Photos: The cows came home for the 2013 National Western Stock Show parade

The 108th annual National Western Stock Show had its official kick off on January 9, with a parade through downtown Denver. The show opens tomorrow and runs through January 26 at the National Western Complex, where the fun will include a rodeo, trade show and variety of other special events. We sent Brandon Marshall to cover the parade; see more photos in our slideshow of the event.

See also: Giddy up! Ten can't-miss events at the National Western Stock Show