July 26 – National Day of the Cowboy

Posted on July 26, 2014

Today in the U.S.A., it's the tenth annual National Day of the Cowboy.

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:

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

Plan ahead:

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