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 reallywild !
We will have the “Gunslinger Challenge” for all of you “Quick Draw” Cowboys and Cowgirls!
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.
The following people (listed in alphabetical order) are serving on the planning committee for the Early Pioneer Days Festival.
Our featured band for the Early Pioneer Days Festival is Billy Mata and the Texas Tradition of San Antonio.
Billy Mata is a veteran of over than 35 years in the San Antonio music scene and is celebrating more than a quarter of a Century making music with his own band, The Texas Tradition. Two time Academy Of Western Artists Western Swing Vocalist of the Year and winner of the Academy’s Entertainer Of The Year award, Billy Mata delivers authentic Western Swing and true traditional country music.