Cowtown Goes Green March 15

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FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS HOME TO AREA’S BIGGEST

 ST. PADDYS DAY PARTY

Cowtown Goes Green is a family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebration  

Fort Worth, TX, —On March 15th, Stockyards Station and the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District will host Cowtown Goes Green, the city’s largest and most family friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

The event, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District will feature free activities for kids including pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, games and contests with Radio Disney, live music, gunfights, and our own special Western/Irish themed Cowtown Goes Green parade follows the 4pm cattle drive and is a green culmination of local businesses, horseback riding clubs, radio stations and more traveling down Exchange Avenue. Those interested in participating in the parade should call Anna Mixon at (817) 625-9715.

All activities are free of charge and are open to the public.

Where: All activities occur along East Exchange Avenue and at Stockyards Station in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards.

When: Saturday, March 15th from 12-4pm

Who: Cowtown Goes Green is proudly sponsored by the Trinity River Vision Authority, the Tarrant County Credit Union and Shannon Brewery. 

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National Day of the American Cowboy Presented by Meador Auto

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Come out this Saturday, July 27th, to celebrate the history and heritage of the American Cowboy at the National Day of The American Cowboy Presented by Meador Auto (NDAC). Voted best cowboy tribute event in the nation by American Cowboy Magazine, NDAC gives families and the general public the opportunity to experience and appreciate the role cowboys and cowgirls have played and continue to play in everyday life.

Free activities and contests include a cow-chip throwing contest, watermelon eating, seed-spitting, best mustache, and buckaroo coloring among others. There will also be a cowboy celebration parade, Cowboy karaoke and gunfight shows in addition to a Riscky’s BBQ Rib Eating Contest, the World Championship Hay Stacking Contest and a Most Worn out Boot contest.

WHEN:           Saturday, July 27, 2013 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Parade is at 11:30.

WHERE:         East Exchange Avenue in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District

WHY:              The Fort Worth Stockyards National Day of The American Cowboy is a great entertainment and educational event for people of all ages. The Western authenticity of the entire weekend strengthens Fort Worth’s claim to some of the best Western heritage festivals in the country.

COST:             FREE (small fee applies to some contests) 

Sponsored by: Meador Auto, Baylor Health Fort Worth, Raising Cains, Best Western Fort Worth Inn and Suites, Fort Worth Capital Grille, Tarrant County College, Bath Planet, the Fort Worth Opera, World of Wellness, Mike and Rosie Moncrief 

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Fourth of July Fun in the Stockyards

Celebrate the Fourth in the Fort Worth Stockyards! In addition to the always fun Willie’s 4th of July Picnic, Stockyards Station will have gunfight shows from the Legends of Texas after both cattle drives (11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.), free face-painting for kids from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and live music inside the station starting at 1 p.m. And as always, there is Riscky’s BBQ, Trail Boss Bugers, Habaneros Mexican Grill and Cantina and all of the western shops to explore! There are also historic walking tours and horseback rides from Stockyards Stables to round out your fun fourth!  

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Frontier Forts Days featuring historical representations of frontier life

ImageWhat:  Annual Frontier Forts Days- a FREE two-day heritage event designed to highlight frontier-era life in Texas.

Who: Sponsored by the Fort Worth Stockyards Business Association and Stockyards Station. 

When: May 10-11, 2013, 10AM to 5PM

Where: All Frontier Forts Days activities are held on the lawn of the Historic Livestock Exchange Building located at 131 East Exchange Ave. and the lawn of the Fort Worth Visitors Center located at 130 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards.

Cost: FREE

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Fort Worth, TX –During this free, two-day heritage event, the Stockyards National Historic District is transformed into an authentic representation of Texas frontier life. Exchange Avenue in the Stockyards is lined with encampments of historic fort sites such as the Texas Forts Trail. Designed to highlight frontier-era life, Frontier Forts Days brings together authentic wagons, flags, music, colorful uniforms and military gear from Texas landmarks such as Fort Concho, Fort Richardson, Fort Griffin, Fort Parker and Fort McKavett, among others. Infantry, artillery and cavalry demonstrations will fill the event schedule along with military parades, Frontier period re-enactors and plenty of music.

