Check out these Special Events that are FREE with your Grounds Admission ticket!
The third annual BBQ Throwdown will take place Saturday, January 7th, 2017 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. 40 teams will compete in a wide range of categories including pork, ribs, chicken, and brisket. Each team competes for the coveted Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion titles. The event is FREE with a Grounds Admission ticket, and festivities will include:
- BBQ competitor viewing
- live music
- culinary demos
- grill giveaways
- FREE samples
- Kid Zone
- FREE Beer Power Hour
*NEW for 2017 – CHILI COOKOFF!
10 Teams, $35/entry, Winner will be declared by People’s Choice
Chili Cookoff Team Application
Location: NW Events Center parking lot H, 1515 E. 47th Street
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
More information: Morgan Topolnicki [303-299-5560 or firstname.lastname@example.org]
They come from Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming to compete in National Western Stock Show’s longest running program of practical beef cattle management. In just over 70 years, the Catch-A-Calf Contest has awarded nearly 3,000 steers to 4-H members hailing from the western United States.
The program began in 1935 when 10 boys caught 10 sponsored calves. The contest quickly caught on, and the program grew to include 52 calves by 1942. Soon after World War II, the program settled at 40 calves per year, which is where the number continues to stand today.
The program is designed so successful participants catch a calf, feed it, and return with the animal one year later as a market steer. The market animals are judged on rate of gain, quality of fitting, and carcass quality. The exhibitor is judged on showmanship, their record book, and a personal interview.
The 2015 Catch-A-Calf schedule includes the placing of the 2015 calves in the Stadium Arena on January 11, 2015 at 10 a.m and is FREE with your Grounds Admission ticket.
Catch-A-Calf contests in the Coliseum are held during the rodeos on the following days:
*Thursday, January 15, 2014
*Saturday, January 17, 2015
*Sunday, January 18, 2015
* Rodeo ticket required
Contact Barb Nolan at email@example.com for more information or to be included on the contact list for early notifications regarding the 2017 Cinch Equicross.
Thursday, January 12 @ 2:30pm
Key Hole Race
Ring Race/Musical Ropes
$5000 in Scholarships
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National Western proudly hosts Cowboy Church services every Sunday during show.
January 8 | 10 a.m.
National Western Sunday Service
in remembrance of Ashley Doolittle and honoring past friends of the Horse Show
Music starts at 9:30 a.m.
January 15 | 10 a.m.
honoring past WSSA members
hosted by Fellowship of Christian Cowboys
with guest speaker Glen Keller
January 22 | 10 a.m.
hosted by Fellowship of Christian Cowboys
with music provided
Grounds Admission tickets are only $10 for adults. Kids 3-11 years old are $3. Kids 2 and under are always FREE.
Saturday, January 8 | 5:30 p.m.
Watch teams of real working cowboys compete against each other with skills used every day in cattle ranching operations. Ranch rodeos tend to represent real-life ranch work more so than the traditional rodeo, with events like calf branding, wild cow milking and steer doctoring.
The National Western Stock Show Kick-Off Parade is a sight to see with marching bands, floats, horseback riders, cowboys, cowgirls and yes…Longhorn cattle. The parade starts at Union Station and runs down 17th Street on Thursday January 5, 2017 at noon.
The 2017 Kick-off Parade has been CANCELED due to weather conditions.
In conjunction with the parade is the annual National Western BBQ Lunch beginning at 11:30am in the atrium at the Wells Fargo Building. Visitors can listen to Western music and catch up on the latest trends at a Western Fashion Show. The BBQ is open to the public and benefits the 4-H International Youth Group. Meal Tickets are $10.
From backyard pets to a rancher’s top assistant, dogs are man’s best friend. The National Western Stock Show takes pride in highlighting the relationship between these amazing animals and their human counterparts. Enjoy watching this event which is FREE with your Grounds Admission ticket.
This year we will be offering our 7th Annual Stock Dog Sale. Preview of the Stock Dogs will be available prior to the sale live at the Stockyards.
National Western’s Team Penning is bound to catch your attention. A fast-paced event full of action, each team must sort and pen the pre-selected cattle from a large herd in the specified amount of time.
FREE with your Grounds Admission ticket is the Team Penning competition January 9-11, 2017 from 7am – 2pm in the Coliseum.
Team Penning finals will be held during Monday and Tuesday nights’ PBR Bull Riding. A PBR Bull Riding ticket is required to attend.