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IT'S HAPPENING!
Trail's End Western Heritage Days
America's Western History in one weekend at the Missouri State Fairgrounds.
~ Save the Date ~
April 24, 25 & 26, 2015
Dedication of the Trail's End Starline Brass Plaza!!
3 BIG DAYS of FUN
IN SEDALIA ON THE MISSOURI STATE FAIRGROUNDS!

SCROLL DOWN AND SEE WHAT'S GOIN' ON!

Got questions? Call 660-826-7080.


Listen to the
Guide by Cell Trail's End Audio Tour
by calling 1-660-202-1156.
Learn about the Starline Brass Trail's End Plaza
before you arrive.

Contributing articles for the Guide by Cell are
Ken Bird, Bill Claycomb, Becky Imhauser and Doug Kiburz.


ENTRY & REGISTRATION FORMS
• Map of Fairgrounds — download here
• Schedule of Events — download here

• Weekend Pass — download form here
• Western Art Show & Sale —
download entry form here
• Trail Ride with Trent Loos —
download entry form here

• All Equestrian Parade — download entry form here
• Outside Concession Vendors --
Application download here.
• Cavalry Encampment — download registration form here.

Writer's Corner — download registration form here
• Rendezvous Encampment —
download registration form here

• Pow Wow Vendor Application — download here
• Fiddler's Contest —
download entry form here
• Cowboy/Cowgirl Singin' Contest — download entry form here


Trail's End Choir Roundup
We are inviting choirs and individuals from all over the area
to join us for an old fashioned hymn sing
to close out the dedication weekend.
Sunday, April 26, 4:00 p.m.
at the Missouri State Fairgrounds.
Contact Carolyn Miller - 660-527-3792 or
Jim Downing - 660-827-2993 to sign up.


• All Equine Parade  --

Deadline for entry April 1, 2015
Download entry form here
.

Saturday, April 25 • Parade starts at 9:00 a.m.
from the Historic Katy Depot.

We now have received permission
to ride from the Fairgrounds
to the Katy Depot on the Katy Trail.


Trail's End BBQ Contest
Sunday, April 26
Sponsored by the Kiwanis of Sedalia.

Contact Theo Asbury to register or
for more information- 660-221-1888.

All proceeds go to benefit the Kiwanis of Sedalia.


Bring the Kids and Ride the
Union Pacific Mini Train


Learn How to Make a Rope
at the
Rope Making Tent
sponsored by
VanMeter State Park


Coming for the Weekend?
Then you want the

Trail's End Weekend Pass.
Total Weekend Package for one or two include:
RV Camping • Horse Stall Rental and
Ticketed Events:
• Sons of the Pioneers Concert (Friday)
• Chuck Wagon Races (Sat. & Sun)
• Michael Martin Murphy Concert & NFPB Bull Riding (Saturday.)
Meals:
2 Breakfasts by Sedalia Shrine Club at Pork Place (Sat & Sun);
Steak Dinner by the Cattlemen's Association Beef House (Friday);
Pork Dinner by Pork Produces Pork Place (Saturday)
Weekend Package for Events & Meals include:
Ticketed Events:
• Sons of the Pioneers Concert (Friday)
• Chuck Wagon Races (Sat. & Sun)
• Michael Martin Murphy Concert & NFPB Bull Riding (Saturday.)
Meals:
2 Breakfasts by Sedalia Shrine Club at Mohler Assembly Hall
(Sat & Sun);
Steak Dinner by the Cattlemen's Association Beef House (Friday);
Pork Dinner by Pork Produces Pork Place (Saturday)

Download form here.


Calling All Cowboy Poets! • Cash Prizes!
• Cowboy Poetry Contest
Saturday, April 25 • MEC Building • Sponsored by Central Missouri Electric Cooperative
hosted by
Steven Spalding,

nationally known singer, songwriter, author, Cowboy Poet,
and country gospel artist

Poets participating in Cowboy Poetry Contest:
Curt Cooper, Central City, Nebraska
Marci Broyhill, Dakota City, Nebraska
Ron Ratliff, Gilman City, Missouri
Gerry Allen, Parkville, Missouri
Peggy Coleman, Pawnee, Oklahoma
Francine Robison, Tecumseh, Oklahoma
Chris Spurgeon, Cuba, Missouri
Neal Torrey, Bolivar, Missouri
Doug Kiburz, Sedalia, Missouri
Randy Vancuren, Green Forest, Arkansas

Frank Schweighart, Brashear, TX
David Farnum, Galena, MO



Join Steven for
Cowboy Church

Sunday, April 26, 2015 • 10 - 11 a.m.
with Francine Robison, Cowboy Poet Laureate of Oklahoma, Pawnee, Oklahoma
and
Royce Smithey, Texas Ranger, cowboy recording artist, poet and 2014 singing cowboy winner at Echoes, Bonham, Texas.

  


8th Missouri Cavalry South West Calvary Brigade
with elements of the
6th, 9th & 12th Missouri Cavalries Encampment & Muster
Machinery Area • April 24 - 26

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM HERE.


