Celebrate the 116th Anniversary of the Stock Show happening January 8-23, 2022!
The National Western Stock Show, established in 1906, is the premier livestock, rodeo, and horse show in the nation, serving agricultural producers and consumers throughout the world. We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing education in agriculture, including college and graduate-level scholarships in agriculture and veterinary medicine for practice in rural areas.
The National Western Stock Show is a 16-day livestock show held in Denver Colorado January 8th – 23rd 2022, hosting over 25 different breeds of cattle and many other species of livestock. With more than 12,000 head of livestock moving in and out of the gates each year, visitors can watch traditional competitions including breeding, market, and showmanship, or those primarily aimed for recreation or companionship (llamas, alpacas, poultry, and stock dogs).
Each January nearly 700,000 people visit the National Western Stock Show, an extravaganza of about 30 rodeos, 11 horse shows, and countless other attractions just a couple of miles from the heart of Denver. For so many visitors from the increasingly urbanized West, the Stock Show offers a rare window into Western tradition and the enormous importance of the agricultural and ranching industries that have made their comfortable, networked lives possible.
The National Western International Agribusiness department hosts over 500 international guests from over 30 countries during the annual Stock Show and works to build relationships between those guests and the ambassadors who support our international efforts. We strive to also provide educational programming geared to our international guests' interests as well as students and producers with an interest in international agribusiness.
For many other visitors, the National Western Stock Show is a pilgrimage, a gathering of the extended family that sustains and defines the West. Since the first Stock Show in 1906, it has been a place where generations of farmers and ranchers – people whose hard work feeds the rest of us – spend time reuniting with old friends, learning about new approaches and techniques in agriculture and ranching, and doing some business, year after year.