The cowboy heritage is very strong in Texas and it's very strong in Amarillo.   As time moves on, things change, but one thing that remains true is the Cowboy.   Now is the time to celebrate the Cowboy on National Day of the Cowboy.

Coming up on Saturday, July 28th from 9-2pm The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum is teaming up with other local groups to celebrate the National Day of the Cowboy. The event is open to the public so bring the entire family for a day of learning all about American Cowboys and their American Quarter Horses.

Plus these other great events :

  • Barrel racing on the lawn
  • Ride an American Quarter Horse
  • Listen as employees of the Amarillo Public Library read children stories about cowboys at the Museum
  • Make your own Noodle Stick Pony or Cowboy Trail mix
  • Listen to Cowgirl and Cowboy poetry with the Southwest Cowboy Poets Association
  • Employees from the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum will show young visitors how to create their own brand
  • Take a tour of the Hall of Fame & Museum
  • Explore the “Hard Work & Horse Power” exhibit
  • Make your mark on a Center City stallion statue

Plus they will have free food and drinks while supplies last.

There is no admission charge so come out and celebrate the Cowboy on Saturday, July 28th at the Amarillo Quarter Horse Museum.

The National Day of the Cowboy campaign was founded in 2004 to preserve, protect and promote the cowboy and our Western heritage. The campaign lobbies for the passage of the national resolution designating the fourth Saturday of every July a permanent celebration on the national calendar. The campaign believes in honoring cowboys and cowgirls for their enduring contribution and their courageous, pioneering American spirit. For more information on the scope of this day as a national event, go to

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