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Educational Activities

The National Western Stock Show's mission is to preserve the western lifestyle through an emphasis on education in agriculture.We take this mission seriously.

In addition to providing more than 74 scholarships to future agribusiness leaders and rural medical practitioners, the National Western prides itself on serving as an agricultural classroom for all of its more than 630,000 annual visitors.

Ames Activity Pavilion
Host to a selection of children’s educational and entertainment acts including performing Top Hogs, Thank a Farmer Magic Show, Stick Horse Rodeos and Pedal Tractor Races!

Petting Farm
Come face-to-face with over 60 barnyard animals for a truly hands-on experience!

CSU Ag Adventure
Learn how your food is grown and what crops Colorado grows best in this fun interactive exhibit!

Hutchison Western Pony Trails
Horse around in this exhibit that will teach you everything from how to measure a horse to what it takes to ride a horse.

National Western Nursery
Come meet National Western's newest arrivals of your favorite farm animals and learn about their first days of life!

School Visits
National Western Stock Show is the perfect choice for a field trip with exhibits to cover any subject, register now!

Stock Show Tours presented by Kiewit
A free interactive tour that takes guests behind-the-scenes and into the heart of Stock Show!

Youth Art Show
Submit artwork from grades 1-12 and see the champions displayed during Stock Show!


Remember: Wash your hands before preparing food or drinks and before eating and drinking. Keep Children Safe Around Animals.

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