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.

FRIDAY
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.


SATURDAY
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)


SUNDAY
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 www.ranchhandfestival.com
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