Fort Concho to celebrate National Cowboy Day

National Cowboy Day will be celebrated at Fort Concho National Historic Landmark Saturday, July 23, beginning with a classic cowboy breakfast at 9 a.m. and followed by performances by the Concho Cowboy Company.

The activities will take place in the Barracks 5-6 Courtyard on Henry O. Flipper Street on the fort’s northeast corner.

National Cowboy Day was created 15 years ago to honor the heritage of an American icon and is celebrated in many western states. Fort Concho has hosted the local celebration for more than 10 years.

A breakfast of sausage, eggs, biscuits, hash browns, juice and coffee will be served and costs $10; seniors will be charged $9 and $8  for Fort Concho members.

There is no charge for the skits by the Concho Cowboy Company. After the program, the American Plains Artists Show will be opened at 10 a.m. in the nearby Quartermaster Building.

“Cowboys are among the best-loved American figures, and they played a key role in the development of San Angelo and West Texas,” said Fort Concho Manager Bob Bluthardt. “In one morning, you can eat like a cowboy, enjoy some cowboy entertainment, and then view some inspiring painting and sculptures that portray many western themes, including cowboys.”

For more information, call Fort Concho at 325-481-2646.