Our Historic Dance Hall
Our Dance Hall has the 1925 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. The Dance Hall will open Friday at 11:00 AM and Saturday at 3:30 PM. Plenty of room to invite your partner and two-step your boots off. The only way to save a table is to be sitting at it. 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 6th Annual Gathering. Bring those dancing boots! *Artist & Entertainment lineup subject to change.
Red Steagall has entertained around the globe for 40 years as a recording artist, songwriter, television and motion picture personality and cowboy poet. A recent recipient of the Boss Of The Plains Award, Red is a sterling example of a life spent preserving and interpreting the cowboy traditions. Red will perform a mixture of Cowboy songs and poetry. A Texas treasure not to be missed!
When the lovely Quebe Sisters raise their fiddles and sing their vintage style three-part harmonies, audiences are blown away. The Quebe Sisters Band are a true Texas music treat. With performance highlights including playing at the Grand Ole Opry and recently opening for George Strait on the final stop on his farewell tour in front of more than 70,000 people, these ladies are sure to delight!
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 a 4 hour dance from 7 to 11 PM in our beautiful Dance Hall to kickoff the Gathering!
The Best Little Cowboy Gathering's Featured Female Vocalist, Miss Leslie Sloan's gutsy vocals make songs about lonely, lovin' woman soar. A singer, songwriter and fiddle player, catch her performing throughout the weekend joining our many entertainers.
Playing traditional country and western swing music, The Rocky King Band makes country music king. Rocky King was exposed to music greats at an early age and has continued the tradition. Joined by Michael Polasek on drums, Scott Moon on fiddle, Kenny Grohman on steel guitar and Duane Wavra on bass, this group is sure to get you dancing!
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!
Friday night we'll have the treat of hearing both Jake and Tommy Hooker playing a 4 hour dance. 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.
KR Wood is the only performer who has been invited to The Gathering all 6 years! Along with his band, Ginger Evans and Robert Herridge, they perform a set of old traditional cowboy songs that bring the Texas past to life. Noted singer, songwriter, guitarist and historian, KR Wood not only sings real deal country music but also breathes life to Texas history.
KR will be joined onstage by Mikki Daniel and Hailey Sandoz. Hailey and Mikki are bringing Western Swing to audiences locally and throughout the Southwest. Dedication to excellence, coupled with their own genuine talents, has opened opportunities for this exciting duo. Noteworthy performances include the 2013 State Fair of Texas and 2013 Western Music Association Convention in New Mexico. It’s amazing to see this much confidence and competency at this age! Look for Hailey at the Fiddle Extravaganza too!
Classic Country Singer & World Class Yodeler, Ken Brothers has been playing guitar and singing country music for forty plus years all over Texas and the surrounding states. His distinctive approach to yodeling and singing has brought pleasure to audiences everywhere. Ken is a family man, a vocalist, a songwriter, and an all around good guy!
The Dancehall Drifters were named Pure Country Band of the year in 2009 by the Academy of Western Artists (AWA.) In 2011, Landon was named Male Vocalist of the Year by the AWA. The Dancehall Drifters are just that, a dance band, that keeps its fans on the dance floor all night. If you love two-stepping to that shuffle beat, you won't be disappointed.
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 featuring Grammy winner Floyd Domino and famous saxophone player Del Puschert.
This year, we welcome The Lake Travis Fiddlers, a talented group of young musicians from Lake Travis ISD. They are sure to entertain by playing music such as San Antonio Rose, Faded Love, Cotton-Eyed Joe and much more. The group consists of violinists, guitarists, mandolin and horn players, an electric bassist, and a drummer.
Kristyn Harris, of Collin County Texas, is the winner of the 2013 Cowboy Swing Album of the Year and the 2012 Crescendo Award from the Western Music Association. Her heart lies in cowboy and western swing music, inspired by her ranch life as well as music of classic and contemporary western icons. Kristyn is noted for her singing, songwriting, swing rhythm guitar style, big bass thumping, and yodeling (named the WMA Female Yodeler of the Year in 2012). She brings to the stage a warm, genuine, and energetic personality, and never fails to gallop right into the hearts of her audiences!
Dallas will be our MC for Saturday. Throughout a career that has taken Dallas around the world as a songwriter, singer, actor, voice-over artist, music producer and radio deejay, he considers himself lucky to be able to make a living doing something he loves. Catch Dallas on SiriusXM Satellite Radio on Willie's Roadhouse channel 56.
Trainer Michael Battenfield is a certified Natural Horsemanship trainer and is certified through England's Versatile Horsemanship. Michael firmly believes that first impressions are everything and does his very best to ensure that every horse he starts gets just that. He uses techniques that speak the horses language, bridging the language barrier between horse and man. Michael also works with the horses owner teaching him or her the language of the horse ensuring a lasting partnership.
Many farmers and ranchers could not operate without the help of their trusty four-legged companions. Watch working cowdogs use their natural instinct and advanced training to herd cattle through obstacles and into their pens.
Enjoy a legendary mix of artists coming together for The Fiddle Extravaganza! See Billy Mata & The Texas Tradition featuring Floyd Domino and Del Puschert, Richard Helsley, Robert Sabo, Robert Herridge, Miss Leslie Sloan, and more join together for a truly unique musical hour!
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. Enjoy a chuckwagon breakfast served at 9 AM on Saturday and Sunday cooked by Tim and also Dutch Oven Demonstrations starting at 10 AM on Saturday.
On Sunday morning, come gather for a time of worship at the Cowboy Church Service hosted by Pastor Russ Weaver, cohost of the Cowboy Church program on RFD TV and Pastor of Shephard's Valley Cowboy Church located in Egan, Texas. Russ will be joined by Cowboy Gospel singer Kimmy Hudson and special guest Rich O'Brien. If you enjoy inspirational country music, plain down-to-earth people, and clear, simple sermons you can apply to your life then you want to join us. Don't forget your chuckwagon breakfast!
Much more including Blacksmith Demonstrations, Children's Events, Cowboy Camp, Andalusian Horse Demonstrations, Chuck Wagon Exhibits, Western Arts & Crafts Exhibits.