Daily admission to the Stock Show grounds is $10 for adults and $4 for kids 6-16. This includes four acres of exhibit space—everything from cows to cars and trucks, goats and rabbits to furniture and clothing—and the carnival-like Midway, along with a same-night concert. Purchase a rodeo ticket for $22, and your grounds admission is included for the day! View the rodeo schedule and buy tickets here.
Pro Tip: For the best deal, call the ticket office directly at 817-877-2420.
If you haven’t been to a real indoor PRCA rodeo, you’re in for a dirt-flying treat. For first timers, here’s a rundown of what to expect, as told by the 2016 bull riding champion. Each day during the Stock Show, there’s a rodeo event, and on certain days, an additional matinee option if you’re bringing the kids.
Pro Tip: The closer you are to the ring, the more likely that the dirt will fly near (or on) you, so be prepared.
Children under five get free admission to the Stock Show grounds daily, but still need a ticket for the rodeo. To save a little money, consider visiting on these days:
- Dickie’s Day – January 16: Wear Dickie’s apparel and get free admission to the grounds (not including rodeo that day).
- TCU Day – January 26: Anyone wearing TCU apparel gets on grounds free, and anyone with a valid TCU ID can buy a $10 rodeo ticket ($22 value).
- Military Appreciation Day – January 29: Active and retired military members and their immediate family receive free admission and free tickets to the rodeo.
EAT LIKE A RODEO STAR
Reata Restaurant runs three eateries at the Will Rogers Memorial Center during the Stock Show. Reata at the Rodeo, the original on-site restaurant, offers a sit-down lunch and dinner. For a VIP experience, head to Reata at the Backstage, which provides fabulous food and an unparalleled view of the rodeo grounds. Reservations are required for lunch and dinner: Call 817-348-0642 to learn more. Finally, La Espuela Mexican Cantina is Reata’s fast-casual Tex-Mex restaurant located in the Centennial Room of the Charlie and Kit Moncrief building. No reservations are needed.
In addition to the Reata-owned properties, there are a variety of vendors throughout the four acre venue, including two Starbucks locations!
ROCK OUT TO LIVE MUSIC
There’s literally something for everyone at the Coors Light Roadhouse Concert Series, which is free with your same-day ticket. Come out for local faves Andy Meadows and his band, Poo Live Crew and Jason Eady along with regional acts Sunny Sweeny and the ever-popular Two Tons of Steel.
WHERE TO PARK
Parking on the grounds is $12 a day, and it’s at a premium, especially on the weekends. If you’re attending on a weekend, you can park in the UNT parking garage about two blocks away from the entrance to the Stock Show. Click here for more information.
Although the FWSSR doesn’t allow readmission into the exhibit halls and Midway, (the rodeo is a separate event) there are a lot of ways to enjoy the city between looking at all the exhibits and your rodeo start. Or you can end your day at some of Fort Worth’s best restaurants and bars. All the restaurants in and around Crockett Row are an easy walk, and some, like Magnolia Motor Lounge, offer music that starts after the rodeo ends.