QUITAQUE— Strap on some boots and head to the panhandle for the seventh annual Texas State Bison Music Festival benefiting the Texas State Bison Herd at Caprock Canyons State Park. Advance tickets are on sale this week for the festival, held 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 23 on Main Street in Quitaque.
The annual event helps raise funds to be used toward the restoration of the Texas State Bison Herd to its historic range at Caprock Canyons State Park. The event also gives visitors the chance to celebrate the cultural and natural history of the panhandle.
Activities include arts and crafts vendors, food vendors and a concert featuring five of Texas’ greatest Americana and country music artists.
The lineup for the music festival includes Kevin Deal, Sarah Hobbs, Zac Wilkerson, Mark Powell and the Randy Rogers Band. Gates will open at 2 p.m. so attendees can find a place to set up their chairs for the first concert at 3 p.m.
Caprock Canyons State Park is a 14,000 acre site with a diverse population of plant and animal communities. It is also the home to the official bison herd of the state of Texas, the last remaining example of the Great Southern herd.
To buy tickets to the event, visit the Bison Fest website. General admission tickets are $30 if purchased in advance, $35 at the gate. Tickets for the VIP area are $125.
Coolers are allowed this year for a $10 per cooler charge. Canopies are allowed in designated areas.
For more information about Caprock Canyons State Parks, visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website.