Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show Tickets

One of the oldest rodeo events in the world, the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show is now back. It is the oldest continuous running livestock show that offers plenty of fun for everyone as adults can enjoy competitive sports like Brahma bull riding and rodeo whereas children can play in the barnyard or visit the petting zoo. The Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show is highly popular and so far people from more than thirty nine states have attended the event. Now, this is your chance to become a part of the spectacle live as it is held at the Will Rogers Coliseum. Get your Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show tickets and enjoy the event with your family. 


If you have been looking to spend some time with your family, then the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show is the perfect event for you. The event will make your time worthwhile as not only will you get to see animals from around the world but you will also be treated to sporting contests like, rodeo and Brahma bull riding. It is now going to take place again in its usual place of Fort Worth. You can join in on the fun by grabbing a pair of Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show tickets.

The dawn of the show

The Civil War ended and it did not take long for Fort Worth to become cowboys favorite destination. They used to stop there for supplies while moving from South of Texas all the way to Chisholm Trial with their cattle. After the Texas and Pacific Railway arrived in the city in 1876, many businessmen started raising stock yards to take advantage of all that the cattle business had to offer. Seven years later, the Fort Worth Stockyards came into existence where the first stock show was held in the year 1896.

The debut event took place at a location where there were no buildings. The trees were just about enough to provide shelter to the patrons and animals. Many exhibiters arrived at the show including, William S. Ikard, I. K. Kimberlin, Col. B. C. Rhome and Col. J. W. Burgess. They were accompanied by the Fort Worth Stock Yard company, Swift & Company and Armour & Company operators. They were also given company by different Fort Worth railway companies running and meat packers’ officials.


The first show got great response from the people which led the organizers to hold another event a year later in 1897. The name was then changed to the Texas Fat Stock Show. This time, tents were set up in order to provide shelter to the animals. Twenty five cents was the price people had to pay to watch the livestock. The local ranchers started promoting the event to the meat packers to improve the livestock business and finally Fort Worth natives raised a $50,000 fund. It was used to build a company to look after and organize the event.

Stewart Harrison was appointed the president and he remained in the position till 1908. He was replaced by Samuel Burk Burnett, who handled presidential duties from 1908 to 1922. During his tenure, a lot of advancements were made. The show’s name was changed to Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show and it soon began to be held at The North Side Coliseum. After Burnett, Marion Sansom was elected as the president who remained in power between 1923 and 1925. Van Zandt Jarvis then became president and he remained in the position till he passed away. In 1944, the Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum began housing the show and four years later in 1948, the exposition was attended by approximately 250,000 people.

Introduction of fun activities

In the late 70s, the Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show was renamed to Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show. It is now held every year.  To make the Livestock show more interesting, different rodeo events were added to it in 1918 after the idea was presented by W.O. Rominger and Ray McKinley. The competition included many fun activities for people to enjoy including, men’s steer riding, ladies bronc riding, men’s bucking bronco, wild horse race and junior steer riding .

The Forth Worth Stock Show later introduced a new contest in 1933 called the Brahma bull riding. The contest is now considered among the five big events of its kind in the world. Apart from these activities, there is a petting zoo, carnival and different exhibits where people offer variety of things like ranch equipments and clothes. The show is now going to be staged at the Will Rogers Coliseum. If you want to attend it live then book your Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show tickets.


Frequently Asked Question(s)

Q:Can I buy Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show 2017 Tickets through cash?

A:Since 1896, the Southwestern Exposition And Livestock Show has been an annual part of the Texas calendar. This popular event is now back for its latest edition and you can book your Southwestern Exposition And Livestock Show Tickets to be a part of this famous event. As far as tickets buying is concerned, we are sorry but you can only get your tickets through a credit card. Our brokers do not accept any payments made through cash because of security concerns.

Q:Can I have my Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show Tickets refunded?

A:The first ever Southwestern Exposition And Livestock Show was held over a century ago in 1896 and it has been an annual event ever since then. Now that it is back for this year's event, you can buy Southwestern Exposition And Livestock Show Tickets from our brokers. The tickets once bought, however cannot be refunded as the transaction once made is deemed final. For more information about our terms and conditions regarding refunds, please visit the "policies" page of our website.

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