Support the Cowboy Festival

Be a Sponsor

Help support one of the area’s great traditions by becoming a sponsor of the Cowboy Festival (formerly known as the Roundup & Open House). Your sponsorship will be acknowledged in the Empire Ranch Foundation program, in our newsletter and on our web page.

2018 Sponsor forms will be posted by August 2018.

Donate Auction/Raffle Items

Auctions and Raffles are a significant part of the fun and help support this event. Do you have an item you’d like to donate to our auction/raffle? We’re looking for items that are western, for cowboys or cowgirls (or can be used by same), but all items from dinner to services are welcome – large and small! Don’t limit yourself to the obvious, please think outside the corral!

Here’s some ideas: authentic western apparel; artwork; tack and supplies; collectibles; gift certificates for hotel stays or golf play; restaurant gift certificates; instruments; weekend getaways; time spent with well-known artist; baskets filled with goodies; handcrafted items; books; children’s toys; vacation home for a week; professional services, tickets to an entertainment or sporting event; jewelry, edibles – the list goes on and on.

2018 Silent Auction donation forms will be posted by August 2018.

Be a Volunteer

More than 100 volunteers are needed during the Cowboy Festival, for a minimum three-hour shift.  To become a volunteer or to learn more about volunteer needs, fill out the Volunteer Opportunities Form, or contact the ERF administrator, 888-364-2829, or email

Proceeds from the Cowboy Festival benefit Empire Ranch preservation and educational programs.