BANDERA, TX -- Don’t miss Labor Day Weekend in Bandera, the Cowboy Capital of the World! Bandera’s cowboy heritage is celebrated annually during this exciting Labor Day weekend event in the scenic Texas Hill Country. In the late 1800’s, Bandera became a major gathering place for over 10 million head of Longhorn cattle and scores of cowboys who guided them north. The Longhorns were rounded up here and herded via the famous Great Western Trail to railheads in Nebraska, Montana and Canada.
This Labor Day Weekend, September 4th & 5th, the Cowboy Capital of the World will be transformed back to that magical time of the old west for Bandera Round-Up. This small, classic old west town will turn back the clock and the pages of history to the late 1800s – back to the era of cattle drives, gunfighters and thrilling rodeo skills, for the purpose of celebrating Bandera’s 168th birthday.
What will you find at Bandera Round-Up? The most authentic cowboy experience around!
Bandera has long been known for its cowboy culture. In fact, that culture is what makes Bandera a tourist destination throughout the year and one of the poster towns for tourism in Texas. Bandera does not just celebrate the cowboy way of life, Bandera lives it. This rugged central Texas town is recognized around the world for its old west flavor and charm. Many of the locals still live the cowboy way: tipping their hats to the ladies, riding their horses or occasional buggies into town, and watering their livestock at troughs in town. Bandera invites you to join in celebrating its historic cowboy roots at the annual Labor Day event, Bandera Round-Up.
On Saturday morning, September 4th at 8:30 am, festivities begin with the Rattle Snake Ridge Campfire Coffee & Breakfast, including live music. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the thrilling Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighter shows at 10:40 am, noon, and 1:30 pm. Then at 11:00 am everyone lines the street and clamors to see the big Longhorn Cattle Drive, presented by the Bandera Pro Rodeo Association, followed by the Labor Day Parade, presented by the Bandera Chamber of Commerce, wind its way down Main Street, including horse-drawn wagons and many colorful entries that showcase Bandera’s cherished western heritage.
Bandera Round-Up is all about cowboys and the Texas western heritage – come relive the magic this Labor Day Weekend. The Cattle Drive, Parade, Ranch Rodeos, and Arts & Crafts Market are open to the public on Saturday and Sunday.