Celebrate agriculture heritage at Fort Concho’s Frontier Day

Fort Concho National Historic LandmarkFort Concho National Historic Landmark (photo by Sandy Rojas/San Angelo NOW)

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 S. Oakes St., will host its annual Frontier Day from 7 a.m. to noon April 30. The event is billed as a celebration of San Angelo’s diverse agricultural heritage with an assortment of exhibits, demonstrations and children’s activities.

Admission to Frontier Day is free and the event is open to the public. The San Angelo Lions clubs will host a pancake breakfast that includes sausage and beverages from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost per person is $6 for breakfast.

Frontier Day activities and exhibits include:

  • Houses dedicated to cattle, wool and mohair, Mexican-American heritage and pioneer families.
  • Demonstrations on sheepshearing, sheepdogs and 1880s baseball.
  • Native plants exhibits.
  • Chuckwagon cooking.
  • Frontier crafts and games.
  • Living history demonstrations including Chief Broken Eagle and Buffalo Soldiers.
  • Live entertainment including trick roper Doug Whitaker.
  • Historic exhibits.

For more information, call fort director Bob Bluthardt at 325-481-2646.