All-western parade kicks off Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

FORT WORTH, TEXAS, January, 11, 2022 – Everyone loves a parade and the streets of downtown Fort Worth will be filled with the sights and sounds of horses, riders, marching bands and wagons – pulled with authentic horsepower – on Jan. 15 when the Fort Worth Stock Show’s All-Western Parade beginning at 11 a.m.  

More than 120 organizations, including an impressive 2,000 horses, are entered in this year’s parade. Entries categories include: Riding Clubs / sheriff posses; floats / horse-drawn vehicles; and 3) bands and marching groups. The stock show’s parade has stuck its historical roots.  

 “It’s fascinating to realize that a parade was used to draw people to the first Stock Show in 1896 which was held under some trees near Marine Creek on the city’s Northside,” said Stock Show President and General Manager, Bradford S. Barnes. “While this year’s will certainly be a larger parade, it still carries the spirit of that first Stock Show in full western flare.”   The words “All Western” have true meaning; no motorized entries are allowed. One exciting aspect will be the appearance of the celebrated Budweiser Clydesdales, who will also appear at the Stock Show’s rodeo beginning January 21. The impressive group of eight equines will also be on exhibit in the Burnett Building at the Will Rogers Memorial Center during the Stock Show’s full 23-day run.   

 The 2022 parade will navigate from the Tarrant County Courthouse on Main Street, proceeding south through Sundance Plaza to 9th Street, turn west on 9th Street to Houston Street, then flow north on Houston Street ending back at the Tarrant County Courthouse. The parade is free to the public, but reserved seating is available.  

 Reserved Seating / Ticket Purchases: Tickets can be purchased by calling 817-877-2420 or at the Dickies Arena Box Office located at 1911 Montgomery Street – southwest side of the venue. Ticket sales end at noon on Thursday, January 13.   Reserved seating is available in Sundance Square for $25 and the Fort Worth Convention Center on Ninth Street for $15. Sundance Square ticket holders can enjoy face painting and other activities. With each reserved seat purchased, patrons will receive a one-day general admission ticket to the Stock Show (rodeo performances not included).