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It All Starts Tomorrow – Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo!

01/14/2016

If bigger is better, then the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is the best.

Anticipation is building for this year’s 23-day run Jan. 15-Feb. 6, attracting vendors, exhibitors, volunteers, rodeo athletes from across the nation, and preparing for more than 1,000,000 visitors.

The 86-acre Will Rogers Memorial Center will host 1,200 professional rodeo athletes competing for over $600,000 in prize money, 15 livestock auctions, and over 200 vendors of authentic western wear and farm implements.

An audience estimated at over 100,000 people will descend upon Downtown Fort Worth for the All-Western parade on Saturday, Jan. 16. Grounded in tradition, it will kick off the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo void of any motorized vehicles and teeming with horses, wagons and marching bands.

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The longstanding Stock Show tradition originated in 1896, and pays homage to the cattle barons who put Texas on the map as a leading beef producer over a century ago. This reputation continues to shape Texas culture today, and the Stock Show & Rodeo does more than preserve this heritage. It embraces it. More than a spectacle, the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is a lifestyle.

Best of all, the money raised from the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is reinvested in the city, and the Stock Show’s economic impact for the City of Fort Worth is estimated above $1,000,000 annually. For all the latest updates, connect via social media using #FWSSR. To learn more and buy tickets, visit fwssr.com.

President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.

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