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Winter Rodeo Road Trip

Looking to hit the rodeo road this winter? Below is a list of winter rodeos that you need to get on your calendar. From places like Queen Creek, Arizona to Odessa, Texas, there is a rodeo for everyone!

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo

Dates: January 13-23

Location: Denver, Colorado

Website: nationalwestern.com

Start your winter rodeo road trip in beautiful Denver, Colorado! The National Western Stock Show and Rodeo are coming to town for 16 days. The National Western Stock Show has been going strong ever since 1906 celebrating western heritage and entertainment. NWSS brings over 650,000 visitors each year, it’s one of Colorado’s largest tourist destinations for rodeo, horse, and western trade shows. NWSS is bringing entertainment for all ages, from tasty BBQ to shopping for the latest western accessories, there will be a large selection of vendors that you won’t want to miss out on.

The annual National Western Stock Show Kick-Off Parade will begin in Denver at the Union Station at noon on January 6th. Taking a step back in time, the streets will be filled with cowboys and cowgirls. You will get the chance to see over 30 Longhorn cattle, horses, marching bands, and floats. You can check out the schedule and ticket information at NationalWestern.com. Mark your calendars and get ready for a good time!

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Dates: January 21-February 5

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Website: www.fwssr.com

The next stop on our winter rodeo road trip is the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, taking place January 21st through February 5th, 2022. With everything from rodeos to Mustang Challenges and stock shows to horse shows, there is something for everyone in Fort Worth, Texas. All of the action kicks off with the All-Western Parade on January 15, 2022, in Downtown Fort Worth. Along with numerous animal shows and rodeo, there are tons of food and shopping vendors to explore as well.

“This Thing is Legendary” is their motto and the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo aiming to have another legendary year. In addition to all the fun that comes with a stock show, you can also find the Fiddle Showdown taking place on January 24, 2022. The competition is open to local youth between the ages of 14-18 and awards $7,500 in scholarships and awards. For more information on schedules and tickets, make sure to head to www.fwssr.com to start planning your trip.

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

Dates: February 10-26

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Website: www.sarodeo.com

Next stop, San Antonio! Mark your calendars for 18 days of wild western action this February 10th through the 26th. Established in 1949, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo was a labor of love for Texan volunteers, ranging from ranchers and cowboys to businessmen and sports fans who all desired one thing: a coliseum that could be used to facilitate several large community events. Under the direction of Joe Freeman, the movement began. As community support and funding grew, the construction of the Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum became a reality for San Antonio. Construction began in January of 1948. Today this coliseum is home to The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.

Year after year the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo takes great pride in protecting and promoting the western way of life. The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo mission statement reads, “a volunteer organization that emphasizes agriculture and education to develop the youth of Texas.” Through community education and involvement, The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is active in preserving an integral part of Texas’ history. Whether your interest lies in the rodeo arena, stock shows, concerts, or shopping, there are various opportunities to explore the activities that make The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo such a hit each year! Join Cowboy Lifestyle Network as we saddle up for another larger-than-life adventure in The Lone-Star State!

La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros

Dates: February 10-February 27

Location: Tucson, Arizona

Website: tucsonrodeo.com

It’s time to head to historic, Tucson, Arizona! Gear up and pull on your cowboy boots, because the annual La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros Rodeo is kicking off February 10-27, 2022. Tucson is famous for its wild western flair and has seen its fair share of award-winning western action. While it may be a hotspot for filming some of the world’s most popular westerns, including Tombstone (1993) and The Frisco Kid (1979) Tucson is much more than a movie set!

The year was 1925 when an idea sparked in Leighton Kramer to draw more visitors to Tucson during the mid-winter months. With a chance to promote Tucson and celebrate its western history, La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros was born. This 9-day long rodeo is for cowboys and cowgirls as they compete in PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) rodeo events such as bull riding, bareback and saddle bronc, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping, and barrel racing. With a past as rich as a prospector hitting gold, La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros combines western tradition, with new-age excitement to create one of the most exciting events during the early PRCA season.

Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo

Dates: February 25-February 27

Location: Apache Junction, Arizona

Website: lostdutchmandays.org

Lost Dutchman Days is a four-day event that takes place the last weekend of February, every year in Apache Junction, Arizona. Within those four days, there is a plethora of activity throughout the town, but the greatest thing is the comradery that takes place between all of the events and the community. With three days of rodeo action brought to you by the Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo Committee and W/A Stock Contracting. The rodeo is the highlight of the weekend. You can plan on sitting under our shaded grandstands to enjoy all classic eight rodeo events. In addition to the rodeo, you can look forward to a three-day carnival, parade, great food, shopping vendors, and free entertainment!

Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek

Dates: March 17-20, 2022

Location: Queen Creek, Arizona

Website: rootsnboots.org

Since its inauguration in 2011, Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek has become an integral part of Queen Creek, Arizona’s ranching and agricultural community. Beginning as a two-day event with an estimated 8,000 guests, Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek has expanded to become one of the fastest-growing event extravaganzas in Arizona! Now boasting four days of non-stop action, Roots N’ Boots proudly welcomes well over 15,000 spectators to Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre where the festivities take place each year.

2022 Roots N’ Boots activities will begin March 17th and will run until Sunday, March 20th. Each day is packed to the brim with activities the entire family will enjoy. Some of the activities included are a carnival, rodeo dances, horsemanship clinics, petting zoos, Mutton Bustin’, live musical entertainment, and even a cornhole tournament! A full list of activities can be found on their website, rootsnboots.org. Presented by Banner Ironwood Medical Center, the 2022 Roots N’ Boots has been brought to life once again by the dedicated, Friends of Horseshoe Park Event Committee. Months of planning go into bringing the best-of-the-best family fun entertainment to Queen Creek, Arizona for this yearly extravaganza. Saddle up for the ride this March 17th-20th, 2022! Remember, Roots N’ Boots is “More than a rodeo”!

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