What’s on Tap at the Stock Show
From the historic Pioneer Tower to the lights of Dickies Arena, the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo will be awash with the color purple as it recognizes TCU Day Thursday, January 27.
“This is really one of the most fun days of the Show as fans show off their favorite TCU purple,” said Stock Show President and General Manager Brad Barnes. “The atmosphere in Dickies Arena is absolutely electric and even feels a bit like halftime with the TCU Horned Frog Band in the stands, the TCU Showgirls performing, Superfrog pumping up the energy with our fans and the TCU Men’s Chorale singing our National Anthem.”
Stock Show fans wearing TCU-branded clothing will receive free grounds admission to the show and TCU faculty and staff can purchase tickets for rodeo in Dickies Arena for $15 – half the normal cost – with a valid faculty or student I.D.
An added feature of the day is the Stock Show Bowl national collegiate equestrian competition between the TCU Women’s Equestrian Team and Delaware State in the John Justin Arena. Event admittance is included with general grounds admission.
There’s also a full slate of activities for the whole family this week.
Here’s some of what’s on tap Monday through Friday:
Grand Champion Lamb and Goat Exhibitors – Monday, Jan. 24
The grand champion Jr. Wether Goat and Lamb will both be crowned today. 4-H and FFA members are competing in the shows that drew 1,422 lamb and 880 goat entries from across Texas. These and other champions will sell at auction on February 5 in the annual Jr. Sale of Champions that raised $4.7 million for Texas youth in 2020.
Jr. Beef Heifer Show – Monday, Jan. 24
Texas youth are also exhibiting 2,278 beef heifers culminating today at the Stock Show. Many of these young men and women competed on Saturday in the Heifer Superintendents Beef Challenge (quiz and public speaking contest) for $70,000 in scholarship awards.
Stock Show Goes Pink Will Raise Money to Battle Breast Cancer – Tuesday, Jan. 25
Half of rodeo ticket and general grounds admission sales on Tuesday, January 25 benefit the Careity Foundation. The diagnosis is just the beginning of a long journey for many cancer patients. Careity’s goal is to save lives and stay involved, helping and supporting patients through their journey, giving families hope and keeping them focused on healing. Rodeo contestants, volunteers, staff and guests will adorn themselves in pink to show support for those battling breast cancer.
Fiddle Showdown / Western Music and Cowboy Poetry – Monday through Wednesday, Jan. 24 – 26
Cowboy ballads and poetry will fill the air in the Richardson-Bass Building’s West Arena Monday through Wednesday beginning at Noon. The FWSSR Fiddle Showdown is a scholarship competition for youth ages 14 to 18 held on Wednesday. Beginning at 5 p.m. in the West Arena, the fiddle contest will award a minimum of $7,500 in scholarships.
Sip & Shop and Wine Camps – Wednesday, Jan. 26
Two fun and engaging wine events are in store on Wednesday. Wine Camps happen at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. in the Cactus Room in the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall. There, wine makers and experts take guests through a fun and interactive experience concluding with a half-hour mix and mingle reception.
Sip & Shop is held in the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibit Hall’s Texas Room beginning at 4 p.m. Guests can enhance their shopping experience with a selection of wines from acclaimed Texas wineries poured a commemorative wine glass. Tickets for Sip & Shop are required and can be purchased online https://www.fwssr.com/p/plan-a-visit/vine2wine or on-site.
Clint Black – Auditorium Concert Series – Thursday, Jan. 27
Having earned 22 #1 career singles, nearly two dozen gold and platinum awards (U.S. and Canada), a Grammy Award, numerous CMA, ACM and American Music Awards, Clint Black has had one of the most storied careers in modern music. The Houston-born musician has certainly come a long way from the Texas nightclub circuit where he first began. With his latest effort, Out of Sane, Black continues to hold firm in making great music that doesn’t fit a mold or conform to current popularity. Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0C005B629CFD3BAA
TCU Day – Thursday, Jan. 27
Purple pride will reverberate across the Stock Show grounds on Thursday, TCU Day. Anyone wearing TCU garb gets free general admission and rodeo tickets are $15 for anyone with a valid TCU student or faculty ID. Also that day, the Stock Show Bowl will feature the Horned Frog equestrian team pitted against Delaware State University in the John Justin Arena.
Jeff Foxworthy – Auditorium Concert Series – Friday, Jan. 28
Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. He is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and best-selling author of more than 26 books. Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0C005B629D003BC7
Bud Light Roadhouse & The Corkyard – Monday through Friday
Both the Bud Light Roadhouse and The Corkyard feature before and after rodeo entertainment on Simmons Bank Plaza. Get in free with a paid grounds admission, Souvenir Pin, museum membership or rodeo ticket. Otherwise, there’s a $10 cover at the door.
Bud Light Roadhouse Lineup: https://www.fwssr.com/p/plan-a-visit/bud-light-roadhouse
The Corkyard Lineup: https://www.fwssr.com/p/plan-a-visit/vine2wine/the-corkyard
FWSSR PRORODEO Tournament – Daily
The FWSSR PRORODEO Tournament is in full swing in Dickies Arena. With a fan-friendly, bracket-style format, the PRORODEO TOURNAMENT and its $1 million payout takes rodeo to a completely new dimension for Fort Worth rodeo spectators. More information: https://www.fwssr.com/p/shop–promo-boxes/prorodeo-tournament.
LOTS OF HORSING AROUND – Daily
There’s a need for speed with competitors in the Timed Event Challenge on Monday (Team Roping) and Tuesday (Tie-Down and Women’s Breakaway Roping). Cowboy Mounted Shooting on tap for Wednesday. Thursday and Friday feature the colorful Paint Horses in competitions sanctioned by the American Paint Horse Association.
RODEO SHOPPING AND STOCK SHOW FARE – Daily
More than 300 exhibitors with everything from the latest in fashion to Chevy pickup trucks as well as home and outdoor furnishings can all be found at the Stock Show. And, Stock Show fare is sure to put a big smile on your face.
Rodeo Shopping Vendors: https://www.fwssr.com/businesses
Food Vendors & Restaurants: https://www.fwssr.com/businesses/food
FRIDAYS ARE SENIOR DAYS – Friday, Jan. 28
Seniors get half-price grounds admission every Friday of the Stock Show. For $5, anyone 55-years and older can take in all the Stock Show sights, sounds and smells (think corn dogs and cinnamon rolls). Does not include admission to rodeo performances.