National Day of the Cowboy

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National Day of the Cowboy

The National Day of the Cowboy is a day set aside as a national day of recognition for the many contributions the American Cowboy and Cowgirl have made to the history, national identity and culture of the United States of America.

The official National Day of the Cowboy Organization is headquartered in Wilcox, Arizona, and the largest regional celebration in the country is held in Pinal County with four separate cities hosting extensive activities -- Apache Junction, Gold Canyon, Superior, and Florence.

Goldfield Ghost Town's 1890 Cow Town Festival is Saturday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Goldfield is an authentic 19th century mining town reconstructed on its original site, using original foundations & vintage photos to recreate the atmosphere of Territorial Arizona.

10:00 am - Drover's Procession/Parade on Main Street
11:00 am - Earp-Holiday Mustache & Beard Contest at the Town Gallows
* Hang town Fast Draw Shooting Gallery
12:00noon - 3:00pm - Luke Short Poker Tournament @ the Mammoth Saloon
* Kid's Korral; Straw Calf Roping, Stick Horse Races, Storytelling & other activities.
* Cowgirl Revue/Vintage Fashion Show by the Historical Foundation of Cowgirls
* Western Street Theater by actors from the Renaissance Festival
* Judge Roy Bean Sidewalk Courthouse
* Professor Marvels Patent Medicine Show
* Long horn Cattle Exhibit
* 2 entertainment areas featuring Old Tyme Radio by Radiozona, the Spirit of the * Frontier Cowboy Poets, Cowboy Comedy by the McNasty Brothers, Paydirt with * Dennis Lease and his Wandering Fiddle, Pioneer Pepper and others
7:00 pm - Bootscoot Dance @ Filly's Cowboy Restaurant

National Day of the Cowboy

Address : Hwy 88, 4.5 mi East of Apache Junction Apache Junction AZ
Phone : 480-982-3141   (Always call and confirm events.)

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Admission Fee : Free Admission and Parking


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