Friday, August 30 through Saturday, September 1

In the Cowboy Capital of the World

Bandera Round-Up on Labor Day Weekend


Live the lore. Sit tall in the saddle. Step into the west.

Bandera Round-Up welcomes you this Labor Day Weekend for food, fun and adventure like you will only find in the Texas Hill Country. Book your stay now for the weekend and celebrate with us. Scroll down for a list of the major events with dates, times and locations. See you there!


Round-Up is an event that generations have loved and attended going back to the rowdy “Stompede” the 1950s. Today’s family-friendly weekend welcomes folks of all ages to relive the days of cowboy shoot-outs, ranch rodeos and massive cattle drives. Step into the west with us!

Plan Your Visit

Y’all come! Bandera serves up the best in food, fun and adventure in the Hill Country.  Just 30 minutes west of San Antonio, join us for a spirited three-day celebration of Bandera’s storied cowboy heritage. Click below to find a complete list of places to stay in and around Bandera.


Friday, August 30

Western Artists Round-Up Exhibit Opening and Reception

Bandera’s Frontier Times Museum will host outstanding works by western artists dedicated to preserving the customs of frontier settlers who settled the west living in dugouts, teepees, and under the open sky through droughts, floods, searing heat and freezing weather. By staying true to authentic historic detail, these paintings tell the stories of hardy souls who shaped the American West as we know it. Free admission. Don’t miss it! Museum info at (830) 796-3864.

6:30pm – 10pm

Frontier Times Museum, located at 510 13th Street

Saturday, August 31

NEW!  Running of the Bandera Bulls – Kids’ Event

Kids! Tie on those red bandanas and take your place in front of the gigantic inflatable Bandera bulls for the big run all the way down Main Street just ahead of the Cowboy Capital Parade. Watch out, you might get gored by a soft, plastic horn! You don’t want to miss this new event for Round-Up. No entry fee, just free fun on Main Street for all the kids up to age 12.


Main Street

Saturday, August 31

Longhorn Cattle Drive and Big Cowboy Capital Parade

The Bandera County Chamber of Commerce proudly presents to traditional Cowboy Capital of the World Parade down Main Street, led by a herd of Texas Longhorn cattle. Western riders on horseback, covered wagons, colorful floats and the rousing Bandera High School March Band are all a part of this thrilling salute to Bandera’s cherished western heritage. Free admission. Stake out your viewing spot early.

11:10am – 12pm

Main Street

Saturday, August 31 & Sunday, September 1

Doc Nagel’s Courthouse Cowboy Market with Live Music

Stroll the historic Bandera Courthouse Square grounds Saturday and Sunday to see live gunfighter shows, enjoy outstanding live musical artists and storytellers, and shop many western-themed vendor booths for cowboy gear and much more. Take a break from the Texas sun at Doc Nagel’s Cooling Station in the center of the action, presented by the Arthur Nagel Community Clinic. Free admission.

9am – 4pm

Bandera County Courthouse on Main Street

Saturday, August 31

Frontier Times Ranch Rodeo

The Frontier Times Ranch Rodeo offers up the best area riders and includes a colorful patriotic grand entry, calf scramble, wild cow milking, and bronco busting! Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6 through 12 and are available at the door or in advance at Frontier Times Museum at 510 13th Street in Bandera. Museum info at (830) 796-3864.

7pm – 10pm

Mansfield Park, Park Road at Hwy 16 North

Sunday, September 1

Bandera ProRodeo All Women’s Ranch Rodeo & Kids’ Mutton Busting

The grand finale of the Bandera Round-Up weekend of activities is the sensational Women’s Ranch Rodeo and Kid’s Mutton Busting, presented by the Bandera ProRodeo Association. Kids registration for Mutton Busting is at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m. when the chute gate for the first mutton buster will fling open! Mutton Busting fee is $30, including one free adult admission. The Women’s Ranch Rodeo begins at 8:00 p.m. and will feature Rescue Race, Pony Express, Cowhide Race, Muggin’ (Steer Roping) and Steer Branding. Admission is $10 for adults 13 years of age and up; children 12 and under are free. For online ticket sales go to

Kids’ Mutton Busting sign-up at 6 pm, Mutton Busting at 6:30 pm, and the Women’s Rodeo begins at 8 pm

Mansfield Park, Park Road at Hwy 16 North



Enjoy our Friendly Nature

Clear rivers and scenic drives await

All Roads Lead to Bandera

Easy access from all points in Central Texas

Round-Up General Information

Contact the Bandera County Convention & Visitors Center at (830) 796-3045

Sponsorship Information

For Round-Up Sponsorship inquiries, please contact Kirk McMullan at (830) 796-3725 or Chuck Lutke at (830) 796-3448.

Parade Entry Application

Click here for the Labor Day Parade Application. Deadline is Tuesday, August 20. There is no fee to be in the parade.

Vendor Information

For information about vendor booths at the Courthouse Cowboy Market, please email Genie Strickland: genie (at)

See the following links for more information and applications: Arts and Crafts Booths, Food Vendors, and Special Booths

Download the

Official Poster

Click here to download the Official Bandera Round-Up 2019 Poster!

A Big Texas Thank You to our Major Sponsors

Producing Partners

Arthur Nagel Community Clinic logo
Bandera County Chamber of Commerce logo
Bandera ProRodeo Association logo
Frontier Times Museum logo





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Photos courtesy of bandera visitors center, bandera chamber of commerce. bandera prorodeo association, frontier times museum, hyo silver belt buckles, and google images