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Texas Forts Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Abilene: Westen Heritage Classic Rodeo


May 7 at 7:30am to May 10 at 4:00pm

Thursday, May 7

 7:30 am    RHAA Ranch Horse Competition - Coliseum

 8:00 am - 7:00 pm   Bit & Spur Show open - Round Building & Modern Living Mall

 8:00 am - 5:00 pm   WHC Trading Post  open - Coliseum, Big Country Hall & East Grounds

 6: 30 pm    Parade - Downtown Abilene

 7:30 pm    Street Dance - Downtown Abilene

 

 Friday, May 8

 7:30 am    RHAA Ranch Horse Competition Semi finals - Coliseum

 8:00 am - 7:00 pm  Bit & Spur Show open - Round Building & Modern Living Mall 

 8:00 am - 7:00 pm  WHC Trading Post open - Coliseum, Big Country Hall & East Grounds 

 11:00 am-5:00 pm  Cowboy Poetry & Music - Outdoor Entertainment Pavillion 

 1:00 -3:00 pm   Buster & Sheryl McLaury Horse Training Demo - Covered Outdoor Arena

 1:00 pm   Chuckwagon Cookoff - Wagon Authenticity Judging - Cookoff Area East of General Office

3:00 - 4:30 pm   Roy Cox Cowdog Demo - Covered Outdoor Arena

7:30 - 11:00 pm   Rhinestone Round Up featuring Shenandoah - Display Building

8:00 pm   Ranch Rodeo - Coliseum

9:00 pm - 12 am   Dance: Kimberly Dunn - Outdoor Entertainment Pavilion

 

 Saturday, May 9

 8:00 am Chuckwagon Cookoff begins - East of General Office

 8:00 am - 7:00 pm WHC Trading Post open - Coliseum, Big Country Hall & East Grounds 

 8:00 am - 7:00 pm Bit & Spur Show open - Round Building & Modern Living Mall

9:00 am - 11:00 am  Buster & Sheryl McLaury Horse Training Demo - Covered Outdoor Arena

9:00 am - 12:00 pm  Haney Cannon Stickhorse Rodeo & Steer Dummy Roping - Griffin Arena

10:00 am  WHC Invitational Ranch Horse Sale - Coliseum

11:00 am - 12:30 am   Roy Cox Cowdog Demo - Covered Outdoor Arena 

11:00 am - 3:00 pm     Cowboy Poetry & Music - Outdoor Entertainment Pavilion

12pm- 1:15pm   Chuckwagon Cookoff Lunch Served  - Cookoff Area East of General Office 

1:00 pm -    Old Time Fiddler's Contest - Display Building

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm   Buster & Sheryl McLaury Horse Training Demo - Covered Outdoor Arena 

2:00 pm  Registration for Matched Horse Races - Southeast Grounds

2:30 pm   RHAA Ranch Horse Finals "Top 20" - Coliseum

3:00 pm   Chuckwagon Cookoff Award Presentations - Cookoff Area East of General Office 

4:00 pm    Matched Horse Races - Southeast Grounds 

8:00 pm    Ranch Rodeo - Coliseum 

9:00 pm - 12:00 am    Dance--Jake Hooker and The Outsiders - Outdoor Entertainment Pavilion

10:00 pm    Ranch Rodeo Award Presentations - Coliseum

 

 Sunday, May 10

 9:00 am    Cowboy Church Service - Outdoor Entertainment Pavilion

 9:00 am - ??   Bit & Spur Show open - Round Building & Modern Living Mall

Location

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 Hwy. 36 Hwy. 36
  • Abilene, Texas
  • 79601

Contact

  • Contact:
    Taylor County Expo Center
  • Phone:
    325-677-4376
  • Visit Website

Fees

  • GROUNDS PASS (PER DAY)
    **FRIDAY & SATURDAY ONLY**
    Ages 13 & Up $7.00 (Fri) / $10.00 (Sat) 
    Children ages 5-12 $5.00 
    **Free Grounds Admission on Thursday**
    **Vehicles will be charged to come onto the grounds to watch the Matched Horse Races**
     
     
    RODEO TICKETS
    Reserved Balcony & Sections 300 & 400
    Friday $25.00 (includes Friday Night Dance ticket)
    Saturday $30.00
         **Tickets are required for all children age 2 years and older**
    **Rodeo Ticket includes FREE grounds admission for that day**
     
     
     
    DANCE TICKETS
    Kimberly Dunn  - Friday, May 8th~ $5 each or covered with Rodeo ticket
    Jake Hooker & The Outsiders - Saturday, May 9th ~ $20 per person
     
     
    CHUCKWAGON MEAL TICKETS
    SATURDAY ONLY - Tickets go on sale April 25th
    Available in advance at the Expo Office $15.00
    Available day of the event, if available, at Cookoff Area $15.00
     
     
    CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES
    **Registration required by May 4 to participate
    Registration Fee $5.00

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