National Cowboy Day at Fort Concho
Celebrate the legendary cowboy, enjoy a great breakfast and watch some wild West skits at Fort Concho’s annual National Cowboy Day celebration on the morning of Saturday, July 25.
Chuckwagon cook Dorothy Douthit will prepare a classic and filling breakfast of eggs, sausage, biscuits, hash browns, juice and coffee in the fort’s Barracks 5-6 courtyard, just off Henry O. Flipper Street. The serving begins at 8 a.m. (In case of inclement weather, the breakfast will move into nearby Barracks 6.) Tickets are on sale at the Fort Concho Visitors Center at Barracks 1 for $8 for fort members, $9 in advance for non-members, and, if available, $10 at the gate.
After breakfast, the Concho Cowboy Company, an award-winning local re-enactment group, will perform one of its new skits. On the Parade Ground, members of the fort’s two vintage baseball teams will hold demonstrations, and the fort's army ambulance pulled by site mules Mac and Tom will offer rides.
National Cowboy Day, created 15 years ago, celebrates a unique American figure whose work left a permanent mark on the west, and certainly in West Texas and San Angelo.
For more information, call Fort Concho at 325-657-4444 or visit fortconcho.com.