Listeners of KSST’s Early Morning Show, hosted by Enola Gay, have a chance to win free one-day passes to the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show. This show is a 23-day event lasting from January 16 through to February 7.
The Stock Show features a livestock exhibit, hosting a number of animals, and a first-class rodeo. The All Western Parade will march through downtown Fort Worth on January 17. People who attend can also enjoy live music, museums, a carnival/midway, and floors of interactive and educational exhibits. As well, the Stock Show includes four acres of shopping facilities and much more. This 2015 Stock Show will have over 1,000,000 people and 25,000 head of livestock being present.
The Stock Show will have many interesting shows. Shows such as the Jr Ag Mechanics Project Show at 8am on Jan 17 and a Longhorn Cattle Show at 11 a.m. that same day. Jan 19 will see cattle shows, goat shows, and the Cowboys of Color Rodeo throughout the day. Dickies Day will be on Jan 20 with extreme bull riding at 7:30 that night. The Stock Show Goes Pink will be on Jan 27 with a number of female rodeo events between 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Two days after will be TCU Day with reining horse classes and World’s Original Rodeo at the Coliseum. Military Appreciation Day is on Feb 2 with cattle shows, barrel race classes, more rodeos and cowboy dressage. For the kids, Feb 4 is Cook Children’s Day with horse pole bending classes, rodeos, and timed event pole bending. Agricultural and mechanic shows, livestock shows, events, and competitions will be spread throughout all 23 days.
This year’s Stock Show is the 119th show to date, after its first show in 1896. The first show had no buildings or admission charge, but in 1897, tents were used to house the livestock and a charge of 25 cents for admission. The show eventually received promotion from stock men in order to bolster the local livestock businesses. Fort Worth citizens eventually raised $50,000 to have the Coliseum built, ensuring that the show would run for another ten years.As the Stock Show gained fame, it gained support, until it became the famous national event that it is today.
In addition to all of the entertainment, this year, people can enter the “Moo-seum experience”, presented by Central Market. This experience grants Stock Show guests access to three world-class museums, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Cattle Raisers Museum, and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. On the other side of that coin, members of these three museums can get into Stock Show grounds at no cost for the whole 23 days.
The Stock Show gifted KSST 50 passes, which Enola Gay will give away at certain times throughout her show. Be sure to stay tuned in and call while they’re available.