Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
Destination Education

January 24-26, 2019

Airport Transfers:

Wynne Transportation  

Ground transportation:

Roadrunner Charters  

Attire/Weather:

 Causal/comfortable attire is appropriate for all events.  Western attire is always encouraged as well. When packing, please consider Fort Worth’s average temperature this time of year is around 30°F-60°F. 

Thursday, January 24th

AM/PM

Arrivals - transportation will be provided by Wynne Transportation with reservation scheduled according to flight itinerary. Car service pick up will occur at assigned baggage claim, regardless of no checked luggage.

5:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception-Omni Fort Worth Hotel -Fort Worth Ballroom foyer-2nd floor

6:15 p.m.

 Depart Omni Hotel for Whiskey Ranch

6:30 p.m.

Dinner and Evening at Whiskey Ranch- The largest whiskey distillery west of the Mississippi, Whiskey Ranch is the brainchild of Firestone & Robertson Distilling and is housed on the site of Fort Worth’s historic Glen Gardens Golf Course. Two distinct spirits are produced: the first a blended whiskey and the second a Texas Straight Bourbon.  Enjoy a tour and tasting upon arrival followed by Heim BBQ for dinner. Heim BBQ has grown from Food Truck to Brick and Mortor and has been voted by Texas Monthly as one of the Top 50 BBQ spots in Texas.

9:00 p.m.

Return to the hotel

 

Friday, January 25th

8:15 a.m.

Meet in hotel lobby

8:30 a.m.  

Breakfast in Cast Iron Restaurant-Omni Hotel Fort Worth

9:45 a.m.  

 

Tour of the Fort Worth Convention Center
Within walking distance of thousands of downtown Fort Worth hotel rooms, a variety of incredible restaurants and fabulous shopping, and offering more than 250,000 square feet of exhibit space, nearly 60,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and an impressive 28,160 square-foot ballroom, the Fort Worth Convention Center is the perfect venue for your next event.

10:15 a.m.

Depart for the Stockyards National Historic District - Railroads and cattle markets helped to build Fort Worth throughout the late 19th century and connect it with the rest of the West. You can explore this colorful legacy by spending a day in the high-spirited Stockyards District, a warren of vintage shops, restaurants, and museums that include the Stockyards Championship Rodeo, the Stockyards Museum, and the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame—you can even see cattle drives, led by seasoned cowhands, through the district at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily.500 NE 23rd St. Fort Worth, TX 76164 817.624.4741 www.fortworthstockyards.org 

10:30 a.m.

Tour of Billy Bob’s Texas- Built in 1910 as a cattle barn for the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, the “world’s largest honky-tonk” has been entertaining guests for over 30 years with 127,000 square feet of Western-style entertainment, including arcades and casinos, line-dancing lessons and professional bull-riding demonstrations. It’s only fitting that the biggest names in country music should play this larger-than-life club. The likes of Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam, George Strait and Robert Earl Keen have all walked the Billy Bob’s stage.2520 Rodeo Plaza Fort Worth, TX 76164 817.624.7117 www.billybobstexas.com 

11:30 a.m.

Watch the World’s Only Twice-Daily Cattle Drive
The romance and mystique of cowboys and cattle drives returns to Fort Worth with The Herd – genuine Texas cowboys driving Texas longhorns in the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The jingle of spurs, the cattle bawling and the rhythm of the hoof beats bring a bygone era to life as The Herd passes by.

12:15 p.m.

Lunch at Joe T. Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant
Since 1935, Joe T. Garcia’s has been a popular Northside establishment located in a Mexican hacienda-style home complete with a lush outdoor patio large enough to seat 1,000

1:30 p.m.

Enjoy Free Time to Relax (feel free to change in to western wear for the rodeo)

2:30 p.m.

Meet in hotel lobby for departure           

3:00 p.m.

Free time to explore any of the following three:

Explore the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
Since 1896,  January 13th through February 4th, the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo embodies the history and culture of Fort Worth still prevalent today. The exposition attracts more than one million visitors each year with heart pounding rodeo, world-class livestock, kid-friendly exhibits, live music, cowboy cuisine, carnival thrills and four acres of incredible shopping.

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring and documenting the lives of women who have distinguished themselves while exemplifying the pioneer spirit of the American West. From hardworking cowgirls to influential women like Sandra Day O’Connor, the Museum pays tribute to those who have contributed to the advancement of Western heritage through arts, sciences, politics, business and education. Kids will love the interactive Bronc ride and enjoy looking upon one of their favorite animated cowgirls, Jesse from Disney’s Toy Story. Free admission with rodeo ticket.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Designed by Legoretta + Legoretta in November 2009, the new Fort Worth Museum of Science and History facility is dazzling with its bright colors, geometric forms and abundance of natural light. Exhibits include The Cattle Raisers Museum; DinoLabs; Paluxysaurus jonesi, the official dinosaur of Texas; the Noble Planetarium; the Fort Worth Children’s Museum; Innovation Studios; six glass-walled spaces near the main entrance offering hands-on demonstrations; and the Omni Imax Theater.  Free admission with rodeo ticket.

4:15 p.m.

Experience Behind the Chutes presentation by the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo staff. Meet in the courtyard area between Will Rogers Auditorium and Will Rogers Coliseum.

5:00 p.m.

Cocktails in the Cowgirl Room of Backstage Club by Reata - Will Rogers Coliseum (Tower Building)

5:45 p.m.

Dinner - Backstage Club by Reata Overlooking
Will Rogers Coliseum, the Backstage Club has been frequented by politicians, movie stars and other celebrities for over 50 years. Traditionally open for use as an amenity to coliseum events or private parties, the Backstage Club is a Member's Only Private Club during the Stock Show.

7:30 p.m.

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, World’s Original Indoor Rodeo®
This PRCA rodeo offers the best in rodeo competitors, many of whom make more than $100,000 a year in competitions. The rodeo is held in the arena inside Will Rogers Memorial Center.

9:45 p.m.

Optional- Evening at Billy Bob’s Texas with your sales manager- Built in 1910 as a cattle barn for the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, the “world’s largest honky-tonk” has been entertaining guests for over 30 years with 127,000 square feet of Western-style entertainment, including arcades and casinos, line-dancing lessons and professional bull-riding demonstrations. It’s only fitting that the biggest names in country music should play this larger-than-life club. The likes of Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam, George Strait and Robert Earl Keen have all walked the Billy Bob’s stage.2520 Rodeo Plaza Fort Worth, TX 76164 817.624.7117 www.billybobstexas.com 

11:30 p.m.

Bus back to Omni Hotel (if applicable)

Saturday, January 26th

Breakfast enjoy room service or join in the hotel restaurant. Your Visit Fort Worth staff will be in the restaurant at 9:00 am to 10:00am if you would like to join us prior to your departure. *Please use vouchers received at check-in.

Departures to D/FW International Airport will be provided by Wynne Transportation. Reservations will be scheduled according to flight itinerary, with departure notices distributed the evening before check-out.

For those staying over for the Omni Hotel Anniversary Dinner, our friends at the Omni Hotel will contact you directly with information.  Your airport transfers will still be scheduled according to your flights on Sunday.

Thank you for joining us to experience what a perfect destination Fort Worth is for your conference!

 

 

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