106th National Western Stock Show..

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The National Western Stock Show has been around for 106 years and counting. This year was the best in entertainment and hand on activities.

The National Western Stock Show has been around for 106 years and counting. This year was the best in entertainment and hand on activities. Just imagine, sheep shearing demonstration, quarter horse performances, PBR bull riding shows, Angus bull show, dancing with dogs, and many, many, more. It’s hard to believe they can fit every event in the time frame they have. (Jan. 7th to Jan. 22nd)

 

The first stop for any buccaneer or cowgirl is the back stage with a rodeo clown show. Where else can you meet  a real rodeo clown, get to check out his barrel, and maybe even try it out if you are one of the lucky kids at the show. But watch out, those rodeo clowns are sneaky and have many tricks up their sleeves. Besides great entertainment for the kids, he also shows off some of his trick animals like a rooster that plays dead and a goat that packed himself in a suitcase.

 

 
Next, off to all that shopping. There were cowboy hats, jewelry, western furniture, farm animal feeders, and my favorite, the John Deer tractor that seats four. If it was related to farming or ranching, it was there. Maybe you are in the market for a new bull or a pig, you can find it there too. The exhibit  vendors  floor was bright and crisp, If you could find room to put rhinestone on it then it was there. I even saw a saddle with pink crystals and matching spurs. Wow.

 

Last but not lease, the Pro Rodeo, featuring Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin, and Westernaires. A mouth full to say, but entertaining all the way. You must have nerves of steel to get on a bull and ride it for 8 seconds with only one hand. Let’s just say the bulls won but, the bareback riding, steer wrestling, and barrel racing the cowboys and cowgirls took the points. The clown had everyone laughing with all his jokes and teasing of the cowboys. Even the bulls were no match for the clown.

 

 
This was a great event and Denver should be proud. Thank You to all the people and animals for making   it a big success. If you have never seen the Stock Show, put it on the calendar for next year.  Don’t worry about the prices, you can find discounted tickets and special rates for group on the computer or local super markets. We found a Groupon  coupon for half off of rodeo tickets. That was $6.00 a person and it got you in the whole day. This is a great deal for a family of four.