The National Western Stock Show, in its 113th season, stays in town through Jan. 27. Here’s a few ways to celebrate it.
A Place to Hang Your Hat
The historic Oxford Hotel is offering its Colorado Cowboy package in honor of the Stock Show. The LoDo hotel is offering overnight accommodations, a keepsake bottle of The Oxford 1891 Bourbon, and a night of hors d’oeuvres and cocktails at the Urban Farmer Steakhouse. This offer goes through the end of the stock show. Cost is $220 per night.
Call (855) 527-9580 or use code RODEO at The Oxford Hotel.
Brews and Beats in Boots
The Denver Stockyard Saloon will have live country music starting at 8 every night of the show. See crooners like Ryan Chrys & the Roughcuts, Twenty Hands High, Walker Williams, Richie Law, and Rudy Grant & the Buffalo Riders, included with admission.
Parking is free after 8 p.m., and the Saloon also offers a selection of Mexican and American Foods.
Find them at 4710 National Western Drive, just down the road from the Stock Show.
Dinner and a Stock Show
Kachina Southwestern Grill is offering its Bison and Beer Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 25, perfect for Stock Show visitors. Whet your whistle with beers from New Belgium Brewing located in Ft. Collins, or sample one of their delicious cocktails. Drinks will be followed by a four-course bison dinner courtesy of Prairie Ridge Buffalo Ranch, another Colorado staple.
Cost is $45, and guests can call (303) 410-5813 to reserve their seat.
Bull in a Tea Shop
The Brown Palace Hotel will be hosting the prize steer of the Stock Show during their Afternoon Tea on January 25th. The bull will walk the red carpet to the hotel and stay from 11am to 1 pm for the daily tea, and to pose for pictures with the fans. This tradition, now on its 74th year, allows visitors to get up close and personal with the true stars of the stock show.
Reserve a table by calling (303) 297-3111 or by visiting The Brown Palace.
A Well-Organized Stampede
As always, the stock show will kick off with a parade on Thursday, January 10th. Starting at Union Station at noon, the route will continue along 17th St., concluding at 17th and Tremont. See 40 longhorn cattle, cowboys in boots and spurs, tractors, marching bands, floats, and much much more.
After the parade, enjoy the annual barbecue lunch in the atrium of the Wells Fargo Building, from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Enjoy music, barbecue, and the Dress Western Day proclamation by the City of Denver.
The lunch benefits the 4-H International Youth Group, and tickets are $11.