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The Fort Worth Herd Visits Austin! Free Cow Camp Event Featuring Texas Longhorns and Authentic Cowboys to be Held for Children of All Ages Friday, June 29 at 10AM
Related Document: Media-Alert-Fort-Worth-Herd-Cow-Camp-in-Austin-FINAL.pdf
What: The Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau is taking the Fort Worth Herd and Cow Camp on the road to Austin. Children and adults are invited to experience a taste of Fort Worth and participate in a free session of Cow Camp. Cow Camp is the perfect free summer activity-both educational and fun!
Where: Travis County Exposition Center Show Barn; 7311 Decker Lane Austin, TX (just fifteen minutes from downtown)
When: Friday, June 29 at 10:00AM; Media arrival at 9:45AM
Who: Fort Worth Herd Trail Boss, Kristin Jaworski, drovers (genuine Texas cowhands in authentic nineteenth century dress), Texas longhorns and horses from the Fort Worth Herd will be in attendance.
The Fort Worth Herd is the world's only twice daily cattle drive held at 11AM and 4:30PM daily down Exchange Ave in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. The Fort Worth Herd was created as part of the city's sesquicentennial celebration. In 1999 the City of Fort Worth acquired a herd of fifteen Texas Longhorns, each steer representing one decade from Fort Worth's colorful past.
Cow Camp is a free activity held every Saturday now through Labor Day in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards. The Fort Worth Herd Cow Camp allows children and adults to have hands on, interactive experiences with the equipment used during the Cattle Drive Era. Activities include; roping, sorting, saddling, cattle drive demonstrations and chuck wagon stories.
Herd Trail Boss, Kristin Jaworski was raised around the livestock industry and exposed to tourism at the Grand Canyon at an early age. She attended college at Tarleton State University when she moved to Texas in 1997. Since 2002, as Trail Boss for the Fort Worth Herd, Ms. Jaworski has been responsible for the day-to-day management of the City of Fort Worth's Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive, expanding all aspects of the Herd including educational programs.
About the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau The FWCVB is the official destination marketing organization of the 16th-largest city in the United States. The organization is dedicated to promoting Fort Worth as a premier business and leisure destination, with thriving centers of culture and commerce. For more information, visit www.FortWorth.com.