Posted on July 26, 2014
It's a day all about preserving “pioneer heritage and cowboy culture.”
Local celebrations vary, of course. Whether it's a parade on horseback down Main Street or a covered wagon trip, a chuck wagon meal or an ice cream social, a historic gun show or horseshoeing demonstrations, choosing a local Cowboy and Cowgirl or holding an Art Spur Writing Contest (in which a piece of Western art “spurs” the writing)...there are a ton of things communities do listed here...
There is a celebration very near me, in Norco, CA, that will include:
- a cowboy obstacle course (the obstacle course portion of the video runs from 45 second mark to the 3:55 minute mark),
- ribbon races,
- sled races,
- celebrity cow chip contests,
- children's dummy roping (on this video, the contest starts at 3:10),
- equestrian drill teams,
- wagon races,
- and a bull riders' rodeo.
- Plus – of course! – food vendors.
Man, I do not know what some of these events are, even! You know what cow chips are, right? It seems icky enough that many festivals and rodeos feature cow chip throwing contests, but what is a celebrity cow chip contest? Do participants try to create celebrity sculptures using cow chips? Or do celebrities compete with throwing the cow chips?
Also on this date:
National Dance Day
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