The 21st annual Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival will ride into the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and will feature countless family-oriented activities where visitors can experience the true west. This authentic western event will have Cowboy poets, western entertainers and an action-packed Ranch Rodeo where teams of ranch hands from 14 famous Texas ranches will compete for the coveted prize of being the best ranch at the rodeo.
She Is Dallas Info: The Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering will be held October 21-23, 2011 at the Cowtown Coliseum, 121 E. Exchange Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76164. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 1-888-COWTOWN (1-888-269-8696) or by visiting the Cowtown Coliseum website. The Rodeo is first-come, first-serve seating. No reserved seats are available. The Saturday Night Rodeo may be standing room only. Your ticket does not guarantee you a seat. For more information on the event and a full schedule of events, please visit the Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering website. You can also follow Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering on Facebook.
We are so proud to be able to bring the cowboy gathering back for an incredible 21st year, said Red Steagall, founder of the event. Our hope is that everyone who attends will be able to experience a piece of the West and go home with a new perspective on true western living.
The Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival begins with a wagon train leaving Jacksboro, Texas on Sunday, October 16 traveling through Perrin, Mineral Wells, Weatherford and Azle. On Tuesday, October 18 the wagon train will overnight at the First Monday grounds in Weatherford. The public is invited to join the wagon train that night for an evening of cowboy music and poetry. The wagon train will arrive in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District on Thursday, October 20.
The weekend's activities begin about 1pm on Friday, October 21st with the arrival of 20 authentic chuck wagons. The procession will begin at LaGrave Field and end on East Exchange Avenue in the Fort Worth Stockyards. After arriving, the chuck wagons will make camp and prepare for a true chuck wagon cook-off that is judged on Saturday, October 22.
The events continue with an authentic Ranch Rodeo where 14 Texas ranches will compete in traditional ranch events including wild cow milking, bronc riding, team roping, team doctoring, calf branding, maverick branding, mutton busting and team sorting. Other featured events include a cowboy trappings and trade show, Ranch Cutting Horse Association National Finals, Craig Cameron horsemanship clinics, cowboy church, cowboy music and poetry; a youth fiddle contest and chuck wagon cook-off, youth cowboy poetry contest, an invitational Tejas Vaquero and Ranchero Visitadores Team Roping and the annual Texas Trail of Fame induction ceremony.
The weekend's entertainment includes musical performances from Dan Roberts, Jean Prescott, the Burson Family, and The Quebe Sisters Band, as well as one of the country's most popular cowboy singers, Don Edwards.
Additionally, the weekend will feature western swing dances with Red Steagall and the Boys in the Bunkhouse, Leon Rausch and Bobby Flores and showcase cowboy poetry from Red Steagall, Chris Isaacs, Yvonne Hollenbeck, Jay Snider and Oscar Auker.
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