Fort Worth celebrates cowboys

July 5, 2018 by  

The National Day of the American Cowboy is a full day event celebrating the iconic figure of the American Southwest.

Visitors to an event boasting a title like the ‘Best Cowboy Tribute’ should expect to see everything they know and love about the legend of the cowboy. The organizers promise that the day-long celebration will not disappoint. The activities for the day all take place at the aptly named Cowtown Coliseum & Livestock Exchange Building and local businesses like Billy Bobs and the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame will be joining in on the excitement.

Activities for the day include live music, a rodeo clown panel, and Western poetry. There will also be a number of contests during the day including youth fiddle playing, quick draw, and a rib eating contest. Contenders will also vie for the title of fastest cow milker, the most worn boot, and best mustache.

This is the place to be for anyone looking for inspiration for a graphic design project or other artwork. Included in the day will be the daily Fort Worth Cattle Drive and Western Parade. Entertainment will include live Western music, the Pawnee Bills Wild West Show, a Gunfight Show and the Stockyards Championship Rodeo.

The National Day of the American Cowboy is July 28. There is no admission fee to the stockyard to join many of the activities and see the daily cattle drive and parade. Entrance to the rodeo and some other activities do include an admission fee. Visit the Stockyard website for the event schedule and for information about admission for all events. Fort Worth Stockyards is located at 130 East Exchange Avenue.