National Day of the American Cowboy

Virginia Liu,8, left, pets the nose of a horse while attending the the National Day of the American Cowboy celebration with Chris Liu, 12, second from right, and Alex Liu, 10, right, on July 27, 2013 at the Fort Worth Stockyards in Fort Worth.

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The National Day of the American Cowboy event celebrates the history and heritage of the American Cowboy with family-friendly activities taking place all day including CowCamp, gunfight shows, rodeos, horseback riding, museum tours, Cattlepen Maze, walking tours and more. A parade helps kick off the festival after the 11:30 a.m. cattle drive.

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