73nd Annual Celebration of the
Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen's Association
Welcome to our website. For those who do not know us already, the Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen's Association was officially organized March 25, 1941. Our grandfathers got the ball rolling as a tongue-in-cheek organization designed to poke fun at "sidewalk cattlemen".
The term "sidewalk cattleman" was invented by the 1941 Madisonville Meteor editor, Henry Fox. Fox wrote about people wearing cowboy boots around town who didn't own any cows. The idea took hold and an organization was formed complete with rules for wearing cowboy boots and penalties to be assessed for infractions of those rules. Today, the custom is to dunk violators in the horse trough on the courthouse lawn. So beware when you come through Madisonville wearing cowboy boots. Be prepared to defend your right to wear your boots or you could find yourself taking an unexpected bath in the watering trough!
Each year, the Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen's Association sponsors a number of events beginning with the MSCA Steak Dinner the first weekend in May. We've posted the full Schedule of Events here and we hope you can join us.