Monday, January 19, 2009

Fort Worth Stock Show, 2009.

My granddaughter called me yesterday: "Pop pop, we're going to buy a Billy goat." "Great," I replied, remembering the time her mother (my daughter) had goats, and happy it was her turn to care for them.

Her inspiration for Billy had its origin in her attending one of Fort Worth's premier annual events, the Fort Worth Fat Stock Show. If you haven't been, go. If you have children, go. The Stock Show has all the amenities of a county fair, tons of free exhibits, a serious competitive element of show animals, and the rodeo.

Our favorite: the sheep dog trials (free). If you have never been and you like dogs, you are in for a treat. Sheep dog trial's dates: dailyevents.asp

Once the modest Stock show general admission fee is paid there are dozens of free events including music, animal shows, milking parlors, etc. The following site is a pretty good introduction.

List of

January 16 - February 18, 2009
Will Rogers Memorial Center
Fort Worth, Texas.

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