The historic Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, which opened its 116th year on January 13, runs through Friday, February 3, but the sights, sounds, smells, and, yeah, occasionally stains tend to make for unforgettable memories. Especially, the "World’s Original Indoor Rodeo, which kicks off in the Coliseum tonight at 7:30 p.m. The grounds are open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and today’s events include “Campfire Stories” presented by Texas Cowboy Poets Association, team roping competitions (and classes!!) and several junior breeding beef heifer shows, as well as the selection of the supreme champion gilt and boar followed by the commercial crossbred female swine. (We can almost hear your pulse pounding in excited anticipation.) A rodeo ticket, which ranges from $16 to $22, is also good for general admission to the grounds on the day of the performance, but if rodeos aren’t your thing, then general admission tickets cost $10 and grant folks access to all livestock events, educational programs, commercial exhibits and the carnival midway. Tickets are $5 for children age 6 to 16 (free for children 5-and-under). Tickets are available through TicketMaster, or at the gate — unless the day’s a sell-out. For more information and exact schedule times, visit fwssr.com or call 817-877-2420.
Jan. 23-Feb. 3, 2012