National Day of the Cowboy, July 22, 2023

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. The program below for the 2022 celebration illustrates the types of activities that take place.

Plan to Attend National Day of the Cowboy

July 22, 2023



  • 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


A food truck will be onsite serving breakfast burritos, tacos and more. BlackJack Citrus Infusions will be serving ice cold lemonade.

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:

Click here to view photos of  the 2022 celebration.