The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, the oldest livestock show in the nation, gallops into town on January 17th and will continue at the Will Rogers Memorial Center through February 8th. The Show offers the largest indoor rodeo, PRCA extreme bull riding, close encounters with all your barnyard friends, and of course, the midway and food. Families especially enjoy the event. Kids love the petting zoos and giant John Deere tractors, while parents appreciate the opportunity to teach the importance of agriculture in a fun and furry way.
What are the “Don’t Miss” family events at the 2014 Stock Show and Rodeo?
Learn how milk gets from the cow to the glass in the five-stall milking parlor. Shows occur every hour on the hour from 10:00-6:00. Arrive early to get a seat on the bleachers for the best viewing.
A magic show that dials up the tricks and jokes so fast that the kids will never know how much they are learning. Kids will leave knowing and appreciating more about the American farmer and full of new farm facts.
Baby lambs, newborn calves, and day old chicks along with their moms are all inside the big red barn and ready to meet some friends. Local FFA student volunteers are on hand to answer questions and add to the fun.
Goats, sheep, piglets, and the biggest, fattest rabbits you’ve ever seen are just a few of the animals ready for a scratch on the head and a treat from your hand. Admission is free and cones of food are $1.00. Watch out for the llamas! Their necks stretch farther than you would think.
Again in 2014, your Stock Show grounds admission ticket will grant you free admission during the 23 day run of the Show to three world-class museums: The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, The Cattle Raisers Museum and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame! Through the new “Moo-seum” program, you can stroll into any of these museums free of charge. This ticket is a perfect opportunity to check out some of the best museums in the city and gives you a place to take a little break when you have had enough “cow culture.”