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Cowboy Symposium in Lubbock

A September 2004 trip to Lubbock by hersplash

Cowboy Symposium and Celebration Photo, Lubbock, Texas More Photos
Quote: Sure, Lubbock has Buddy Holly and Texas Tech. But did you know they also hold a Cowboy Symposium and Celebration, claiming it's the largest array of western items in one place?

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Cowboy Symposium and Celebration Photo, Lubbock, Texas
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So you want to be a cowboy? I arrived in Lubbock on September 10th to attend the 16th Annual National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration. I had read about it somewhere and the first line of the description said, "So you want to be a Cowboy?" I answered, "Yes" to myself and knew I had to attend. The gathering includes all kinds of cowboys including Cowboy Musicians, Cowboy Poets, and Cowboy Storytellers. They perform at the Lubbock Civic Center, and there is constant entertainment wherever you are. Most of these cowboys are older, the festival drawing a crowd of older folks all dolled up with their neatly pressed western wear. Inside the Civic Center are booths filled with exhibitors includin...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 30, 2004

Cowboy Symposium and Celebration
Lubbock Civic Center
Lubbock, Texas

Top Hand Ranch Rodeo Photo, Lubbock, Texas
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My favorite activity at the Cowboy Symposium and Celebration was the Top Hand Ranch Rodeo. It was a new event this year, and, based on the success it had, I think it will be repeated. This activity was held Friday night, Saturday night, and Sunday afternoon. It is held off-site and is a bit difficult to find, so get good directions before you go. Since I couldn’t find it on Saturday, I tried again and went on Sunday instead. The competition includes teams of cowboys from working ranches in Texas and nearby states. These are not professional rodeo participants. They are the guys you see out on the ranches working with cattle or other livestock. There were almost 50 different teams competin...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 30, 2004

Top Hand Ranch Rodeo
Texas Tech Equestrian Center
Lubbock, Texas