The 31st Annual National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration is September 6-8 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. The symposium will feature unique cowboy culture events and demonstrations. The organization's goal is to preserve Western heritage and cowboy culture. 

The event schedule includes musical entertainers, poetry and storytelling, Western writers and authors panels, film and movie seminars, a Youth Wild West Day, horse-handling demonstrations, a horse-themed parade, Native American activities and presentations, the National Championship Chuck Wagon Cook-off, and exhibits of Western artworks and merchandise. 

For a schedule of the events and ticket information: www.cowboy.org.