According to the National Day of the Cowboy Organization, this day “…is a day set aside to celebrate the contributions of the Cowboy and Cowgirl to America’s culture and heritage.” The NDOC continuously pursues national recognition of National Day of the Cowboy. Currently, 11 states recognize this day including: Wyoming, California, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, Oregon, Kentucky, Indiana, Texas, Tennessee and Washington.
How to Celebrate
The National Day of the Cowboy
Watch a Rodeo
But not just any rodeo, “The Daddy of ’em all” Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne Wyoming from July 19th to the 28th if you cannot make it out you can still enjoy the sights and sounds thanks to modern technology and The Wrangler Network LiveStream brining live coverage of rodeo’s around the nation directly to you on your laptop, TV and mobile devices.
Host A Ranch Style Barbecue
Santa Maria Style Tri Tip Recipe BY ELISE BAUER
- 1 hour
- 35 minutes
- Serves 5 to 8
Tri-tip roasts range from 2 1/2 pounds to 4 pounds. Figure on 1/2 pound of meat (before cooking) per person.
A Santa Maria rub has salt, pepper, and either garlic salt or garlic powder. That's the base of the rub, anything beyond that is optional.
If you don't have access to the tri-tip cut where you are, try using a thick london broil or sirloin steak.
Watch a Western
Here's your change to catch up on America’s Favorite Modern Day Western - Yellowstone.
Kevin Costner stars as John Dutton, patriarch of a Montana ranching family, and owner of the largest ranch in the U.S. It's the story of Dutton's fight to defend his land and his family from the modern day forces that threaten his way of life.
Amid shifting alliances, unsolved murders, open wounds, and hard-earned respect, Dutton family patriarch John Dutton (Kevin Costner) is determined to protect his ranch and his family's legacy by any means necessary.