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2nd Annual Blanco Western Showcase Set for First Weekend in November
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 • Posted October 4, 2013

We're doing it again! The 2nd Annual Blanco Western Showcase and Chuck Wagon Cook-off returns November 1-3. The Buggy Barn Museum will be hosting the WORLD Championship Knife and Tomahawk Throwing competition. There will be lots of activities for every member of your family. For the tenth year in a row, the Sparks Family chuckwagon team will be hosting elementary school students with an education day. Students will be able to learn how breakfast was prepared back-in-the day while samples of biscuits will be provided with homemade jam or gravy.

This year chuckwagon cook-off teams will start very early Saturday morning. They will be in public view the entire day wearing full costumes during their competition while preparing five categories - meat, beans, potatoes, bread and desserts. The public is invited to visit the many campsites and observe the old fashioned cooking techniques.

Other events include Texas Rangers, bullwhips, archery and mounted action shooting, all in period costumes. Musical entertainment and special performances will be on-site all weekend. There will be a variety of vendors, and lots MORE!!! There will be a Sunday morning Cowboy Breakfast and Service starting at sunrise.

Plenty of food vendors will be providing a large selection for every hungry appetite throughout the event. You might want to try a mesquite smoked sausage wrap with your choice of homemade mustard or garden Pico slaw or both. You can have a build it yourself, Gourmet Hotdogs with the works. Not just cheese, ketchup, mustard and chili, but try a ginger fig sauce or grilled shredded cabbage and onions. Still hungry, try a smoked chicken taco, a shrimp wrap, chili pie, funnel cake or a hamburger and so much more. You don’t want to miss the coffee bar saloon!

Take a stroll through the vendor booths displaying a variety of arts and crafts selective items, antiques, and collectibles. The large selection of handcrafted rag rugs, crocheted blankets and wearables, and one-of-a-kind historic collectibles are just the beginning. Another sight to see are the collections of miniature tea sets, barn wood framed art, collectible bottles and glassware, handmade jewelry, plants, and small furniture items. You don't want to miss out on the homemade salsa and chips, or a selection of homemade jams and jellies from the Barbarita Chicken Ranch orchards.

Keep in mind, if you think you never knew you would like to see it, taste it or have one of your own, just come out and you will be surprised what you will take home!

Other activities will be a costume competition, cake walk, buggy rides, children’s games, tours of the Buggy Barn Museum, and plenty of entertainment! There is fun for every member of the family!! During last year’s event, we welcomed folks from seven different countries and 27 states. We’re expecting even more this year! So come out and join us, and post your mark on our wall maps located in the conference center.

Entry to the Blanco Western Showcase is $10/day/person or $20 for the weekend/person, with children under 5 are free.

Discount for students, military, and seniors for $5/day. The chuck wagon meal Saturday evening is $10/person.

Check us out: on Facebook or 125 Moore Lane/ 1915 Hwy 281 N. Blanco, TX 830 833-5708 or 830 385-3779.

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