Frontier Forts Days is free and open to the public. For more information call (817) 625-9715.

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Animals Alive! September 15

Does your family love animals? Then we have the event for you! On Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the lawn of the Exchange building at 131 East Exchange Ave. we will have live animal presentations, armadillo races, pony rides, a petting zoo, presentations from the Fort Worth Herd, and much more.  The event is free of charge and tons of fun!

Activities include:

  • Armadillo Races, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo: 11am- 4pm
  • Cattle Drive: 11:30am
  • Live Animal Presentations: 12:00pm- 12:30pm
  • Fort Worth Herd Presentation (Featuring longhorn steers, Walter and Snort): 1:15pm- 1:45pm
  • Fort Worth Herd CowCamp: 2:00-2:30pm
  • Live Animal Presentations: 3pm- 3:30pm
  • Cattle Drive: 4pm

WHERE: All Animals Alive activities are held on the lawn of the Livestock Exchange Building located at 131 East Exchange Avenue.

WHEN: Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 11:00 am- 4 pm

WHO: Stockyards Station, a western destination offering over 25 unique shops, dining and entertainment, indoor and outdoor event facilities, historic walking tours, horseback riding, the Cowtown Cattlepen Maze, the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and the home to the world’s only twice daily cattle drive.

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National Day of the American Cowboy photos

The National Day of the American Cowboy was celebrated in Stockyards Style on July 28th all along East Exchange Ave. Check out the photos by Brian Hutson.  View the whole album on our Facebook page. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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We’ve got bike racks!

Now you can ride your bike into the Stockyards for a bite to eat and to watch the cattle drive, while keeping your bike safely locked up. The racks pictured are on the east end of the Visitor’s Center.

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National Day of the American Cowboy is July 28

WHO:                Cowboys and cowgirls of all ages!

WHAT:           Come celebrate the history and heritage of the American Cowboy at the 5th Annual National Day of The American Cowboy (NDAC). Voted best cowboy tribute event in the nation by American Cowboy Magazine, NDAC gives families and the general public the opportunity to experience and appreciate the role cowboys and cowgirls of all ethnicities have played and continue to play in everyday life.

Free activities and contests include watermelon eating, seed-spitting, best mustache, most worn-out boots and buckaroo coloring among others. There will also be a cowboy celebration parade, Cowboy Idol, a hay-stacking contest and gunfight shows.

WHEN:           Saturday, July 28, 2011 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WHERE:         East Exchange Avenue in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District

WHY:              The Fort Worth Stockyards National Day of The American Cowboy is a great entertainment and educational event for people of all ages. The Western authenticity of the entire weekend strengthensFort Worth’s claim to some of the best Western heritage festivals in the country.

COST:             FREE

CONTACT:  817-625-9715 or info@stockyardsstation.com

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Mayor Price to celebrate National Tourism Week in the Stockyards

At 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 11,  Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price will open Frontier Fort Days at Stockyards Station by the firing of the cannon in celebration of National Travel and Tourism WeekShe will address the important contribution of tourism and celebrate Frontier Forts Days. The cannon firing will take place on the lawn of the Livestock Exchange Building at 131 E. Exchange Ave. 

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Frontier Forts Days educates kids about Texas history

The most fun, interactive and exciting way to learn about Texas history is almost here…Frontier Forts Days is May 11-12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. During this free, two-day heritage event, East Exchange Avenue will be transformed into an authentic representation of Texas frontier life with encampments of historic fort sites such as the Texas Forts Trail. Designed to highlight frontier-era life, Frontier Forts Days brings together authentic wagons, flags, music, colorful uniforms and military gear from Texas landmarks such as Fort Concho, Fort Richardson, Fort Griffin, Fort Parker and Fort McKavett, among others. Infantry, artillery and cavalry demonstrations will fill the event schedule along with military parades, Frontier period re-enactors and plenty of music.

Frontier Forts Days is free and open to the public. For more information call (817) 625-9715.

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