The Arizona National Livestock Show is the largest Livestock Show in the Southwest, an annual Phoenix tradition since 1948 (known then, and colloquially now, as the Phoenix Stock Show and Phoenix Livestock Show). We take pride in our reputation as a prestigious Show with an atmosphere of warm hospitality. Membership in the Arizona National provides the financial foundation of our success. While recent growth has definitely pushed the country out of this city, remnants of the western way of life remain to remind us of our roots. The Arizona National Livestock Show is an Arizona tradition since 1948.
Exhibitors travel from over 25 states across the country, bringing nearly 1,700 head of the nation’s best cattle, horses, sheep, goats, swine and poultry to enter the competition. We sell 100 of the highest placing market animals at the Junior Market Auction.
Cattlemen from across Arizona will gather at the Arizona State Fairgrounds for Cattlemen’s Day which includes the Arizona Working Ranch Horse Competition, Arizona Ranch Replacement Heifer Show and Sale and the Arizona Ranch Horse Sale.
The Cowboy Classics Western Art and Gear Show Exhibit is held in conjunction with the Livestock Show. It is a showcase of the rich and unique life of the American cowboy presented through many forms of art, including painting, bronze sculptures, leather and silver work and a variety of other mediums. A display of Ranchers history and memorabilia is also on exhibit in the Cowboy Classics Gallery. Arizona ranching families and other organizations with roots in ranching and agriculture provide the displays, which attract the attention of both urban and rural spectators.
We have several other fantastic events taking place during the Arizona National Livestock Show which include the Farm Experience, an interactive area for children to learn about agriculture, Chuck Wagon and Dutch Oven Cook Offs and much more!
The Arizona National Horse Show has long been part of Arizona National events. Since 1998, when we moved the events to the WestWorld equine complex in Scottsdale, the Horse Show has experienced significant growth. We offer equine competitions for various interests including an American Quarter Horse Show, and the Youth Horse Show.