Christmas at the Fort Draws Near
Introduce your family to Texas history at this stockade fort that played a unique role in the settlement of our state. A 19th Century Timeline of entertainers and artisans will let you and your children learn about Texas’ early history or purchase historic era reproduction Christmas gifts. The living history timeline will span from the 1820s buck skinners to the 1890s cowboy gunfighters. In addition to homesteads, we have demonstration on cast iron cooking, blacksmithing, antique gun making and antique ammunitions. There will be woodcarving, pioneer flint knapping, cotton combing, beading and crocheting.
Live entertainment will include Southern Nations Drum, with Kenny Lookingglass of Apache, Oklahoma along with gunfighter skits, period music and rendezvous games and skills.
There may be a Fly-In of vintage planes. There will be wagon rides and Santa! Thursday and Friday of Christmas at The Fort are dedicated as school days, with hundreds of children scheduled for tours. On Saturday and Sunday, the Old Fort Parker Grounds will be open to the public. Food booths will be available on site and lots of shopping. A limited number of camping spaces are available, so make your requests early. Contact 254-729-5253; firstname.lastname@example.org; oldfortparker.org. Contact Firewalker 903-880-6027 about Rendezvous. Admissions will be $5 for Adults and $2 for Children.