Who: New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
What: Cowboy Days
When: March 13-14, 2010
Where: New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
Contact: (575) 522-1232
The 11th annual Cowboy Days has something for everyone
Dust off your boots and make plans to joins us March 13th -14th for Cowboy Days at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. This two day celebration is packed with horseshoes, gun fight re-enactments, Musical performances, horseback rides, demonstrations, and so much more. Cowboy Days takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily at the museum, located at 4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces.
On Saturday, March 13th from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., bring your appetite for an old cowboy favorite breakfast of biscuits and gravy, sausage and scrambled eggs. Tickets for this are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Children under 4 years old are free. Tickets are on sale at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum through noon on Friday, May 12.
After breakfast, stay and enjoy music performances by Randy Granger, Eddy Harrison, and headlining artist, John Arthur Martinez. On Sunday, Randy Granger and Eddy Harrison will return for musical performances, along with James Michael and headliner The Deming Fusiliers.
The Wild West will be brought to life through on-going activities like horseback and stagecoach rides, blacksmithing, dowsing, weaving/ sewing, Back Country Horsemen, living history re-enactments, milking demonstrations, children’s activities and crafts, branding, leather stamping, and more. There will be something for everyone and every age!
A roping contest will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, and the finals and an award ceremony will take place on Sunday. There will be readings and cowboy stories, along with an author panel featuring Melody Groves, Mike Kearby, Leon Metz and John Duncklee of the Western Writers of America.
Cowboy Days is sponsored by the City of Las Cruces and the musical entertainment is sponsored by KGRT and KKBS Viva Vista. For more information, call Helping Hands Event Planning at 575-522-1232.