The 16-day event in north Denver drew more than 700,000 people in 2018.
As more residents flocked to the area and the city pushed past its rural roots country bars either faded away or adapted to meet the new market.
Denver is looking to buy the land where the Stockyard Saloon sits and hopes to keep the business on site.
The National Western Stock Show came out the gate this year running.
Downtown streets were lined with spectators young and old, who mostly reacted with glee to the sight.
The 2018 stock show parade is scheduled for the morning of Jan. 4.
This new fund will somehow generate revenue from the National Western Center and in some way invest it into the communities in north Denver.
The Office of the National Western Center plans to take ownership of the remaining 10 before the end of the year and has already filed eminent domain on five parcels to meet its goal, said office spokeswoman Erika Martinez.
Denver needs someone new to coordinate National Western Stock Show, Brighton Boulevard and other major projects
Anna Jones, the head of the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative, is leaving her position after a little more than a year on the job.
“The first domino”: Construction at Globeville Landing has activists flying drones, tailing dump trucks
Globeville Landing Park has been replaced by fenced-off mounds of dirt, dotted at times by workers wearing white suits and respirators.
Several companies around the National Western complex are having to relocate as the city and county of Denver buys about 106 acres of private property to expand the facility.
For the 72nd year in a row, the National Western Stock Show’s champion steer strolled right into the atrium of The Brown Palace Hotel and presided over Afternoon Tea.
Franktown, Colorado's John Vincent is a pig whisperer, rescuing them from shelters and helping them exercise their big brains to the fullest.
I'm very excited to say that the National Western Stock Show is featuring some very, very good dogs today.
These students are going to figure out the per-cow cost of the National Western — in water, electricity and poop
Denver has no idea how much energy and water the National Western Center uses or how much waste it produces.
"It's our excuse to be Westerns again," said Kelly Leid, who is overseeing the redevelopment of the National Western Complex.
Weird chickens! Skateboarding pigs? It's the National Western Stock Show. Here's where the animals will be.
For the uninitiated, the stock show is one of the largest agriculture events in the country attracting more than 600,000 attendees annually.
The National Western Stock Show won't have a parade in 2017.
National Western Center team to work with U.S. Department of Energy and Xcel Energy on “ambitious goals”
The federal government and Xcel will work with the Office of the National Western Center to make the complex "a fully integrated, net zero campus."