Friday, September 8th, 2017

9:00 am – 7:00 pm Exhibits and Western Items for sale inside the Civic Center

10:00 am – 5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions of poetry, music, stories, history sessions, panels & special presentations inside the Civic Center and Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (click for Friday Concurrent Sessions Schedule)

10:00 am – 5:00 pm  Quanah Parker Heritage Society Native American Activities in the park north of the Civic Center along Avenue O between Marsha Sharp Freeway and Mac Davis Lane

11:30 am  NEW The Music of Marty Robbins Luncheon

Take a trip back in time with the traditional and nostalgic western tunes of Marty Robbins.  Limited seating - tickets required.

Noon – 1:30 pm  LUNCH - BBQ Brisket Sandwich with beans and Iced Tea
Musical entertainment - located in the park north of the Civic Center

2:00 pm  NEW - Tub Talk - Washtub Workshop with Washtub Jerry

Learn how the washtub works and see the acclaimed "WMA Instrumentalist of the Year" demonstrated his unique & special talent for making music with a washtub!

3:00 pm NEW - Horse Training Demo

4:00 pm  Western Authors Panel – Civic Center,  Banquey Hall 2(east).  Meet the authors and explore the development of these real-life characters in both fact and fiction. Dusty Richards, Bill O'Neal, Karen Fitzjerrell, Nathan Dahlstrom and others.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Evening Performance in the Civic Center Theatre


Prairie Moon

David Hansford

Jim Jones

Craig Carter & Zack Casey

Doug Figgs

Chris Isaacs

Mary Kaye

Pipp Gillette

* Don't miss the DANCE immediately following at 9 pm in the Banquet Hall

   with Jimmy Burson & Texas in the Swing!