National Day of the Cowboy

Each July the Empire Ranch Foundation celebrates the National Day of the Cowboy at the historic Empire Ranch.  Plan to join us on Saturday, July 27th starting at 9 am.  It’s a free, fun family event.

Schedule of Events

Demonstrations South Corral, Visitor Contact Station, and Adobe Hay Barn Area


Leather Making, Mule-Packing, Horse Demos, Saddle Making, Blacksmith, Reatta Braiding, Roping, Gift Shop, Raffle, Cowbelles

Presentations in the Adobe Hay Barn


9 – 11 Western Pilot Movies
11– Re-enactment of the Story of Walter Vail – Van Fowers
12 – Multi-generational Ranching / Ian and Addie Tomlinson

Docents Tours at 10, 11, and 12
Meet at the Visitor Contact Station