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National Day of the Cowboy – Empire Ranch Foundation

July 27 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Empire Ranch

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.

2024 Preliminary Program


  • Blacksmithing by Ron Applegate
  • Ranching tools by Bill Schock
  • Reata braiding by Dick Schorr

Trail Rides

Take a 45-minute trail ride. Riders must be age 8 or older; a parent/guardian must ride with children under 18 years of age. First ride of the day is at 8 am; last ride at noon. Sign up here.

Great Grub

Enjoy breakfast, lunch or both, served up by Gunny’s BBQ of Sierra Vista.

Docent Tours at 9, 10, and 11

Plan to shop in the ERF Gift Shop.

Vendors & Non-Profits:

  • Calico Cowgirl
  • Friends of the Old Pueblo Hall Crafters
  • Weed Patch Lariat and Horseshoe Art


July 27
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


Empire Ranch Foundation


The Empire Ranch Headquarters
E. Empire Ranch Road AZ United States + Google Map
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