Somewhere near a small Texas town a girl is grooming her show steer. Not far away a boy is practicing his judging skills and down the road a woman is training her barrel racing horse. There’s a stir in the air and they sense the growing excitement. They know it’s getting closer… it’s almost Prime Time at the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, January 13 through February 4. “Our Stock Show is not just for the citizens of Fort Worth or Tarrant County,” said Edward P. Bass, chairman of the board, “it’s for everyone! We want all of you to join our friends from near and far who come every year to the Will Rogers Memorial Center for the VERY BEST – from the finest in rodeo action to the thrills of the carnival midway, from the outstanding livestock shows to the hoppin’ live music. The shopping is also fantastic and everywhere you turn, there is plenty of delicious Stock Show food and loads of fun.” This edition of Whoa! gives you just about everything you need to be ready for Prime Time. Information on your favorite rodeo performances, improvements to the Stock Show mobile app and the 2017 recipient of the Bill King Award are all inside. Read how the Will Rogers Memorial Center was born and about the legendary Stock Show leaders who led the Show’s transition from Fort Worth’s “Northside” to the place that’s been our home for 73 years. You’ll read about how the Stock Show gives back to the community as well as providing educational opportunities and support for Texas youth. Finally there’s a tip of the hat to our awesome Stock Show sponsors, a new game called, “Are You Smarter Than a Bullfighter?!” and a handy ticket order form awaits your review. So kick back and read all about the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Then get your tickets ordered. You can order on the Stock Show’s website and the Stock Show’s ticket office opens Monday, November 28. Mail-in orders are accepted until January 1. We make it easy for you to be ready to go come Prime Time. Make your plans today.