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5 Ways to Celebrate the National Day of the Cowboy

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The possibilities are endless when you step foot inside the famous Stockyards. A daily cattle drive kicks off at 11:30 a.m., with a whole passel of activities to follow. Enjoy a Wild West show, or watch cowboys exhibit their skills at the rodeo. Tour the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame or the Stockyards Museum. As if that is not enough fun, a maze, historical walking tour, and Legends of Texas gun fights are also on the agenda. The parade, gun fights, and various live music events are free, however other attractions will require guests to pay an admission fee. Rates vary per attraction. July 22-23, 2017. Fort Worth Stockyards Station, 130 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, Texas 76164. (817) 625-9715.

5. Concho Cowboy Company’s National Day of the American Cowboy—San Angelo, Texas

Concho Cowboy Company

Photo: Facebook/Concho Cowboy Company

Kick off the festivities with a legitimate chuck wagon breakfast. The price of the meal varies from $8-$10 and includes hash browns, biscuits, sausage, eggs, coffee, and juice. The remainder of the program does not require admission. Western music and a performance by the Concho Cowboy Company are on the itinerary. The American Plains Artists Association will also be featuring a unique western art display. July 22, 2017, 9-10 a.m. Courtyard near Fort Concho Barracks 5 & 6 on Henry O. Flipper Street. (325) 481-2646.

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