National Day of the Cowboy will be celebrated from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. this Saturday, July 22, at Old Cowtown Museum,1865 W. Museum Blvd.
National Day of the Cowboy is an annual celebration of all things cowboy. The day at Old Cowtown will include demonstrations of cowboy jobs including branding, roping, blacksmithing, leather tooling and more.
The Tri-State Holden Posse will present two Kids’ Gun Safety programs and the River City Renegades will have a Main Street gunfight at 12:45 p.m. Other entertainment options include performances by Daisy Longstem’s Saloon Girls and the Entre Nous Victorian Dancers, cowboy music from Dave “Zerf” Zerfas, a scavenger hunt, best dressed cowboy/cowgirl costume contest, Serpentine – Dr. Beaumont’s Traveling Medicine Show, along with several historical lectures and displays, wagon rides, and a hobby horse rodeo. Vendors will offer crafts and food for sale.
A celebration for Wichita’s 153rd birthday starts at 4 p.m. in Turnverein Hall with speeches and then cake and lemonade for everyone.
Regular museum admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, $7 for youth, $6 children aged 5-11, and children four and under get in free. Cowtown members receive free admission.
Old Cowtown participates in the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families Museum program, so military and their families receive free admission. Kansas residents with K-12 aged kids in school may also take advantage of the Kansas State Department of Education Sunflower Summer program to receive free admission.