Cowboy Up! Ranch Hand Festival to Go On As Planned
In true cowboy fashion, come rain or shine, Kingsville’s 2nd Annual Ranch Hand Festival is ready to kick off as planned in just a few hours. After this morning’s cold front saw area temperatures plummet, event organizers consulted with local meteorologists and have decided to move forward with the festivities as planned; so dust off those old winter clothes, bundle up and join the party.
Opening festivities begin tonight at 5:15 p.m. with the unveiling of a mural at the old Fuentes Building following by the lighting of the city’s historic downtown by Little Miss La Posada. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Henrietta Memorial Center for the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Senior Art Show and the must-see “King’s Ranch and the Civil War” exhibit. The party officially kicks off at 8:30 p.m. at the Downtown Park with a free concert by Kingsville’s own CMA Upcoming Artist of 2012, the Beau Walker Band.
After a night of music and dancing, fill up on a hearty breakfast bright and early tomorrow morning at the famed King Ranch and spend the day sampling a variety of booths from local vendors. From hot food and savory wine to a beer garden and music and dance, the Ranch Hand Festival has something for everyone.
It may be cold outside but that never held the ranch hand back. Join us tonight downtown for a warm celebration of the unique heritage and continuing legacy of the city of Kingsville. See you there, partner.