National Western Stock Show breaks record with largest opening day attendance in history

Saddle Bronc Riding @ Colorado vs. the World, 01.10.15: Cody DeMoss, Heflin, LA
Photo by Jeffrey V. Smith

Denver, CO – The National Western Stock Show announces the largest opening day attendance in Stock Show history with 47,207 fans. The number beats the former Stock Show record of 44,616 set back in 2008.

The opening day event line-up included three rodeo performances and the first-ever BBQ competition. “We are thrilled with the turn out for opening day. The numbers are a testament that the National Western Stock Show has something for everyone”, states Paul Andrews, President & CEO of the National Western Stock Show. “Stock Show fans came out to help us celebrate the history, tradition and western spirit of Stock Show. We appreciate all who attended and look forward to continuing the excitement over the next 15 days,” states Andrews.

First-ever National Western BBQ Throwdown competition
Photo by Jeffrey V. Smith

The next 15 days of Stock Show includes two Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza today, Pro Rodeos, PBR Bull Riding, Gambler’s Choice, Martin Luther King, Jr. African American Heritage Rodeo, Super Dogs, Wild West Shows, Grand Prix, An Evening of Dancing Horses®, Draft Horse Shows and activities for kids like the NW Nursery, along with the largest western trade show in Colorado.

The 2015 National Western Stock Show will continue through January 25. For more information and tickets visit or call 1-866-464-2626.

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