Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo

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Fort Worth
Stock Show
& Rodeo
 
 
January 12th - February 3rd 2018
3400 Burnett Tandy Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Come on down to the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo and visit the Ag-Power booth to see all the tractors and other available equipment! Have a seat in one of the John Deere tractors on display and talk to a salesperson for more information. Also don't walk away empty handed with all the John Deere T-shirts, hats, toys and more for sale!!!
 
 

Dates and Hours:

Hours of Operation
  • Gates open daily at 8:00 a.m. – close at 8:00 p.m.
 
Rodeo Ticket Office Hours:
  • Starting November 27 through December 31 the box office will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Sunday
  • December 24 and 25, 2017 closed
  • January 1, 2018 closed
  • January 2 – January 11, 2018: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, noon to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays
  • January 12 – February 3, 2018: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days a week
 
Exhibits Hall Hours:
  • Sun.– Fri. – 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m
  • Sat. – 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Amon Carter Exhibits Hall
  • Brown-Lupton North and Brown-Lupton South
 
Midway Hours:
  • Jan 12 – 4:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
  • Jan 13 – 10:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
  • Jan 14 – Noon–10:00 p.m.
  • Jan 15 – 10:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
  • Jan 16 – 4:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
  • Jan 17 – 4:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
  • Jan 18 – 4:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
  • Jan 19 – 2:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
  • Jan 20 – 10:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
  • Jan 21 – Noon-10:00 p.m.
  • Jan 22 – 4:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
  • Jan 23 – 4:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
  • Jan 24 – 4:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
  • Jan 25 – 4:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
  • Jan 26 – 4:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
  • Jan 27 – 10:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
  • Jan 28 – Noon-10:00 p.m.
  • Jan 29 – 4:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
  • Jan 30 – 4:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
  • Jan 31 – Noon-10:00 p.m.
  • Feb 1 – Noon-10:00 p.m.
  • Feb 2 – 10:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
  • Feb 3 – 10:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
 
Rodeo Roadhouse Hours:
  • Sunday – Monday – Closed
  • Tues.–Thur. – 6:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
  • Fri. – 6:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m.
  • Sat. – Noon–1:00 a.m.
  • Special Day – Best of Mexico Celebración Sunday, Jan 14, 4:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
  • Special Day – Cowboys of Color Rodeo Monday, Jan 15, Noon-7:00 p.m.
 
MUSEUM HOURS
 
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame:
  • Mon.-Sat. – 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m
  • Sun. – Noon-5:00 p.m. 
 
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History: 
  • Mon.- Sat.. – 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Sun. – Noon-5:00 p.m. 
 
 
RESTAURANT HOURS
 
Reata at the Rodeo: Amon Carter Center
  • Jan 12- 11:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Jan 13 – 11:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Jan 14 – 11:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Jan 15 – 11:30 a.m. (Open for lunch only)
  • Jan 16 – 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (Open for dinner only)
  • Jan 17 – 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (Open for dinner only)
  • Jan 18 – 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (Open for dinner only)
  • Jan 19-Feb. 3 – 11:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
 
La Espuela: Moncrief Building at Burnett-Tandy and Rip Johnson 
  • 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. daily
 
Stockman’s Café Barn 2:
  • Open 24hrs
Round Up Inn Food Court:
  • 11:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. daily

Parking:

