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National Day of the American Cowboy– it’s a thing!

The National Day of The American Cowboy was created to preserve cowboy history and heritage, and now you can eat your cowboy heart out in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Love cowboys, their hats, and all the John Wayne-levels of spurs and canteening? Well, good news– Fort Worth, Texas will be THE place for you to get your cowboy (or cowgirl!) on this summer. Head there July 26 to celebrate the National Day of the American Cowboy with a full roster of events.

“The Fort Worth Stockyards is a 15-block area that looks the same today as it did 100 years ago, complete with the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive presented by the Fort Worth Herd and the restored Grapevine Vintage Railroad. The Historic Stockyards District is also home to Stockyards Station, a dining and shopping marketplace made from former sheep and hog pens, as well as notable attractions such as the Cowtown Coliseum – home to the world’s only year-round rodeo, Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, Billy Bob’s Texas – the world’s largest honky-tonk, M.L. Leddy’s legendary handmade boots and saddles, Lonesome Dove Western Bistro and the White Elephant Saloon.

The National Day of The American Cowboy was created by the National Day of the Cowboy nonprofit organization, which seeks to contribute to the preservation of Cowboy heritage through education, the arts, celebrations, gatherings, rodeos, and community activities. The first National Day of the American Cowboy was held on July 23, 2005, and this year’s Fort Worth celebration marks the fifth celebration in the City of Cowboys and Culture.”

Photo by Brian Hutson

Activities for the day include an early morning barn/tack sale, kids activities, gun fights, and even a watermelon eating contest– seed spitting and all!

Check out more info at FortWorth.com

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Bryce Gruber is a Manhattanite mom who can be found jet-setting off to every corner of the globe. She loves exotic places, planes with WiFi, summer clothes, & Sucre brown butter truffles. Bryce's aim is to do to luxury what Elton John did to being gay. Follow her on twitter @brycegruber

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