The group started in Stockyards Station with a true Fort Worth welcome – John Wayne himself personally greeted every bus as they entered! Stockyards Station was filled with food stations from a variety of famous Stockyards Restaurants like Cattleman’s Steak House, Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, G-Texas Custom Catering, Habanero’s Grill and Cantina, H-3 Ranch, La Bella Cupcakes & Riscky’s.
The group then headed to the Stockyards Visitor Center for stage coach rides, to see the Fort Worth Herd up close and personal and enjoy a dessert reception. The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame was open late especially for ABA attendees. The Red Steagall Chuck Wagon was even out on the Exchange Building Lawn. At 7:45pm, a live cannon was fired to remind the group is was time to go to Stockyards Championship Rodeo at Cowtown Coliseum. Everything about Cowtown on Friday was in full glory and sure to be an event rememberd by all who attended!