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9Things to do on the 2022 Nationwide Western Inventory Present and Rodeo

9Things to do on the 2022 Nationwide Western Inventory Present and Rodeo

The 116th annual Nationwide Western Inventory Present and Rodeo runs from Saturday, Jan. 8 to Sunday, Jan. 23.

DENVER — The Nationwide Western Inventory Present is again!

A practice since 1906, this part-rodeo, part-livestock present and part-fair brings tons of of hundreds of individuals to the Nationwide Western Advanced every year for a celebration of our state’s agricultural heritage.

Whether or not you are a native Coloradan or a transplant to the Centennial State, you possibly can’t miss this annual occasion, which opens Saturday, Jan. 8 and runs by means of Sunday, Jan. 23 on the Nationwide Western Advanced and Denver Coliseum at I-70 and Brighton Boulevard.

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You haven’t skilled Denver till you’ve skilled the Nationwide Western Inventory Present. Listed below are 9 wonderful issues to do on the 2022 celebration.

The western commerce present on the Nationwide Western Inventory Present is Colorado’s largest.

A whole bunch of exhibitors will likely be promoting tremendous artwork, jewellery, clothes, home items and agricultural merchandise and tools at this yr’s present. The distributors are unfold all through the Nationwide Western Advanced together with the Corridor of Training, Occasions Heart and Denver Coliseum. Exploring the entire distributors can take greater than a day, so get pleasure from some meals and keep hydrated.

New in 2022, guests can discover the brand-new stockyards and Stockyards Occasion Heart, only one a part of the longer term Nationwide Western Heart that’s now underneath development.

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The Professional Rodeo on the Nationwide Western is among the world’s richest common season skilled rodeos. The nation’s prime bulls, cowboys and cowgirls flock to Denver for the occasion, the primary main professional rodeo of the yr. There are 20 Professional Rodeos at this yr’s occasion, the primary on Saturday, Jan. 8.

This yr’s Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza, that includes Mexican-style bull driving, bareback driving, trick roping and Mariachis, will likely be held twice on Sunday, Jan. 9. The Extravaganza is choreographed by Jerry Diaz, a fourth-generation champion charro. 

The annual MLK Jr. African-American Heritage Rodeo is ready for Monday, Jan. 17. The historical past and heritage of America’s black cowboys will likely be celebrated with professional rodeo occasions together with bronc driving, barrel racing, steer wrestling, mutton bustin’, girls’ steer un-decorating and extra.

The Pink Rodeo, a particular rodeo occasion to assist elevate consciousness for breast most cancers analysis, is ready for Thursday, Jan. 13.

Skilled Bull Riders (PBR) has the highest athletes, fiercest bulls and high-energy sound, lighting and particular results. The 2022 Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour will cease on the Nationwide Western for exhibits on Monday, Jan. 10, Tuesday, Jan. 11 and Wednesday, Jan. 12.

Whereas hundreds of junior market animals will compete at this yr’s Nationwide Western, solely 96 will compete on the Public sale of Junior Livestock Champions. Junior exhibitors, 4-H and FFA members ranging in ages from 9 to 18, convey their ribbon-winning steers, lambs, hogs and goats to be auctioned off.

The public sale of Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion animals will air on 9NEWS on Friday, Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m.

The Coors Western Artwork Exhibit & Sale, a show of world-class artwork, is open all through the Nationwide Western Inventory Present. The gallery is positioned on the third ground of the present’s Expo Corridor. Admission is included with grounds admission. 

David Griffin is the featured artist of the twenty ninth annual Coors Western Artwork Exhibit & Sale.

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The nation’s prime equine athletes come to the Nationwide Western every year to take part in one in all almost 10 horse exhibits. 

The Invitational Ranch Rodeo kicks off the horse present schedule on Saturday, Jan. 8. The ranch rodeo is completely different from professional rodeos as a result of its contestants usually are not professionals, however full-time ranch palms who compete for enjoyable and bragging rights. 

The Nationwide Western’s Wild West Exhibits on Saturday, Jan. 15 and Sunday, Jan. 16, are a journey again to the times of Buffalo Invoice’s Wild West Exhibits with quick-draws, cowboy leisure and pageantry. 

An Night of Dancing Horses, introduced by 9NEWS, options excellent equestrian expertise and stay music from the Colorado Faculty of Mines Music & Performing Arts Program. The exhibits are set for Wednesday, Jan. 19 and Thursday, Jan. 20.

Thought of the Tremendous Bowl livestock exhibits, the Nationwide Western Inventory Present hosts over 25 cattle breeds throughout its two-week run. 

Guests to the present can watch, admire and work together with hundreds of cattle, sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas, poultry and canine which might be exhibited for awards and prize cash.

The Nationwide Western Inventory Present is not only for adults. The present has over 10 interactive and immersive applications, reveals and occasions together with a petting farm, dairy zone and pony rides. 

The present’s actions for youngsters promote schooling and leisure by means of many features of the agriculture business, with the assistance of CSU, Colorado FFA, Colorado 4-H and commodity teams.

The Nationwide Western Nursery is residence to the present’s most up-to-date arrivals: cute, child animals. Positioned within the Occasions Heart, the nursery is residence to moms and their just-born infants.

A very powerful a part of any honest, pageant or expo: the meals. The Nationwide Western Inventory Present has all of the corn canine, burgers, pulled pork, cotton sweet and deep-fried Oreos you possibly can deal with.

The 116th annual Nationwide Western Inventory Present and Rodeo runs from Saturday, Jan. 8 to Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022.

Tickets to the Nationwide Western Inventory Present and a full schedule of occasions will be discovered at

9NEWS is a company accomplice of the Nationwide Western Inventory Present.

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