Kingsville: Ranch Hand Weekend

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Name: Kingsville: Ranch Hand Weekend
Date: November 16, 2018 - November 18, 2018
Event Description:
Ranch Hand Weekend: The Ranch Hand Festival partners with the traditional annual Ranch Hand Breakfast held on the King Ranch® in order to bring visitors to Historic Downtown Kingsville and to celebrate our local heritage. Local museums, artists, businesses, community organizations, vendors and the university work together to provide cowboy-themed entertainment. The breakfast is always on the Saturday before Thanksgiving and the festival fills out the weekend. The events also kick off Kingsville’s La Posada holiday celebration.

10 am – 4 pm - King Ranch® Museum open
 9 am – 4 pm – King Ranch® Visitors Center open
 7 pm – Light up Downtown & Christmas Tree. (1904 Train Depot Museum)
 7 – 9 pm – Texas A&M University – Kingsville Senior Art Student Exhibit Reception. (Kleberg Bank)
 8 – 10 pm—Street Dance – Lauren Corzine acoustic show.

All Day Tours – King Ranch® Tours at 11am and 1pm; Wildlife Tour at 2:30pm; Spotlight Tour 7 – 9:30pm. (King Ranch)
Shopping – Shops open late until 8.
Dining – Downtown restaurants open late.

7 – 11 am – 28th Annual Ranch Hand Breakfast on the King Ranch®. Purchase tickets for $6 at the King Ranch® Saddle Shop, King Ranch® Visitors Center, King Ranch® Museum, Kingsville Chamber of Commerce, Kingsville Visitors Center or at the breakfast! (fee benefits local charity) Visitors may park downtown, take the free shuttle bus to the breakfast and enjoy a heapin’ plate of eggs, refried beans, biscuits n’ gravy, sausage, tortillas, coffee and juice. Watch team roping demonstrations, re-enactors, musical entertainment, poetry and storytelling. (King Ranch®)
7:30 am – King Ranch® 1/2 Day Birding Tour, King Ranch® Visitors Center open at 8am until 4pm. Daily tours begin at 9:30am. Spotlight tour is from 7-9:30pm. (King Ranch®)
9 am – 4 pm –  Vendors offering jewelry, original art, ceramics, leather goods, food, mesquite woodwork, crafts of all kinds, candles, clothing and more! FREE

Specials at Downtown Shops & Restaurants
Youth Ballet Folklorico (King & 6th)
Mariachi Group
CAR SHOW (Classic, Hot Rods, Low Riders, Trucks & Motorcycles)
LIVE MUSIC throughout the day with much more entertainment

10 am – 4 pm – Art Roundup with Steam Roller printmaking. (Javelina Innovation Lab)
10 am – 4 pm – King Ranch Museum Open for Visitors
11 am – Chalk Art Registration, contest begins at 12pm and finishes at 2pm. (JC Penny Building)
9 am – 4 pm – LIVE Music with Cameran Nelson and local mariachi groups (Main Stage) 
12 PM—KING RANCH FAMILY HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA with the Kingsville Symphony Orchestra (TAMUK)
2 pm – Chalk Art Winners Announcement at Kids Corral
3 pm – Car Show Winners announced
7 pm – Country Concert featuring Michael Ray joined by Cameran Nelson & Lauren Corzine (JK Northway Exposition Center)

10 am – Cowboy Church Service (J.K. Northway Exposition Center)
11 am – 4 pm – Horseless Family Ranch Rodeo (J.K. Northway Exposition Center)

For more information call 800.333.5032 or visit
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