Monday, February 29, 2016

Saddle up the cowboy spirit at two-day Las Cruces festival

Thousands of cowboys, cowgirls and cowpoke-wannabees are expected to hit the trail and head for the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Museum for the 17th annual Cowboy Days, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 5-6. “A lot of people are playing a part in providing talented people to help make Cowboy Days a great experience for everyone,” museum spokesman Craig Massey said. Massey said the family-friendly celebration of the state's ranching and cowboy traditions is the museum's most popular event, attracting fans with a fun mix of cowboy music, food, books, storytelling, demonstrations, living history re-enactments, children's activities, pony rides, stagecoach rides, arts and crafts vendors, a plant sale in the museum's greenhouse and more. “Everybody can take on that cowboy spirit for a couple of days,” said Mike Hosea, who helped put together the musical roster for the event and performs himself as James Michael, joining featured performers Voz Vaqueros, Bruce Carlson, Washtub Jerry, Glenn Moreland, Wayne Thomason, Jim Tomlinson, and Kenny Arroyo...more

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