National Day of the American Cowboy

National Day of the American Cowboy celebrations will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at the Fort Worth Stockyards.

Saddle up for National Day of the American Cowboy on Saturday, July 28th starting at 10 am hosted in the Stockyards National Historic District. Named the "Best Cowboy Tribute" event in the nation by Western lifestyle magazine, American Cowboy, you can expect to see the activities listed below. All events happen along East Exchange Avenue on the lawns of the Cowtown Coliseum & Livestock Exchange Building, inside Stockyards Station, and participating surrounding businesses like the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and Billy Bobs.

10 am-2 pm

Cow Milking Contest • Chuck Wagon Poetry • Quick Draw Contest • Rodeo Clown Panel • Face Painting • Cool Zone • Live Western Music

10 am-11 am

Youth Fiddling Contest

10 am-11 am

Tip-to-tip Guessing Contest with the Fort Worth Herd

11 am

Riscky's Rib Eating Contest

Mustache Contest

11:30 am

Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive and Western Parade

12 pm

Riscky's Rib Eating Finals

12:25 pm

Most Worn Boot Contest

12:30 PM

Legends of Texas Gunfight Show

1 pm-4 pm

Live Music Inside Stockyards Station

1:30 pm-2:30 pm

Behind the Scenes with the Fort Worth Herd

4 pm

Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive

4:15 pm

Legends of Texas Gunfight Shows

2:30 pm and 4:30 pm

Pawnee Bills Wild West Show (admission fees applicable)

10 am-5 pm

Free admission to Billy Bob's Texas with a cowboy hat

8 pm

Stockyards Championship Rodeo (admission fees applicable)

*Schedule subject to change.

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