The Arizona National Livestock Show is the largest livestock show in the Southwest, an annual Phoenix tradition since 1948.
Exhibitors and their families travel from more than 39 states for the annual Livestock Show held between Christmas and New Year’s on the Arizona State Fairgrounds, bringing over 4.200 head of the nation’s best cattle, sheep, goats, swine and horses for competition.
In addition to the livestock competition, youth compete in public speaking and creed speaking contests along with livestock judging and skill-a-thon competitions.
On Cattlemen’s Day, men and women from across the state gather for fellowship and spirited competition during the Arizona National Working Ranch Horse Competition, Ranch Replacement Heifer and Commercial Bull Show and Sale and Cattledog Competition.
A recent addition to the show is the Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned Arizona National BBQ Stampede where barbecue aficionados compete against one another for title of Barbecue Master.
Bring the young buckaroos for The Farm Experience, an interactive glimpse into the agricultural lifestyle where they can enjoy the experience of riding a wooly sheep or roping a goat.
The Arizona National Horse Show has long been part of our annual competitions. Since relocating to Scottsdale’s WestWorld equine complex in 1998, it has experienced significant growth, with equine competitions for various interests including an American Quarter Horse Association Show and Youth Horse Show.