Celebrating the Heritage of the Cowboy

The 25th annual National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration (NCSC) will be held September 6 and 7, at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, in Lubbock, to celebrate and preserve Western heritage and cowboy culture.

The event includes entertainers, poetry and storytelling, Western writer and author

panels, film and movie seminars, a Youth Wild West Day, horse-handling demonstrations, a horse-themed parade, trick roping demonstrations and Native American Indian activities and presentations.

This year’s event schedule is slated to feature more than 80 cowboy and cowgirl poets, 70 or more musical acts, 30-plus storytellers, 200 exhibit spaces filled with the best in Western art and goods, and more than 20 chuck wagons and other special presenters and presentations. The event also includes the American Cowboy Cultural Awards show, in addition to the National Championship Chuck Wagon Cookoff. Waddie Mitchell and R.W. Hampton will be part of the evening entertainment.

Event hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults; $9 for seniors; $5 for youth 12-17 and free for youths 11 and under.

Location: 1501 Mac Davis Lane, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, Lubbock. For more information and schedule of events, call 806-775-2242 or visit Cowboy.org.

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