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, Intertribal Powwow, Bull Riding, Wild West Show, Cowboy Church and the Kings of Western Swing.
It's Celebrate Bandera 2013
organized by the Bandera Community Foundation.
Get an early start on Celebrate Bandera! with all the Friday night events:
COWBOY MOUNTED SHOOTERS;
CIRCLE OF LIFE INTERTRIBAL POWWOW GRAND ENTRY;
AND THE WELCOME TO BANDERA DANCES.
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 Mutton Bustin rodeo, a chance to ride in a stagecoach, and the Buffalo Soldier’s Camp. Folks will be scramblin’ to watch the Fancy Dancers and ceremonial dances of the Celebrate Bandera Circle of Life Intertribal Powwow.
Saturday morning kicks off with the opening ceremony, 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 juried Arts and Crafts Show, the Gun fighters, the Bandera Music Hall of Fame music stage and the Antique Chuck Wagons.
CIRCLE OF LIFE POWWOW
You can move to Mansfield Park and catch the Grand Entry of the Circle of Life Intertribal powwow.
COWBOY CAPITAL MOUNTED
If the Powwow is not enough to excite you, marvel at the Cowboy Mounted Shooters and the exciting Wild West Show being showcased at the NPBR.
WILD WEST SHOW
NATIONAL PROFESSONAL BULL RIDER'S CHALLENGE
Saturday evening catch the
Hottest 8 Seconds of the year
National Professional Bull Rider’s Challenge.
Cowboys from all over the U.S. will
gather to ride some of the best
bucking bulls in the United States.
Sunday brings back the Western Heritage Cowboy Church services at City Park on the banks of the beautiful Medina River. Country Gospel Music is featured most of the afternoon. There will be more arts and crafts and music on the Courthouse Lawn and then you can catch the finals of the National Professional Bull Rider’s Challenge at 7:00.
To learn more about how you or your group can participate,
call Genie Strickland at 830-796-4447.
Notice: Some outfitters charge fees for their rides such as stage coach, pony or horseback riding.