The Fort Griffin Fandangle Celebrates 76th Anniversary

Published 06/11 2014 03:27PM

Updated 06/11 2014 06:07PM

The Fort Griffin Fandangle is coming up and celebrating its 76th anniversary. Here is the press release with upcoming dates and events: 

Fandangle is Texas’ Oldest Outdoor Musical

Covered wagons and buggies, a replica of the first Texas Central railroad
train, galloping prairie fires, a frontier town street, gushing oil
derricks, more than 300 performers-the Fandangle recaptures with
theatrical charm the look and feel of the old West.

The Fandangle is spectacle. The stagecoach rumbles behind its team across
pastureland passed by the Butterfield Overland Mail. Cowboys whose
ancestors pushed Longhorn herds up the nearby Western Trail relive that
period as they drive descendants of the cattle through the Fandangle
spotlights. It fuses past and present as ranch country heritage is
unlocked from the dusty trunk of memory, polished bright and transformed
into enchanting entertainment.

The Fort Griffin Fandangle is a show that the people of Albany and beyond
present beneath the summer stars of the Texas sky for six nights of the
last two weekends of June. With singing, dancing, pantomime, and
pageantry, it recreates the look and feel of the Texas Frontier west of
Fort Worth. Relive the story of the Indians who inhabited the prairie, the
early white men who displaced them, and the many settlers who followed the
call to settle this land.

What to see and do before the show: Visit the Old Jail Art Center, what
Texas Monthly hails as the best small museum in Texas, perhaps the nation.
Albany Waterpark, unique shopping, BBQ at the main street park, Fort
Griffin State Historic Park, historic Shackelford County Courthouse, Quilt
Exhibition, get a cherry coke at the 1919 soda fountain, and take a Walk
Through History.

Dates: June 19, 20, 21 and 26, 27, 28

Parade Day: Saturday, June 21 at 5:00 p.m.

Fandangle performance starts at 8:30/dusk after a calliope concert at the
Prairie Theater.

Tickets are priced at: $20 box seats, $15 and $10 reserved seats. Group
and Military discounts available. MasterCard, Visa, and Discover cards

Contact Information:
Fandangle Office: (325) 762-3838
Fax: (325) 762- 3125
Albany Chamber: (325) 762-2525
Fandangle Office: 2 Railroad Street Box 2017 Albany, Texas 76430
Prairie Theater Address: 1490 FM 1084 Albany, Texas 76430

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