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Our Historic Dance Hall

Our Dance Hall has the 1923 pier and beam construction complete with smooth beautiful, hardwood floors and an open rafter ceiling. This makes this venue perfect for good country dancing and great acoustics for listening to our fine artists. Plenty of room to invite your partner and two-step your boots off. The Fayette County Fair Association will also be selling good cold beer, fresh grilled hamburgers and setups for folks wanting to bring their own bottle.

Artists & Entertainment

The Best Little Cowboy Gathering In Texas is proud to have these exceptional entertainers join us in what will be our 8th Annual Gathering. Bring those dancing boots! *Artist & Entertainment lineup subject to change.

survivors The Survivors

With careers each spanning over 40 years, The Survivors are a unique trio who play fine traditional country music. Joining together Curtis Potter, Tony Booth and Darrell McCall, these fine musicians will perform in our beautiful dance hall to help kickoff the Gathering!

 

Jeff Woolsey Jeff Woolsey & The Dancehall Kings

Raised on traditional country music such as George Jones and Ray Price, Jeff Woolsey sang his first song on stage at the age of 4 to the tune of Charley Pride’s, “Is Anybody Goin’ To San Antone”. His positive attitude is reflected in his music and is sure to please any audience. Jeff Woolsey & The Dancehall Kings are sure to keep you on the dance floor!

 

Billy Mata Billy Mata & The Texas Tradition

Billy Mata is a veteran of over 40 years in the San Antonio music scene and is celebrating more than a quarter of a Century making music with his own band, The Texas Tradition. Two-time Academy Of Western Artists Western Swing Vocalist of the Year and winner of the Academy's Entertainer Of The Year award, Billy Mata delivers authentic western swing and true traditional country music through a 9 piece, Bob Wills/Asleep at the Wheel style orchestra.

 

Jake Hooker Jake Hooker & The Outsiders With Jake Hooker Tommy Hooker

It's always a treat to hear both Jake and Tommy Hooker playing out in the dance hall. These boys were born and raised with country music continuing a family tradition of playing good country western music. These two have a large devoted following. The obvious choice for the Friday night Cowgirl Ball, sponsored in part by Coors.

 

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A true fan favorite here at the gathering, Jody Nix. A true Traditional Country Music and Western Swing artist, he has been in the business 50 years. He has played dances and shows all over Texas and parts of the southwest. He leads one of the finest dance bands in Texas, they fill the floor on every song. If you listen to XM radio you will hear Jody and the Texas Cowboys on Willie's Place XM 13 where they are in heavy rotation. This has brought attention world wide for the band.

 

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Growing up in small town Texas, Rance Norton has always had a love for traditional country music. At an early age, while his peers were listening to the new fad in popular music, Norton was listening to the likes of Ray Price, Johnny Bush, Faron Young, and Darrell McCall; just to name a few. Norton has opened for numerous Country Music legends including: Johnny Bush, Darrell and Mona McCall, Gene Watson, Moe Bandy, Johnny Rodriguez, Dottsy, Jim Ed Brown, Little Jimmy Dickens, Junior Brown, Bill Anderson, Connie Smith, Jeannie Sealy, Jean Sheppard, Leona Williams, Jack Greene, Johnny Lee, and many more. Rance Norton and the Cadillac Cowboys travel each weekend around the great state of Texas performing at various dancehalls and festivals helping to keep the traditional honky-tonk country sound of Texas music alive.

 

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Jody Nix Fiddle Extravaganza

Enjoy a legendary mix of artists coming together for The Jody Nix Fiddle Extravaganza! See a mix of legendary artists join together for a truly unique musical hour!

Dan Keen Horse Clinic Dan Keen

We welcome back the 2015 ROAD TO THE HORSE Wildcard competitor and Texas renowned horseman DAN KEEN. Watch Dan as he entertains and demonstrates pure horsemanship while educating you on how to become a better partner with your horse. From the enthusiast to the professional in every discipline this clinic is a must see.

 

dutch ovens Dutch Oven Demonstrations

Tim Spice is a dutch oven chef and has been cooking in dutch ovens since his youth. A conversationalist who really enjoys sharing his skill and delicious food. Dutch Oven Demonstrations starting at 10 AM on Saturday.

 

Sunday Morning Cowboy Church

Kimmy Russ

On Sunday morning come and gather for a time of worship at the Cowboy Church Service hosted by Pastor Russ Weaver, Co-Host of the Cowboy Church program on RFD TV and Pastor of Shepherd’s Valley Cowboy Church located in Egan, Texas and Cowboy Gospel singer Kimmy Hudson.  Russ was a Calf Roper in the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association for 13 years and also started the Race Track Chaplaincy of Texas.  Kimmy Hudson spent much of her singing career leading worship at Rodeo Church services for the PRCA, IRA and Junior Rodeo Circuits in California and Colorado.  Most currently she was one of the worship leaders with Russ at Shepherd Valley Cowboy Church.  Joining Russ and Kimmy will be the multi-talented western singers/musicians K.R. Wood, Mikki Daniel and Hailey Sandoz. Church starts at 10 AM.

 

Much more including Blacksmith Demonstrations, Children's Events, Andalusian Horse Demonstrations, Chuck Wagon Exhibits, Western Arts & Crafts Exhibits.