Balcones Forge Meeting Info

Meetings are open to everyone -- you do not have to be a member to attend.
Meetings are usually  held on the last Saturday of each month and start at 9:30,
but subject to change. Be sure to check schedule below.

BRING YOUR SAFETY GLASSES -- REQUIRED

Other things to bring:
Hearing protection, notepad, camera, folding chair/bleacher seat cushion,
drinking water, returning library book/video, "Iron in the Hat" auction item, "show-n-tell" item,
trade item/competition item. Competition items are creations that take time and effort,
so you get to keep your item. Usually the items are judged and prizes awarded.


Join us for a fun event!

SCHEDULE


Individual Ticket Prices Listed Below

Buy a $75 Savings Ticket & Save $15 -- Admits you to EVERYTHING!



FRIDAY – MAY 4, 2018

AT CAMPFIRE

Ticket:  $20 Each – Buy at Gate


6:00 pm    GATE OPENS TO PUBLIC


6:30        REMEMBERING DAN CLARK

Steve Koehler & Clint Hoffer


Our 2018 Gathering is Dedicated in Memory of

Daniel G. Clark

November 27, 1943 – June 13, 2017

Dan lived the Western lifestyle and contributed many volunteer hours to help

make our South Texas Cowboy Gathering the success that it has become.


        CAMPFIRE HAPPY HOUR & Chuckwagon Hors d’oeuvres

        Biscuits / Beans / Coffee – Sponsored by Steve & Barbara Koehler

        BBQ Wild Hog – Sponsored  by Randy Tausch & Dick Goss

        Craft Beer – Sponsored by Seguin Brewing Company

               

7:30 – 9:30    ALL STAR JAM  - Hosted by Kirk Herbold

        R. W. Hampton /  Jim Jones / “Straw” Berry  / Mike Blakely / Mikki Daniel  / Steve Smith /

        Carin Mari  / Allan Chapman & Rodeo Kate  / Stephen Klatt / Randy Tausch  / Tin Roof


        SIGN UP FOR OPEN MIC

        An opportunity to Take Your Turn & Share Your Musical Talents


9:30 – 10:30    OPEN MIC  - Hosted by Kirk Herbold

Sign up Required


10:30 to Midnight   

OPEN PICKIN’ AT THE CAMPFIRE

No Sign Up Required and No Mic

An Informal “Round Robin” Opportunity to Sit at the Campfire and Share Your Favorite Tunes or Stories


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SATURDAY – MAY 5, 2018

COVERED PAVILION

Daytime Grounds Ticket (10:00 am to 5:00 pm) - $10 Each (Youth 17 & Under Admitted Free)

BBQ Lunch (12:00 to 1:00 pm) -    $10 Each -- Requires Grounds Ticket

Steak Supper & Evening Show (5:30 to 10:30 pm) - $50 Each – Limited Number Sold


9:30 am        GATE OPENS TO PUBLIC


10:00 am – 5:00 pm    WESTERN ENTERTAINMENT

Hosted by “Straw” Berry  - Sponsored by Jim & Ellen Wundt

           

10:00 – 12:00    Tall Tales & Cowboy Poetry

Stephen Klatt / Steve Smith

                    Sponsored by Glen & Jo Sachtleben


            12:00 – 1:00    BBQ Lunch  

Sponsored by Jim & Diane Schubert and Dick & Shirley Goss


            1:00 – 2:00    Headliners Preview

R. W. Hampton  / Mikki Daniel  / Carin Mari


            2:15 – 3:00    Mike Blakely

Sponsored by Jim & Diane Schubert


            3:15 – 4:00    Jim Jones

Sponsored by Bettis Ranch


            4:15 – 5:00    Allan Chapman & Rodeo Kate

Sponsored by Poco Seco Ranch / Steele Cattle Company


            WESTERN ARTISANS FEATURED THROUGHOUT THE DAY:

                    Balcones Forge Blacksmiths / Merchandise

Woodburned Straw Hats & Guitar Pick Jewelry

                    Custom Knives by Charles Miller

                    Rawhide Braiding by Stephen Klatt

                    Leather Works by Mike Hallmark

                    Western Merchandise

                       

5:30 – 10:30         STEAK SUPPER & EVENING SHOW

Hosted by “Straw” Berry  - Sponsored by Jim & Ellen Wundt

            Entertainment at Reception & Supper Provided by Tin Roof (Benefit Performance)

           

5:30 – 6:00    Reception & Cowboy Libations


            6:00 – 7:00    Steak Supper

Catered by Outlaw Catering   


            7:00 – 8:00    Performance by Mikki Daniel

Sponsored by Erig Brothers Ag / E-Bar Feeds


            8:15 – 9:15    Performance by Carin Mari

Sponsored by Mark & Diane Ballard

           

9:30 – 10:30    Performance by R. W. Hampton

Sponsored by Guadalupe Regional Medical Center


10:30 pm        GATHERING CONCLUDES - HAPPY TRAILS UNTIL NEXT YEAR!



Gathering Will Be Held Rain or Shine

Times & Events Subject to Change




MARK YOUR CALENDAR & PLAN TO ATTEND NEXT YEAR’S GATHERING

MAY 3 – 4, 2019

               

           

           







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