150 Years in the Making!

Celebrate 150 years of history and fun in the Best Historic Small Town in America!

Granbury’s 150th birthday celebration will kick off Thursday evening, November 4th at Granbury Live on the Square with a Texas history discussion by award-winning best-selling author, playwright, and lecturer, Stephen Harrigan. Mr. Harrigan will be discussing, “What I learned while researching Big Wonderful Thing, a History of Texas”  This presentation is sponsored by The Bridge Street History Center and is a part of their Ramay-Macatee Lecture Series. Mr. Harrigan will be signing his book, “Big Wonderful Thing at Dub’s Place, (formerly Celebration Hall) after his presentation. 
On Saturday and Sunday, November 6th and 7th, Dub’s Place, (formerly Celebration Hall) will also be the location of an event we are very excited to present. The first annual Dan and Judy Coates Memorial Invitational Art Show and Sale will be proudly displaying the work of nine great Western artists and sculptors. Come meet the artists and appreciate their work all day Saturday and Sunday. Perhaps you may even take a beautiful work of art with you to enjoy in your own home. 
A birthday party isn’t really a party without a birthday cake. Since it’s Granbury’s really BIG birthday party, were celebrating in a big way with a special birthday cake. At 10:00 Saturday morning, November 6th, Mayor Jim Jarrett will open the celebration by welcoming everyone to our big weekend party and festival at Langdon Center for Cultural Arts (one block east of the courthouse square) and invite everyone to celebrate with a piece of birthday cake. 
There will be fun for the whole family at Langdon Center with our historically-themed celebration. Since this is a historically themed event, period attire from the 1870s is encouraged. There will be a period costume contest with prizes! If historic costumes aren’t your thing, you’d fit in very well with your western or cowboy look. 

 

At Langdon Center: 

Vendors - Food, merchandise, historic displays

Contests – Prizes! Prizes! Prizes!    Period costume contests        Beard and mustache contests         Children’s art contests    Children’ s stick horse races     Pie eating contests for all ages    
Old-time games for children 

Entertainment - Wild West Shootout shows        Jail wagon with the Hood County Sheriff’s Posse.
                            Historic reenactments               Cowboy poetry 

Music - Six different bands at Langdon Center -  all day Saturday and Sunday.  

Souvenirs - Beautiful family keepsake Granbury Sesquicentennial Christmas ornaments.
      
Street Dance - Saturday night street dance on Bridge Street on the square. Jody Nix and his Texas Cowboys Band will entertain you and get you moving to some great music.  7:00-10:00 Saturday evening. 

 **Don’t miss the Magnificent Laser Light Show to top off the evening and celebrate Granbury’s 150th Birthday. 10:00 – 10:30 Saturday night, right after the street dance.** 

 

 

Activities at Langdon Center Patio Stage                     
Saturday, November 6, 2021                                             
                                                         

10:00              Introduce Mayor Jarrett                  
10:05              Mayor’s welcome/cuts birthday cake        
10:10-10:50    Music-Nin Hulett                  
10:50-11:05    Kids Stick Horse Race                    
11:05-11:45    Music-Nin Hulett                     
11:45-11:55    History Reenactors- Crocketts            
11:55-12:15    Gunslinger Show                    
12:15-12:55    Music-James A’ Marie                  
12:55-1:15      Pie Eating Contest                
1:15-1:55        Music-James A’ Marie                
1:55-2:05        Cowboy Poetry John Pelham            
2:05-2:15        History Reenactor Speakers-Nutts                 
2:15-2:35        Gunslingers Show                          
2:35-3:10        Music-Jeff Martin                
3:10-3:25        Best Costume Contest                
3:25-3:40        Best Beard/Moustache contest            
3:40-4:00        Gunslinger Show                     
4:00-4:45        Music-Jeff Martin        

Saturday Activities on the Square:
                    

10:00-5:00 Dan and Judy Coates Memorial, Invitational Art Show, and Sale at Celebration Hall
                
7:00-10:00 Street Dance on Bridge Street with Jody Nix and his Texas Cowboys Band.  

10:00-10:30 Laser Light Show by Laser Spectacles, Inc.  


Activities at Langdon Center Patio Stage    
Sunday, November 7, 2021

9:15-9:45 Triple Cross Cowboy Church Service    
10:00              Introduce Mayor Jarrett 
10:05-10:50     Music-Martin & Murray
10:50-11:10    Kids Stick Horse Race
11:10-11:50    Music-Martin & Murray 
11:50-12:00    History Reenactors-Crocketts    
12:00-12:20    Gunslinger Show
12:20-12:30    History Reenactors-Nutts    
12:30-12:50    Pie Eating Contest    
12:50-1:30      Music-Mysterious Scoundrels
1:30-1:45       Best Costume Contest
1:45-1:55       Cowboy Poetry John Pelham 
1:55-2:40       Music – Mysterious Scoundrels
2:40-3:00       Gunslingers Show    
3:00-3:45       Music-Ridge Roberts Band
3:45-4:05       Best beard/best vendor contests
4:05-4:45       Music-Ridge Roberts Band
    

Sunday Activities on the Square:
10:00-3:00 Dan and Judy Coates Memorial Art Show and Sale at Celebration Hall