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! Billed as a “fabulous family fun day” at “America’s best preserved frontier fort,” the 2013 edition of Frontier Day will be from 7 a.m. until noon at Fort Concho, 630 S. Oakes St. Admission is free.

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 $5 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, leather working, quilting and 1880s base ball.
  • The Concho Valley Longhorn Riders.
  • Charros Caporales de San Angelo, a Mexican-style horse riding group.
  • Fiddle Fire Chuckwagon.
  • Frontier crafts and games.
  • Living history demonstrations, including Chief Broken Eagle and Buffalo Soldiers teaching drills to children.
  • Live entertainment, including trick roper Doug Whitaker.
  • Educational exhibits in the Southwest Dairy Farmers Mobile Classroom and the Texas Farm Bureau Cotton Trailer.

 “Agriculture still reigns supreme in San Angelo and the Concho Valley,” said Sandy Whittley, chairwoman of the event. “Frontier Day recognizes that by putting people back in touch with our roots in fun, interactive ways. We promise a good time!”

For more information, call Carol Cummings, the Fort’s special events coordinator, at (325) 657-4441. For more about Fort Concho, go to or

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