The Arizona National Livestock Show is the largest Livestock Show in the Southwest, an annual Phoenix tradition since 1948.
Exhibitors travel from more than 25 states for the annual Livestock Show, bringing nearly 1,700 head of the nation’s best cattle, horses, sheep, goats, swine and poultry for competition, while 100 of the highest-placing market animals sell at the Junior Market Auction.
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, Arizona Ranch Replacement Heifer Show and Sale, and the Arizona Ranch Horse Sale.
Bring the kiddos for The Farm Experience, an interactive learning exhibit on agriculture; take in the enticing aromas of the Chuck Wagon and Dutch Oven Cook-Offs; and touch the West in ways you have never before!
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 Show, and the 4-H/FFA Horse Show.