Public Parking
 
**Public parking is available to Stock Show visitors for $12 per vehicle
 
Green Parking Lot
  • From I-30 exit Summit Ave. (head North), turn left (west) on Lancaster Ave. and proceed for approximately 1 mile. The Green Parking Lot is on the left.
  • From Southbound University Drive turn right (west) on Camp Bowie Blvd. Proceed for approximately 1/4 mile then turn left (south) on Montgomery Street. The Blue Lot is located at the southeast corner of Montgomery Street and Harley Avenue. The lot is accessed on the south side of Harley Avenue for east bound traffic only.
Blue Parking Lot
  • From Eastbound Camp Bowie Blvd. turn right (south) on Montgomery Street. Proceed 1/4 mile to the Harley Avenue Lot which is located at the southeast corner of Montgomery Street and Harley Avenue. The lot is accessed on the south side of Harley Avenue for east bound traffic only.
  • From Southbound University Drive turn right (west) on Camp Bowie Blvd. Proceed for approximately 1/4 mile then turn left (south) on Montgomery Street. The Blue Lot is located at the southeast corner of Montgomery Street and Harley Avenue. The lot is accessed on the south side of Harley Avenue for east bound traffic only.
UNT Parking Garage
  • The UNT Parking Garage is located north of Camp Bowie Boulevard (one block north of the Will Rogers Complex) and is available for parking on Friday nights and weekends, the lot is accessed from Camp Bowie Boulevard.
 
MAIN PARKING AREAS:
 
Green Parking Lot:
  • The Green Parking Lots at Farrington Field are located east of the Will Rogers Complex at the corner of University Drive and Crestline Road and the corner of University Drive and W. Lancaster Avenue for both north and south bound traffic via Crestline Road and W. Lancaster Avenue.
Orange Parking Lot and Western Heritage Parking Garage:
  • Located west of the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall, the lot and garage are accessed from Lancaster Avenue for both east and west bound traffic. 
Small Blue Parking Lot:
  • Located at the northeast corner of Montgomery Street and Harley Avenue south of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, the lot is accessed on the north side of Harley Avenue for west bound traffic only.
Large Blue Parking Lot:
  • Located at the southeast corner of Montgomery Street and Harley Avenue, the lot is accessed on the south side of Harley Avenue for east bound traffic only.
UNT Parking Garage:
  • The UNT Parking Garage is located north of Camp Bowie Boulevard (one block north of the Will Rogers Complex) and is available for parking on Friday nights and weekends, the lot is accessed from Camp Bowie Boulevard. 

Booklet and Downloads:

 
Booklet and Downloads
Download the FWSSR 2016 Booklet PDF
FWSSR Booklet
Download PDF
iPhone APP
Download PDF
Android APP
 

Pictures:

 

Ag-Power at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

 

John Deere Tractors on Display
 

John Deere Tractors on Display

Ag-Power Mobile Booth
 

Ag-Power Mobile Booth

John Deere Products For Sale
 

John Deere Products For Sale

 
John Deere Tractors on Display Inside
 

John Deere Tractors on Display Inside

John Deere Tractors on Display Inside
 

John Deere Tractors on Display Inside

John Deere Tractors on Display Inside
 

John Deere Tractors on Display Inside

 
 

History:

