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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Saddle Up for National Day of the American Cowboy

Visitors to the city of Fort Worth, Texas are invited to “Saddle Up” and take part in festivities for the annual National Day of the American Cowboy in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Fort Worth, home to hundreds of years of Western history, has been dubbed the “City of Cowboys and Culture” for its abundance of Old West-related attractions as well as a thriving arts scene complemented by a diverse culinary palate and sophisticated cultural offerings.

Recognized nationally as the Best Cowboy Tribute by multiple national media outlets, the Fort Worth Stockyards has planned a day of free and family-orientated activities that will take place along East Exchange Avenue.

The activities are designed to help visitors experience and appreciate the role that Cowboys and Cowgirls of all ethnicities have played – and continue to play – in every day Western life. In addition to stage coach rides, live music, pony rides, a petting zoo, and a “jail and bail” available all day, there are many other special events.

Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, 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 VintageRailroad.

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.

Visit www.FortWorth.com for more information.

For more information about top events in the Dallas/Fort Worth region check out the Top Events USA selection on the annual main festivals in the Dallas and Fort Worth region of Texas.