The 11th Street Cowboy Bar located at 307 11th Street in Bandera, Texas, will be hosting the 2023 Cowboy Mardi Gras February 9th – 11th. The annual event which has been celebrated for more than 18 years, honors Mardi Gras and cowboys and features traditional cajun bands, country music, a Cowboy Mardi Gras parade with floats, Cowboy Mardi Gras Costume Contest and a Gumbo Cook-off. The three day celebration brings over 15,000 people from all over the world to Bandera, a town of just 839 people known as the Cowboy Capital of the World. Bandera is located 22 miles south of Kerrville, 35 miles from northern San Antonio, 25 miles from Boerne and 48 miles from Fredericksburg.

2023 Cowboy Mardi Gras Schedule:

February 9th
6pm John Christopher Way Band
7:30pm Cowboy K-9 Mardi Gras Costume Contest
9:30pm Jason Allen

February 10th
6pm Ryan Foret
9:30 Bayou Rush

February 11th
8am Gumbo Cook-Off
12pm 11th Street Cowboy Bar Mardi Gras Parade
1pm Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners
2:30pm Cowboy Mardi Gras Costume Contest
5pm Gumbo Cook-Off Awards
6pm Wayne Toups
9pm Kenny Orts

Weekend passes are $75 in advance or $85 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

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