Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo FWSSR 2019

Fort Worth, TX January 18 – February 9, 2019

Every year from the end of January to the first week of February, cowboys, and cowgirls come from across the country to participate in the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Just as the title suggests, it is much more than just a rodeo. Agriculture plays a huge part in the festivities as well, with both 4-H and FFA competing in their own specialty events.

The FWSSR kicks off with the annual All Western Parade on January 19, 2019, in Downtown Fort Worth. Along with numerous animal shows and auctions, all are welcome to enjoy the carnival, browse the vendor displays and attend the various rodeos that are scheduled to take place. The Coors Light Roadhouse has a long list of musicians scheduled, who will be sure to provide top-notch entertainment.

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo History

The FWSSR began in 1896 when ranchers brought their cattle to auction. Representatives of meat-packing houses arrived to choose prime beef. In 1917, the show included cowboy riding contests. One year later, rodeo events included cowboy and cowgirl bronc riding along with adult and junior steer riding. Since Western sporting events increased attendance at the show, sponsors began increasing the number of rodeo events. By 1920, bull riding was added to the rodeo lineup. Bareback-bronc riding was added in 1927.

In 1932, NBC was the first radio station to broadcast the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. NBC was also the first television network to broadcast the Texas sporting event on live television in 1958. That year, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, and other notable Western stars made an appearance. Today, the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo generate millions of dollars in revenue, much of which is given in the form of grants and scholarships.

FWSSR Rodeo Schedule Highlights

Friday-January 18

  • Best of the West Invitational Ranch Rodeo at 2:00 P.M.-Coliseum

Saturday, January 19

  • All Western Parade at 10:00 A.M.- Downtown
  • Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Heritage Sale at 12:00 P.M. – Justin Arena

Sunday, January 20

  • Cowboy Church provided by Shepherd’s Valley Cowboy Church at 9:00 A.M. – Auditorium   

Monday, January 21

  • Cowboys of Color Rodeo at 2:00 P.M. – Coliseum

Tuesday, January 22 & Wednesday, January 23

Thursday, January 24

  • Mustang Magic, presented by Lone Star Ag Credit – Trainers Challenge at 6:00 P.M. – Justin Arena
  • RodeoX Extreme Team Competition at 7:30 P.M. – Coliseum

Friday, January 25

  • Mustang Magic, presented by Lone Star Ag Credit – Trainers Challenge at 9:00 A.M. & 6:00 P.M. – Justin Arena

Saturday, January 26

  • Nolan Ryan Beef Cooking Demonstration at 7:30 P.M. – Coors Light Roadhouse
  • Mustang Magic, presented by Lone Star Ag Credit – Trainers Challenge at 6:00 P.M. – Justin Arena

Sunday, January 27

  • Fort Worth Rodeo School – PRCA Championship Rodeo Camp at 8:00 A.M. – Coliseum
  • “Kids Gone Wild” at 11:00 A.M. – Cattle Arena

Monday, January 28

  • Western Music & Cowboy Poetry at 12:00 P.M. – West Arena
  • Western Horseman Timed Event Challenge – Team Roping – Jud Little Ranch “Fast Five” followed by Top 65 Team Ropers at 6:00 P.M. – Justin Arena

Tuesday, January 29

  • Stock Show Goes Pink – Celebration of Breast Cancer Survivors
  • Paint and Quarter Horse Tie-down Roping Classes followed by Women’s Invitational Breakaway Roping at 9:00 A.M. – Justin Arena

Wednesday, January 30

  • Cowboy Mounted Shooting at 10:00 A.M. – Justin Arena

Thursday, January 31

  • Stock Show Bowl – Varsity Equestrian Competition at 6:00 P.M. – TCU vs. West Texas A&M – Justin Arena

Monday, February 4

To see the full schedule of events, please see the website.

World’s Original Indoor Rodeo® Schedule

Monday through Friday at 7:30 P.M.

Saturdays at 10:00 A.M., 2:00 P.M. and 7:30 P.M.

Sundays at 2:00 P.M. and 7:30 P.M.

Coors Light Roadhouse Schedule

The Coors Light Road House is hosting nightly shows beginning on January 18 and extending through February 9. Some of the featured performers include:

  • Jon Wolfe
  • Randall King
  • The Derailers
  • Clare Dunn
  • Mickey & The Motorcars

Plus many more, for the full schedule check out the website.

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