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Western Heritage Classic Hits Abilene this Weekend

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The Western Heritage Classic is back this Thursday through Saturday bringing lots of fun and visitors to the Abilene area. The event has been bringing ranchers, rodeo cowboys and spectators to Abilene since 1985. It didn’t have the name “Western Heritage” at the time and it was a small 5 event competition for some local ranch hands. Over the years the event has grown to be a major part of the spring line up at the Taylor Co. Coliseum and brings in some of the biggest and best ranches around to compete for honors and braggin’ rights.



Parade & Street Dance


Thursday May 10


6:30-9:30 pm


Downtown Abilene (Pine & Cypress Streets)


Chuck Wagon Cook-off


Saturday May 12


8:00 am


Coliseum Cook-off area


Rhinestone Round Up Gala & Western Art Show & Sale



Friday May 11


7:00-11:00 pm


Coliseum Display Building


Ranch Rodeo



May 11 & 12


8:00 pm nightly




Dances & Concerts



May 11–Zach Harmon

May 12–Jake Hooker & The Outsiders


9:00 pm both nights


Outdoor Entertainment Pavilion-Taylor Co. Coliseum


Ticket Info

Ticket prices vary based on age and specific events please see website for more information

These are only a handful of the events going on during the Western Heritage Classic.  There are also trade shows, bit and spur shows, kids activities, cowboy poetry, ranch horse competitions and much more.  It is a weekend of fun for the whole family to enjoy so please check out the Western Heritage website for all the details and schedule of events.



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