Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Gearing Up for Return – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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The sound of power tools echoed through the exhibit hall of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo on Wednesday. On Friday, the city’s biggest event returns from its COVID hiatus.

“We’re showing Fort Worth’s western heritage,” said Philip Schutts, president of the Fort Worth Stock Show Parade. “I think it’s important that we prove that we’re coming back, and as the show says, we’re going to get up and shine.”

The last time the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo took place was two years ago, just before the pandemic.

“All I do is move forward,” said Danette Wicker. “I’m bringing everything I have to be as profitable as possible. I’m not comparing pre-COVID to now because the world is just different.”

Wicker owns Danette’s Urban Oasis. She is booth #817, as is the area code. Wicker said the Stock Show and Rodeo account for 80% of her annual business revenue.

“So it’s been a game-changer for my small business,” Wicker said. “As an African-American small business owner, I can’t begin to tell you how much growth I’ve experienced just from participating in the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.”

The Forth Worth Stock Show and Rodeo said there will be decontamination stations, and Tarrant County Public Health will offer vaccine clinics there for those who want one.

The parade starts at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo starts Friday 14th and ends on 5th February.

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