When January arrives in Denver, many people turn their attention to the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo. Spanning 16 days, the #NWSS2015 serves as an entertainment mecca for everyone who loves rodeos, livestock and anything western.
This year’s show, which will run from January 10-25, will feature a variety of events including a Denver rodeo that offers some of the highest prize money of any rodeo in the world, the largest Western Trade Show in Colorado, Horse Shows that attract contestants from all over the United States and a Livestock Show that’s billed as the “Super Bowl” of shows everywhere.
A variety of ticket packages can be purchased for the 2015 National Western Stock Show and Rodeo. Grounds admissions tickets are the most popular choices, with most people purchasing them at the National Western box office. Pricing varies for adults and children, with pricing as follows:
- Ages 12 and over $10-$19
- Ages 3-11 $2-$3
- Ages 2 and under Free
Because most people want to see numerous events during the 16 days, many choose to purchase Guest Badges for $50 that provides admission for the span of the show.
For most who attend the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo, the Kick-Off Parade is a must-see for adults and children alike. This year’s parade is scheduled for January 8 at noon, and always features a variety of entries that make the event something to remember. Of course, what attracts many people is the variety of rodeos featured during the two weeks. Some of the most anticipated rodeos include:
- PBR Bull Riding – Touring Pro Division Finale
- Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza
- National Western Pro Rodeo
- MLK Jr. African-American Heritage Rodeo
- Pink Rodeo
One Denver rodeo that is expected to have very high attendance is the Pink Rodeo, which is done to honor those who have survived breast cancer as well as remember those who lost their battle. Much money is raised for breast cancer research during this Denver rodeo, with participants and attendees wearing pink to symbolize their support.
Always popular with attendees, a variety of horse shows are featured such as:
- Dancing Horses
- Draft Horses
- Wild West Show
- Grand Prix
The Grand Prix, with over $40,000 in prize money available, attracts jumpers from across the country that are eager to compete against the best and come out on top.
A show about western life isn’t complete without livestock shows. Some of the best ones during the 16 days include:
- Junior Market Livestock Show
- Specialty Livestock Show
Featuring Alpacas, bison, llamas and goats the Specialty show is a real source of entertainment for everyone.
Many of the world’s best Western retailers exhibit at the National Western Stock Show. Some of the most popular merchandise on display includes:
- Agricultural equipment
With so much to do and see, it’s a sure bet the 2015 National Western Stock Show and Rodeo will be a huge hit with all who attend and participate.
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