National Day of the American Cowboy

“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learnt something from yesterday.” ~ Inscription on John Wayne’s headstone.

Image courtesy of the National Day of the Cowboy Fort Worth facebook page.
The National Day of of the American Cowboy is July 27th, 2019.  Here are some exciting and family focused ways to celebrate and explore this iconic Texas tradition!


The Fort Worth Stockyards Parade

Join the Fort Worth Herd on Saturday, July 27th, with a parade following the 11:30 am cattle drive!  “Cow Camp” from 1:30 – 2:30pm allows children and adults to have hands on, interactive experiences with the equipment used during the Cattle Drive Era. Activities include; roping, sorting, saddling, cattle drive demonstrations and chuckwagon stories.  Don’t miss the Pawnee Bill Wild West Show at 2:30pm!  Click HERE for more information on National Day of the American Cowboy events in the Stockyards!


Frontier Times Museum in Bandera, Texas,

Bandera has long been the self-proclaimed Cowboy Capital of the World! Saturday, July 27th they will have a special induction into the Texas Heroes Hall of Honor!  Click HERE for more information on this event, and visiting the museum.

Come out and enjoy some Cowboy Fun in Bandera. Featuring 2017 Western Music Award Winner Mikki Daniels, Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters, Little Wrangler’s Ranch Rodeo, Toe Tappin’ United Fiddler’s, Texas Heroes Hall of Honors, Native American Exhibits, Western Craftsmen, Picker’s Circle and Blacksmiths all on the Historic Court House lawn.  For more information, click HERE.

Image courtesy of 2E Twin Elm Guest Ranch
The 2E Twin Elm Guest Ranch in Bandera is hosting Friday Night Summer Rodeo. Events include Bullriding Mini Bulls, Team Roping, Tie Down Roping, Junior Barrels and of course Mutton Bustin’. $10 per person, under 5 FREE. Stay for the weekend, go for the day, camp along the Medina River, fish, swim or tube!  Click HERE to visit their website. 

For more fun in Bandera, click HERE!

Image courtesy of Glen Rose Chamber
Glen Rose National Day of the American Cowboy Celebration

Starting at 9am, Glen Rose will celebrate with a Parade, Demonstrations, Gun Fights, Poets, Musicians, Vendors, Food and More on the Historic Square!

The Briscoe Western Art Museum, San Antonio

This FREE event invites families to come out and enjoy a day full of activities centered around life as a cowboy!

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