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National Day of the Cowboy

The National Day of the Cowboy began in 2005 to preserve America's rich pioneer history and cowboy culture.  It is a day to commemorate the contributions of cowboys and cowgirls who helped mold western heritage to what it is today.  National Day of the Cowboy is celebrated the fourth Saturday in July.

Saturday, July 27, 2019
Centennial Park, Main Street



  • Music and Cowboy Poetry by
    Jerry Hall & Trick Shot
  • Special Guest John Bergstrom
  • Jackass Mail Run Horse Drawn Wagon Rides (Donations Appreciated)
  • Dummy Steer Roping
  • Quick Drawn Water Guns


Special Guest: John Bergstrom

Making his fifth appearance at the Porterville Day of the Cowboy celebration is John Bergstrom.  John has been nominated for Western Performer of the year on four occasions by the Academy of Western Artists, including nominations for Best Album and Best Song in 2016.  He performs traditional and original songs about the West.  Be they good guys or bad guys, his songs celebrate the adventure of life in the old west.  His original song topics include, Black Bart, The Butterfield Stage line, Rancho San Rafael, and Tiburcio Vasquez among others.

Being raised in a musical family, John has been active in music his whole life.  He is a past president of the California Chapter of the International Western Music Association and is currently on the national board of directors of that organization.


For more info call (559)791-7697.







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