Iron County Cowboy Days is set for Friday and Saturday, April 10-11, in the historic cowtown of Parowan.

The third annual event features cowboy poets, Western exhibits, an apple-pie contest, horse and mule races, sheep shearing, music, dancing and other events at the Iron County Fairgrounds.Cowboy poet Rod McQueary of Elko, Nevada, is the headliner at 7 p.m. Friday for the celebration's evening show. The Hey Cedars Square Dance Club is on the bill at 9 p.m.

Saturday morning will be marked by a parade, followed by wagon rides, a gun show, dutch oven cook-off and a pie auction. Cowboy poet Bill Jones and the Color Country Cloggers and the Coors Cowboy Band will provide Saturday night entertainment.

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Parowan is 16 miles north of Cedar City just off I-15.

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