County Fair Cowboy

In July and August, all across rural USA, one sees a little-known but common American phenomenon: the appearance of the “County Fair Cowboy.” While there are surely real cowboys in the mix, the county fair landscape is riddled with guys sporting a new hat, a freshly laundered shirt, crisply starched jeans and cowboy boots that ain’t ever seen a stirrup. All hat and no cattle, these guys scan the show rings and midways with a keen eye, searching for any lady-folk wearing bedazzled jeans and similarly (un)used cowboy boots who might be convinced to share a two-step, or two, at the county fair bandstand. Alright fellas, cowboy up!

Rural lifestyle photography from AgriLife Studios

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