DENVER, Colo. (news release) – The National Western Stock Show is just days away from the annual Kick-Off Parade presented by Arrow Electronics, launching the 113-year-old Colorado tradition in Denver. The historic Stock Show Parade trots through the streets of downtown Denver next Thursday, January 10, at noon. The procession will be led by parade Grand Marshal, Dana Crawford.
The 2019 National Western Stock Show promises to showcase your favorite western traditions as well as highlight the many “must see” events across the grounds. The BEST 16 days in January opens Saturday, January 12th, and runs through January 27th, with everything from petting farms and pony rides, championship fiddle competitions, PBR bull riding, family-fun dog shows, the Exceptional Rodeo event for kids with special needs, to the Coors Western Art gallery, a nursery of baby animals, and acres of food and shopping, including the Chevrolet display in the main expo hall.
Tuesday, January 15th, is FREE Grounds Admission Day, compliments of Arrow Electronics. Visit the NW box office to get a ticket and enjoy the day.
The 2019 show will have ample free parking in National Western lots with free shuttle service. Guests are encouraged to use the Coors Field parking garage (26th & Blake) and the Pepsi facility lot (38th & Brighton Blvd) on the weekends.
The National Western Stock Show will host nearly 30 professional rodeo performances, world-class horse shows and the “Super Bowl” of livestock shows. The historic Stockyards will stockpile 40 semi-loads of shavings, 14 semi-loads of straw, and will haul away 65 semi trucks full of manure for recycle after the 16 days. There will be more than 15,000 head of livestock and horses that pass through the grounds, with 25 different breeds of cattle and six other species, including miniature cattle, goats, lambs, alpaca, llama and poultry.
The National Western Stock Show will drive $100 million in economic impact to the Denver Metro area this January and raises more than $500,000 for the National Western Scholarship Trust, which distributes more than 100 scholarships to students studying in the fields of agricultural sciences, business communication and rural medicine. Grounds admission and event tickets are on sale at nationalwestern.com and all King Soopers locations.