The 26th annual National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration will be held September 5 through 7 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center to celebrate and preserve Western heritage and cowboy culture. The event draws more than 10,000 people to see entertainers, poetry and storytelling,
Western author panels, film and movie seminars, a Youth Wild West Day, horse-handling demonstrations, a horse-themed parade and Native American activities and presentations. Mary Kaye and Pipp Gillette are part of the evening entertainment.
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 National Championship Chuck Wagon Cook-Off.
Event hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults; $9 for seniors; $5 for youth 12 to 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 806-798-7825 or visit Cowboy.org.