equicross is a gymkhana-style rodeo consisting of four (4) events: Rescue Race, Key Hole Race, Ring Race/Musical Ropes, and Flag Race.

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Location: Denver Coliseum
Date: TBD

Dog Pull
Dog Pull

The dog weight pull is a sporting event that consists of dogs pulling a cart on wheels a distance of 16 feet within one minute. Dogs are hooked up in a specially designed harness, which disperses the weight evenly.

Location: Stadium Arena
Date: TBD

Remarkable Roundup
Exceptional Rodeo

The Remarkable Roundup: An Adaptive Experience is a fun-filled event for kids with special needs. Cowboys and rodeo queens will come together to create an interactive rodeo with events

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Location: Denver Coliseum
Date: TBD

Mile High Open Auctioneer Championship
Man Auctioning

Come and see the best auctioneers from around the country compete in a two-round competition for a $10,000 purse at the National Western. The Colorado Auctioneers Foundation (CAF) produces the event and shares the same fundraising goal with the Western Stock Show Association. Proceeds benefit college scholarships awarded by the CAF. Up to 30 contestants sell in the preliminary round and five finalists compete in the final round. It’s exciting!

Location: Beef Palace Auction Arena
Date: TBD

Stock Dog Trials
Stock Dog Trials

The National Western Stock Show takes pride in highlighting the relationship between these amazing animals and their human counterparts. From backyard pets to a cowman’s top assistant, dogs are man’s best friend.

Location: Yards
Date: January

Cowboy Church
NWSS Cowboy Church Service

National Western proudly hosts Cowboy Church services every Sunday during show.

January 7 | 10 a.m.
Stockyards Event Center

January 14 | 10 a.m.
Denver Coliseum
Theme: Honoring past WSSA Members and Volunteers,
hosted by Fellowship of Christian Cowboys

January 21 | 10 a.m.
Denver Coliseum
Hosted by Fellowship of Christian Cowboys

Stadium Arena Mutton Bustin'
SA mutton bustin

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Stadium Arena Mutton Bustin’ is an hour packed with nothing but pure Mutton Bustin’ fun!

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Location: Stadium Arena
Dates: TBD

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