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Annual Big Country Balloon Fest Returns to Abilene September 27th and 28th

The 19th Annual Big Country Balloon Fest is set to take flight September 27th and 28th at Redbud Park in Abilene. Robin Hicks event organizer said "this is our biggest year yet, we have twenty balloons that have agreed to participate in our Big Country Balloon Fest." The festival also includes a 1k kid and family 'Fun Run', music, food and games. check out the Balloon Fest schedule.

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The West Texas Fair and Rodeo is Coming to Abilene

The West Texas Fair and Rodeo is scheduled for September 5th thru the 14th. There's the usual Sneak-A-Peek night, parade, live entertainment, rodeo and new for this year, they're giving away a new car. Simply fill out the back of your fair ticket and drop into the hopper at the Display Building. The winner will be announced at the Rodeo on the last night of the fair. Check out this years complete schedule.

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Buffalo Gap Historic Village Presents 3rd Annual ‘Comanche Moon Social’ Fundraiser October 5th

The Buffalo Gap Historic Village will be filled with live history on October 5th with the 'Comanche Moon Social'. This event will include a one-person play called 'The Road Man' featuring actor Michael Horse. You may remember him from TV's Twin Peaks.

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John Corbet and the Rankin Twins
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2013 Cattle Baron’s Ball Benefits the American Cancer Society and Features John Corbet and the Rankin Twins

The 2013 Cattle Baron's Ball in Abilene benefiting the American Cancer Society (ACS), is Saturday, September 28th at Lytle Bend Ranch. Enjoy some awesome food, live and silent auctions, cocktails and dancing under the stars to the sounds of John Corbet and the Rankin Twins. Actor John Corbet is also best known for his rolls in 'Northern Exposure', Carrie's boyfriend in 'Sex in the City' and Corbet played Ian Miller in 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'. Tickets are on sale now.

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Reverse Truck Raffle to Benefit Communities in Schools of the Big Country

Communities in Schools is a local organization that strives to empower students to achieve their goals. CIS provides a range of community services that allows students to concentrate on learning. To help raise money for the organization to continue offering these services to our schools they are raffling off a 2013 Toyota Tacoma from Lithia Toyota of Abilene.

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APFFA member Kevin Johnson Stirs Giant Chili Pot
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Annual Ben Richey Boys Ranch Chili and Brisket Cook-Off is Labor Day Weekend

It's time for the annual chili cook-off, to benefit the Ben Richey Boys Ranch, August 30th through September 1st. The cook-off, auction and dance will take place at the Old Settlers Camp Grounds in Buffalo Gap. Friday night's dance features the 'Party Doc Karaoke' while Saturday night's dance has Zach Harmon live on stage. 

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Annual Bryce Kennedy Memorial Benefit Sporting Clays Event is Aug. 17th at Camp Tonkawa

The 6th Annual Bryce Kennedy Memorial Sporting Clays Event is Saturday August, 17th under the oaks of Camp Tonkawa, just west of Buffalo Gap, on FM89. This event is a Lewis Class Scoring System with cash prizes. Organizers say the event continues to grow and is a scholarship fundraiser. So, grab your shotgun and get signed up.

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‘Celebrity Walk Of Fame 5k’ Fundraiser for the Miss Abilene Organization

 

 

Abilene will soon be hosting pageants for Miss Abilene and Miss Teen Abilene. On Saturday, October 5th there will be a 5k to help raise funds for the scholarship pageant.

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Free Fall Vegetable Gardening Seminar Comes to the Expo Center Aug. 10th

Improve your gardening skills by attending the free fall vegetable gardening seminar August 10th, at the Taylor County Expo Center.  Big Country Master Gardner's Lowell Johnson and John Kirk will discuss everything from developing your own composting to expert gardening tips and guidelines. Other master gardeners will be on hand to help, so get signed up early.

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Rodeo Queen
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How to Enter the West Texas Fair PRCA Rodeo Queen Contest

Have you ever wanted to be a "Rodeo Queen"? Here is your chance, the 2013 West Texas Fair PRCA Rodeo Queen Contest has just started accepting applications. You must complete the application and fulfill a few basic requirements like, you must be between 16 and 22 years old, not married, have your own horse and have some horsemanship skills to compete.

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Communities in Schools and H-E-B Team Up to ‘Stuff the Bus’ With School Supplies This Saturday

Communities in Schools will be at H-E-B this Saturday taking your donations of school supplies to help local kids start school with all the necessary tools. The goal is to fill up or 'stuff the bus' and you can help.

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Ronnie Gill’s Annual Bluegrass Festival is Coming to Buffalo Gap, Saturday, August 10th

The Ronnie Gill Bluegrass Festival comes to Buffalo Gap this Saturday, August 10th. The festival will feature Concho Grass, Joe Bass & the Double Mountain Boys, Wildwood, Acousticblend, Candi Davidson & friends, Jean Prescott, Kristyn Harris, Teresa Burleson, Ronnie Gill and Bill Burns & Friends. All the fun begins at 10 am and continues till 11 pm.

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