The National Dairy Cow Festival

When: 20th January

Where: Muak Lek District Saraburi Province Central Thailand

Known as the “Cowboy festivals” this annual festival is the biggest event in Thailand for professional dairy cow farmers. You may be surprised to know that Dairy farming has been associated with the rolling hills of Saraburi since the 50s. Today it supplies most of the popular milk products that are sold in supermarkets across the country.

HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, will again graciously open the event which will feature seminars, a fair, numerous concerts, dairy cow and the best cowboy or cowgirl costume contests.

According to Saraburi province’s tourism office, the cowboy festival evolves into an amazing scene as hundreds of “Thai cowboys” travel from different parts of the country to enjoy country and western music, an exhibition of dairy and beef cow farming, cow contests, whip-cracking, roping and a lariat show, and fancy gun handling.