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Fort Worth Stockyards

National Day of the American Cowboy

little_girl_being_lasso'dOn Saturday July 26 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. be at the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and help celebrate the history and heritage of the American Cowboy as the general public has the opportunity to learn the role cowboys and cowgirls of all ethnicities have played and still play in the everyday life of the American Cowboy. American Cowboy magazine has voted the Fort Worth Stockyards NDAC as the best tribute in the nation.

Free activities and contests include a Cowboy Celebration parade at 11:30 a.m., watermelon eating, seed-spitting, a cow-chip throwing contest, gunfight shows, the most worn-out boot contest, cowboy idol, the Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive, cowboy karaoke, and a Riscky’s BBQ rib eating contest.

Ticketed activities on Saturday include the Zydeco Music Festival, World Championship Hay Stacking Competition, Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m., the Stockyards Rodeo at 8 p.m. and on Sunday July 27 the Hall of Fame features a tribute to Bill Pickett at 7 p.m.

The Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Stockyards Station, Baylor All Saints Medical Center of Fort Worth, Renewal by Andersen, TVCC Realty Tahiti Village, Uber, the Foundation for Wellness Professionals, Autobahn, Red Chain Feeds, Jim Austin Online, and Plastic Surgery Texas are sponsoring this year’s National Day of the American Cowboy.

For more information, 817-625-9715,

© All photos courtesy of Brian Hutson.