Free Kid Fridays at the Fort Worth Stockyards Championship Rodeo

Now all the excitement of the Fort Worth Stockyards Championship Rodeo can be yours, and you can save a little cash, too! From August 14 – September 18, you receive a FREE kids ticket, ages 3-12, to a Friday Night Performance with the purchase of an adult ticket! To receive your FREE ticket, just use the promo code FREEKID when ordering your tickets! Presented by The Ranch 95.9 & Hank FM 92.1.

The Stockyards Rodeo is open EVERY Friday and Saturday night of the year, and is the ONLY rodeo in the world open all year long!

As safety precautions to help reduce the spread of Covid-19, the Stockyards Championship Rodeo is being held at 50% capacity, and mask are required while in the Cowtown Coliseum.

CIMG0818

The Stockyards Championship Rodeo is held in the Historic Cowtown Coliseum, which was built in 1908, and was the first indoor rodeo performance venue in the country! Located in the Fort Worth Stockyards, which was first started as a livestock market in 1866, when cowboys would drive their cattle to market on the famous cattle drives. The railroads, which came to the Stockyards in the late 1870s, made the Fort Worth stockyards an even more important part of the cattle industry! Today you can still the railroads, and there are even train rides offered during weekends.

CIMG0821

My husband might disagree, but half the fun of the rodeo is getting dressed up for it! Boots, jeans and a cowboy hat might be all you need!

CIMG0826

Seating is first come, so arrive early. They are seating with social distancing in mind. Events take place at both ends of the arena, making the BEST seats as close to the middle as possible!

CIMG0827

A real rodeo, it’s very exciting!

CIMG0845

The rodeo clowns were hilarious, and they even used a giant slingshot to throw a few t-shirts to the audience!

CIMG0859

Concession style food is available during the rodeo, too.

CIMG0865

ALL the children, age 8 -12, were invited to come down for the calf scramble!  A calf is released into the arena with the kids, and the first to grab the tape off it’s back wins!

CIMG0836

The horses are really just amazing!

CIMG0870

Children ages 7 and under are also invited to come down for the Mutton Scramble!  Similar to the Calf Scramble, the children chase a grown sheep in the arena and the winner is the first to grab the ribbon!

When our youngest was five, he grabbed the sheep and it pulled him all over the arena, but someone else grabbed the ribbon first! Of course, he was most upset because he thought he was actually going to get to keep the sheep. I think he had already named it!

CIMG0881

During one of the breaks, a group of women from the audience were invited to come down for a contest, although they weren’t told what kind of contest.  The women invited down were all visiting from Australia, and a little shocked to find out once they were in the arena that it was a dance contest! I won’t give it away, but it was a bit of a gag, and I laughed so hard!  It was hilarious!

CIMG0886

The event I was excited to see was the barrel racing!  We cheered so loudly that my throat hurt!

CIMG0891

The racing was followed by MORE bull riding!  We LOVED every minute of it!!  It was so exciting when a rider actually went 8 minutes!

The Rodeo Store at the entrance to the Coliseum sells toys, cowboy hats and other souvenirs.  

My Mommy Tips: 

  • If they want to do either of the scrambles, dress them in clothes they can RUN in!
  • Bring antibacterial wipes to clean their hands after the scramble.
  • Outside food and drinks are not allowed.
  • I took a sweater but the temperature was very comfortable during the show.


Fort Worth Stockyards Championship Rodeo

121 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth

Click HERE to visit their website.



Keep Having Fun in the Texas Sun!

Michelle

Having Fun in the TEXAS Sun is on PINTEREST! Use it as a quick resource to find activities in different Texas towns! Click HERE!

© Having Fun in the Texas Sun, 2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Having Fun in the Texas Sun with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Please click HERE to read our disclaimer.

I will occasionally post some of my favorite Amazon items with links to purchase. As an Amazon affiliate, I do receive a small, very small, commission should you choose to purchase using my link. If you do, thank you for supporting my small business.