Bandera, Cowboy Capital of the World

~ where the fun never sets ~
really comes alive on Labor Day weekend.

 

That’s when Bandera returns to its roots. It is the time of the cowboy – and music, horses, longhorn cattle, gunfights, Inter-tribal Pow Wow,  Frontier Times Ranch Rodeo, Cowboy Church Services & tons of Western Fun!

It’s Experience Bandera 2017

Get an early start on Experience Bandera! with all the Friday night events:

CIRCLE OF LIFE INTER-TRIBAL POWWOW GRAND ENTRY
AND THE WELCOME TO BANDERA DANCES.

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SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Labor Day week-end Saturday and Sunday will find the whole town alive with cowboys and dudes and little buckaroos jostling for position to see the Bandera Cattle Company, a chance to ride in a wagon, enter the muttin’ bustin, or rope a chicken!  Folks will be scramblin’ to watch the Fancy Dancers and ceremonial dances of the Celebrate Bandera Circle of Life Intertribal Powwow.

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Saturday morning kicks off with great anticipation at our annual Cow Patty Bingo event. Head to Lowe’s Market Parking Lot and join the crowd at 9:00 am.  Purchase a ticket for Cow Patty Bingo and a chance to win $2,500! You can buy your ticket early because you do not need to be present to win.  At 10 am, our featured “well fed” Longhorn is released in the pen and the numbered square where the patty lands is the winner! The event raises $5,000 which will be given to a local Charity.

Down the road a piece at the Court House you can grab a seat and wait for the parade and a cattle drive down Main Street. A cattle drive with real longhorns!

The great thing about Saturday and Sunday is that every event on Main Street is FREE. And that includes the Arts and Crafts Show, the Gun fighters, the Bandera Music Hall of Fame music stage and the Antique Chuck Wagons.

BANDERA CITY PARK

CIRCLE OF LIFE POWWOW
You can move to City Park and catch the Grand Entry of the Circle of Life Inter-tribal Pow Wow

MANSFIELD PARK

Saturday evening catch the

FRONTIER TIMES RANCH RODEO

TITLE SPONSOR

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Gates open at 7pm
 ADMISSION IS  $10 ADULTS

$5 CHILDREN 6 TO 17

PRESENTING SPONSOR

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The Intertribal Powwow will begin the Sunday dance competitions at noon and lots more to see and do.  Bring the kids because there will be so much to do and learn.

There will be more arts and crafts and music on the Courthouse Lawn and then you can catch the Bandera Cattle Company gun shows and gospel music!

To learn more about how you or your group can participate, call the Bandera Chamber of Commerce at 830-796-3280 or e-mail them at cowboy@banderatex.com.

Notice: Some outfitters charge fees for their rides such as wagon rides, pony or horseback riding.

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AS FEATURED IN TRUE WEST MAGAZINE

Voted one of the TOP 101 WESTERN EVENTS by American Cowboy Magazine!