What are the dates of the show?
The 2024 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo will be January 13 through February 3.
The deadline to enter the Livestock Show is November 15, 2023. THERE IS NO LATE ENTRY. Exhibitors are responsible for ensuring that all entries have been submitted correctly.
The deadline to enter the Horse Show is November 15, 2023. Late entries are accepted with a penalty until December 30. Exhibitors are responsible for ensuring that all entries have been submitted correctly.
What does Grounds Admission cost?
$6 Youth ages 6 to 16
Children 5 and under are free
Grounds admission is free to members of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the Cattle Raisers Museum, and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas.
Guests may leave the property and return the same day with their grounds admission or rodeo ticket for that. There is NO in and out for parking or rodeo.
What is included in grounds admission?
Grounds admission to the Show, which includes all events, with the exception of rodeos, concerts and Mustang Magic, is $12 for Adults $6 for kids ages 6 to 16 and children 5 and under are free.
Grounds admission is required to shop the commercial exhibits areas. Guests may leave the property and return the same day with their grounds admission or rodeo ticket for that. There is NO in and out for parking or rodeo.
What is the Stock Show's handgun policy?
Any Firearms carried onto Stock Show Grounds are subject to all applicable State and Federal Laws. Texas law allows a person licensed to carry a handgun onto the City of Fort Worth-owned Stock Show grounds except for the following areas where handguns are prohibited:
o Will Rogers Coliseum or Dickies Arena buildings when the professional rodeo events are taking place [V.T.C.A. Penal Code §46.035(b)(2)]
o Any livestock barn or other building or portion of a building where a FFA, 4H or other high school, collegiate or interscholastic event is taking place [V.T.C.A. Penal Code §46.035(b)(2)] Please visit https://www.fwssr.com/events for a listing of daily events and locations.
o The Bud Light Roadhouse, The Corkyard and Reata at the Backstage Club [V.T.C.A. Penal Code §46.035(b)(1)]
The Stock Show complies with all applicable state and federal gun laws.
Knives with blades no longer than 4.5 inches are also allowed.
Weapons of any kind are prohibited from Dickies Arena.
Can I bring my pet to the Stock Show?
No animals other than those being exhibited are allowed on the show grounds with the exception of service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Are wagons and strollers allowed?
Wagons and strollers are welcomed on the Stock Show grounds. However, they are not allowed in the Coliseum or Auditorium or Dickies Arena during scheduled events.
Strollers and wagons can be checked in the area underneath Pioneer Tower (between Coliseum and Auditorium), or on the east side of Dickies Arena before the rodeo and claimed afterward.
What is the policy regarding manually-powered and power-driven mobility devices?
It is the policy of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo to accommodate the use of mobility devices by Stock Show visitors with mobility disabilities, subject to the following rules.
People with disabilities who use manual or power wheelchairs or scooters and manually-powered mobility aids such as walkers, crutches, and canes are allowed in all facilities and areas within the Stock Show Grounds where members of the public are allowed to go.
People with disabilities who use power-driven mobility devices (such as Segways, golf cars, or other mobility devices powered by batteries, fuel or other engines) are allowed in all areas within the Stock Show Grounds where members of the public are allowed to go, unless a particular type of power-driven mobility device cannot be accommodated in a particular area because of legitimate safety risks.
Safety risks require that the following rules apply to the use of power-driven mobility devices by persons with mobility disabilities:
• Persons wishing to use a power-driven mobility device on the Stock Show Grounds must be prepared to provide credible assurance that the person is using the device due to a mobility disability.
• No mobility devices powered by fuel or combustion engines are allowed in any indoor facilities, including any livestock barns, or in any areas near livestock bedding, feed, or other combustible material.
• Golf cars and other multi-passenger mobility devices may be used to bring the disabled visitor and persons accompanying him or her from Stock Show parking areas to designated storage locations near the entrances to buildings and enclosed facilities. However, golf cars are not allowed inside any buildings or enclosed facilities on the Stock Show Grounds.
• Golf cars used by persons with mobility disabilities must not exceed 100 inches in length or 50 inches in width.
• A mobility device may not be operated at a speed greater than the speed of pedestrian traffic.
• The Stock Show reserves the right to prohibit the use of power-driven mobility devices in any area within the Stock Show Grounds if Stock Show personnel reasonably determine that the use in that area causes a legitimate safety concern for the disabled patron or for other persons or livestock in the vicinity of the mobility device. In those instances, the Stock Show will use reasonable efforts to provide a storage location for the mobility device and to accommodate the mobility impaired visitor in alternate ways.
How can I ride in the Rodeo’s Grand Entry or the Parade?
Only rodeo competitors, members of an approved riding club or individuals competing in the horse shows are allowed to participate in rodeo performance grand entry. Riders must be 16 years of age or older and only horses and mules are included. Donkeys and miniatures are not permitted.
Parade participants must belong to a riding club, marching band or other organization that has submitted entry forms and received approval by management for participation. No other individuals will be considered.
My school would like a tour. How do we sign up?
The FWSSR is happy to host school tours throughout the show and accepts requests though December 31 of the previous year. Requests submitted after that may or may not be accommodated based on availability.
