National Day of the American Cowboy

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What Is the National Day of the American Cowboy?

The National Day of the American Cowboy campaign was founded by American Cowboy magazine in 2004 to preserve, protect and promote our cowboy and Western heritage and lobby for the passage of a national resolution designating the fourth Saturday of every July a permanent celebration on the national calendar honoring cowboys and cowgirls for their enduring contribution to the courageous, pioneering spirit of America.

This year, the event is Saturday, July 27th. Join in the spirit of the National Day of the American Cowboy by adding your local event to the map & calendar below!

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  • National Day of the American Cowboy Campfire Show

    Date:  Sat, 2013-07-20 14:00 Event Description:  Hear the stories of early-day ranchers in Harding & Perkins Counties featuring the life of Range Boss James "Tennessee" Vaughn. Learn how cowboys contributed to the early history of Spearfish at the High Plains Western Heritage Center in Spearfish, SD. (605) 642-WEST Location High Plains Western Heritage Center 825 Heritage Drive, Spearfish SD United States 44° 28' 8.2848" N, 103° 48' 33.9444" W See map: Google Maps

    American Cowboy Trade Days & Celebration of the American Cowboy

    Date:  Fri, 2013-07-26 08:00 - Sun, 2013-07-28 17:00 Event Description:  Make your way to Pryor for the annual American Cowboy Trade Days & Celebration of the American Cowboy for everything cowboy-related. A trader's day held in celebration of the National Day of the American Cowboy, this Pryor event features over 80 Western period merchandise vendors from ten different states selling a wide variety of Western-inspired items including ranch gear, antique spurs, Western saddles, leather items, vintage pistols, cowboy crafts, American Indian items, homemade quilts, soaps, beads, ropes, Western home de Location Whitaker Park Pryor, OK 74361 United States 36° 18' 0.8172" N, 95° 18' 51.3" W See map: Google Maps

    National Day of the American Cowboy

    Date:  Sat, 2013-07-27 12:00 - 16:00 Event Description:  9th Annual National Day of the American Cowboy. Cowboys and Cowgirls are invited to bring their families for a picnic at David Rogers Memorial Park. Campfires will be burning if you want to roast your grub. Cowboy family activities start in the afternoon and include learning how to saddle a horse, roping, horse shoe pitching, Nerf shooting gallery, western crafts, and more. The big hit is the end of the day, Cap Gun Fast Draw. Location David Rogers Memorial Park United States 41° 32' 50.7804" N, 85° 35' 3.0588" W See map: Google Maps

    National Day of the American Cowboy: Buckin' Ohio Ranch

    Date:  Sat, 2013-07-27 16:00 Event Description:  Join us in celebrating The National day of the American Cowboy! Here at Buckin’ Ohio The “Spirit of the West is alive!” Are you ready for some added excitement here at the ranch? Buckin’ Ohio has teamed up with United bucking bulls Inc. a national organization and promoter of bucking bull competitions. Location Buckin' Ohio Ranch 8154 Garman Road, Burbank, Ohio 44214 United States 41° 6' 9.126" N, 82° 6' 12.8772" W See map: Google Maps

    Penn-Ohio Youth Rodeo Association NDAC Celebration

    Date:  Sat, 2013-07-27 07:30 Event Description:  FREE Breakfast for everyone from 7:30 - 9:00. Other events for the day include : A Ranch Rodeo, Matt Cox, from Miracle Mt. Ranch with a "Sermon on the Mount ", Keystone Gunslingers will be doing fast draw demos and offer an opportunity for others to try it, Blacksmithing demos, Cowboy poetry, music and West Keystone Cowboys for Christ will also be here. 724-475-3757, Location Center Cross W Arena 69 McCartney Rd. Fredonia, PA United States 41° 21' 55.746" N, 80° 12' 5.4" W See map: Google Maps

    National Day of the American Cowboy: Hall of Fame Weekend

    Date:  Thu, 2013-07-25 20:30 - Sun, 2013-07-28 19:00 Event Description:  Live events everyday starting Thursday July, 25 and ending on Sunday July 28. Live events include a celebrity benefit concert featuring Avery Sunshine, George Huff, Aquile, and Kenn Coxx, a hall of fame induction ceremony into the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum, a western heritage symposium held at the museum center, a one-man Wild Bill Hickok show, the Zydeco Music Festival featuring Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws, and finally the National Multicultural W Location National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum 3400 Mount Vernon Avenue, Fort Worth, TX United States 32° 44' 29.4036" N, 97° 16' 34.3128" W See map: Google Maps

    9th Annual National Day of the American Cowboy

    Date:  Sat, 2013-07-27 (All day) Event Description:  Sedona’s 9th Annual National Day of the Cowboy Celebration in Uptown and the Main Street District of Sedona. Come enjoy “a whole lot of cowboy goin’s on”! See live performances of gunfights, roping, bullwhip cracking, storytelling and historical re-enactments. Listen or dance to live western music. Watch traditional cowboy tradesmen demonstrations and see western art and artists at work. This free event is presented by Sedona Main Street Program with the “Red Rock Posse” and area businesses. Location MAIN STREET Main Street, Sedona, Arizona Sedona, Arizona United States 34° 43' 46.1244" N, 112° 0' 34.4088" W See map: Google Maps

    WRCA/PPHM National Day of the American Cowboy

    Date:  Sat, 2013-07-27 18:13 Event Description:  Join PPHM in “Celebrating Cowboys and Conversation” on National Day of the American Cowboy, July 27th. The event will begin at 6:30pm and will focus on celebrating cowboys both young and old. All cowboys are invited to join PPHM for an evening of conversations and entertainment celebrating what it means to be a working American Cowboy. Enjoy cowboy poetry, music and stories presented by the Southwest Cowboy Poets Association. Location Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum 2503 Fourth Avenue Canyon, Texas United States 34° 58' 47.3556" N, 101° 54' 56.412" W See map: Google Maps

    Okeechobee Main Street

    Date:  Sat, 2013-07-27 10:00 - 18:00 Event Description:  Watch the cattle drive going east on Highway 70 starting at 10AM ending at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. At the Center there will be two Ranch Rodeos 1PM and 6PM. Enjoy watching craftsmen making saddles, whips, etc. Location Okeechobee Main Street 55 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974. United States 27° 14' 35.8908" N, 80° 49' 46.5168" W See map: Google Maps

    The Oakdale Cowboy Museum Celebrates the 9th Annual National Day of the Cowboy, Saturday, July 27

    Date:  Sat, 2013-07-27 11:00 - 14:00 Event Description:  The Oakdale Cowboy Museum will be celebrating the 9th Annual National Day of the Cowboy on Saturday, July 27, at the Oakdale Cowboy Museum, from 11am-2pm. Families are invited to stroll in the courtyard and visit a real cowboy camp, visit with some of our local cowboys and get autographs. We will have activities such as; learning to rope, designing your own brand and using leather tools to stamp out a leather designs. There will be a real cattle truck where kids can walk up a ramp and explore the inside of a trailer to see how cattle are loaded and transported. “Our goal is to share with the public the day in the life of a cowboy, while embracing our local western heritage says committee chairperson, Pat Taylor. This day recognizes our working ranching cowboys as well as our rodeo cowboys.” Awards will also be given to the winners of our National Day of the Cowboy drawing contest. Location Oakdale Cowboy Museum 355 E F St # B, Oakdale, CA ‎ United States 37° 46' 0.1416" N, 120° 50' 46.4316" W See map: Google Maps

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