The National Western Stock Show Returns, With Indoor Mask Protocols In Place

Despite the parade’s cancellation due to weather, the National Western Stock Show is returning to Denver this year.

In the history of the NWSS, only two events have been canceled. The first time was in 1915 due to an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, which prohibited animals from crossing state borders. The second time was last year, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The annual event is a tradition that has lasted for over a century. Every year it features rodeos, horse shows, breeding shows, family shows, shopping and more.

More than 700,000 people participated in 2019 over 16 days. This year, with the return of the stock market, the organizers expect a large turnout.

Amid the increase in COVID-19 cases in Colorado driven by the omicron variant, the NWSS is following Denver County mask warrant protocols.

All participants must wear a mask indoors, primarily in rodeo and horse show arenas. However, guests can remove their masks in outdoor areas and while eating and drinking on the grounds. No proof of vaccination is required to enter.

The National Western Stock Show runs from Saturday January 8 through Sunday January 23. There will be a free entry day on Tuesday January 11. Customers can purchase tickets and find show times in person or in line.

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