National Western Stock Show Celebrates its 110th Season
Photos courtesy of the National Western Stock Show
The National Western Stock Show celebrates its 110th season in 2016 with a seemingly endless amount of activities and competitions, all in the spirit of the Wild West. The two-week event series, held this year from January 7 to January 24, kicks off with a street parade taking over downtown on January 7, complete with horses; cowboys and girls; rodeo clowns; and a stamped of livestock among other parade festivities.
Visitors and residents alike flock to Denver to attend nationally recognized horse shows, professional rodeos, livestock auctions and Colorado’s largest Western Trade Show. In addition to special events, the show features a broad range of activities for all ages and interest such as a fiddle championship competition, BBQ throw down, and mutton busters—an amusing challenge where children hold tight to sheep and try not to fall off while it runs wild around an arena. If art and culture is more your thing, the celebration also includes a showcase of handcrafted western art—both on exhibit and for sale.
To take advantage of all the events and be in the middle of the action, visitors can stay at the brand new Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Denver/Downtown, which opened November 2015. In honor of Denver’s iconic stock show, the property is offering an exclusive western-themed version of their Sip+Savor+Explore package during the month of January. The bundle includes admission to the Denver Art Museum, where a dedicated Western Art Collection exhibit is currently on display; a complimentary beverage featuring local spirits or brews; and a map of the city with selected points of interest for guests to have their very own Wild West experience.
And whether you're attending the Stock Show or not, you can enjoy a taste of the western-themed event at home with a DIY Colorado Campfire Sour recipe, Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Denver/Downtown’s special edition signature cocktail, inspired by the Stock Show and available throughout the month of January.