Free Educational Entertainment

In addition to the many events listed on our Daily Events Calendar we have several attractions on the grounds for your entertainment; free of charge with your Stock Show grounds admission.  Bring your family out and stop by to see the following:

FFA Children’s Barnyard – Join us behind the red barn to see mother animals and their offspring first-hand.  You will see all kinds of animals from day-old chicks, mama pigs with their babies to baby lambs and newborn calves. Local FFA student volunteers are on hand to answer your questions. FFA Children’s Barnyard is located between the Sheep & Swine Barn and is open between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. daily.

Petting Zoo – The Bank of Texas Petting Zoo is a professionally operated, hands-on experience.  It’s always a huge hit with our younger visitors.  The petting zoo is educational and informative, but your average toddler will probably tell you …it’s just plain fun.  The Bank of Texas Petting Zoo is located in front of the Will Rogers Coliseum and is open between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. daily.

Milking Parlor – Live Milking Demonstrations! This is a must-see for all Stock Show visitors.  Where does milk REALLY come from?  It’s worth the stop to see the little ones faces as they see where the morning milk starts out!  The Milking Parlor is located inside the new Tower Promenade and the hours of operation vary – exhibit open daily 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Planet Agriculture – presented by Texas Farm Bureau Insurance – this incredible exhibit is a walk-through, interactive display that reconnects participants with farming and ranching and demonstrates agriculture’s daily involvement in their lives – well beyond the necessities of food and clothing. Produced by the Texas Farm Bureau, visitors learn about animal by-products and even witness cotton being ginned.  With the Texas Farm Bureau’s staff and a host of other knowledgeable folks active in education and agriculture, your questions won’t go unanswered.  Planet Agriculture is located in the South Exhibit Hall, between Cattle Barn 1 and Sheep Barn and is open between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. daily.

Ag Awareness “TAF Magic Show – presented by Texas Farm Bureau Insurance – the Ag Awareness “TAF Magic Show is entertaining and educational for children as well as adults and is dedicated to creating a positive image of the American Farmer.  The program completely engages children and adult to help make the magic happen and tests their agricultural knowledge.  The Ag Awareness “TAF Magic Show presenters write and design each presentation to spotlight local Ag production and the importance of farmers.  Ag Awareness “TAF Magic Show is located in the South Exhibit Hall, between Cattle Barn 1 and Sheep Barn in front of Planet Agriculture with shows daily.

Star-Telegram Stock Show Art Contest and AuctionYou don’t have to raise livestock to participate in the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. The Star-Telegram Stock Show Art Contest showcases works created by students ages 5 to 18 from across Texas. More than 130 schools from 99 cities entered the contest in 2016, to compete for over $20,000 in scholarships, cash, and prizes. Entries came as far as Presidio, Texas. Winning entries will enjoy the prestige of having their works displayed in the concourse in the Amon Carter Exhibits Building during the 23-day run of the Stock Show, January 13 through February 4. More than 1 million guests have annually visited the Stock Show since 2012. Remaining paintings and sculptures will be hung in a special exhibit in the galleries of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. Stock Show grounds admission will gain you access to both museums as part of the “Moo-seum Experience”. The top six contestants in the high school division are eligible to receive additional scholarship dollars by participating in the Stock Show Art Auction held during the Junior League of Fort Worth’s Grand Entry Gala and through an online bidding platform. All entries in the contest must be submitted by November 15.

Remember to check out our Daily Schedule for other events you won’t want to miss!!!! …and don’t forget to keep your eyes open for Hoss and Elwood, the Moos Brothers, the Stock Show Ambassadors while you are on the grounds. They will be making many appearances throughout the 23-days of the Stock Show!