Texas

Best of the Boots

Weston is the American West on the most luxurious of levels. To create this boot, Lucchese designers mixed and matched different exotic leathers — specifically python and ultra croc —in the same color for a multidimensional look. The hand-braided pull strap and collar are marks of Lucchese's esteemed craftsmanship.

Reenactments

Winnsboro Wild West Days

Location Jack Cross Pavilion/Winnsboro City Park 900 Wheeler Drive Winnsboro, TX Date:  Fri, 2013-11-15 08:00 - Sun, 2013-11-17 17:00 Event Description:  Winnsboro Wild West Days, Nov. 15th, 16th & 17th at Jack Cross Pavilion in Winnsboro, TX City Park. Join us for a fun filled weekend with a RGA Sanctioned Old West Competition (must be RGA to compete) along with shootouts, historical reenactments, vendors, food, music and much more. For more info call 903-342-1300 or email legendsofcrossroads@yahoo.com or visit our website www.thelegendsofcrossroads.com. This event is hosted by The Legends of Crossroads

American Cowboy Picture

Hall of Fame inductee, The Santa Rosa Palomino Club has long tradition of gentlemen and horsemanship

VERNON, Texas – On this particular evening as the sun sets and the red dirt of Texoma kicks up in the Santa Rosa Rodeo Grounds, forty-eight pairs of ears wait for the shrill of the whistle. Once the tweet comes, 24 Palomino horses and their riders begin the series of riding movements with the same trademark military precision and pageantry that has defined the Santa Rosa Palomino Club for 64 years.

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"Western Swing"

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

Fandangle: Texas' Oldest Outdoor Musical!

Fort Griffin Fandangle-Texas' Oldest Outdoor Musical!

Location Albany Prairie Theater 1490 FM 1084 Albany, TX Date:  Thu, 2012-06-21 20:30 - Sat, 2012-06-30 20:30 Event Description:  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: fandangle@bitstreet.com www.albanytexas.com 325-762-3838 Quotes: 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!

American Cowboy Picture

The National Western Trail chuck Wagon Reunion

Location Dr Shackelford's Paradise Park South Main Street and South 1st Street Albany, TX Date:  Fri, 2012-10-12 11:00 - Sat, 2012-10-13 21:00 Event Description:  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: susanftgriffin@aol.com 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.

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