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The 23rd Annual National Cowboy Symposium

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The annual National Cowboy Symposium began Thursday at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. The National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration features hundreds of exhibits of western products and services and lets visitors experience authentic cowboy cooking, music, poetry, stories, and panel discussions over the American cowboy. The 23rd annual event takes place from September 8th through 11th.

Tickets can be purchased at the door. There are various ticket prices and packages. Below is the complete schedule of this weekend’s symposium events.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Ticket Sales at the north entry of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

American Cowboy Culture Awards Presentations, Civic Center Banquet Room 2

6:00 pm Silent Auction – proceeds benefit the National Cowboy Symposium

6:30 pm Banquet & Awards Presentations including the unveiling of the Alvin G. Davis Bust

Friday, September 9, 2011

9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Exhibits and Western Items for sale in the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Exhibit Hall and along the Pedestrian Mall

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions (Friday Schedule) of poetry, music, stories, papers, panels, and special presentations inside the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Quanah Parker Society Native American Activities in the park north of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center along Avenue O between the Marsha Sharp Freeway and Mac Davis Lane

11:00 a.m. – Western Heritage History Session – in Civic Center Room 107 (just off the south Pedestrian Mall): Topics range from the history of individual ranches and the ranching industry to women of the west, the development of cowboy poetry, and movie stars. Everyone is invited to join this session to learn more about American Western Heritage.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Dress of the West:  Grub and Duds Luncheon, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Banquet Room 2. Period luncheon, dancing and style show (food and clothing of the 1870 – 1900 era). Limited seating and tickets required.

Noon – 1:30 p.m. – LUNCH (BBQ brisket sandwich with beans and iced tea). Musical entertainment and volunteer awards located in the park north of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center along Avenue O between the Marsha Sharp Freeway and Mac Davis Lane.

1:00 p.m. – Western Heritage History Session – Join this session to learn more about American Western heritage in Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Room 107 (just off the south Pedestrian Mall)

3:00 p.m. – Horse Demonstrations by Tanner Rush located in the park north of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center along Avenue O between the Marsha Sharp Freeway and Mac Davis Lane

4:00 p.m. – Will Rogers Memorial Trick Roping Demonstrations, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Banquet Room 1

5:00 p.m. – Western Writers & Readers Panel, Civic Center Banquet Room 2: discussing the effects of electronic book readers on book sales and the future of the traditional printed book and publishing.

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Evening Performance featuring the Sons of the San Joaquin in the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre. Limited seating and tickets required.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Exhibits and Western Items for sale inside the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Exhibit Hall and along the Pedestrian Mall

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions (click here Saturday Concurrent Sessions) of poetry, music, stories, papers, panels and special presentations inside the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

10:00 a.m. – Western Heritage History Session in Civic Center Room 107 (just off the south Pedestrian Mall): Topics range from the history of individual ranches and the ranching industry to women of the west, the development of cowboy poetry, and movie stars. Everyone is invited to join this session to learn more about American Western Heritage.

10:00 a.m. – Parade of the Horse (see parade route on the appropriate tab)

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Quanah Parker Society Native American Activities in the park north of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center along Avenue O between Marsha Sharp Freeway and Mac Davis Lane

11:00 a.m. – Special Presentation-Teddy Roosevelt: West, Women, War, Washington in the Civic Center Banquet Room 2 – The Dakotas influenced Teddy’s historical legacy regarding women’s rights, nature, conservation, politics, government, war, and continuing to influence Americans today.

11:00 a.m. – Horse Demonstrations by Tanner Rush located in the park north of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center along Avenue O between the Marsha Sharp Freeway and Mac Davis Lane

Noon – The Pony Express by Thomas Moss in Civic Center Banquet Room 2.  Moss presents an authentic Pony Express saddle and mail bag (mochila) along with information on the riders, relay stations, station keepers and Russell, Majors & Waddell.

Noon – 1:00 p.m. – National Championship Chuck Wagon Cook-OffChuck Wagon Lunch (wagon-prepared meals are available to the public). Meal and musical entertainment located in the park north of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center along Avenue O between the Marsha Sharp Freeway and Mac Davis Lane.

Noon – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch (BBQ brisket sandwich with beans and iced tea). Musical entertainment and volunteer awards located in the park north of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center along Avenue O between the Marsha Sharp Freeway and Mac Davis Lane.

1:00 p.m. – Special Presentations – Quanah Parker Family by Ron Parker in Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Banquet Room 1

1:00 p.m. – Youth Contest Awards Presentation in Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Room 107 (just off the south Pedestrian Mall)

1:00 p.m. – Special Presentations – Cowboys Turtle Association by Gail Woerner in Room 107 (just off the south Pedestrian Mall)

2:00 p.m. – Special Presentation, A Tribute to Bob Wills in the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre

2:30 p.m. – Western Heritage History Session: Join this session to learn more about American Western Heritage in Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Room 107 (just off the south Pedestrian Mall)

3:00 p.m. – Horse Demonstrations by Tanner Rush located in the park north of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center along Avenue O between the Marsha Sharp Freeway and Mac Davis Lane

3:30 p.m. – Will Rogers Memorial Trick Roping Demonstration in the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Banquet Room 1

4:00 p.m. – Western Heritage History Session: Join this session to learn more about American Western heritage in Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Room 107 (just off the south Pedestrian Mall)

5:00 p.m. – National Championship Chuck Wagon Cook-Off Awards at the outdoor stage located in the park north of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center along Avenue O between the Marsha Sharp Freeway and Mac Davis Lane

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Evening Performance featuring the Sons of the San Joaquinin the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre

Sunday, September 11, 2011

NOTE: All events are located in the park north of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center along Avenue O between the Marsha Sharp Freeway and Mac Davis Lane – there are no activities inside the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center on Sunday.

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Chuck Wagon Breakfast and performance by The Cowboy Review

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Cowboy Devotional Service – Western music and poetry by scheduled performers and a devotional service by Glenn Polk and Chip Polk of Post, Texas’ Ragtown Gospel Theatre

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