National Western Stock Show
The Texas Longhorn ©
It may be the world's largest cattle show, but you are just as likely to see llamas on display and find out who is the fastest sheep-shearer if you visit the National Western Stock Show. It's Denver's most popular event and draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The show, with its attendant animal displays, auctions and contests, also features a renowned rodeo. Those with little experience of farming and livestock might think this kind of event sounds dull, but a visit to Denver in January will quickly put paid to that misconception. There is a funfair atmosphere to the festival and endless things to amuse and entertain.
Venue: National Western Complex, Humboldt Street
Date: 11 - 26 January 2014