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Express Ranch CT150 Anniversary Festival, Yukon, OK

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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PUBLIC FESTIVAL CELEBRATING the 150th ANNIVERSARY of the HISTORIC CHISHOLM TRAIL

 

On the morning of October 21st, riders will ride the trail in period clothing accompanied by the Express Clydesdales.  Riders will include former Governors, state and local civic leaders, noted Oklahoma ranchers, mounted law enforcement, western celebrities and regular horsemen and women who want to relive the experience of the historic Chisholm trail for a few hours. 

 

A geographically authentic mini-version of the trail will be set up near Yukon where Oklahoma cities actually create their own stations to highlight their city’s Chisholm Trail history and provide activities for the children. 

 

Participating cities include Duncan, Enid, Ft. Reno, Kingfisher, Chickasha Yukon, Tuttle, Concho and many more. There will be pony rides, calf roping, bandana making and other Western-themed activities for families and children. Food trucks will rustle up some trail chow and an authentic Chuck Wagon will demonstrate their culinary art. Members of the Lyric Theatre will take the stage to perform hits from the musicals Oklahoma, Will Rogers Follies and Annie Get Your Gun and storytellers will delight audiences with tails of the trail.

Admission is free and the general public is welcome.  

Ya’ll come!

 

Who:               General Public

Cost:                FREE

Location:         Express Ranch and Home of Mr. Bob Funk

12500 W. Wilshire Blvd

Yukon, OK 73099

Time:              10:00am – 5:30pm  

 
MAIN STAGE PROGRAMMING

  

10:30

ACM@UCO Band Performance

11:30

LYRIC Theater Feature Performance

12:00

Story Teller – The Historic Chisholm Trail

12:30

ACM@UCO Band 2 Performance

13:30

Lyric Theater Feature Performance

14:00

Story Teller – The Historic Chisholm Trail

14:30

ACM@UCO Band 3 Performance

15:30

Lyric Theater Feature Performance

16:00

Story Teller – The Historic Chisholm Trail

16:30

End of Day

 

Special Quote from Mr. Robert A. (Bob) Funk:

 

“The Express team and the Funk Family are delighted to help celebrate this milestone anniversary of the historic Chisholm Trail.

From the first few cattle “headed north to Abilene” followed by millions of head of cattle traveling the expanded route, we appreciate the significance of the Chisholm Trail being the largest man made migration of animals in history.”

“We hope all individuals value and appreciate our Country’s Western heritage and encourage them to visit Chisholm Trail cultural centers in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. And we welcome all families to the Express Ranch for one of the Anniversary’s culminating events on October 21, 2017. We promise to have food, fun and themed family-friendly festivities.”

Details

Date:
October 21
Time:
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Organizer

Express Ranch
Website:
http://www.expressranches.com/

Venue

Express Ranch
12500 W Wilshire Blvd
Yukon,OK73099United States
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