Fort Concho’s Frontier Day Celebrates Agriculture Heritage This Saturday
Fort Concho celebrates San Angelo’s diverse agricultural heritage with a wide assortment of exhibits, demonstrations and children’s activities at its annual Frontier Day this Saturday, April 25.
This is a fun morning for families at “America’s best preserved frontier fort,” the 2015 edition of Frontier Day will be from 7 a.m. until noon at Fort Concho, 630 S. Oakes St. Admission is free to the fort’s second-largest annual event.
San Angelo’s Lions Clubs will host a pancake breakfast with sausage and beverages at the event from 7 a.m.-11 a.m. The cost is $6 per person.
Among Frontier Day’s many exhibits and activities are:
- Houses dedicated to cattle, wool and mohair, Mexican-American heritage and pioneer families.
- Demonstrations on sheep shearing, sheepdogs, spur and candle makers, and 1880s base ball.
- The Concho Valley Longhorn Riders.
- Chuckwagon cooking.
- Frontier crafts and games.
- Living history demonstrations, including Chief Broken Eagle and Buffalo Soldiers.
- Live entertainment, including trick roper Doug Whitaker.
- Educational exhibits in the Southwest Dairy Farmers Mobile Classroom and the Texas Farm Bureau Cotton Trailer.
“If a steak dinner is your closest contact to San Angelo’s agricultural roots, then Frontier Day is for you,” according to Fort Concho Manager Bob Bluthardt. “The morning is filled with fun and fascinating things to see and do that hearken back to our 19th- and 20th-century ways of living. We not only promise a good time; we’ll deliver it!”
For more information, call Carol Cummings, the Fort’s special events coordinator, at 325-657-4441,email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to fortconcho.com.