Winter Texans heading north to go home on March 9-10 may want to stop at the Fayette County Fairgrounds in La Grange, Texas to observe the fourth annual Best Little Cowboy Gathering. La Grange is seven hours north of the Valley on Highway 77. There are free parking spaces on the fairgrounds for self-contained RVs that want to stop for the night.
The Best Little Cowboy Gathering offers 20 hours of traditional country and western swing music on two dance floors. Entertainers include Gary P. Nunn, Jake Hooker, Darrell McCall, Tony Booth, Billy Mata, Jody Nix, Dottsey, Liz Talley, Landon Dodd, Jill Jones, K.R. Woods and Floyd Domino.
Other events include a horse clinic, a South Texas Barbecue Association sanctioned barbecue cook-off, Dutch oven demonstrations and cook-off and a western style arts and crafts show. Western comedy skits, Single Action Shooting Society, a cowboy art exhibit, a fiddle showcase hour and other events will be presented.
On Friday, gates open at 4 p.m. with a barbecue cook-off and a Dutch oven demonstration and a Western arts and crafts show. At 6 p.m., entertainment starts with Landon Dodd. At 8 p.m., “Outside and Inside” will be presented. Jake Hooker also entertains. At 9 p.m. Dottsey entertains.
Events start over beginning at 9 a.m. on March 10 with a steady stream of entertainers on the dance floor during the day beginning at 10 a.m. Tickets are $25 for both days. Most events are under the roof, but the event goes on rain or shine.