FAQ

When does the rodeo start and how long does it last?

Every Friday & Saturday Night at 8:00PM

Doors open at 6:30 PM and the Rodeo competitions start inside the Cowtown Coliseum at 8:00 PM. Competitions generally last for 2 Hours. Totally enough time to make it to the 10:30pm concert at Billy Bob’s Texas, right next door.

What are the ages for kids' tickets?

Kids ages 3 to 12 qualify for the Kid tickets. Kids Under age 3 are Free.

What is a Rodeo?

We are a UPRA and IPRA sanctioned Rodeo

Rodeo is a competitive sport involving a series of riding and roping contests derived from the working skills of the American cowboy. It is usually broken down into two categories: timed events and rough stock events. The rodeo is fun and exciting for fans and athletes!

The Stockyards Championship Rodeo is held in the world-famous Cowtown Coliseum and is the home of the world’s first indoor rodeo. Our rodeo features timed events such as tie-down roping, break away roping, team roping and barrel racing and rough stock events such as bull riding. On Saturday nights, more rough stock events are added like bronc riding, bareback and ranch bronc riding. Come see us for 2 hours of action packed excitement! We are the world’s only year-round rodeo! Every Friday and Saturday night year round at 8:00 p.m. The doors open at 6:30 and the rodeo starts at 8:00 and lasts for 2 hours.

What is the Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show? How long does it last?

Take a trip through time to the Old West

A historical reenactment of the original Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. The show features trick roping, trick shooting, trick riding, a Native American dancer, cowboy songs and an entertaining look at history. Historical figures such as Pawnee Bill come to life and transport the spectator back in time. The shows are based on actual events and stunts that occurred in the original Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show that toured the country some 90 years ago. The Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show was first held in Fort Worth’s Cowtown Coliseum in 1909. Wholesome entertainment for the entire family full of animals, spectacular performers with ropes, bullwhips, pistols and even a singing cowboy!

Two Performances Weekly – Every Saturday & Sunday Afternoon – 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm

Each show is approximately 1 hour. Additional holiday shows are added throughout the year and during the summer starting May 26 – Sept. 3rd. Wild West Shows at 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm are added on Sundays.

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Is this a family-friendly environment?

We are the #1 kid-friendly event in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.

Yes, the Stockyards Rodeo prides itself on being a fun and exciting place for families to enjoy their time together. We have the always hilarious Calf & Mutton scrambles for the kids to participate in during the rodeo each night. We call them down to the arena and it’s loads of fun.

Are your events all indoors?

Yes!

Unlike in Rome, our Coliseum is a completely enclosed, indoor facility. Heated during the winter and with cool A/C during the summer, we provide a comfortable environment to enjoy the Rodeo year-round.

What events are in your rodeo?

We are a UPRA and IPRA sanctioned Rodeo

Friday Night Rodeo competitions include tie-down roping, breakaway roping, team roping, barrel racing and rough stock events such as bull riding. On Saturday nights, more rough stock events are added like bronc riding, bareback and ranch bronc riding.

What else can I do?

The Fort Worth Stockyards is one of America’s most visited tourist destinations.

Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show
Hosted every Saturday and Sunday afternoon inside the air-conditioned Cowtown Coliseum, this family-friendly show is a must-see event featuring incredible performances of trick riders, trick roping, cowboy singers, gunfighters, and even ceremonial Native American dance. The kids will love the sights and sounds, not to mention leave with a lesson in old west history.
www.pawneebillswildwestshow.com

The Fort Worth Herd
The world’s only daily cattle drive is held twice daily at 11:30am and 4:00pm on Exchange Ave and running right in front of the historic Livestock Exchange building. Watch real cowboys and cowgirls drive a herd of longhorn steers to their afternoon watering hole. A unique experience only in the Fort Worth Stockyards!
www.fortworth.com/the-herd/

Billy Bob’s Texas
The World’s Largest Honky-tonk! World famous Billy Bob’s has been named one of the best entertainment destinations in America. Featuring popular country stars every Friday and Saturday night, over 30 bars, one of the Stockyard’s best restaurants, and a country music history museum all under one roof.
www.billybobstexas.com

Fort Worth Stockyards This site contains information about everything available in the Stockyards!
www.fortworthstockyards.org/

Stockyards Station
Shopping at dozens of stores inside Stockyards Station & down Exchange Avenue
www.stockyardsstation.com/

What hotel should I stay at?

Hotel Partners

We have relationships with many of the premiere hotels in Fort Worth. Be sure and ask about their daily shuttles to the Fort Worth Stockyards!

Hyatt Place Fort Worth/Historic Stockyards
Address: 132 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164
Phone: (817) 626-6000
www.hyatt.com

Courtyard by Marriott Fort Worth Historic Stockyards
Address: 2537 N Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76164
Phone: (817) 624-1112
www.marriott.com 

Stockyards Hotel
Address: 109 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164
Phone: (817) 625-6427
www.stockyardshotel.com

 

 

 

 

When was the Cowtown Coliseum built?

Grand Opening in 1908

The Cowtown Coliseum broke ground in 1907 and was completed in 1908, at a cost of $250,000. Looking at the size of the Coliseum in person, you will see the massive architectural undertaking that occured in that short a time frame.

Is there food and drink available inside the arena?

Yes!

N addition to the great dining available throughout the Fort Worth Stockyards, the Cowtown Coliseum offers many delicious food and beverage options. BBQ sandwiches, hotdogs, corndogs, hamburgers, nachos, popcorn, candy, cold beer and a large selection of pepsi products.

Outside food & drink not allowed into the Coliseum

What is the difference between box seats and VIP?

The Best Seats in the House!

The Box Seats are reserved seats that are comprised of the front first two rows of the arena. They are the closest seats to the action. The VIP seats are for larger groups and are located above the roping boxes and offer tiered Pub-Style reserved seats for overhead view that is spectacular. The VIP section also has a full-service bar, with beer, wine, and liquor selection available.

Is photography allowed?

Yes, photography from the stands and outside of the arena is allowed!

After you take your awesome photos, feel free to share them with everybody on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Tag #FWRODEO Who knows maybe your picture will show up on our website or win a fan favorite and get you free tickets!

Professionals who want to film or photograph/do a photoshoot in the
arena or other areas please email Bailey Horwood at bailey@cowtowncoliseum.com

Do I need to purchase my tickets in advance?

Depends on the type of seating

If you are planning on sitting in the Box Seats or VIP section, you should purchase your tickets in advance to make sure a seat is available. You are welcome to purchase your General Admission tickets in advance as well, but you will not have a problem purchasing them in person at our box office.