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National American Cowboy Day Observance Scheduled

The Oakdale Saddle Club and the Oakdale Cowboy Museum are joining forces for a special celebration. On Saturday, July 22, join them in observing the National Day of the American Cowboy with an Oakdale Ranch Rodeo, kids events, music, food and more.

This year marks the 13th annual observance and the Cowboy Capital is a fitting place for a tribute to the cowboy way of life.

Many events are scheduled at the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds on East F Street, with free admission and activities running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be competition in men’s and women’s divisions with branding, trailer loading, sort and rope doctoring, and slick horn team roping, with four-person teams.

Kids events will include dummy roping, stick horse barrel racing, crafts and more. There will be food available on site, with the cook shack being operated by the San Joaquin-Stanislaus Cattlewomen and Lynn Boss.

A special nighttime feature will be live music with a number of traditional and familiar cowboy songs, running from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Attendees are also encouraged to stop by the Oakdale Cowboy Museum, 355 E. F St., at some point during the day to view the many displays and exhibits about the cowboy history in Oakdale.

For more information, call the museum at 209-847-7049.