National Western Stock Show reports 2nd-highest attendance in its history

Photo: Stock Show 1 M&Ms
Cheyenne Dockter's cow Boomer tries to snatch some of her M&Ms at the National Western Stock Show on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015.

Attendance at this year's National Western Stock Show was 682,539 visitors, the second-highest overall in its history.

Organizers report that there was an increase of 42,517 guests as compared to the 2014 National Western Stock Show.

“We saw records consistently broken throughout the 16 days of show and are thrilled with the great turn out of Stock Show fans these last few weeks,” said Paul Andrews, president and CEO of the National Western Stock Show.

Andrews added that enthusiasm for the new Nation Western Complex is high.

The Denver Business Journal reported that the 2015 show set a new single-day attendance record with 68,757 people on Jan. 17 and an opening-day high mark of 47,207.

If you missed the event, check out CPR's "Sounds of the Stock Show" series to hear from cowboys, mutton busters, and more.