Originally published January 14, 2010
As the cold-train of winter is pulling away and non-natives are taking down Christmas decorations too soon, the National Western Stock Show is capping-off the holiday season.
In years past, before the Broncos, or the Nuggets or the Rockies or the AVS (whew!) brought in big revenue-bucks to the City and County of Denver, the National Western Stock Show was Denver’s only big, yearly, draw. The City and County of Denver received a tremendous financial boost from the Stock Show. Denverites welcomed the cattle-folk with open arms – and Christmas decorations that lasted through Stock Show.
The National Western Stock Show and Rodeo is basically a meat-market with a Champion Rodeo to boot.
Live Stock sales, judging, exhibits and sport-rodeo are on the agenda at Denver’s National Western Complex. The NWSS Official Website provides all information including directions and ticket sales.