The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is back this year! The annual event was cancelled last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but this year crews are ready for a larger than life event!
Growing up in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex, I always loved going to the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. Not only was it a yearly family tradition, and more than just your average rodeo, but there are enough activities to wear anyone out. In addition to the rodeo, there’s both horse and livestock shows, over 300 vendors, a parade which takes place on opening weekend, and even a midway full of carnival games and rides that will satisfy any thrill seeker. They even have live music as well! Both Clint Black, and Kansas will be headlining the Auditorium Concert Series this year.
Organizers say that while they want families to come out, have fun, and enjoy themselves, they will be taking appropriate precautions to minimize COVID-19 risk. Hand sanitizer stations will be scattered though out the stock yards, and while not required, masks will be available free of charge to anyone who wants one. WFAA in Dallas/Ft. Worth reports that, visitors will even be able to get vaccinated on site for free. Booster shots will also be available as well.
The Cowboys of Color Rodeo, which highlights African American, Hispanic and Native American culture, is coming to the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. More than 200 culturally diverse cowboys and cowgirls will compete in rodeo events like bareback riding, bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling and calf roping. The rodeo, which began in 1971, was designed to “educate while it entertains,” highlighting diverse cultural contributions to the West.