The 2023 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo kicks off Jan. 14 with the All-Western Stock Show Parade in downtown Fort Worth and will offer a number of concerts, rodeos and competitions.

The event brings in the big bucks to the city. Last year, the 125th Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo began Jan. 15 with a parade and netted more than $1 million during the FWSSR PRORODEO Tournament. It celebrated the cowboy culture of Fort Worth during its 23-day run. 

The event also provided millions in scholarships and livestock premiums, according to previous Report coverage.

A full schedule of events for the 2023 Stock Show and Rodeo can be found here.

If you are new to the area, or have never been to the Stock Show, here’s a guide for the city.

Fred’s Texas Cafe serves burgers. The restaurant opened on Currie Street in 1978. (Cristian ArguetaSoto | Fort Worth Report)

Food: C(h)ow down!

Fort Worth has an amazing lineup of restaurants, locally owned eateries and belly-filling snacks. Here’s a list of the places to eat around Fort Worth’s Dickies Arena:

  • Rodeo Goat, 2836 Bledsoe St.
  • Michaels Cuisine Restaurant & Bar, 3413 W. 7th St.
  • The Social House, 840 Currie St.
  • Mash’D, 2948 Crockett St.
  • Taco Heads, 1812 Montgomery St.
  • Fanboys Grill, 2708 W. 7th St.
  • Chuy’s, 2401 W. 7th St.
  • Fred’s Texas Cafe, 7101 Camp Bowie West Boulevard
  • La Familia Mexican Restaurant, 841 Foch St.
  • Chimy’s, 1053 Foch St.
  • Velvet Taco, 2700 W. 7th St.
  • Salsa Limón, 925 University Drive
  • Tuk Tuk Thai, 3431 W. 7th St.
  • Hopdoddy Burger Bar, 2300 W. 7th St.
  • Righteous Foods, 3405 W. 7th St.
  • Snap Kitchen, 2828 W. 7th St.
  • Serious Pizza, 2728 W. 7th St.
  • Maestro Tacos, 3011 Bledsoe St.
  • The Cookshack, 500 University Dr.
  • Milano’s Ristorante, 3416 W. 7th St.
  • Cafe Modern, 3200 Darnell St.
  • Don Artemio Restaurant, 3268 W. 7th St
  • Pho District DFW, 2401 W. 7th St.
  • Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, 2150 W. 7th St.
  • Pappasito’s Cantina, 2704 West Freeway
  • Avion Club, 3515 Lafayette Ave.
  • Gloria’s Latin Cuisine, 2600 W. 7th St.
  • M&O Station Grill, 200 Carroll St. 
  • Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, 2708 West Freeway
  • Hanabi Ramen, 3204 Camp Bowie Boulevard
  • Hatsuyuki Handroll Bar, 907 Foch St.
  • Blue Mesa Grill, 612 Carroll St.
  • Lucile’s 4700 Camp Bowie Boulevard
  • Blue Sushi Sake Grill, 3131 W. 7th St.
  • Gustos Burger and Stuff, 3621 Byers Avenue

Entertainment and nightlife: See what the city has to show

While you could fill your entire day’s schedule with rodeo and stock show events, there are plenty of other things to do nearby. Here’s what you should check out while you’re here:

Trinity Metro runs 28 bus routes, seven express and limited bus routes and four shuttles or specialty service routes. (Cristian ArguetaSoto | Fort Worth Report)

Transportation: Ride longer than 8 seconds

You may want to stay out of traffic while you’re in Fort Worth. Luckily for you, there are options that’ll keep your road rage at ease.

Fort Worth Stockshow and Rodeo ride share services:

Will Rogers Memorial Center

Pick up and drop off: 3400 Will Rogers Road South

Dickies Arena

Drop off: 1911 Montgomery St. Dickies Way

Pick up: 3596 Harley Avenue

Other options:

Trinity Metro’s guide to traveling through Tarrant County for the rodeo.

The Fort Worth Stockshow & Rodeo Parking and Driving Guide.

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Cristian ArguetaSotoCommunity Engagement Journalist

Cristian is a May 2021 graduate of Texas Christian University. At TCU, ArguetaSoto served as staff photographer at TCU360 and later as its visual editor, overseeing other photojournalists. A Fort Worth...