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo History
Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo History
1896
  • First Stock Show takes place in March on the banks of Marine Creek in North Fort Worth, second show held October 12-13 to coincide with the National Livestock Exchange Convention meeting; October 12: first parade opens the Stock Show 
1898
  • Local commercial merchants become involved as exhibitors at the Stock Show 
1901
  • The Stock Show officially adopts name: Texas Fat Stock Show 
1903
  • Armour and Swift packing companies relocate their plants to North Fort Worth, formal opening coincides with opening of the Stock Show 
1904
  • Bill Pickett, “The Dusky Demon” who invented bulldogging, demonstrates his “bulldogging” act at the Stock Show 
1905
  • “Roundup” or ranch work demonstration billed as “Wild West Performance”; premiums and prizes are officially sought for first time from breed associations so that cash awards can be given 
1907
  • First admission charged: 25 cents; The Stock Show Association forms; first formal horse show directly connected to the Stock Show; October 4: cornerstone is set for Northside Coliseum 
1908
  • The Northside Coliseum, site of the annual cattle show, was billed as “the most opulent and dynamic livestock pavilion in the entire Western Hemisphere.” The Coliseum featured enormous skylights, patriotic flags and bunting, and incandescent lights. – Northside Coliseum completed as show’s headquarters in February: Samuel Burk Burnett, founder of the famous 6666 Ranch, becomes the show’s president; show opens under new name: National Feeders and Breeders Show 
1909
  • The grand champion barrow was a prime specimen at the National Feeders and Breeders Show in north Fort Worth. The event later became known as the Fat Stock Show and is today called the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show. First time show runs concurrently with Texas Cattle Raisers Association Meeting; March 15: parade featuring almost 40 Comanche and Kiowa braves led by Chief Quanah Parker; March 19: first and last time prize show bulls are featured in parade 
1910
  • Going to the horse show was a “fashion statement.” Shown here are the latest fashions of the day: high crowned wide brimmed felt hats, high heeled boots and, for the ladies, split riding skirts. – First automobile exhibit opens at the Stock Show this year. 
1911
  • Purebred cattle, such as the Hereford breed, were represented at the first exhibition in north Fort Worth. March 14: Theodore Roosevelt, former president of the United States, is guest of honor at the Stock Show 
1913
  • Baby Beef Clubs, the forerunners of 4-H Clubs, sprang up around the country in the ‘teens. The clubs aimed to involve youngsters in educational programs furthering the livestock industry. The first annual meeting was hosted in Fort Worth. The Stock Show’s evening performance opened by President Woodrow Wilson pushing a button in the White House, the button “turns on” the electric lights of the Coliseum. 
1916
  • Miller Brothers 101 Ranch Wild West Show, held in the Coliseum during Stock Show, featuring performers Zach and Lucille Mulhall, whom Will Rogers had named “the first cowgirl” 
1917
  • Mulhalls return with their version of a Wild West Show; first “indoor cowboy riding contest” staged 
1918
  • When the rodeo was added to the Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show, crowds increased. Opening day of the rodeo was the unquestioned highlight of the year for thousands of people. Stock Show adopts Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show as official name. The Northside Coliseum hosts the first indoor rodeo event as “strickly a contest”; events include ladies’ bucking bronco, junior steer riding, men’s steer riding and bucking bronco. 
1920
  • A bevy of glamour girls lined up by the stock pen fence at the Stock Show Rodeo. Tad Lucas became one of the world’s most famous cowgirls. Brahman bull riding introduced to the Stock Show by rodeo producer Verne Elliott 
1922
  • Marion Samson Sr. becomes the Stock Show’s president 
1923
  • Van Zandt Jarvis becomes the Stock Show’s president – he served for 17 years until his death in 1940 
1927
  • Side-release bucking chutes introduced by Verne Elliott, producer of the Stock Show’s rodeo. Bareback Bronc riding added to rodeo events 
1932
  • First live radio broadcast of a rodeo on the National Broadcasting Company network through Amon Carter’s Fort Worth affiliate WBAP (We Bring A Program) 
1938
  • Turtles, a cowboy association, establishes official list of rodeo events in January: Bareback Riding, Calf Roping, Saddle Bronco Riding, Bulldogging and Steer (or Bull) Riding 
1940
  • John C. Burns becomes the Stock Show’s president 
1943
  • No Stock Show due to World War II 
1944
  • The Stock Show moves to Will Rogers Memorial Center; Gene Autry becomes the first entertainer to appear at a rodeo  
