Fort Worth Rodeo Has Deep Roots

The oldest livestock show in America, the 118th annual Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo will be held from January 17 to February 8 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, in Fort Worth. Spectators get to watch the toughest cowboys and cowgirls from all over compete for three weeks. Admission also includes access to three Fort Worth museums: the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the Cattle Raisers Museum and the National Cowgirl Museum.

Entertainment includes livestock shows, 4-H and FFA livestock exhibitors, PRCA Extreme Bull Riding, live music, bronc riding, a fiesta-style Best of Mexico Celebracion, a rodeo camp, chuck wagon races, the Best of the West invitational ranch rodeo, an art contest, the Cowboys of Color Rodeo, six acres of carnival games, midway rides, food, four acres of shopping, kid-friendly interactive activities and free educational entertainment.

New this year is a one-night only Super Shootout Rodeo event held at 7:30 p.m., January 23, featuring champions from eight of the greatest rodeos across the country competing for a $100,000 purse.

Location: 3400 Burnett Tandy Dr., Fort Worth. For more information, call 817-877-2420 or visit


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