Friday, September 9th, 2016
9:00 am – 7:00 pm Exhibits and Western Items for sale inside the Civic Center Exhibit Hall
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 Gene Autry & Sons of the Pioneers Music Luncheon
Take a trip back in time with the traditional and nostalgic western tunes of Gene Autry and the Sons of the Pioneers performed by Prairie Moon form Wichita Falls, TX. 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
3:00 pm NEW - The Most Infamous Range War in the US
by Texas State Historian,Bill O'Neal - Civic Center Banquet Hall 2 (east).
4:00 Farrier demonstration by Zack Dickens, Exhibit Hall Horse Training area
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.
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Evening Performance in the Civic Center Theatre
R. J. Vandygriff
Craig Carter & Zack Casey
Chris Isaacs & Ross Knox