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Don’t Miss Ranch Day!

One of Lubbock’s best annual events is fast approaching, and here’s what you need to know!

Ranch Day, hosted annually by the National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC), is Saturday, April 11 at the center (3121 4th St.). This Old West celebration will have you and your kids surrounded by education, history and most importantly…fun! More than 100 Ranch Hosts and special event participants recreate authentic settings reflective of ranching from the 1780s to the present.

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This year’s event will feature Ranch Science stations, historic demonstrations and much more. Featured activities and demonstrations include rope making, leather stamping, horseback riding, chuck wagons, simple machines, wind power, native grasses, paint cattle branding and more. Also, enjoy viewing some of the spurs and firearms brought up to the main gallery from the NRHC’s collection just for this event!

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Admission to the day’s events is free, but donations are encouraged. Lunch will be available for a small fee in the Pitchfork Pavilion and homemade ice cream and vanilla wafers will be available for sale on the Campbell Patio. For additional information about Ranch Day, call Julie Hodges at the National Ranching Heritage Center, (806) 742-0498 or email julie.hodges@ttu.edu.