The Arizona National Livestock Show is the largest livestock show in the Southwest, an annual Phoenix tradition since 1948. Your continued membership in the Arizona National provides the financial foundation of our success. We are dedicated to youth and agriculture. It is our goal to support the youth of our industry and share our passion for the livestock and agriculture sectors with the population as a whole.
Exhibitors travel from more than 30 states for the annual show, bringing nearly 2,500 head of the nation’s best cattle, horses, sheep, goats, and swine for competition, while 50 Champion Animals will sell at the Junior Market Sale of Champions. Premium awards paid to junior and open exhibitors yearly total more than $90,000.
We take pride in our reputation as a prestigious show with an atmosphere of warm hospitality. While recent growth has pushed the country out of Phoenix, remnants of the Western way of life remain at the hallowed fairgrounds to remind us of our roots.
Held in conjunction with the livestock show, the Cowboy Classics Western Art Show and Gear Exhibit showcases the rich, unique life of the American cowboy, presented in bronze sculptures, leather and silver work, oil paintings, and a variety of other art mediums. Another attraction of the Arizona National is the Cowboy Classics Gallery, an exhibit illustrating Arizona’s long ranching history, filled with memorabilia and displays provided by prestigious ranching families and other organizations with agricultural roots.
On Cattlemen’s Day, men and women from across the state gather for fellowship and spirited competition during the Arizona Working Ranch Horse Competition, Ranch Replacement Heifer Show and Sale and the Ranch Horse Sale.
Bring the kiddos for The Farm Experience, an interactive opportunity to learn more about agriculture. You can also take in the enticing aromas of the second annual Barbeque Stampede, an official Kansas City Barbeque Association competition! In addition, we’ve added a Cornhole and a Cattledog Competition.