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What You Need to Know for the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo's Opening Day

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The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo officially kicks off Friday.

  • Friday, Jan. 17 Schedule of Events
  • 8 a.m. - AQHA Horse Show - Versatility Ranch Horse Classes (John Justin Arena)
  • 9 a.m. - AQHA Horse Show - Versatility Ranch Horse Reining Classes (Coliseum)
  • 3 p.m. - Agricultural Mechanics Show (Burnett Tandy Dr)
  • 7:30 p.m. - "Best of the West" Ranch Rodeo
  • 9:30 p.m. - Kolby Cooper (Bud Light Roadhouse)
  • Go here for more information.

Good to Know:
Lose an Item? Check with the Fort Worth Police Department's Stock Show Station located in the concourse beneath Pioneer Tower.

ATMs are located throughout the grounds. You can check the visitor map for locations.

As the Fort Worth Rodeo moves into a new home at the Dickies Arena, one of the most impressive aspects of the rodeo is something riders and fans see the entire show and likely never pay attention to – the safety wall that surrounds the rodeo floor.

First Aid Station
Injuries and ailments can be treated at the First Aid Station in the Will Rogers Coliseum's east concourse below Section K. EMTs are on site if needed.

What about the Will Rogers Coliseum?
There is now family entertainment in the Coliseum. Check out comedy shows, a new youth mariachi competition and more.

What to Bring, or Leave at Home

  • Small bags are allowed, up to 12x12x6 inches. There is no clear bag policy.
  • Guests will be screened through magnetometers upon entering the building; no guns are permitted within the venue.
  • Any guest with a grounds pass for the FWSSR is permitted onto the Simmons Bank Plaza, which is located on the east side of the building. This year, both the Bud Light Roadhouse and the Corkyard will be staged on the Plaza.
  • Click here for a complete list of prohibited items.
A small army of purple-clad Stock Show ambassadors will be ready to make visitors feel welcome.


  • Guests can park in yellow lots, which are on the east side of the event.
  • From I-30, guests are encouraged to take the University exit. Take I-30 West toward Fort Worth. Exit onto Chisholm Trail Parkway and take the University Street exit, which is free. Turn right onto University, then turn left at Trail Drive to access the yellow lots.
  • Take I-30 East toward Fort Worth. Take exit 12 toward University, and go North on University. Turn left onto Trail Drive to access the yellow lots.
  • Parking in the yellow lots is $15 for the FWSSR.

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