The Old West comes to life before your eyes during the world's only twice-daily cattle drive presented by the Fort Worth Herd. Real Texas cowhands drive a herd of Texas longhorns down East Exchange Avenue in the Stockyards National Historic District every day at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. (check our Facebook page for updates during inclement weather). Every detail of the cattle drive—from the saddles and chaps to the boots and hats – is authentic and historically true. Please follow @fortworthherd for updates. Text HERD2020 to 41444 to give donations in support/appreciation for the cattle drive.
The Fort Worth Herd was created as part of the city's sesquicentennial celebration. A herd of 17 Texas Longhorns, each steer representing one decade from Fort Worth's colorful past, and a diverse team of drovers clad in authentic 19th century clothing were acquired to create the Fort Worth Herd. On June 12, 1999, in front of 15,000 spectators, the Fort Worth Herd made its first cattle drive to the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
The “Friends of the Fort Worth Herd” (FOFWH) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, directed by a volunteer board of directors and committed to providing critical monetary, in-kind, and volunteer support to the Fort Worth Herd program. FOFWH is determined to raise the monetary and in-kind gifts necessary to appropriately support this incredible community asset. The Fort Worth Herd is a driving force in local tourism and education. Please help support our program and become a friend of the Fort Worth Herd today!