2nd Annual Blanco Western Showcase | Blanco, Texas | Hosted by the Buggy Barn Museum and Carriage Hills Ranch | Featuring the 12th Annual Knife and Tomahawk Throwing World Championships | Nov. 1-3, 2013


Dan Mink, the Rhinestone Roper

Trick roping and music makeup the Dan Mink Show. In December, 2009, Dan became the SASS "World Champion Whip Performer" at the contest held in Las Vegas Nevada.He is a 2-time inductee into the International Knife Thrower's Hall of Fame and became the SASS World Champion Knife Performer in December 2009 in Las Vegas Nevada. See his website for more.


Jean Prescott

Jean Prescott

Brought back this year by popular demand, Jean Prescott, a multiple award winning singer and songwriter, has been referred to as
“the spiritual essence of the west,” and she shares her love of western life through her songs about the real west of yesterday and today. Find out more about Jean on her website. More.,.

KR Woods aka Camp Cookie

K.R. Wood, aka
"Camp Cookie"

Also brought back by popular demand, K.R. Wood is a native Texas singer, songwriter, historian and musician, plays 6 and 12 string acoustical guitars and has received acclaim for his Fathers of Texas CD series. Find out more about "Camp Cookie" on his website: More.,.

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Buggy Barn Museum

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The Buggy Barn Museum is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization, which is dedicated to providing a unique opportunity to step back in time and experience first-hand the carriages which had such a significant role in our history and heritage. All funds will be used to expand our collection and promote the preservation of this important era through educational programs highlighting the historical role of carriages in the cultural, social, and economical development of our country.

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Ric Maddox

Wild West Shows produced and starring Ric Maddox, Producer, co-writer and lead actor in “Dead Men The Series.”

Mustang Mikki Daniel

Western Music Association (WMA) 2012 Youth Yodeler of the Year award and the Marilyn Tuttle "Best of the Best" Harmony Award (with Leah Sawyer). More...

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The 3rd Annual Blanco Western Showcase was held on November 7-9, 2014, at the Buggy Barn Museum.

Check back to see pictures and the information for the 4th annual Blanco Western Showcase.


The Buggy Barn Museum is located at 1915 Hwy 281 North in beautiful Blanco, Texas, and is home to more than 80 buggies, carriages, and wagons. Among the unique carriages are a 1903 Studebaker and a hearse.

Buggy Barn Museum carriages can be seen in such recent movies as “There Will Be Blood”, “True Grit (2010)”, “Lonesome Dove”, “Hidalgo”, “Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter”, and the newly released “Redemption”.

The family-owned and operated Buggy Barn Museum is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization dedicated to providing a unique educational opportunity to step back in time to the late 1800s and early 1900s and view the carriages, wagons, and buggies that played such a significant role in the country’s history, development, and heritage.

Expansion of the museum’s collection and promoting the preservation of these modes of horse drawn transportation and commerce are two of the museum’s primary goals. The museum also provides excellent educational opportunities for school children and museum staff to be actively involved with planning school field trips and group visits.

The Blanco Western Showcase will help to make all this possible. We are very excited to have this event on the grounds of Buggy Barn Museum, and we are excited for the future growth of this establishment.

Events held for 2014

The 3-day event will feature the following:

  • Shows by the talented Dan Mink, the Rhinestone Roper,
  • Wild West Shows produced and starring Ric Maddox, co-creator of the Dead Men Series,
  • Jean Prescott, multiple award winning singer and songwriter,
  • K.R. Wood, a native Texas singer, songwriter, historian and musician,
  • Mustang Mikki Daniel, Western Music Association (WMA) 2012 Youth Yodeler of the Year
  • And more....

Friday, November 7, 2014 - School Day

  • Museum tours
  • Entertainment
  • Blacksmith Demos
  • Chuck wagon food
  • Buggy Rides
  • Vendors

Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Museum tours
  • Entertainment
  • Blacksmith Demos
  • Chuck wagon food
  • Buggy Rides
  • Vendors
  • Saturday night street dance

Sunday, November 9, 2014

  • Cowboy breakfast
  • Cowboy Church
  • Museum tours
  • Entertainment
  • Blacksmith Demos
  • Carriage Rides
  • Vendors


  • Entry Fee - $10 per person
    • children 5 - 18 - $5
    • under 5 - free
  • Chuck wagon food - $5
  • Street dance on Saturday - $10 per person
    • (unless you are already present with a wristband)


See our Gallery page for many of the pictures taken last year and some videos.

  • Chuck wagon meals.
  • Western music and entertainment.
  • Carriage Rides.
  • Museum Tours at the Buggy Barn, including their:
    • Bowie Knife collection.
    • International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame.
    • Over 70 unique vintage 18th- and 19th-century buggies, wagons, and carriages from across the United States and Canada. Step back in time with us.
  • Kids corral - petting zoo.
  • Horses.
  • Vendors.
  • And, much more. . . .

Plan your vacation or holiday with us. Blanco, Texas, is in the Texas Hill Country - a short driving distance from San Antonio, Fredericksburg, Kerrville, Bandera, Johnson City, and Austin.

Sponsorship Information

This year we are planning to grow even more than last year. We would love to have your support and help with your sponsorship of the event. Here are the categories (click here to print the Information and Sponsorship Flyer for complete details or see our Sponsorship Page for the details:

  1. "King of the Range" - $7,500
  2. "Ponderosa" - $5,000
  3. "Golden Corral" - $3,000
  4. "Silver Spur - $2,000
  5. "Trail Boss" - $1,000
  6. "Wrangler" - $500
  7. "Buckaroo" - $250
  8. "Partner" - $100

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Amanda Smith at 830-385-3779 or Debbie Homeier at 713-818-6658.

Vendor Information

Letter & Food Vendor Application/Contract Letter & Booth Application/Contract
If you would like to be a vendor at the Blanco Western Showcase, see letter and forms above. The above application/contracts can be filled out on your computer, saved, and printed.
If you need Adobe Reader to open the above files, go to www.adobe.com to download the program.

Dan Mink - Rinestone Roper - Performance on YouTube.com

Jean Prescott Performance on YouTube.com


K.R. Wood's Performance on YouTube.com


"Cowboy's Sweetheart" performed by
Yodeling Cowgirl Mustang
Mikki on youtube.com