Story by Roger Edison, the South Texas Cowboy:
The Ambassador of Western Swing is at it again, and this time with a goal bigger than Texas! Musician Billy Mata is looking for dancers and sponsors to make a bid for the Guinness World Record for the most couples dancing to the official music of Texas, Western Swing.
Jordon Riley Sarver learns Western Swing Dance steps from Joel Aaron Gammage
Albany Prairie Theater
1490 FM 1084
Thu, 2012-06-21 20:30 - Sat, 2012-06-30 20:30
74th FORT GRIFFIN FANDANGLE TEXAS' OLDEST OUTDOOR MUSICAL!
(performed on an acre-sized WEST TEXAS stage!)
ALWAYS the last 2 full Weekends in June: JUNE 21 22 23 and JUNE 28 29 30--8:30 pm/dusk.
PARADE DAY: JUNE 28-6 P.M.
TICKETS: $20 $15 $10 Group and Military rates available.
PARADE DAY is Thursday June 28th 6pm on Main Street.
PRAIRIE STAR BBQ BRIGADE serving lunch and dinner at bank park, all 6 days.
SEE WHAT THE OLD WEST was really like and become a part of it. Settlers, Indians, Cowboys, Calvary Soldiers, Buffalo Hunters, Can Can Dancers will come alive right before your very eyes! Also Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp, Lottie Deno and Johnny Golden will hang out at the infamous Beehive Saloon!
WHAT IS FANDANGLE?
THE FORT GRIFFIN FANDANGLE is a Theatrical History of the Founding of FORT GRIFFIN---------
FANDANGLE is Texas’ Oldest Outdoor Musical, (with an acre-sized stage), thrilling audiences since 1938.
FANDANGLE also means recreating the hell-raising days when cowboys, Indians, buffalo hunters, soldiers, card sharp gamblers and saloon girls made a legend of the Texas Frontier.
OVER 300 Albany natives sing, dance and show their horseback skills during this breathtaking show under the WEST TEXAS STARS.
Also starring: THE OFFICIAL STATE LONGHORN HERD OF TEXAS!
WE have wonderful activities and entertainment going on all afternoon every day of the performance, all free (except shopping and food of course!) in beautiful downtown historic ALBANY.
ALBANY is also home to the Nationally Accredited OLD JAIL ART CENTER.
IT is home to Picasso, Modigliani, Paul Klee, pre-Columbian art and Watt Matthews Cowboys Room.
THE OLD JAIL is open to the public, (free year round) from 10-8 on all Fandangle days. www.theoldjailartcenter.org
Also don't miss the AZTEC THEATER performances, Pipe Organ Concert, Calliope Concert, historical sites such as the FORT GRIFFIN STATE HISTORIC SITE and much more!
ENJOY PRAIRIE STAR BBQ BRIGADE at the bank park for lunch and dinner.
ALBANY has the best shopping in the area, so bring the whole family and enjoy what TEXAS MONTHLY calls us: “Albany-Coolest Small Town in Texas!”
www.fortgriffinfandangle.org Email: email@example.com www.albanytexas.com 325-762-3838
TEXAS MONTHLY chose Albany as "Our favorite small town!"
AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN: "One thing makes Albany, Tx unique...the Fort Griffin Fandangle...one of the most ambitious community projects in the U.S."
DALLAS MORNING NEWS: "The Fandangle is as professional as a multi-million dollar Broadway musical with sets and costumes to match"
FORT WORTH STAR TELEGRAM: "The show has everything, including wagons, stagecoach, train, calliope, longhorn cattle and enough horses, mules and people to use them!"
FAMILY and handicap friendly-------You don't want to miss this fabulous show!
Dr Shackelford's Paradise Park
South Main Street and South 1st Street
Fri, 2012-10-12 11:00 - Sat, 2012-10-13 21:00
AUTHENTIC CHUCK WAGON COOK OFF
Friday, October 12, 2012
1-9 p.m. Held at Dr Shackelford’s Paradise Park S. 1st and S. Main No admission.
Contestants will receive a grab bag of 'Trail Food' and will be authentic to the cattle drive rations. This could include quail, rattlesnakes, squirrels and more!
Watch them open up the bag and see what they have to prepare!
Event will also include western type vendors, blacksmith, bit & spur
and also wheelwright demonstrations.
BBQ supper will be available for $10 per person $5 for kids 10 & under.
Free Entertainment and Sharps Rifle exhibit.
Saturday, October 13th 10-2 p.m.
Celebrity Chuck Wagon Cook Off No admission.
248 S Main Street Albany, Tx 76430
9th Annual Friends of Fort Griffin Dinner/Dance Fundraiser 6:30 p.m. $75 per person
Reservations necessary. 325-762-2699 www.friendsoffortgriffin.com
Join us for Dinner, Silent and Live auction, Open Bar and Dance under the West Texas stars to Bobby Flores and the Yellow Rose Band. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
248 S Main Street Albany, Tx. 76430
Reunion Activities: BBQ, Live Entertainment, Western Style Vendors, Genuine Sharp's Rifle Exhibit, Blacksmith, Bit & Spur & Wheelwright Demonstrations, Chuck Wagon Breakfast & Celebrity Cook Off, Gala Dinner/Dance with Bobby Flores and the Yellow Rose Band.
Several weeks ago, I heard about a new Christian Ministries in Weatherford, Texas obtaining a restored 1880's era STUDERBAKER wagon. The congregation plans to convert the wagon into a working Chuck Wagon as did Charles Goodnight when he planned the logistics for his first cattle drive. Goodnight selected a Army surplus supply wagon manufactured by Studerbaker.
Gary Taylor and Tom Davis arrives with Studerbaker Wagon
Rusk County Expo Center
3303 FM 13 W
Fri, 2011-06-03 19:00 - Sun, 2011-06-05 23:00
HENDERSON, TEXAS - Team penning, Arena sorting and Ranch sorting for Open, Amateur, Novice and Youth riders. Members compete for paybacks at each show and collect points towards end of the year finals prizes. ETTPA will be hosting a Team Penning Clinic the Friday before the June 4-5 show. FMI check out the comments section on this add or go to www.ettpa.com.