The National Western Stock Show is a 16-day livestock show held in Denver Colorado every January, hosting over 25 different breeds of cattle and many other species of livestock. With more than 12,000 head of livestock moving in and out of the gates each year, visitors can watch traditional competitions including breeding, market, and showmanship, or those primarily aimed for recreation or companionship (llamas, alpacas, poultry, and stock dogs). Youth involvement is one of the highlights of the livestock shows. Young exhibitors from across the nation participate in our competitive arenas for prize monies, national recognition for their achievements, and a chance at college scholarships.
Experience the Super Bowl of livestock shows, learn about raising and showing livestock, and witness first-hand the hard work and dedication of local, national, and international exhibitors and ranchers from around the globe.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 5
9:00 AM- Llama Arrival and Alpaca Fleece Check In– SH1/Murdoch’s Junior Barn (Stadium Hall)
12:00 PM - Alpaca stall set up only (no animals) - SH1/Murdoch's Junior Barn (Stadium Hall)
FRIDAY, JANUARY 6
8:00 AM – 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Contest (Western National Round-Up) – SA: Stadium Arena
9:00 AM – Shorn Fleece/Fiber/Llama Walking Fiber Shows – SH1/Murdoch’s Junior Barn (Stadium Hall)
9:00 AM - Alpaca Arrival - SH1/Murdoch's Junior Barn (please check in at show central first for vet check prior to brining in animals)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 7 (Opening Day)
9:00 AM – Shorn Fleece/Fiber Show (Alpaca) – SH1/Murdoch’s Junior Barn (Stadium Hall)
10:00 AM – Walking Fiber Show (Llama) – SH1/Murdoch’s Junior Barn (Stadium Hall)
1:00 PM – An Afternoon with Llama and Alpaca – SA: Stadium Arena
1:30 PM – Llama Performance & Alpaca Halter Shows – SA: Stadium Arena
SUNDAY, JANUARY 8
1:00 PM – Llama Halter & Alpaca Performance Shows - SA: Stadium Arena
(TBD) ALPACAS LEAVE THE BARNS (please note you will need to have a dismissal document from the Barn Manager to leave the building)
Event Manger: Ann Danielson
Barn Manger: Larry Zierer
Fleece Super: DJ Riedel
In order to register for National Western Stock Show, you must be a member in good standing of ABR prior to August 31st.
Fleece Tag for Fleece Show
Thank You To Our 2023 Show Sponsors!