Livestock Show Marketplace
What is there to do at the Arizona National Livestock Show outside of the show ring? Well, with weather as nice as ours, it’s hard not to take a stroll through the commercial vendors selling all kinds of stuff just for you. It’s good stuff too; stuff like trending clothes found only at livestock shows, leather products to fit in with all of the other leather items you may already possess, supplements and other livestock specific products you may have forgotten back home. You need it, we probably have it, just visit them outside, north of the outdoor cattle show ring sometime between 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
And let’s not forget that food is life. If you’re hungry, there are several options for you to choose from and avoid being hangry. Get your favorite meals from the variety of foodstuffs like barbecue, hamburgers, ice cream, Indian Fry-bread and Mexican food, to unique beverages (frozen hot chocolate anyone?)
Lets not forget the Arizona National Hacienda Barn & Grill, catered by Bruce Brown Catering. Everyone attending the show is welcome to try the salads, steak sandwiches, chili and hit the bar. Relax, and enjoy the show with a side of football and good memories.
Cowboy Classics & Arizona National Swag
What better way to show off your trip to the Arizona National Livestock than bringing home a souvenir straight from the source? The Cowboy Classics consignment store and art show has a variety of items to purchase, and Arizona National has new swag that’s so hot everyone wants it. Sponsored by the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation, the Cowboy Classics offer a unique collection of western books, prints, note cards, CDs, videos, jewelry and home décor and other gift items. All proceeds from the consignment store and swag benefit the Arizona National Livestock Show Scholarship Fund.
Become a Vendor
The Arizona National Livestock Show is the largest Livestock Show in the Southwest and an annual Phoenix tradition since 1948. Each year, livestock exhibitors travel from more than 32 states across the country, bringing nearly 3,000 head of the nation’s best cattle, horses, sheep, goats, and swine to enter the competition. More than 1,300 exhibitors compete for the title of Grand Champion, and the chance to sell their animal in the Sale of Champions, where only the elite are sold to livestock industry buyers.
Approximately 30 vendors are selected through application to set up shop for the exhibitors and families attending the show. Application deadline is October 31st. Payment and insurance is due December 1st. Vendors entering must submit photos of their booths, a list of products, proof of liability insurance, and payment by the deadline to secure a spot in the show. Late entries will be considered, but are limited to the amount of space left over, and will be unable to make special requests for their spot.
- Location: Arizona State Fairgrounds
- Application Deadline: October 31
- Payment and Insurance Deadline: December 1
- 3,500+ exhibitors and spectators attend the show
- The Arizona National Livestock Show is a 70-Year tradition
Selection of vendors depends on relevancy to the livestock show. Vendors should help maintain the family friendly and warm western atmosphere of the Arizona livestock industry. Arizona National retains the right to deny entry to vendors perceived to not fit the livestock show atmosphere.
For more information on becoming a vendor go to https://www.anls.org.