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
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International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame (IKTHOF)

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The 13th Annual (2014) IKTHOF Throw (Knife and Tomahawk Throwing World Championships) will be at the Blanco Western Showcase In Blanco, Texas, on 7-9 Nov 2014. More...

Mike "Alamo" Bainton | World Champion | Guinness Book of World Records
Mike "Alamo" Bainton

Dr. Michael J. Bainton, PHD, is
the World and
Champion in Knife
& Tomahawk Throwing and the founder &
executive director
of IKTHOF. He will
be competing in this event. 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.,.

Jack Dagger

Jack Dagger

The King of Fling is a world renowned knife throwing comedian. He has been inducted into the International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame, won several World Championships, and has invented the first new knife throwing stunt in almost a hundred years: The Jack Knife - Cucumber Slice (as Seen on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien). Find out more about Jack on his website: More.,.

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...


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.

Carriage Hills Ranch

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The natural beauty of Carriage Hills Ranch
makes it the perfect backdrop for making any bride’s dreams come true, and the venue is easily adapted to a theme of your choosing: Texas-style, tropical, old-fashioned, country, rustic elegance, or fairy tale, etc. There is an outdoor fireplace, a beautiful gazebo overlooking the water with plenty of seating - perfect for an outdoor wedding or party. There is also a little bridge that goes over a waterfall with lots of greenery.  There are beautiful big trees on the property for shade and a perfect place to have picnics or reunions.  Also, there is an old remodeled country barn that is perfect for weddings, parties, dances, or anything that someone would want. There is a kitchen, bathrooms, tables, and stage inside the barn (hall).
It is truly a beautiful place. Go to their website to find out more...

Blanco Western Showcase - 3rd Annual Like Blanco Western Showcase on Facebook

The 3rd Annual Blanco Western Showcase will be on November 7-9, 2014.

The Buggy Barn Museum and Carriage Hills Ranch are proud to be hosting the 13th Annual Knife and Tomahawk Throwing World Championships at this event.

We are still formulating the plans for 2014. Check back often for more information.

This was our lineup in 2013.

The Honorary Chair Persons are: Scott and Kim Knowlton.

See our Gallery page for many of the pictures taken last year and some videos on knife throwing on the International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame website.In addition, we will have:

  • A championship chuck wagon cook off.
  • Cowboy action shooting.
  • Bull whip contests.
  • 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-centruy buggies, wagons, and carriages from across the United States and Canada. Step back in time with us.
  • Kids corral - petting zoo.
  • Longhorn bull riding.
  • Horses.
  • VIP Party Friday night.
  • Transportation will be provided to the historic Twin Sisters Dance Hall for their November 3, dance.
  • Vendors.
  • And, much more. . . .
Our 1st Annual Blanco Western Showcase was a very unique event and was a great success. We had:
  • People from 7 different countries and 27 states join us.
  • Three days of knife and tomahawk competition.
  • Chuck wagon cook-off, with many different vendors.
  • Amazing western music and entertainment.
  • Dance.
Plan your vacation or holiday with us. Read about last years event on the Carriage Hills Ranch Blog. 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. More...

Vendor Information

Vendor Letter Food Vendor Application/Contract 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.

Jean Prescott Performance on YouTube.com


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

My Lesson in Knife Throwing - The Jack Dagger Method (YouTube.com)


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