Covered wagons and buggies, a replica of the first Texas Central railroad train, galloping prairie fires, a frontier town street, gushing oil derricks, more than 300 performers-the Fandangle recaptures with theatrical charm the look and feel of the old West.
The Fandangle is spectacle. The stagecoach rumbles behind its team across pastureland passed by the Butterfield Overland Mail. Cowboys whose ancestors pushed Longhorn herds up the nearby Western Trail relive that period as they drive descendants of the cattle through the Fandangle spotlights. It fuses past and present as ranch country heritage is unlocked from the dusty trunk of memory, polished bright and transformed into enchanting entertainment.
The Fort Griffin Fandangle is a show that the people of Albany and beyond present beneath the summer stars of the Texas sky for six nights of the last two weekends of June. With singing, dancing, pantomime, and pageantry, it recreates the look and feel of the Texas Frontier west of Fort Worth. Relive the story of the Indians who inhabited the prairie, the early white men who displaced them, and the many settlers who followed the call to settle this land.
What to see and do before the show: Visit the Old Jail Art Center, what Texas Monthly hails as the best small museum in Texas, perhaps the nation. Albany Waterpark, unique shopping, BBQ at the main street park, Fort Griffin State Historic Park, historic Shackelford County Courthouse, Quilt Exhibition, get a cherry coke at the 1919 soda fountain, and take a Walk Through History.