Celebrate all things cowboys Saturday in Stockyards

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If you go The National Day of the American Cowboy celebration is from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Fort Worth Stockyards on East Exchange Avenue.

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The Stockyards will take its western theme to a new level Saturday with a National Day of the American Cowboy celebration.

The sixth annual event, which celebrates the history and heritage of the American cowboy, features a variety of events, from cow chip throwing to gunfighting shows.

The celebration kicks off at 10 a.m. with a hay stacking contest, followed by a Fort Worth Herd cattle drive at 11:30 a.m. and the Cowboy Celebration parade.

Other free events include contests for watermelon eating, seed spitting, rib eating, best mustache and most worn-out boots.

Legends of Texas gunfight shows are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. inside the Stockyards Station.

A book signing by cowboy/stunt man Dean Smith will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Billy Bob’s will also get involved in the celebration and anyone wearing a cowboy hat gets free admission until 5 p.m.

Nearby at the Cowtown Coliseum will be the Pawnee Bill Wild West Show at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. and a rodeo will be held in the coliseum at 8 p.m.

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