National Day of the American Cowboy, Fort Worth Stockyards


July 23, 2022
10:00 AM until 08:00 PM


Fort Worth Stockyards View map
140 E. Exchange Ave.,
Fort Worth, TX, 76164

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Head to the Stockyards National Historic District to celebrate the history and heritage of the American Cowboy. This family-friendly day of events featuring a Cowboy Celebration Parade (starting at 11:30am), the Cowtown Cowboy Rodeo, Old West Comedy Gunfight Shows, live music, calf roping training, Chuck Wagon Cowboy Poetry, armadillo races and more family fun.

Full event schedule:

Cowtown Coliseum Entertainment Plaza
Fiddle Showcase | 10–11:15am
Chuck Wagon Cowboy Poetry | 11am, 1 and 3pm
J. Clayton Read | noon–1pm
Cowtown Opry | 1– 2Ppm
Allan Chapman | 2–3pm
Shelby Ballenger | 4:30–7:30pm

Cowboy Celebration Parade
Grand Marshall: Keith Mundee, President – American Hat Company
East to West Exchange Avenue | 11:30am

Rodeo Plaza
Cow Milking Contest | 10am–2pm
Armadillo Races | 10am–2pm
Roll-O-Ropers | 10am–2pm
Face Painting  & Glitter Tattoos| 10am–2pm

RFD/The Cowboy Channel
Face Painting  & Glitter Tattoos | 10am–2pm
95.9 The Ranch Live Broadcast | 11am–2pm
92.1 Hank FM Live Broadcast | noon–3pm

Stockyards Station
Face Painting  & Glitter Tattoos | 10am–2pm
Riscky’s BBQ Rib Eating Contest | 11am
Old West Comedy Gun Fight Shows | Noon 4:30pm
Shotgun Josephine | 1–4pm

Fort Worth Herd
Cattle Drive | 11:30am and 4pm | E. Exchange Ave
Behind the Scenes with the Fort Worth Herd | 1:30–2pm

Billy Bob’s Texas
Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen | 10pm

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