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2013-07-04

Museum ISO cowboy & western vendors

Special to the Courier

Bandera's celebration of the National Day of the American Cowboy takes place from 9 am until 3 pm, Saturday, July 27, on the grounds of the Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th Street. Featured events include an arts and crafts cowboy market, live music and cowboy poetry, western entertainment, children's activities, food and drinks and lots of fun. Event planners are seeking local artists and artisans to participate in the National Day of the American Cowboy Arts and Crafts Show.
"We know that there are a great many artisans and craftspeople in our area, who do beautiful work," said vendor coordinator Cerise Ripps. "We would love to have as many different types of products as possible represented. We're especially looking for items that lean toward the western and cowboy genre."
Organizers expect close to 1,000 people to attend the daytime festivities, the highlight of which will be the induction ceremony into the Frontier Times Museum Texas Heroes Hall of Honor at "High Noon." This year's honorees are photographer David Langford, late famed horse trainer and rancher Bob Mansfield, local musician extraordinaire Larry Nolan, singer-songwriter Gary P. Nunn and local historian Peggy Tobin.
Vendors interested in participating in the National Day of the American Cowboy Arts and Crafts Show are urged to contact Ripps or Museum Executive Director Rebecca Norton at 830-796-3864 or by email at information@frontiertimesmuseum.org. Vendor fee for the museum grounds is $50; fee for food vendors is $75.

Pictured: During last year's of the National Day of the American Cowboy celebration in Bandera, world champion trick roper Kevin Fitzpatrick joined the lovely ladies of the Bandera Cattle Company.