Head ’Em Up and Move ’Em Out: The National Western Stock Show Is Coming!

Head ’Em Up and Move ’Em Out: The National Western Stock Show Is Coming!

Plenty of Denver residents are offended if you refer to the Mile High City as a cowtown. But the National Western Stock Show, a 114-year-old Colorado tradition, makes the city just that: the biggest and best cowtown in the United States.

On Thursday, January 9, the National Western Stock Show will return for another year of prize-winning animals, cowboy antics, mutton bustin' and Stetson hats. Here's a dive into the Westword archives, with some of our favorite images from Stock Shows of the past.


Plenty of Denver residents are offended if you refer to the Mile High City as a cowtown. But the National Western Stock Show, a 114-year-old Colorado tradition, makes the city just that: the biggest and best cowtown in the United States.

On Thursday, January 9, the National Western Stock Show will return for another year of prize-winning animals, cowboy antics, mutton bustin' and Stetson hats. Here's a dive into the Westword archives, with some of our favorite images from Stock Shows of the past.
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