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Western Heritage Classic kicks off this weekend in Abilene

By Braid Blanks, bblanks@ktxs.com
Published On: May 09 2013 07:53:48 AM CDT
Updated On: May 09 2013 03:26:21 PM CDT
Western Heritage Classic
ABILENE, Texas -

It's time for the 29th annual Western Heritage Classic on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Held on the grounds of the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene, the three-day weekend event's showcase is the ranch rodeo, though it offers many activities that feature western interests as well as history. 

Thursday night is the parade kickoff at 6:30 p.m., followed by a street dance later that night. KTXS will re-air the parade at 6:30 p.m. Friday after KTXS News at 6.

Some of the activities to enjoy this weekend include: the world’s largest bit and spur show, a chuckwagon cookoff, matched horse races, children's rodeo, cowboy poets and western artisans, ranch horse clinics, trade shows, and a giant western parade.

Click here for a full schedule of events.