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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 10th Annual Gathering. Bring those dancing boots! *Artist & Entertainment lineup subject to change.

Kristyn Harris Kristyn Harris

The Best Little Cowboy Gathering In Texas Featured Female Artist, Kristyn Harris is a singer/performer/entertainer from Texas, who is noted for her powerful vocals, solid swing rhythm guitar style, unique songwriting, award winning yodel, and captivating stage presence. In 2014 she became the youngest person in history to receive the Western Music Association Female Performer of the Year, and was also awarded the 2013 Academy of Western Artists Western Female Performer of the Year. Kristyn brings an energetic and genuine style to her performances that makes her love of the music she performs evident and contagious.


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.

KR Wood KR Wood

KR Wood is the a performer who has been performing at The Gathering since we started! Along with his band, 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. Check out his new CD, Cowboy Serenade, available now!


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Jason’s professional music career started early and by age 15, he had played with Western Swing legends like Johnny Gimble, Leon Rausch, Bobby Boatwright, Herb Remington, Buck Roberts (his grandfather and a fellow Hall of Famer), and others members of Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys. Before forming the Jason Roberts Band, Roberts joined Asleep at the Wheel in 1994 and has toured with Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, and Van Morrison. Roberts has logged hundreds of thousands of miles, performing everywhere from the White House and The David Letterman Show to the Kennedy Center and Bob Wills’ hometown of Turkey, Texas.


Rocky King Band Rocky King Band

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!

Lake Travis Fiddlers

The Lake Travis Fiddlers, a talented group of young musicians from Lake Travis ISD, will join us again this year. 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.



Brook Wallace

When she was 5 years old, Brook decided to play the fiddle. She took fiddle lessons from Valerie Ryals and Jimmie Don Bates in Burleson and won many fiddle competitions, both local and out of state. By the time she turned 9 years old, she had accrued the Junior (18 and under) titles of State, National, and World Champion. "I first learned to improvise through the Cowtown Opry, a nonprofit organization in the Fort Worth Stockyards dedicated to preserving western heritage and old time swing music by teaching kids and adults alike to play and sing. Devon Dawson and Janet McBride were two of the ladies there who had an immense impact on my music future." A very talented lady who is very welcome at The Gathering.



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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 time!


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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. This year Tim will be putting on a cooking class on Friday.

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