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Become an Exhibitor

Would you like to become an exhibitor at this year’s National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration? Please click on the links below to view the 2017 policies and application or call the office. We will be accepting applications for exhibit space until show time based on available space!

EXHIBITOR POLICIES 2017 EXHIBITOR APPLICATION

Bring A Chuck Wagon

Would you like to bring a chuck wagon to this year’s National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration? Please click the link below to view our 2017 policies and entry form.

CHUCK WAGON POLICIES 2017 CHUCK WAGON ENTRY FORM

Join Our Performers

The 2017 performers list is finalized. To learn about the time-blocks for when these performances will be held, just check the “Schedules” information under the “Visit” tab (above). If you’re interested in becoming a performer at future events, please contact the symposium office at cowboyssymposium@suddenlink.net. You may submit examples of your work any time during the year, but selections are made only once per year – usually in the first quarter. Be aware spots are limited and subject to review by the NCSC coordinating committees. You may also wish to participate in Open Microphone sessions during the event. Just see the stage manager at the appropriate time and location on the schedule.

Join Our Presenters

The 2017 performers list is finalized. To learn about the time-blocks for when these performances will be held, just check the “Schedules” information under the “Visit” tab (above). If you’re interested in becoming a performer at future events, please contact the symposium office at cowboyssymposium@suddenlink.net. You may submit examples of your work any time during the year, but selections are made only once per year – usually in the first quarter. Be aware spots are limited and subject to review by the NCSC coordinating committees. You may also wish to participate in Open Microphone sessions during the event. Just see the stage manager at the appropriate time and location on the schedule.

Enter Horse Parade

The 2017 Parade of the Horse will take place in conjunction with the National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration, Saturday, September 9th at 10:00am. The parade is organized by the Lubbock Saddle Club and features riding clubs and carriages from all over the South Plains region.

In the Old West, one animal served multiple purposes: pack animal, companion, transportation, and more. The horse remains one of the most recognizable symbols of Western heritage and continues to serve mankind the world over. The Parade of the Horse pays tribute to this majestic animal by featuring the horse as its focus. All entries in the parade include at least one horse, thus you’ll see horses of all sizes, shapes, colors and breeds.

The parade route is as follows: Beginning in the southeast corner of the Mahon Library on Avenue L between 9th and 10th Streets, the parade will travel one block south on Avenue L and then turn east onto Main Street for three blocks. The parade will then travel south onto Texas Avenue past the Lubbock County Courthouse for one block, then heads east onto Glenna Goodacre Boulevard past the West Texas Walk of Fame for two blocks, then turns north onto Avenue O for one block on the west side of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. The final stretch of the parade will proceed east onto Mac Davis Lane for four blocks, north of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, before ending at the originating location.

Be sure and come early and bring the whole family. It’s sure to be a fantastic event!

The Lubbock Saddle Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at the SPEC building at 110 North I-27 in Lubbock at 7:00pm. For more information, please visit www.lubbocksaddleclub.org

PARADE ENTRY FORM PARADE OF THE HORSE ROUTE

Support Youth Events

Interested in supporting our various youth activities? We can always help with our Wild West Day! Instructions and teachers are especially encouraged to participate and share their knowledge about the American West with our young visitors. The National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration also sponsors several arts-and-entertainment youth contests; for more information about these contests, rules, and regulations, please see Visit – then click on Youth Activities.

Volunteer

Volunteers are essential to the success of the annual National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration, and the 2017 events are no exception! Our volunteer letter gives additional details.

For those of you who have volunteered over the years, we want to thank you for everything you’ve done! If you’ve never volunteered before, we welcome you! The National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration is fun for all age groups, and we’d certainly appreciate your help.

Volunteer parks include free admission to the National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration, a meal or meals for the period during which you work, a volunteer appreciation dinner (separate from the event proper),  making new friends, building community, and contributing to the preservation of the American West.

The 2017 Volunteer Work Form is available below. Please be aware all volunteers must attend an evening training session the day before the start of the National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration.

Thank you for your support!

VOLUNTEER WORK FORM 2017 VOLUNTEER LETTER

Donor Programs

The National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration is grateful to all donors (past, present, and future)! We depend on donors to keep the event alive and running. For more information about becoming a donor, please contact the symposium at cowboyssymposium@suddenlink.net.

Thank you so much for your interest!