Steagall visits Weatherford; hundreds listen to performers tune up for Western Swing

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The Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering began its annual pilgrimage to the Fort Worth Stockyards for the Western Swing Festival but not before making their traditional stop-off in Weatherford. On Tues., Oct. 22, a wagon train rolled into town and stayed the night at the First Monday Grounds. But before calling it quits for the night, several performers entertained a record crowd with their musical talent and poetry.

“I am so honored that the city of Weatherford spent so much time and effort to welcome our wagon train last Tuesday night,” Steagall said. “We had the largest crowd that we have ever had. I feel so fortunate to live in Parker County and I have great admiration for the job the folks in Weatherford do to keep it one of the most beautiful cities in our country...a great big thanks.”

The wagon train left Jacksboro on Sun., Oct. 20, traveling through Perrin, Mineral Wells, Weatherford and Azle. The wagon train arrived in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District on Thursday.

The 23rd annual Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival rode into the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District over the weekend. The Gathering featured countless family-oriented activities where visitors experienced the “true West.” The event had Cowboy poets, western entertainers and an action-packed Ranch Rodeo where teams of ranch hands from 15 famous Texas ranches competed for the coveted prize of being the best ranch at the rodeo.

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