National Day of the Cowboy

Celebrate National Day of the Cowboy 2024 with us, Saturday, July 27.  Doors open at 10 a.m. This is the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center’s 14th year to host this event.

Since the first celebration in 2010, this local event has grown, attracting many visitors, many from out of the area. It has become a much-anticipated event for local families.

Gaylon Blankenship and Missy Frye, crowd favorites, will perform live throughout the day. Popular children’s book author, Una Belle Townsend will do live readings around 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

This event is made possible by generous funding from the Oklahoma Arts Council. We will have a children’s art area as well necklace beading.

Rope a Longhorn, ride a buckin’ bronc, create your brand! Beat the heat in our 4D Experience Theater, where you can watch the cattle stampede, cool off during a summer thunderstorm on the Oklahoma prairie, and learn about life as a cowboy or cowgirl.

Eavesdrop on Jesse Chisholm and Tex in our Campfire Theater as they tell their story about the Trail that became known as the Chisholm Trail. Venture back in time while viewing the Quanah Parker – One Man Two Worlds exhibit.

Guests can also explore the Hustis Family featured artist exhibit titled, “Transitions.” This exhibit features majestic horse mixed media pieces by Jennifer Cocoma Hustis, exquisite ceramics by William Mantor, and brilliant woodworks by Mark Hustis. 


Jul 27 2024


10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
1000 Chisholm Trail Pkwy, Duncan, OK 73533, USA