The 29th Annual National Cowboy Symposium returns to Lubbock with a weekend full of entertainment September 8-10 at Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

This tremendous event brings the old west to life with a 3-day celebration that has something for the whole family.

You have an opportunity to enjoy all kinds of entertainers, cowboy poetry and storytelling, western writers, film seminars, a Youth Wild West Day, horse-handling demonstrations, a horse-themed parade, Native American presentations, a Chuck Wagon cook off and much more according to their website.

More than 60 cowboy and cowgirl poets are expected, plus music, and exhibits to shop for Western art and more!

Beginning with an American Folklore revival in 1985 this event has grown and evolved through the years.The National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration is a non-profit organization who's mission statement is to 'preserve our western heritage and cowboy culture' according to their website.

We need to remember our roots, stay close to the land, the music, the spirit and the heart of this, and not let our cowboy hats get dusty!

Don't miss this tremendous weekend! Tickets start at $15 per day and are available on the NCSC Website.