FWSSR Fall Newsletter

JAN. 18 FEB. 9 THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW & RODEO FALL 2018 IN THIS ISSUE: 2 Top Ten Recommended | 4 Inside Peek at Dickies Arena | 5 Vine 2 Wine Crushes It | 6 Rodeo Roundup 8 Community Impact | 9 Order Tickets | 10 Pick Your Special | 11 Coors Light Roadhouse 12 Collegiate Equestrian and Fiddle Showdown | 13 Livestock Apprecation Day | 14 Sponsors For 122 years people from Fort Worth, North Texas and beyond have eagerly awaited the annual Stock Show just like Christmas, Thanksgiving and the 4th of July. It wasn’t long after the show was founded in 1896 that going to Fort Worth for the “Fat Stock Show” became what we call in today’s vernacular, “cool.” Over the decades, the Stock Show went from a little cattle show on a muddy Northside creek bank to “the place to see and be seen.” It was where one found not only quality cattle and horses, but also the latest in Western fashion, farm equipment and carnival rides. Today the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is bigger and better than ever, and it is still the place to see and be seen every January and February. Yet it remains true to its roots, to its traditions and values. You might say it’s “old school,” and at the same time, very “cool.” That marriage of the old school and cool is our theme this year. We are going “old school cool” at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, January 18 through February 9. This will be the last year the Stock Show Rodeo will be presented in our beloved Will Rogers Coliseum. Next year, rodeo performances will move to new quarters. “As the extraordinary Dickies Arena® nears completion, it is poised to host its first Stock Show Rodeo performances in 2020,” said Stock Show Chairman Ed Bass. “Designed in ‘old school’ art deco style to compliment the historic Will Rogers Coliseum, this very ‘cool’ state-of-the-art, multi-purpose arena promises to continue the legendary standard for which the Stock Show is known. Dickies Arena will be a venue for rodeo, entertainment and sports that will rival the best in the world.” So take a few moments to flip through these pages and check out what we think is “cool” in 2019. We start with an in-depth update on Dickies Arena, then take a look at the new, bigger and better Stockman’s Café, Vine 2 Wine’s newest feature called Chix & Brix and the exciting Coors Light Roadhouse lineup. And, speaking of music, we’re thrilled to announce the new FWSSR Fiddle Showdown! Of course, you’ll also find the scoop on 36 performances of legendary rodeo and on the annual Livestock Appreciation Day Luncheon. Just flip the pages, then complete the enclosed ticket order form on page 9 - or go online to purchase. Then get ready to go “old school cool” at the 2019 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo! OLD SCHOOL COOL Time to Show Off Our Nothing speaks to the heart and soul of Fort Worth better than the FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW & RODEO 1

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