Another Year, Another Steer

Slugger & DenverLast Friday, January 24th, The Brown Palace welcomed Slugger and Denver to Afternoon Tea in the Atrium Lobby at the annual prize-winning livestock event. The Brown Palace has a long-standing tradition of welcoming livestock into the hotel thanks to the National Western Stock Show held in Denver each winter. The 2014 NWSS Grand Champion Steer and Reserve Bull walked the red carpet and posed for photos with Denver’s cow town fans and rodeo queens alike.

photo 2The grand champion steer, Slugger, was raised by 13-year-old Baylor Bonham of Newcastle, Oklahoma. The reserve bull was raised by Lauren May of Mineral Point, Wisconsin, and was coincidentally named Denver.

True to form, the Brown Palace was jam packed with cowboys and rodeo queens sitting down to Afternoon Tea and reveling in the Western culture brought together by two of Denver’s oldest traditions.

Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy one of the Wild West’s favorite annual events, we can’t wait to see you all again next year.

Afternoon Tea with a Grand Champion Steer for the National Western Stock Show in Denver on January 20th

We are excited to announce that at the beginning of the new year, two of Denver’s most historic traditions will meet once again. On January 20th, the 106th National Western Stock Show’s Grand Champion Steer will be led down a red carpet to be put on display during Afternoon Tea, in Atrium Lobby at The Brown Palace. From 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., catch a close-up of this fine steer and have a complimentary photo taken by his side. This event is open to the public and reservations are not required.

The 2012 National Western Stock Show will be held from January 7-22 at the Denver Coliseum. For more information about this event please call 303.297.3111 or e-mail us at