Howdy pardners! How about moseying on over to the El Paso Museum of History to enjoy the third annual National Day of the Cowboy. The program this year will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with gunfights throughout the day.
Enjoy four different groups participating in gunfights throughout the day. See Six Guns and Shady Ladies, Old West Thunder, Paso del Norte Pistoleros, and the Wild Bunch as they reenact famous gunfights that happened in old El Paso. Have fun at a Wild West Medicine Show, participate in 19th century dances and view a fashion show of the latest in bustles and bows!
From 2 to 4 p.m. there will be a petting zoo with calves, camels, ponies, and sheep. Hands on activities will include making a cowboy puppet, learning about different brands, rope making, seeing how cowboys cooked on the range, see which saddle is the most comfortable, trying on reproduction clothes of a century ago, grinding coffee, participate in a flour sack race, make your own bandana and more.
See an exhibit of antique firearms and learn their history. Visit a cowboy camp and learn how life was on the open range. The Castro Family Charros and their horses will again be on hand to demonstrate their riding techniques. Jaime “Jimmy” Portillo, who is the writer/creator of the new local comic book series Hell Paso: The story of Dallas Stoudenmier, will be present to talk about his series and autograph books.