Experience Western Culture

Head to Lubbock, Texas, to experience a Western art and gear show like no other that benefits the National Ranching Heritage Center.

Photos Courtesy of the National Ranching Heritage Center

Showcasing some of the top Western artists from around the country, each piece must meet the criteria of relating to ranching, and the proceeds from this art show benefit the National Ranching Heritage Center (ranchingheritage.com).

where

Lubbock, Texas 

what

Summer Stampede

when

June 4th, 2022

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Enjoy live music and Western art at the Summer Stampede happening in Lubbock.

Created to celebrate the Western way of life, the Summer Stampede is a way for people of all ages to enjoy new art pieces, jewelry, photography, and one-of-kind gear (like bits, spurs, stirrups, and belt buckles), and meet the cowboys and cowgirls who made them. 

After the sale takes place, the fun begins. Those who attend the event will get to enjoy a sit-down dinner before dancing the night away, thanks to the live band that will be playing Western swing-dance music.

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And because the event takes place at the National Ranching Heritage Center, you’ll have a chance to explore the area and experience the real West with the 27-acre museum and outdoor historical park located there to help preserve ranching history. 

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Guests view art.

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explore.

Once you have a chance to explore the 1. National Ranching Heritage Center you can go over to the
2. American Windmill Museum to see more than 160 American style windmills on exhibition. 

eat.

For a unique atmosphere, some ‘darn good food,’ and a well-crafted beer, be sure to visit 3. The Triple J Chophouse and Brew. If wine and fondue is your thing, you’ll love the eclectic food-and-drink pairings at 4. The Funky Door Bistro and Wine Room. After dinner you can stop over at 5. J’s Creamery for the best frozen custard available in Lubbock. 

do.

If you plan on sticking around for the weekend, head out to Palo Duro Canyon State Park and visit 6. Palo Duro Creek Ranch to discover the state park on horseback. To see the State of Texas Buffalo Herd, drive over to the 7. Caprock Canyon State Park, but remember to observe bison etiquette to stay safe and keep the bison calm. 

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