The annual cattle drive to the Fort Worth Stock Show began Monday and will peak on Tuesday.
That means you would be smart to steer clear of University Drive near the Will Rogers Memorial Center, home to the Stock Show.
Thousands of exhibitors will be in Cowtown this week as the Stock Show holds its showcase events: the junior livestock show.
With steers and barrows in tow, youngsters and their parents or supervisors began showing up Monday at the staging area in a parking lot east of Farrington Field, preparing to be moved into their barns on Tuesday.
Police are on hand to direct traffic in the area around Farrington, University Drive and Trail Drive, which is the main road into the Stock Show grounds. But even with the help of police, traffic usually backs up along University — much as it does at the Fort Worth Zoo during spring break.
The junior steers and junior barrows will be judged Thursday and Friday, highlighted by the naming of grand champions. On Saturday, the Stock Show’s final day, the best steers and barrows, along with lambs and goats, will be auctioned off in the annual Sale of Champions.