George Ranch to Showcase 150 Years of Texas History at Frontier Days
For a great day of Fall family fun on Saturday, October 21, visit Fort Bend’s famous spread for the new George Ranch Frontier Days. Presenting sponsor Polly Shouse, The George Ranch and the Fort Bend History Association (FBHA) have partnered to host their largest living history event of the year.
“George Ranch Frontier Days will showcase 150 years of Texas history in a festive atmosphere that has something for everyone,” shared FBHA Executive Director Madeleine Calcote-Garcia. “It’s a day filled with cowboys, cannons, history and fun with cattle working demonstrations, historic home tours, battle re-enactments, games, vendors, food trucks, live music and entertainment, hands-on activities and more! We invite the community to come and experience all that the FBHA, The George Ranch and our many participating partners have to offer for a historic, fun-filled Saturday.”
Costumed guides will be on hand to tell tales of 150 years of Texas history, and Sky Kings Falconry will present “Native Birds of Texas” featuring the stars of their popular show, featuring Cyrene, a wise and wonderful Eurasian Eagle Owl, Pierre a precocious Cara Cara and Obie, a rambunctious Raven. The feathered friends show will be presented by wildlife conservationist and bird whisperer for over 10 years Kevin Gaines.
Other attractions include a Cowboy Fast Draw Contest, music from Grandmas’ Boyfriends Barbershop Quartet and Museum of the Pacific War weapons’ demonstrations. The Frontier Market will feature a variety of vendors perfect for holiday shopping, including: Crafts by Astrid, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Gloria Desyns, Fort Bend County Historical Commission, Fort Bend Museum Docents, George Ranch Historical Park Gift Shop, Greenleaf Promotions, Hummers Homestead Alpacas, JDs Woodworks, Judy’s Handcrafted Creations, Author Curt Locklear, M&D Woodturning & Sawmill Services, Rocking F Woodworks, Sons of the Republic of Texas and SweetNes Honey & Beetique.
Food and beverage options in The Chow Corral include: BLPJ BBQ, Katy Sliders, Kona Ice of Richmond, Roadside Popcorn, Rock n Cajun and Ujima Unique cuisine.
On Friday, October 20, schools are invited for Field Trip Friday from 9 am to 2 pm. Schools sign up by contacting Maggie Trinker at 281-343-0218, ext. 220 or email@example.com. Advance registration is required, and space is limited.
George Ranch Frontier Days will be open to the public on Saturday, October 21 at the Ranch, located at 10215 FM 762 in Richmond, from 9 am to 5 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children and children four and under are free. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.georgeranch.org/programs-events/george-ranch-frontier-days/.
Presented by Polly Shouse, George Ranch Frontier Days is generously sponsored by Kay Danzinger, Fort Bend History Association Board of Trustees, OCuSoft and Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union.