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"Puffy" the steam engine rides again

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D. Aguilera


10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

What better place to celebrate the National Day of the American Cowboy than in the Fort Worth Stockyard Historic District. The day will be filled with fun activities for the whole family. Whether you are ready for the action or just want to be a spectator, you are sure to have a galloping good time.

Most of the activities offered will be free, including a variety of contests from watermelon eating, hay stacking, seed spitting and more. If your talent is more vocally inclined, then sign up for some “Cowboy Karaoke”. The event will also include live performances and a fashion show featuring outfits from the 1800s. If you are more of a “gun slingers”, then enter the “Quick Draw Cap Gun” contest. The day will conclude in true Chisholm Trail style with the Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive at 4:00 PM. Click HERE for a schedule of events.

For more information, call (817) 624-4741.

Stockyards Station

130 East Exchange Avenue

Fort Worth, TX

In conjunction with the festivities at the Fort Worth Stockyards, Grapevine Vintage Railroad will have a special train run from Grapevine to the Fort Worth Stockyards and back.


1:00 PM

Get a real feel for what it was like to travel by train in the Old West. Grapevine Vintage Railroad will bring out “Puffy” their resident 1896 steam locomotive for this special day. Boarding will begin at 12:30 PM at the Cotton Belt Railroad District in Grapevine for a trip the Fort Worth Stockyards. You will have time to enjoy an afternoon of fun activities in the Stockyard Station before heading back to Grapevine. Puffy’s permanent home is in Grapevine and only rides away for special occasions. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to arrive at the Fort Worth Stockyards in true pioneer style.

Advance purchase is recommended. To purchase tickets, call (817) 410-3185 or online at

Grapevine Vintage Railroad

705 South Main Street

Grapevine, TX 76051

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