National Day of the Cowboy, July 23, 2022

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.  Plan to join us on July 23rd!

Preliminary Program

Updated July 6, 2022


  • Ranching tools by Bill Schock
  • Reata making by Dick Schorr
  • Saddle making by Brad Faulkner
  • Horse’n Around Rescue Ranch
  • Groundwork horse training by Regi Richter, Arizona Horseman’s Challenge Participant


Smokin’ Monster Food Truck will be onsite serving breakfast burritos, tacos and more.

Docent Tours at 9, 10, and 11–meet at the Visitor Contact Station Porch

Visit the ERF Outreach table to learn about the Empire Ranch Foundation.  The Gift Shop will be open with lots of new items to purchase.

Vendors & Non-Profits:

To register as a vendor, click here.  To register as a non-profit exhibitor, click here.

Click here to view photos of  the 2021 celebration.