The 117th Annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo has been riding high for two weeks now. Thousands gathered at the All-Western Parade, lost their voices hollering at Bulls Night Out or won great prizes on the Midway. Missing out on the fun? You still have time to lasso some of the action.
Monday, February 4th is Military Appreciation Day. Active or retired military can receive free tickets to the 2:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. rodeo. There is also a special demonstration by the 1st Cavalry Unit from Fort Hood. The Stock Show Bowl Varsity Equestrian Competition between TCU vs. Baylor University is on Friday, February 8th, and Champions’ Saturday is on Saturday, February 9th, the last day of the rodeo.
The first stock show took place in 1896, and the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, under its new official name, was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2008. It has also set many records, including the first rodeo to be broadcast live on the radio in 1932, and the first to receive live national television coverage in 1958.
There’s one more week left of cattle shows, barrel racing and rodeos. Take the entire family and join in the fun. Don’t miss out – the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo really is legendary, and it happens only once a year.