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Mark your Calendar! National Day of the American Cowboy

Are you ready to get in touch with your Wild-West self and celebrate Horsetown USA’s National Day of the American Cowboy? Join us on Saturday, July 27, at the Ingalls Event Center from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. for this action-packed, fun-filled, family event that honors America’s cowboy and Western heritage!

The Grand Opening Celebration will start at 9 a.m. in Moreno Arena with the presentation of flags on horseback and a special presentation to an Honorary Cowboy. You’ll want to stick around to watch an Old West Bandit Shootout re-enactment at high noon, followed by the Southern California Youth Bull Riders Mutton Bustin' and Rodeo at 12:30 p.m.!

Additional attractions and festivities will include:
• Chuckwagon Races and Hula Hoop Races
• Cow Chip Tossing Competition
• Kid’s Events: Pee Wee Barrels, Wagon Races, Boot Scramble, Stick Horse Races
• Kid’s Corral: Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Panning for “Gold” and Crafts
• Performance by the Mane Attraction Equestrian Drill Team
• Craft and Food Vendors

Equestrian participation events will take place in Clark Arena from 9:30 a.m.-1p.m. and will include Ribbon Race ($10 entrance fee), as well as Obstacle Course, Poles 1 and Speed Barrels ($5 entrance fee each). Barrels will take place at approximately 1 p.m. The fastest time for Obstacle Course, Barrels and Pee Wee Barrels earns a buckle and winners of Ribbon Race, Poles One and Speed Barrels will receive Boot Barn gift certificates! You won't want to miss the competition!

Admission is free and parking is $5 per vehicle. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase all day long!

For more information, contact the City of Norco Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services at (951) 270-5632 or

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