To request a tour, email email@example.com.
What are the Stock Show's hours?
Unless otherwise posted, the Stock Show office is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Livestock Shows, Horse Shows and other events do not begin before 8 a.m. The grounds are open until 10:30 p.m. Evening rodeo performances end at approximately 10 p.m. The Bud Light Roadhouse will remain open a minimum of one hour after each rodeo performance.
What's the difference between the Stock Show and the Stockyards?
The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is an EVENT taking place in the months of January and February. It includes livestock and horse shows, trade show, carnival and professional rodeo competition.
The Fort Worth Stockyards is a PLACE that is most often considered a tourist attraction. There is a weekly rodeo held during the year and many shopping and restaurant options. Go to fortworthstockyards.org for more info.
What are the hours of the trade show?
The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo trade show hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Be sure and enjoy all our vendors across the show grounds, including the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall, the Richardson Bass building and in the Cattle Barns. For a list of vendors and locations, click the SHOP button on the top right of the website home page.
I want to compliment the Show or have a complaint. Who do I contact?
There are a few options. If your comment is regarding the Stock Show or rodeo management, scroll to the top of this page and click on Ask it Here or call 817.877.2400.
If your comment is about tickets, call 817.502.0011.
If your comment is about parking or Dickies Arena, please go to DickiesArena.com and click on Have A Question in the lower right hand corner.
What is the show's bag policy?
There is no bag policy with regard to activities taking place on the grounds with the exception of Dickies Arena and Will Rogers Auditorium.
Dickies Arena and the Auditorium Concert Series bag policy prohibits Backpacks, Luggage, Duffel Bags, Messenger/Laptop Bags. Typically, personal bags/purses must be smaller than 12”x 12”x 6” for entry. Clear bags are encouraged for quicker ingress. For more information about Dickies Arena policies, please go to dickiesarena.com.
Can I bring a camera?
There are no camera restrictions for non-commercial use on the Stock Show grounds, to include the trade show, barns, carnival and arenas with the exception of Dickies Arena.
For Dickies Arena, still, non-flash cameras with a lens smaller than four (4) inches will be permitted. Cameras with telephoto, interchangeable lenses and other professional photography equipment will not be permitted inside Dickies Arena at any time. Video or audio recording devices, GoPro cameras, monopods, tripods, and selfie sticks are prohibited. Video recording on any device and/or flash photography is prohibited.
This policy will be strictly enforced and management reserves the right to deny any electronic device at their discretion. Please note that some events may enforce a modified camera/video policy. Contact Dickies Arena Guest Services or check the Dickies Arena website for more information regarding specific events.
Can I bring my own food?
Yes, you can bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages to the stock show, with the exception of Auditorium Concerts. Please do not bring glass containers and dispose of all refuse properly.
Outside food and beverage is not allowed in Dickies Arena.
Is the Stock Show wheelchair friendly?
The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo complies with all requirements as required by law through the Americans with Disabilities Act, including handicapped parking spaces, ramps and lifts where necessary for those in wheelchairs throughout the property.
Is there a lost and found?
If you have a lost item, please contact the Fort Worth Police Department Stock Show station at 817.877.2482.
At Dickies, any guest who has lost an item during an event will be directed to Guest Services located at section 117. All found items should be turned in to the same location or given to any guest service/security team member.
Guests inquiring about lost items post-event should call 817-502-0053 or reach out via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All items not claimed thirty days after the event will be discarded.
What are the hours of operation?
Show grounds are open from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Hours will vary for different attractions.
Doors for rodeo performances open one hour prior to the start of the performance.
Competitions & Shows
When are entries due?
Entries for the Livestock Show and Horse Show are due November 15 the year preceding the show. For example, the deadline for 2024 will be November 15, 2023.
THERE ARE NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED FOR THE LIVESTOCK SHOW.
Late entries for the Horse Show are accepted with a penalty until December 30, 2023.
Are Livestock or Horse Shows live streamed?
Not able to be at the FWSSR to for all livestock, horse shows and rodeo in person? No worries! Whether it’s watching the amazing broadcasts of the FWSSR PRORODEO Tournament or livestreams of various Stock Show competitions, you're invited to the exclusive Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, Cowboy Channel Plus experience!
Free livestreams for events including the Invitational Ranch Horse Show and Sale, Mustang Magic competitions, Timed Event Challenges, High School Scholarship Rodeo, Charro Cala and Escaramuza competitions as well as the legendary Junior Steer Show are all happening on The Cowboy Channel Plus App!
For more information, go to the Participate menu on the home page and click on Cowboy Channel.
When will results be posted?
Results for all classes are generally posted within two days after the day of the class. Even though awards are made following the finals of a class, the Stock Show verifies all results before posting.
Will the Stock Show classes be cancelled or closed due to inclement weather?
No, neither the Stock or the Rodeo will close or cancel events. In most cases, exhibitors or rodeo contestants are already on the grounds and all classes and events will be conducted as scheduled.
The only area of the show that may close will be the Carnival or Midway.
No refunds or ticket exchanges are provided for guests who choose not to attend. For information or concerns about tickets, call 817.502.0011.