Fort Worth Stock Show Starts with Western Flair

Ranching Heritage Weekend kicks off Cowtown's most-anticipated annual event January 12.

From the Fort Worth Stock Show

(Credit: Ranch Horse Journal)

Fort Worth's most-anticipated annual event starts Friday, January 12, when the legendary Fort Worth Show Show & Rodeo bursts on the scene for an energetic and entertaining three weeks of "Buck, Sweat and Steers."

Ranching Heritage Weekend gets things started with some of the most prestigious ranches in the Southwest competing for championship team honors in the Best of the West Ranch Rodeo. Besides the various competitions, auctions and other events, music from the Coors Light Roadhouse will be pulsating with the sounds of the Andy Meadows & His Big Band, Billy Mata & the Texas Tradition and Banda Santa Cruz.

The Jr. Agricultural Mechanics Project Show will display the mechanical skills of the Texas 4-H and FFA youth and Fort Worth's ties to her Hispanic heritage will be featured on Sunday when the Best of Mexico Celebración caps off the fun-filled weekend.

Highlights (complete schedule at :

Thursday, January 11

  • AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge 
  • AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse Show

Friday, January 12

  • AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse Show - Justin Arena
  • AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse Show, Trail -- Coliseum
  • Best of the West Invitational Ranch Rodeo (7:30 p.m.)
  • Andy Meadows & His Big Band - Coors Light Roadhouse

Saturday, January 13 

  • AQHA Ranch Horse Riding
  • All Western Parade
  • Fort Worth Stock Show Heritage Sale - this new format will feature both the AQHA Best of the Remuda Sale and the 62nd Annual Select Breeders Quarter Horse Sale
  • Best of the West Invitational Ranch Rodeo (7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT)
  • Billy Mata & The Texas Tradition - Coors Light Roadhouse

Sunday, January 14 

  • AQHA and NRCHA Working Cow Horse Classes
  • Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show Invitational Ranch Horse Show and Sale
  • Best of Mexico Celebración (7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT)
  • Banda Santa Cruz - Coors Light Roadhouse

WHERE: Will Rogers Memorial Center - 3401 W. Lancaster Ave. - Fort Worth, Texas 76107

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Elite rodeo action, top livestock and equestrian competition, and outstanding entertainment during 23 fun-filled days, January 12 through February 3, is what makes the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo the place to be. Get your tickets today and enjoy a lively western heritage experience. For more information or to purchase tickets visit Ordering tickets is also made easy by calling (817) 877-2420. Get ready for Buck, Sweat & Steers - get out to the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.