28th Annual Cowboy Symposium in Lubbock through Sunday - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

28th Annual Cowboy Symposium in Lubbock through Sunday

Kickoff for the 28th Annual National Cowboy Symposium (Source: KCBD) Kickoff for the 28th Annual National Cowboy Symposium (Source: KCBD)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Thousands of people from around the country visit Lubbock to celebrate cowboy culture. September 9th through 11th is the 28th annual National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration. It grows bigger every year and is always held at the Civic Center.

This western heritage festival honors the cowboy culture with music, poetry, demonstrations and more. There is also a National Championship Chuck-Wagon cook-off on Saturday at noon. The symposium focuses on preserving western culture and introducing it to others to enjoy.

"You know people that come out here, we're a very family friendly event, we have activities for all different ages, from little kids all the way up to seniors, and we have lots of things going on that people would be interested in," said Monica Hightower, the executive director of the Cowboy Symposium.

If you're going to the cowboy symposium for the first time, Hightower suggests visiting the Chuck Wagons. The symposium runs through Sunday morning, September 11th.

You can find a full list of activities and a schedule here.

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