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Frontier Days brings cowboys, cars and carnival to town

Frontier Days brings cowboys, cars and carnival to town
May 09
13:29 2018

The 2018 Stephens County Frontier Days, which took place in and around the Breckenridge City Park on May 4-5, brought a variety of activities, entertainment, events and visitors to town.

The two-day annual event started on Friday, May 4, with a 42 Tournament and the Miss Breckenridge Pageant. Saturday’s activities kicked off with a 5K run, soccer games, a disc golf tournament and a skateboard contest. Also on Saturday were the Chuckwagon Cook-off, Classic Car Show, Kids Got Talent contest, stick horse races, a carnival, cow patty bingo fundraiser and wild west shootout demonstrations.

Frontier Days wrapped up with the 12th annual Breckenridge Idol competition.

Also held in conjunction with Frontier Days was the Ranch Rodeo at the Stephens County Arena and Ag Barn. Additionally, throughout the days, attendees had the opportunity to visit vendor booths offering a variety of items and several food booths.

Chuckwagon Cookoff

Shadow Peak Chuckwagon won the Most Authentic and the Best Overall awards at the annual cook-off. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

The annual Chuckwagon Cookoff featured five wagons this year – Gilbert 2B Wagon from Lipan; Rafter JB Chuckwagon from Cambridge, Kansas; Running D Chuckwagon from Harrison, Arkansas; R Bar D Chuckwagon from Canton; and, Shadow Peak Chuckwagon from Glen Rose.

The judges’ results are as follows:

OVERALL
1st Place: Shadow Peak
2nd Place: R Bar D
3rd Place: Rafter JB

AUTHENTIC WAGON
1st Place: Shadow Peak
2nd Place: Rafter JB
3rd Place: Running D

The R Bar D chuckwagon won several first place awards at the annual cook-off. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

HOSPITALITY
Gilbert 2B

POT WRESTLER
Running D

WILDCARD
Running D

MEAT
1st Place: R Bar D
2nd Place: Gilbert 2B
3rd Place: Shadow Peak
4th Place: Rafter JB

POTATOES
1st Place: Shadow Peak
2nd Place: Rafter JB
3rd Place: R Bar D
4th Place: Running D

The Running D Chuckwagon won several awards at the annual cook-off. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

BREAD
1st Place: R Bar D
2nd Place: Shadow Peak
3rd Place: Running D
4th Place: Gilbert 2B

BEANS
1st Place: R Bar D
2nd Place: Shadow Peak
3rd Place: Running D
4th Place: Rafter JB

DESSERT
1st Place: Running D
2nd Place: Gilbert 2B
3rd Place: R Bar D
4th Place: Rafter JB

RESIST ALL ELECTRIC RANDOM DRAW
Provided by Johnny Wade and Eric Whitaker of Resist All Electric
Gilbert 2B

Preslie Malcuit won the 2018 Kids Got Talent show. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Kids Got Talent
The 2018 Kids Got Talent show was started off by last year’s winner, Katelyn Langford, who sang “Silver Wings.”

This year, five girls competed in the event:

  • Mia Olivo – “Fight Song”
  • Emma McCullough – “I Love Rock and Roll”
  • Kelii Peters – “God Made Girls”
  • Preslie Malcuit – “A Million Dreams”
  • Kamryn Briley – “Rise Up”Preslie Malcuit won first place. Second place went to Kamryn Briley, and in third place was Kelii Peters.

More Frontier Days Coverage
For more articles and photos, click here to go to the 2018 Frontier Days page, featuring several photo galleries and articles about some of the specific events.

Story by Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

Cutline, top photo: The Running D Chuckwagon from Harrison, Arkansas, won several awards at the 2018 Chuckwagon Cook-off that took place during Frontier Days on Saturday, May 5. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

This year’s Frontier Days included a Classic Car Show for the first time in event history. For more photos and articles from Frontier Days, click here to go to the Breckenridge Texan event page. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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QUILT SHOW The Breckenridge Fine Arts Center’s 2018 Quilt Show opened May 8 and will continue through June 29. The BFAC is located at 207 N. Breckenridge Ave. and is open to the public.

BHS GRADUATION The Breckenridge High School Class of 2018 will graduate at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25. The ceremony will be held in the BHS Athletic Facility (aka the “new gym”).

BRECKENRIDGE AIRSHOW The 21st Breckenridge Airshow will take place May 26-27 at the Stephens County Airport. For more information, visit the website www.breckenridgeairshow.com.

KIDS SOAP MAKING CLASS The Stephens County Extension office will offer a Soap Making Class for kids in grades 2-12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the Extension office, 2622 Highway 180 East (at the intersection of State Highway 67 and U.S. Highway 180). The fee for the class will be $35 per student, and the class is limited to 15 kids. Attendees will need to take a sack lunch. For more information or to register, call Sumer Russell at 254-559-2313.

BATTLE OF THE BADGES BLOOD DRIVE The Rotary Club of Breckenridge will host a friendly competition between the Breckenridge Fire Department, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and the Breckenridge Police Department via a blood drive. Those donating blood can do so in the name of one of the three emergency offices. The blood drive will take place over three days at three different locations: Thursday, June 7, 1-5 p.m., First National Bank; Friday, June 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Stephens Memorial Hospital; and, Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., First National Bank. For more information, call Sherry or Les Strickland at 254-522-1959.

NON-PROFIT SCHOOLS MEETING The Breckenridge Independent School District will hold a meeting for private, non-profit schools and home schools with tax-exempt status. Participants will discuss available funding to eligible private school students and the conditions for participating in programs paid with Title I, Part A funding. The meeting will be at the BISD Administration Building Board Room, 212 N. Miller Ave., at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 7. For more information, contact Molly Johnson, BISD director of curriculum and instruction, at 254-522-9600.

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