1945
  • Rodeo Cowboys Association national offices open in Sinclair Building in downtown Fort Worth 
1946
  • The Stock Show celebrated its golden (fiftieth) anniversary. The show had moved from the Northside to the West Side of Fort Worth, the current site of the Will Rogers Memorial Complex, in 1944. As the livestock barns were not built, the cattle were sheltered in brightly colored tents. Here Linda Baker shows Puddin’, her prize winning steer. W.R. Watt becomes president of the Stock Show – he served until his death in 1977 
1947
  • Will Rogers “Riding into the Sunset,” bronze statue created by Electra Waggoner Biggs through a commission from Amon G. Carter Sr., dedicated in November; Amon G. Carter, Sr. becomes Stock Show’s first chairman of the board 
1948
  • Comedians Hoyt Heffner, Hank Mills and John Lindsey “successfully” wrestled a steer. Cattle Barns 1, 2, 3, 4 and Sheep and Swine Barns open 
1949
  • Barn 5 opens to house horses for equestrian competitions during the Stock Show 
1956
  • Barn 6 opens to house livestock exhibits during the Stock Show; James M. North Jr. becomes the Stock Show’s chairman of the board 
1958
  • Fort Worth Rodeo became first to receive complete live national television coverage; guest stars Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were hosts on NBC-TV with George “Gabby” Hayes and the Sons of the Pioneers; Amon G. Carter, Jr. becomes the Stock Show’s chairman of the board 
1959
  • Connie Swinford’s Grand Champion Steer sold to Amon Carter, Jr. 
1963
  • Barn 7 opens to house livestock exhibits during the Stock Show 
1964
  • Old Round Up Inn Building which housed Stock Show offices, is built 
1965
  • Special entertainment at the rodeo included this unusual riding team of Zippy riding a Scottish Sheepdog. The animals were owned and trained by Tom Lucia of Weatherford. 
1972
  • Barn 8 opens to house livestock exhibits during the Stock Show. 
1977
  • W.R. Watt, Jr. becomes the Stock Show’s sixth president 
1983
  • John Justin becomes the Stock Show’s chairman of the board 
1984
  • “Midnight,” a life-size, bronze statue of one of the most famous bucking broncos created by Jack Bryant through a commission from Amon G. Carter, Jr. in 1982, is dedicated to Carter; Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall opens 
1987
  • The Stock Show adopts Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show as official name 
1988
  • Will Rogers Equestrian Center opens 
1996
  • The Stock Show celebrates it’s Centennial Anniversary. Charlie & Kit Moncrief Building opens this year which includes the 1,100 seat W.R. Watt Arena. The bronze statue John Justin and “Baby Blue” is also erected this year and the Stock Show has a record paid Rodeo attendance of 152,989. 
1999
  • The Will Rogers Memorial Center gets a new “front door” which was the 2,300 square foot ticket office and Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau information center. 
2001
  • Ed Bass is named Stock Shows’ Chairman of the Board. 
2002
  • Stock Show expands schedule to 23 days and features it’s new Ranching Heritage Weekend. A record 951,000 visitors attended the show.  
2004
  • Records were established with over 24,000 head of livestock entered and 14 livestock sales that generated $4,322,675. 
2005
  • The Moos Brothers, the official Fort Worth Stock Show Ambassadors, are helping spread the word that the Stock Show is the place to enjoy plenty of fun and family entertainment. From the educational exhibits to the livestock barns or the ever-popular midway rides, there’s something for everyone.
  • Easily identified by their attire, Hoss Moos insists on a cowboy hat while Elwood Moos prefers a gimme cap. These Tarrant County natives are fun-loving bulls that will devote their lives to promoting the Stock Show. 
2006
  • Stock Show added the sport of team roping to the PRCA event line up. It was held off-site until accommodations could be made in the Coliseum for the 2007 Stock Show. 
2008
  • Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo inducted into Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame.
2010
  • Upon the retirement of W. R. Watt, Jr., Bradford S. Barnes named President/General Manager 
2011
  • 25th Anniversary of Fort Worth Calf Scramble 
2012
  • Annual Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo breaks an all-time attendance record – hosting 1,166,000 patrons during the 23 day run (January 13 – February 4, 2012). 
2013
  • 1st annual Junior Agricultural Mechanics Show held in newly constructed Equine Multipurpose Facility – over 350 entrants take part.
  • Stock Show Rodeo introduces ‘SCORE IT!’ as a new function of the smartphone application – allowing fans to score rides and guess times during each rodeo event. A first for the Rodeo industry.
  • A single day attendance record of 157,800 patrons is set, February 2, 2013. 

 

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