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 on Saturday, April 30.


Billed as a fun morning for families at America’s best preserved frontier fort, the 2016 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 and 1880s base ball.
Native plants exhibits.
Chuckwagon cooking.
Frontier crafts and games.
Living history demonstrations, including Chief Broken Eagle and Buffalo Soldiers.
Live entertainment, including trick roper Doug Whitaker.
Historic exhibits.

“If you eat steak, fruits and veggies or if you wear cotton shirts and woolen sweaters, you’re a participant in San Angelo’s agricultural roots,” Fort Concho Manager Bob Bluthardt said. “Frontier Day offers an up-close look at that heritage via a few fun-filled hours offering loads of fascinating things to see and do. And, with the exception of the flapjacks, like lots of good, old-fashioned fun, it’s completely free!”