Each July the Empire Ranch Foundation celebrates the National Day of the Cowboy at the historic Empire Ranch. It’s a free, fun family event. See below for information about the 2019 event.
The planned NDOC celebration on July 25, 2020 has been canceled due to COVID-19 health concerns. We look forward to hosting this event again in 2021.
Presentations in the Adobe Haybarn:
Music by Bruce Andre—9:30 to 1:00
Demonstrations in the South Corral [all day]:
Visit the All Around Trail Horses petting zoo east of the Ranch House corrals. Take a trail ride starting at 9:00 (45-minute ride/$30). Riders must be age 8 or older.
Docent Tours at 10, 11, and 12–meet at the Visitor Contact Station
Silent Auction & Raffle in the Ranch House, Victorian Addition Dining Room, from 9 am to 12:30 pm
Enjoy great grub from the EZ Cattle Company Cow Camp Café and Chuckwagon—lunch served starting at 11:30. $10 a plate of carne asada, beans, Mexican corn and a tortilla.
Visit the ERF Gift Shop and our Vendors & Non-Profit Partners in the Corral Area east of the Adobe Haybarn & Ranch House [all day]: