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Frontier Days set to open at 11 on Friday morning; chuckwagon lunch tickets available

Frontier Days set to open at 11 on Friday morning; chuckwagon lunch tickets available
April 29
14:25 2024

The Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce is busy this week, getting ready for the annual Stephens County Frontier Days, scheduled to take place in the Trade Barn area of the City Park on Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4.

This year’s event is bringing back some traditional events, adding some new activities and making some changes to others. The vendor booths are set to open on the north side of the Trade Barn at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 3, and will be open beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 4.

Also at 11 a.m. Friday, the Stephens County 4-H Plant ID team will be set up at the Trade Barn, offering a look at how plants were used during frontier times to better understand the land.

Some of the food booths/trucks will be serving crawfish, popcorn, hot dogs, chili dogs, Frito pie, corn-in-a-cup, nachos, pickles, cotton candy, tacos, Dippin’ Dots, drinks and more. The food booths will be set up around the Trade Barn, and tables and chairs will be available inside the Trade Barn for attendees to sit and eat. New to Frontier Days will be a beer garden in the food booth area just north of the Trade Barn, near the intersection of East Hullum Street and Old Caddo Road. The beer garden will be hosted by Soggy Dog Wine and Brew.

Friday evening will feature two events at the Trade Barn — Karaoke from 5-7:30 p.m. (free and open to everyone) and a concert by Kyle Fambro and Jared McLane at 8 p.m.

Saturday morning will include a Disc Golf Tournament, a bake off and a Car Show, as well as the chuckwagon cook-off. Disc golf registration will cost $20 per person and will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday. There will be a players’ meeting at 8:45 and a shotgun start at 9 a.m. It will be random draw doubles with 100 percent payout split for the first-, second- and third-place teams. There will be an optional ace pot for $5 per person, and a raffle will be held for a chance to win a practice basket. For more information, call Darrell at 254-246-0032. The tournament is sponsored by the Breckenridge Disc Golf Association.

The “Show Up & Show Off” Car Show will begin with registration at the corner of East Hullum and Old Caddo Road from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday with judging from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The trophy ceremony will be at 1:30 p.m. There will be cash prizes and certificates for People’s Choice, Best in Show and Best Paint.

The Bake Off and Cake Raffle will start with entry drop offs from 9 to 10 a.m. Judging will begin at 10:30 a.m. with each baked good entry being judged on appearance, taste and size. Prizes will be $100 for first place, $75 for second place and $25 for third place. For more information, call Paula Grissom at 254-559-4364.

Beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, a Kids Zone will be set up just west of the Trade Barn with games, swings, slides, bounce houses and a mini-roller coaster for kids. Entrance to the Kid Zone will cost $5 each, and wrist bands will be available for purchase at the Chamber of Commerce’s booth set up at the park office, located at the corner of East Hullum Street and Dunnigan Avenue.

Six chuckwagons have signed up to participate in the annual chuckwagon cook-off on Saturday, May 4. Scheduled to set up camp at Frontier Days are Rafter Z Wagon from Stephenville, J-W Chuckwagon from Weatherford, Veale Ranch chuckwagon from Breckenridge, Shadow Peak chuckwagon from Weatherford, R Bar D chuckwagon from Canton and the Tarrant County Cowboy Church chuckwagon. Tickets for the chuckwagon lunch cost $20 each and are on sale at the Chamber of Commerce, 100 E. Elm St.

The 2024 Miss Breckenridge Pageant will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at the Trade Barn. Click here for more details. Breck’s Got Talent will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Click here to read more about the talent competition.

The Ole West Gunfighters will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday and at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Cow Patty Bingo will begin at 3 p.m Saturday when the cow will be let loose in a fenced area on the south end of Dunnigan Avenue, across from the Trade Barn. The event will be a fundraiser for the Breckenridge High School Class of 2028. The 300 squares will be available for $10 each, and the winner will receive 50 percent of the total sales.

The Stick Horse Races will begin at 4:30 p.m., with registration starting at 4 p.m. in the Kids Zone next to the Trade Barn. There is no charge to enter, and the races will be divided into age categories: Little Buckaroos — ages 3 and under; Broncos — ages 4 to 6; Buckaroos — ages 7 to 10; and Townspeople — ages 11 and up. Ribbons will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners. Additionally, there will be prizes for the overall winner in each class, the best dressed stick horse rider and the overall team winners.

For more information about any of the events, contact the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce at 254-559-2301.


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