Celebrate National Day of the Cowboy with Us!

Learn about the Cowboy way and his work partner the American Quarter Horse

The National Day of the Cowboy is an event that is celebrated around the country, including right here in Amarillo. Local groups have joined forces to teach, entertain and celebrate the 8th annual National Day of the Cowboy with the public. The celebration takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 28 at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum. This free event will provide entertainment for the whole family.

In addition to the Hall of Fame, local partners include the Amarillo Public Library, Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, Center City, Southwest Cowboy Poets Association and the Amarillo Convention & Visitors Council. These partners are excited to participate by leading activities amidst the fun planned by the Hall of Fame. Visitors can look forward to these activities and events during the celebration:

  • 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
  • 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

Everyone is welcome to come learn more about American cowboys and their trusty mounts, American Quarter Horses. There is no admission fee, and free food and drinks will be provided as long as supplies last.

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 www.nationaldayofthecowboy.com.

If you have any questions regarding this event or interested in being a volunteer, please contact the Museum at 806-376-5181.