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The Vaquero Gathering

  • Dates: 10/8/2021, 10/9/2021, 10/10/2021
  • Location: Fort Worth Stockyards

Celebrate the vaquero heritage through traditional horsemanship performances and clinics, the Sabores de Mexico food festival, music and more. Event is produced by American Paint Horse Association in partnership with Stockyards Heritage, the City of Fort Worth, Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Mexican Consulate in Dallas.

The Vaquero Gathering Performances 

Tickets: $100 | Location: Cowtown Coliseum 

Friday, 12:00 PM Oct. 8, 2021 – Vaquero Early Days 

Saturday, 12:00 PM Oct. 9, 2021 – Ranch and Trail Vaqueros 

Sunday, 2:00 PM Oct. 10, 2021 – Vaquero Celebración 


The Vaquero Gathering Clinic 

Tickets: $15 in advance or $20 at the door | Location: Cowtown Coliseum 

Champion horse trainers and riders Ascension and Adan Bañuelos will headline a special vaquero horsemanship clinic. Clinics held daily Oct. 8-10. 


Vaquero Gathering Food Truck Competition 

Enjoy the best of Fort Worth’s Food Truck Mexican Food offerings while supporting small business entrepreneurs in this inaugural event and food competition on Oct. 13. Free admission. 


Vaquero Gathering Music Stage 

Experience the sights and sounds of the Vaquero Gathering at the Vaquero Stage featuring local and national musical acts. Musical performances begin event evenings at 6 p.m. Free admission.