Special Events at Fort Concho

Buffalo Soldiers

Buffalo Soldier Heritage Day - February 28, 2016

Join the Fort Concho Buffalo Soldier Living History Unit as we celebrate the history and heritage of the African-American Soldiers who served at Fort Concho and other forts across the United States. The event will have education programs and living history demonstrations.
For more information, please call Paul Cook, Fort Concho Staff, at (325) 657-4440.

U.S. Cavalry Association Regional Competition - April 20-24, 2016

Fort Concho will host a Regional Cavalry Competition under the rules and guidelines of the United States Cavalry Association (USCA) on April 20-24, 2016. Events will include classroom instruction, field instruction, combat horsemanship, and competition in jumping, pistol, and saber. The course and regulations will be the same as those in effect for the USCA annual event held at Fort Reno, OK. The event will be open to the public for the competition days of April 21-23, and some of the evening dinners will also be open to guests at a small charge for the meal.

Competition Results

Fort Concho Frontier Day - April 30, 2016

Come and celebrate the region's agricultural and ranching heritage with special displays, exhibits, living history, Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, 1800s Base Ball, booths for vendors and children's activities. Plus, all main fort buildings will be open. There is no charge for this half-day event beyond the fee for the pancake breakfast ($5.00).  7:00 am - 12:00 Noon

Armed Forces Day - May 21, 2016

Join us for a tribute to our nation's armed forces with displays and programs. There is no charge to watch the programs; regular admission fees will be in effect to tour the fort's buildings.

Memorial Day - May 30, 2016

Join us on the eastern end of the Fort Concho Parade Ground near the Headquarters Building at 9:00 am for a program to honor the men and women who have given their lives to defend our nation. The program is co-sponsored by Fort Concho and the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The event is free to the public. After the event ends, the fort will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm for the rest of the holiday. (Regular Admission Charges) 
For more information, contact Fort Concho at (325) 481-2646.

Independence Day at Fort Concho - July 4, 2016

Following an old army tradition, Fort Concho will fire artillery salutes on our nation's birthday. The artillery salutes (10:00 am - 3:00 pm-usually on the hour) will take place on the fort's Parade Ground near the Visitor Center at Barracks 1. There is no charge for the demonstrations, but regular site admissions will be in effect.

National Cowboy Day at Fort Concho - July 23, 2016

Fort Concho will mark National Cowboy Day with entertainment and programs highlighting the American cowboy.
Location: Barracks 5-6 Courtyard

National Museum Day - September 24, 2016

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark will mark National Museum Day with free admission. In addition to Fort Concho, The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, the San Angelo Nature Center, and the Railway Museum of San Angelo will celebrate National Museum Day. The celebration is sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine. 

Concho Valley Archeology Fair - September 24, 2016

Dozens of booths and activity areas will bring alive our region's past at this annual event. Come spend a free day at Fort Concho viewing exhibits and demonstrations that include Archeology programs, Native American Life and Culture, Fort Period Military Life, Early Settlers, Travel and Daily Life, and a variety of hands-on activities.  10 AM - 3 PM
For more information call (325) 763-7361

Special Night Tours of Fort Concho - October 24 & 25, 2016

Experience history in a new light as Fort Concho offers special night tours of the site. These tours will show the fort and some interiors in the evening darkness. Guides will share a few stories about the post and note some of the soldiers and civilians who have died at Fort Concho. For more information, please call Cory Robinson, Fort Concho Staff, at (325) 657-4444.

 


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