Bowie was located on the Chisholm Trail. Today, this city maintains an old-fashioned feel with local businesses offering antiques, cafes and bed-and-breakfast accommodations. The Second Monday Trade Days, on Pelham Street, is a two-day market on the weekend before the second Monday of each month. Events include the Jim Bowie Days Rodeo and Festival in June, and the Chicken and Bread Days Heritage Festival in October.