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Eighty Bison roam freely at Caprock Canyons State Park.
04—We are home to the official bison herd of the state of Texas.
Park Superintendent Donald Beard says the animals are direct descendents of the southern plains bison. Through ongoing restoration efforts the herd is healthy and expanding. To acknowledge this success, and to raise awareness and funds for continued restoration efforts, the park hosts Bison Celebration Days this month.
25—September 14th, 15th and 16th is going to be our bison celebration days. Friday, the 14th will be for school kids. Saturday morning we’re going to have some events going on: car shows, food vendors and craft vendors. And the living history as well. Sunday morning the vendors will be back out, and then Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. the concert with Asleep at the Wheel starts.
It’s fitting to showcase Western Swing band Asleep at the Wheel during the celebration, as the King of Western Swing, Bob Wills, grew up nearby.
Tickets for the concert are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate.
09—You can call here, and we’ll actually take your credit card information and run it through. And we’ll actually take your credit card information and run it through. And then we’ll either mail the tickets to you or set ‘em up on “will call” so they’ll be ready and waiting when you get here.
There’s more information about the Bison Days Celebration, September 14th through 16th at Caprock Canyons State Park at texasstateparks.org/bison.
For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.