The National Western Stock Show on Wednesday released its January 2022 dates after being canceled this year due to the pandemic.
The 115th edition will return to Denver starting on Jan. 8 and run through Jan. 23. It will reopen with some new digs, including the newly-constructed Cille and Ron Williams Yards, which will be 20 acres and provide space for cattle, bison, yaks, longhorns and other livestock. Next year will also mark the grand opening of a new 46,000 square-foot HW Hutchison Family Stockyards Event Center, a new events center with auction and show arenas.
The two are part of the National Western Center redevelopment project, which is prompting some backlash from people who live nearby. The project has been in the works for years, and parts of it had to be paused last year after a dip in lodger’s tax revenue caused by the pandemic.
Tickets for the 2022 National Western Stock Show go on sale starting on Sept. 18.