The 111th Annual National Western Stock Show Comes to a close.
The 2017 National Western Stock Show finished strong with the third highest overall attendance in Stock Show history with 684,580 visitors. The largest Stock Show attendance was in 2006 for the 100th Anniversary with 726,972 guests. The 2017 show reported a record closing Sunday with 42,661 fans enjoying Guest Appreciation Day. The Junior Livestock Auction had a record year, raising $912,750 with a percentage of the total going to fund the Scholarship Trust.
The National Western Stock Show is a 16 day event with multiple events: Pro Rodeo Finals, Draft Horse Show, Pink Pro Rodeo, An Evening of Dancing Horses , Xtreme Dog Show, Grand Prix, MLK Jr. Rodeo, Wild West Show and Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza. Unfortunately this years kick-off Parade was cancelled due to weather conditions. These shows offered something for everyone of all ages, but if you don’t believe us, just take a look at the photos below.
If you missed it this year, we will see you next year January 6-21, 2018.
Photos by John Root & Tereza Venn