Photos by Brian Hutson
WHO: Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price will be the grand marshal for the National Day of the American Cowboy Parade at 11:30 a.m. on July 26th in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
WHAT: National Day of the American Cowboy is a celebration of the history and heritage of the cowboy in America. 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 a cow-chip throwing contest, watermelon eating, seed-spitting, and buckaroo coloring among others. There will also be a cowboy celebration parade, historic undergarments fashion show, Cowboy karaoke and gunfight shows in addition to a Riscky’s BBQ Rib Eating Contest.
WHEN: Saturday, July 26, 2013 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Parade is at 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: East Exchange Avenue in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
WHY: The Fort Worth StockyardsNational 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.
PHOTO OPPS: Cowboy Celebration Parade, Cow Chip Throwing Contest, Cowboy Idol, Most Worn-Out Boot Contest, Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive, Watermelon-eating and Seed-spitting contest, Hay Stacking Contest, Gunfight Shows and more.
Ticketed Activities: World Championship Hay Stacking Competition (free to watch), Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m., Stockyards Championship Rodeo at 8 p.m., Hall of Fame Rodeo featuring a Tribute to Bill Pickett on Sunday July 27th at 7 p.m., and the Zydeco Music Festival Day on July 26th.
Sponsored by: Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Stockyards Station, Baylor All Saints Medical Center of Fort Worth, Renewal by Andersen, TVCC Realty Tahiti Village, Uber, Foundation for Wellness Professionals, Autobahn, Red Chain Feeds, Jim Austin Online, Plastic Surgery Texas.
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CONTACT: Sarah McClellan-Brandt, Stockyards Station
817-625-9715, m: 817-480-5041 firstname.lastname@example.org