My New Outside Blog: October 2010

Fort Worth Stockyards Hosts The Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering

 

Fort Worth Stockyards Hosts The Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering

Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering, Fort Worth Stockyards My Wife Diana and I had the pleasure of visiting the 20th annual Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival at the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District this past weekend. The Get together showcased countless family-oriented adventures in which visitors enjoyed the real west.

This authentic western celebration has Cowboy Poets, Western Entertainers and an action-packed Ranch Rodeo in which teams of ranch hands from 14 well-known Texas ranches competed for that sought after award of becoming the very best ranch at the rodeo.

The Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival officially starts off with a wagon train leaving Jacksboro, Texas on Sunday, October 17th traveling through Perrin, Mineral Wells, Weatherford, and Azle. On Tuesday, October 19th the wagon train spent the night time at the First Monday grounds in Weatherford. The general public was invited to attend the actual wagon train that evening to have an evening of cowboy songs and poetry. The wagon train found its way to the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District on Thursday, October 21st.

The festival’s family friendly fun-based activities kicked-off at high noon on Friday, October 22nd with a Chuck Wagon parade featuring 20 authentic wagon teams. The parade began near old Hell’s Half Acre and end on East Exchange Avenue in the Fort Worth Stockyards. After the parade the chuck wagons built camp and prepared for a true chuck wagon cook-off that was judged on Saturday, October 23rd. The heavy rains Friday didn't dampen the spirits of everyone, it just produced the experience a little more Western.

The activities continued Friday evening with an authentic Ranch Rodeo where 14 Texas ranches competed in traditional ranch events including wild cow milking, bronc riding, team roping, team doctoring, calf branding, maverick branding, mutton busting (for the Kids) and team sorting. Other featured events include things like a cowboy trappings and trade show, Ranch Cutting Horse Association National Finals, Craig Cameron horsemanship clinics, cowboy church, a youth fiddle contest, a youth 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 included musical performances from Dan Roberts, Jean Prescott and The Quebe Sisters Band, and one of the country’s most popular cowboy singers, Don Edwards. Additionally, the weekend featured 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.

Born in Gainesville, Texas with a passion for the western lifestyle, Red Steagall competed in rodeos as a youngster and learned to play the guitar and mandolin. After college, Steagall traveled to California to share western heritage and ideals with the rest of the world through music, poetry, books, television as well as movies. Though Red Steagall is best known regarding his Texas swing dance music, he is also highly respected by Texas cowboys for the lyrical manner in which he writes about the western way of life; he was honored as the Poet Laureate of Texas in 2006. A world performer, he has only called one particular spot home – Texas. You can learn more about Red at http://www.redsteagallcowboygathering.comp

 

DONNIE KELLER

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