Our mission is to bridge the gap between rural and urban communities by hosting engaging livestock show events in entertainment districts, providing consumers with an immersive experience of the cattle industry’s producer-to-consumer journey.
The Grand Drives, LLC cattle shows are like no other in the nation. The Aggieville Showdown takes place on April 6, 2024 and starts at the Riley County Fairgrounds where exhibitors will compete for the opportunity to show their market prospect cattle or breeding heifers in the streets of the Aggieville Business District. There, the judges will select the Grand & Reserve Champion for the market & breeding cattle divisions. While in Aggieville, exhibitors will be awarded cash prizes, and public attendees will enjoy live music, a fashion show, shopping, and other experiences.
The idea of the national cattle show in Aggieville was envisioned by close friends who share a passion for agricultural education. Developed in April of 2021, the show celebrates American beef producers while advancing exhibitors’ and the public’s knowledge about the livestock industry. The Grand Drives, LLC was formed in 2023 and is now expanding the Aggieville Showdown event concept into more cities. We look forward to continuing the annual Aggieville Showdown event in Manhattan, Kansas to unite exhibitors, students, businesses, and the public to celebrate agriculture in the ‘Ville!