Hood Dendy will be back again this year doing yarn spinning demos. He was a favorite last year and a must see for this year. He uses raw hair from animals such as sheep, alpaca, etc. to spin into yarn. He loves telling stories and teaching while doing the demos. He will be doing demos throughout the day during Pioneer Days and said if anyone has raw hair they would like spun into yarn to bring it on the 18th.
A $500 scholarship will be given to an Early High School Senior in correlation with the upcoming pioneer days. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students must write a 1200-1500 word essay using the following theme: My Texas Heritage.
The winner will need to attend the Early Chamber of Commerce Banquet on October 14th and read his/her essay. The deadline for turning in scholarships is October 3rd to the High School Counselor, Mrs. Bearden
K.R. Wood aka Camp Cookieville back by Popular Demand!
K.R. brings history to life through his performances and his authentic Chuck Wagon. His unique historical and hysterical performances by Camp Cookie encourage his audience to sing & dance along while learning the wonderful history of the Lone Star State! Stories of Texas are told through song and narration, from the events of the Texas Revolution to the cowboy’s life on the cattle trails. Stories are incorporated that tell of our Tejano and African American heroes and the ‘Fathers of Texas’ such as Davy Crockett, Stephen F. Austin, William B. Travis, just to name a few, as well as the contributions of the women and children. Through these stories, the focus is on instilling good values in our youth and teaching them of the sacrifices that helped make Texas what it is today. He has been honored to be a part of the Education in Action Historical Educational Program for over 10 years.
Through music, stories and song, K.R.’s passion for Texas history and traditional country music continues to contribute to our great Texas heritage
It is official, the Early Chamber of Commerce announced the headliner for the Early Pioneer Days 2014 Concert and Dance. Jodie Armstrong, chair over entertainment for the event said, “We are happy to announce our headliner, Charlie Robison. We think he’s going to be a great fit for Pioneer Days.” Charlie Robison grew up in the small scenic town of Bandera in the Texas Hill country — known as “The Cowboy Capital of the World” — where his family has ranched the land for eight generations. Music wasn’t just a staple around the Robison household; from even before he could walk, Charlie would spend Saturday nights with his parents at The Cabaret, the local C&W dancehall in downtown Bandera. Continue reading
Early Pioneer Day Festival’s second annual kick-off will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 1st at 104 E. Industrial Dr., Early. For fun and free tickets there will be a context for cowpokes and cowgirls. Yes, the best dressed, scruffiest, roughest looking cowboy “Mr. Early Brute” and the best dressed in 1800’s attire “Miss Early Darlin” will win free concert tickets!
Early Pioneers will unveil the headliner for the Saturday night “Dance in the Barnyard”! Drop in for refreshments, photo ops and ‘hot of the press’ news. See ya’ll there!
New to Pioneer Days this year will be Hiroms Pony Rides. Owner James Hiroms of Lake Brownwood knew when he retired from the sheet metal business that he had to find something to occupy his time. A childhood friend of his suggested that since he had plenty of land that he should offer pony rides. His childhood friend constructed blue prints for an electric carouse that allowed for six riders simultaneously. He built the carousel himself and was ready to make his first appearance after 6 months of construction, testing and securing insurance. The Ponies and Mr. Hiroms have been appearing at events around Brown County since 2005. This will be an attraction you and your little’s won’t want to miss.
New to Pioneer Day’s this year will be Lone Star Lead and Lace.
Lone Star Lead and Lace is a volunteer group of friends keeping the Old West alive for festival, fund raiser, or party. Let them take you back to the days when outlaws ruled the land. Gun fights, bank robberies, villains and saloon girls, marshals and their ladies all come alive. So, come along with us to the days when the West was really wild !
We will have the “Gunslinger Challenge” for all of you “Quick Draw” Cowboys and Cowgirls!
Check Lone Star Lead and Lace out: www.lonestarleadandlace.com or on Facbook at: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Lone-Star-Lead-Lace/143772009030928
K.R. Wood a.k.a. Camp Cookie, has been traveling the great state of Texas bringing its history to life through songs and tales for almost 20 years. K.R. was nominated for Texas Musician of the Year in 2009 with the TCA (Texas Commission for the Arts). He is a member of the American Chuck Wagon Association, has been recognized by the 75th Texas Legislature in 1997 for keeping Texas History alive with his first Fathers of Texas CD, is an adopted member of the Davy Crockett family and the Texas Alabama Settlement Group, and his Fathers of Texas album was adopted by the State of Texas approved Texas history curriculum through Harcourt Publishing. On April 20th, 2011, K.R.’s Fathers of Texas Music Series and the documentary Fathers of Texas: 175 Years of Texas Independence was recognized by both the House of Representatives and the Senate with a resolution commemorating his work in keeping Texas History alive.