Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo 2019

January 18, 2019-February 09, 2019

Founded in 1896, for 122 years people from Fort Worth and all over have eagerly awaited the opening of the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo every January.  This is the last year that the Stock Show Rodeo will be held at the Will Rogers Coliseum.  Next year, in 2020, rodeo performances will be moved to the new Dickies Arena designed to compliment the historic Will Rogers Coliseum while providing a venue for state of the art entertainment.

Don’t miss the tradition of the Fort Worth Stock Show’s “All Western Parade” scheduled Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 11 a.m. in Downtown Fort Worth! The Stock Show Parade is held each year on the first Saturday of the Show. More than 100,000 spectators line the streets of downtown Cowtown to watch this spectacular annual event. An all-western parade means plenty of horses and wagons – but no motorized vehicles are allowed!  Reserved seat tickets for The All Western Parade are available at, also at the Rodeo Ticket Office or call 817-877-2420

There is so much going on at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.  Some of the activities you might enjoy : A bite to eat, served with your favorite beverage at the Stockman’s Cafe.  An event called Swirl Around Vines Wine Wednesdays taking place on Jan 30 & Feb 06.  And of course a stroll on the Carnival Midway is not to be missed.  Family fun awaits your visit to the Petting Zoo or stop by the Milking Parlor to learn where milk comes from, also Planet Agriculture for more education and fun at the same time.

And the Main event : The Rodeos 

Choose from: The Best of Mexico, Cowboys of Color, Bulls’ Night Out, Rodeo X or The World’s Original Indoor Rodeo  ticket prices vary.  You may purchase tickets online at or by calling 817.877.2420. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Stock Show Rodeo Ticket Offices at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. Locations include Will Rogers Drive main entrance, at the east entrance to the Richardson-Bass Building and the XTO Energy Gate on Harley Ave. We recommend you purchase directly from or Ticketmaster.

Tickets for admission to the Stock Show grounds can be purchased upon arrival. General admission tickets permit access to all livestock events, educational programs, commercial exhibits and carnival/midway.  Adults: $10  Children 6 – 16: $5  Children 5 & Under: free

Discounts are available.

Check with the Stock Show’s major sponsors, North Texas Chevy Dealers, Mattress Firm and Dickies. Visit, the Dickie Outlet store at 509 West Vickery or any of the Fort Worth area Mattress Firm stores.

Active and retired military and their immediate family members are eligible to receive free rodeo tickets on February 4th.

Grounds admission is FREE to persons wearing Dickies apparel on January 22 and TCU branded clothing on January 31. ONE GROUNDS PASS is also available on TOLLTAG TUESDAYS to those with a North Texas Tollway Authority tag on their windshield who purchase parking on the grounds. This DOES NOT include rodeo tickets.

TCU students may purchase rodeo tickets for $10 for TCU Day January 31 with a valid student ID which includes grounds admission.



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HEARD Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

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Happy New Year From Lone Star Travelers

To start your New Year on the right foot (no pun intended) Lone Star Travelers has a book recommendation for you. This is not your evening fireside read but a book chock full of fun hikes in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Keep on track with your 2019 New Years resolutions to be healthy, happy and get into shape. 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles : Dallas/Fort Worth including Tarrant, Collin and Denton Counties by Joanie Sanchez has just released it’s third updated edition in full color. This newest edition also includes a revised user-friendly format. All hikes have been reviewed and updated with current info, and a number of new hikes have been included for new adventures around the metroplex. Whether you are new to the area, a native or have been here long enough to be considered a Texan you will discover an extensive selection of trails to choose from.

Quoting from the press release:

Each hike description features key information on length, hiking time, difficulty, configuration, scenery, traffic, trail surface, and accessibility, as well as information on the history of the area. Detailed trail maps and elevation profiles, along with clear directions to the trailheads with GPS data, help to ensure that you always know where you are and where you’re going. Tips on nearby activities further enhance your enjoyment of every outing.

There is a hike waiting for you, a new place to explore, whether you are a novice or experienced hiker. This book will take you places you might never have discovered on your own.

Release date November 13, 2018 $18.95 retail available at major book retailers or at

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Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch

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Texas 2015 A Musical Romance of Panhandle History

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