City of Kingsville Announces Ranch Hand Weekend 2019 Line up
Kingsville, TX – The city of Kingsville is thrilled to announce the artist headlining the benefit country concert in this year’s Ranch Hand Weekend Festivities. The big reveal Tuesday morning on K-99 with Big Frank included plans for this year’s tree lighting to once again include both Big Frank and KRIS 6 News Anchor Katia Uriarte at the Friday night Ranch Hand Weekend Tree Lighting. There will be coffee, cocoa, live music, street dancing and a Texas A&M University-Kingsville Senior Art Exhibit Reception. Several shops will stay open late as the city kicks off the Christmas Season.
Saturday morning, the gates to the legendary King Ranch® will open to visitors of all ages for the 29th annual King Ranch® Ranch Hand Breakfast. The action-packed morning is just $6 and includes an authentic cowboy breakfast, team roping, cowboy poetry, storytelling and more!
Once your belly is full, head on over to Historic Downtown Kingsville for the annual Ranch Hand Weekend Festival with inflatables and archery for the kids, line dance and two step lessons and contests, an array of vendors from across the state, live music, a car show, a pan de campo exhibit and all kinds of cowboy-themed fun. Pick up a new pair of boots from the King Ranch® Saddle Shop or one of the many vendors on site and come dressed for fun at the Ranch Hand Weekend Country Concert with headliner Mark Chesnutt! Chesnutt has 14 No. 1 hits, 23 top ten singles, four platinum albums and five gold records. The country staple has many memorable hits dating back to the ‘90’s from “Bubba Shot the Jukebox,” to “Going Through the Big D,” “I’ll Think of Something,” “Blame it on Texas,” “Brother Jukebox,” and “Almost Goodbye,” just to name a few. The Texas native’s hit “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing,” topped the charts for four consecutive weeks!
Doors open at the JK Northway Expo center at 7 p.m. where Felix Truvere and Lauren Corzine will warm up the crowd for Chesnutt’s performance. Concert tickets are $20, ticket sales will benefit KISD Education Foundation. The Ranch Hand Weekend Tree Lighting, Festival and Concert are brought to you by presenting sponsors Kleberg Bank and Neessen Automotive.
Special thanks to AEP Texas, Wild Horse Distillery and media partners, KRIS 6 News and iHeart radio for helping support the weekend full of events. Their commitment and dedication to the KISD Education Foundation will help the improving Kingsville Independent School District impact our children and their future in our community. Their goal is to involve the community in assuring a quality education for the leaders and workers of tomorrow, enhance and enrich educational opportunities for students and support and recognize innovated efforts and exemplary teaching.
So, mark your calendars and make your plans now to kick off the holiday season in Kingsville, Texas! Event information can be found at RanchHandWeekend.com.
Media may direct inquiries to Janine Reyes, City of Kingsville Tourism Department at (361) 455-5946.