School is out, the summer has begun, and the Lockhart Chamber of Commerce has finalized preparations for Lockhart’s favorite festival, the 41st Annual Chisholm Trail Roundup Rodeo and Music Festival, which will be held in Lockhart City Park this weekend.
The biggest change in this year’s lineup is the return of the rodeo. The Chamber has been working with sponsors and the Diamond Cross Rodeo Company to ensure that the western flavor of CTR returns with a fully produced, two-night rodeo on Friday and Saturday. What’s more, the rodeo has been slated on the City Park grounds, so families and friends will have one-stop entertainment throughout the weekend.
CTR events started last week, with the Barbecue Capital of Texas Cookoff and Tolbert-Terlingua Chili Qualifier, as well as horseshoe and washer pitching tournaments.
But the main event starts Thursday, as the park and carnival open the gates at 5 p.m., and the CTR Queen and her Court will be announced at 7 p.m.
The complete Schedule of Events is as follows:
Thursday, June 13
5 p.m. Park & Carnival Opens
5:30-7 p.m. DJ – Broken Fences
7 p.m. Queen’s Coronation in Main Pavilion & Awesome Auction (silent auction)
8 p.m. Awesome Auction (live auction) in Main Pavilion
9:30-midnight DJ – Broken Fences
Midnight – Carnival and Park Close
Friday, June 14
5 p.m. Park & Carnival Opens… Armbands for Carnival are $20
7 – 9 p.m. Natural Causes on the Amphitheater Stage
7:30-9:30 p.m. Rodeo (City Park)
10 p.m. – midnight Vallejo on the Amphitheater Stage
Midnight: Carnival and Park Close
Saturday, June 15
9:30 a.m. Youth Road Race down W. San Antonio Street
10 a.m. Grand Parade through downtown Lockhart.
3 p.m. Park Opens
4 p.m. Carnival Opens … Armband for carnival are $20
All day Gunfight Re-Enactments Featuring Lost Hope Gunfighters
5 p.m. Southwest Diary Producers Exhibit near entrance
5 – 7 p.m. Ag/Natural Resource Exhibit for Kids near entrance
5 – 8 p.m. DJ – Ortiz Sounds at the Main Pavilion
7 – 9 p.m. Rodeo (City Park)
8:30 – 10 p.m. Sam Riggs on the Amphitheater Stage
10:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. Josh Abbott Band on the Amphitheater Stage
Midnight – 1 a.m. Dillon Myers Band at the Main Pavilion
1 a.m. Carnival and Park Close