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Ranch Day Quick Facts

One of the National Ranching Heritage Center’s (NRHC) biggest events is on its way. The 44th annual Ranch Day is Saturday, April 26. Head out to the NRHC (3121 4th St.) for this fun-filled celebration. Here’s a snapshot of what to expect (see our photos below):

  • Ranch Day activities include washing clothes on a washboard, games from bygone times, carding wool and riding the train tracks on the rail car.
  • Pioneer crafts will be demonstrated along with horse gentling and leatherworking.
  • Performances and demonstrations will take place throughout the day on the stage of the 6666 Barn.
  • Visitors can write with quill and ink at the Old Mail Camp, make their own rope in the McLaughlin Arbor, churn butter at the JA Milk & Meat House, learn to rope a steer and participate in stick horse rodeos.
  • And much more!

Ranch Day is a living history, educational event that began in 1970. More than 100 ranch hosts and special event participants recreate authentic settings reflective of ranching from the 1780’s to the present day.

Admission to the day’s events is free but donations are encouraged. Lunch will be available for a small fee in the Pitchfork Pavilion. For more information about the event, visit nrhc.ttu.edu.

Take a look at these photos from last year’s Ranch Day. You’ll see why it’s an event you can’t miss!

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