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2024 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo: By the numbers

The highly anticipated Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is just over a week away. Fans can expect musical icons like Smokey Robinson, a record-breaking parade, and 23 days of family fun.

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The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo has more than 1 million visitors annually.

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Dust off your boots because the 2024 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is just around the corner. From Friday, Jan. 12 to Saturday, Feb. 3, the city will be jam-packed with rodeo events, live music, and delicious food.

Here’s a numerical snapshot of the 128th annual event and what’s new this year.

3,000 horses

An estimated 3,000 horses are expected to march downtown in the world’s largest All-Western Parade on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 11 a.m., besting the previous high of 2,800 horses set in 2023. The parade will pay tribute to Texas law enforcement agencies and feature stagecoaches, the TCU marching band, and the Fort Worth Police Department’s mounted unit.

Reserved seating options are available in Sundance Square for $25 or at the Convention Center for $15. Tickets will be held at the Dickies Arena Box Office.

Take a break from the show and play your favorite carnival games outside at the fairgrounds. There’s plenty of family-friendly entertainment including cattle and livestock shows, petting zoos, Midway rides, shopping, and classic carnival food. A rodeo ticket includes day-of fairground access.

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Take a break from the show and play your favorite carnival games.

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27 musical guests

The Auditorium Concert Series will kick off at Will Rogers Memorial Center on Friday, Jan. 12 with a performance from Sammy Kershaw. Other featured artists include Trace Adkins, Smokey Robinson, and Tanya Tucker.

The Bud Light Roadhouse — located on the east side of Dickies Arena — will host a series of concerts every night with performers like Shania Twang, Dunn & Brooks, and Summer Dean. Admission is free with the purchase of daily grounds admission.

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FWSSR at Dickies Arena, 2020 | Photo via Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

25 rodeo performances

Cowboys and cowgirls will compete to become rodeo champions at Dickies Arena in events like bull riding, barrel racing, saddle bronc riding, and steer wrestling. Here’s a breakdown of the excitement:

The ProRodeo Tournament is the highlight of the FWSSR and paid out over $1.2 million in 2023, with a record of more than 1.27 million visitors.

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FWSSR at Dickies Arena, 2020 | Photo via @txbpo

One giant Reliant Big Boot

Since 2019, Reliant Energy has sponsored the FWSSR and there’s a giant cowboy boot to prove it. Visitors can document their time at the rodeo with a picture by the 25-ft-tall Reliant Big Boot located on the Simmons Bank Plaza at Dickies Arena.

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If all else fails, don your favorite pair of boots and call it a day. | Photo by FTWtoday

No. 1 Hot Ticket event

VenuesNow recently ranked the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo the world’s No. 1 “Hot Ticket” for venues with a seating capacity between 10,001 and 15,000.

Tickets for adults are $12, kids ages 6-16 are $6, and children under 5 are free. Visitors can also take advantage of special discount days like Military Appreciation Day, TCU Day, and Dickies Day — read the full list.