It’s National Western Stock Show time on the high plains. The stock show, rodeo, and horse show drew a record crowd opening day in Denver. Over 47,000 people were in attendance. That’s the biggest first-day crowd in the show’s century plus history reports 9 News.
The stock show was started by some forward thinking men with the goal of demonstrating better breeding and feeding techniques to area stockmen. It’s the world’s largest according to Colorado.com. It’s grown to be more than a stock show. This year’s events include a parade in the streets of downtown Denver, including a herd of longhorns; daily rodeos, a western art exhibit and sale, and more than 15,000 animals competing for top awards.