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    Name: Experience Bandera
    Date: September 2, 2017 - September 3, 2017
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    Don’t miss Labor Day weekend in Bandera, Cowboy Capital of the World!   Bandera’s cowboy heritage is especially celebrated during Labor Day weekend.   In the late 1800’s, Bandera became a major gathering place for over 10 million head of Longhorn cattle.  The Longhorns were gathered and herded via the famous Western Trail to northern railheads in Nebraska, Montana and even Canada.
     
    On Labor Day Weekend, Bandera, the Cowboy Capital of the World, will be transformed back to that magical time of the Old West.  It’s called Experience Bandera.  This small, classic Old West town will turn back the clock on the pages of history to the late 1800s. Back to cattle drives and rodeo skills, for the purpose of celebrating Bandera’s 164th birthday. 
     
    What will you find at Experience Bandera?   Everything having to do with Cowboys!
     
    Bandera has long been known for its cowboy culture.  As a matter of fact, that culture is what makes Bandera a tourist destination and one of the poster towns for tourism in Texas.  Bandera does not just celebrate the cowboy way of life, Bandera lives it.  The town has Old West charm.  Many of the locals still live the cowboy way - tipping their cowboy hats to the ladies, riding their horses and occasional buggies to town, and merchants providing watering troughs for those that do.  Bandera remembers its cowboy roots at the annual Labor Day event, Experience Bandera
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    Bandera, Texas

    EXPERIENCE BANDERA
    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
     
     SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2017
     
    11:00 am                            Longhorn cattle drive down Main Street
     
    11:10 am                            Parade of horses, horse-drawn wagons, period dress and many more entries that celebrate Bandera’s western heritage
     
    9 am – 6 pm                      Arts and crafts displays on the Courthouse lawn including live music
     
    9 am – 5 pm                      Barbeque Cook-off at Pioneer RV Park
     
    Noon & 2 pm                     Gunfighters and Historical re-enactment
     
    Noon                                   Almost Patsy Cline Band on Courthouse Lawn
     
    6 pm                                    Gates open for the Frontier Times Ranch Rodeo at Mansfield Park
     
     
    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017
     
    8 am – 11:00 am              City Park for a Cowboy Breakfast offered up by the Ridin’ the River Cowboy Church, followed by some great preaching and cowboy gospel music. 
     
    9 am – 5 pm                      Arts and crafts displays on the Courthouse lawn including gospel music
     
    Noon                                   Gospel Music on the Courthouse lawn with Dave Kemp and the Gibson Sisters
     
    6 pm                                    Gates open at Mansfield Park for Cowboy Mounted Shooters and Mutton Bustin’ brought to you by the Bandera Pro Rodeo Association, FREE ADMISSION
     
     
     
    Date/Time Information:
    Labor Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 2nd and 3rd
    Contact Information:
    Bandera County Chamber of Commerce
    Fees/Admission:
    See Schedule of Events.  Parade, Vendors on the Courthouse Lawn, Mounted Cowboy Shooters, and Mutton Bustin' are Free
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