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Anyone who would like to sample an authentic cowboy breakfast on the largest ranch in South Texas should make plans to travel to Kingsville on Nov. 21 to enjoy a the Ranch Hand Breakfast cooked outside over a campfire on the historic King Ranch.

Breakfast will consist of eggs, biscuits and gravy, tortillas, sausage, refried beans, juice and gallons of hot coffee. Standup tables or hay bales will be provided for the meal. Tickets for this meal and for the entertainment following it are $6 per person. Breakfast will be served from 7 to 11 a.m.

In addition to a great breakfast, a variety of entertainment will be provided, including live mariachi and country music. Cowboy storytellers will recount the stories of “the old days” on the King Ranch when it was still the Wild West. Look for cowboy poets, team-roping demonstrations, an old time cow camp setup and traditional cow camp food cooking demonstrations.

Come early and take part in the events taking place in Downtown Kingsville where there will be a Ranch Hand Festival, rodeo and concert starting Friday, Nov. 20 and lasting until Sunday, Nov. 22.

Four years ago, the Ranch Hand Festival was started in association with the Ranch Hand Breakfast. The festival holds Ranch Hand Weekend Nov. 20-22, the same weekend as the breakfast, and is designed to attract visitors to Downtown Kingsville to celebrate the local heritage. Local museums, businesses, organizations and Texas A&M University-Kingsville work together, providing cowboy-themed entertainment along with food, crafts and vendor booths. These annual events attract Texans from all across the state.

King Ranch was founded in 1853 and has 825,000 acres of land, making it one of the largest privately owned ranches in the world. It has long been recognized as the birthplace of the American ranching industry.

Ranch Hand Breakfast tickets may be reserved in advance by calling the Kingsville Visitor’s Center, King Ranch Saddle Shop, King Ranch Visitor Center, King Ranch Museum or at the breakfast. For more information call 1-800-333-5032 or 361-592-6411 or go online to ranchhandfestival.com. Visitors may park downtown and take the free shuttle bus to the breakfast.

The Ranch Hand Breakfast will be held near the main entrance to the King Ranch on the west side of Highway 141. For a little taste of South Texas when it was a rough and ready western frontier, don’t miss this annual event.

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