Writer's Corner
featuring...Book Signings by local,
regional and out of state authors.

Sponsored by Central Missouri Electric Cooperative

Inside the MEC Building
The Genealogy Corner
Experienced genealogists Rosalee Jordan and Ruthann Alexander will be on hand to help you explore your past.

Reading during SpoFest Showdown
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Friday, April 24,
Walter Bargen
Missouri's First Poet Laureate



Download Registration Form here
to sign up.

Writer's Panels and Discussions
For times and authors participating,
download Schedule of Events.


Kenneth Bird, Lincoln, MO - author, freelance reporter,
and railroad historian

• Missouri Railroads


Dan Burle, Bonne Terre, MO - western author, rancher,
raises & trains Missouri Fox trotters
• How to Write a Western Novel


Michael Moore, Atoka, TN - author, screen writer,
historical character actor
• How to Research and Write Historical Fiction/Non-Fiction
• The Art of Playwriting


Liz Schulte, Columbia, MO - paranormal author
• Self-Publishing and Complications
• Being a Missouri Author


Debbie Noland, Sedalia, MO - poetry & short story author
• The Poet in Time and Place
• Poetry Workshop: Give It a Shot!

More Authors
Tricia Anderson, IA • Catherine Stovall, MO • N.P. Haley, MO
Samantha Ketteman, IL • Connie Koch, MO, Mary White, MO

SpoFest Showdown announces lineup of readers
for Friday, April 24:

Doug Kiburz
Madge Gressley
Steve Wiegenstein
David Meek
Connie Koch
Melanie Dees Campbell
Rose Marie Kinder
Julia Landrum
Mark Pearce
Walter Bargen
With musical performances by Mike Todd and Travis DeMoss

For more information - 660-619-1866

• Rendezvous Encampment
Machinery Area • Friday, Saturday & Sunday,
April 24, 25, & 26
Jim Thorpe, Coordinator
DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM HERE
 
See and visit with trappers and settlers from the 1840s-1870s.
Learn about life back then and how to throw a tomahawk.
Check out the traders with period crafts and art for sale.


• Pow Wow
Saturday, April 25 • Varied Industries Building

Hosted by Robert Tallbird Ryan
Robert Woolery, Jr., Headman
Robert Philby - Emcee
Sponsored by

ART SHOW - April 24-26
Native American Artists • Fine Art Artists

Indian Artifact Display
by the Archaeology Society
If you have an artifact that you would like identified,
bring it to the Varied Industries Building, April 24-26.
Experts will be standing by to help you identify it.


Now accepting applications for
Pow Wow artists & vendors --

Download application here.

Deadline Extended to April 1, 2015.


Robert Tallbird Ryan, Host


Model Train & Collectible Show
Saturday & Sunday, April 25, 26 • FFA Building
Bob Cox, coordinator

Sponsored by
 
  


• Quilt Show
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 24, 25, & 26

Commercial Building
Hosted by
Stover Quality Quilting • Vi Dale, Coordinator
Over TEN Different Quilt Guilds

• Bed Turning Friday & Saturday each day
11 a.m.& 2:00 p.m.
• Historic Quilts, Pioneer Life Displays & Demos
• Over 150 beautiful quilts
• Wall Hangings from the Trail's End Challenge
• Quilt Appraisals Available
• Awesome Vendors & Live Music
• Trail's End Commutative Quilt
• Cow "Belles"

Come and see what other "surprises" we have
in store for you.

Sponsored by

Click here for schedule.


Calling All Artists! • Cash prizes!
• Western Art Show & Sale
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, April 24, 25, 26 • Ag Building
Hosted by the Sedalia Visual Art Association
Sponsored by

Download entry form here.
Deadline Extended to April 1, 2015.

Visiting Artists

      
Left to Right:
J. Michael Wilson, Trail's End Sculptor;
Tex Wilson, Railroad Artist

Elizabeth Ritter - Sculptor; Clay Gant - Sculptor
Visit with them at the Western Art Show & Sale


• Trail Ride led by Trent Loos
Friday, April 24 • Ride the Katy Trail

Trail Ride Brunch sponsored by the
Green Ridge School Booster Club
Tickets available at the door or in the Weekend Packages
Special Entertainment by Midnight Ryders Band

Deadline for entry April 1, 2015

Download entry form here.

Coggins test may also be turned in at the time of registration
on event day.


Trent Loos nationally known voice of the Rural Route radio show, will lead the Trail Ride down the Katy Trail


• Sons of the Pioneers Concert
Friday, April 24, 2015 • 7 p.m.
Heckart Performing Arts Center
Sponsored by the Sedalia Rotary Club

All proceeds from this event goes to the Sedalia Rotary Club.
Advance tickets on sale at any Casey's or Warehouse Tires in Sedalia, or Friday, April 24 at the Trail's End Welcome Tent or at the door.
Tickets are $25


• Michael Martin Murphey Concert
and NFPB Bull Riding

Saturday, April 25, 2015 • Mathewson Exhibition Center
Hosted by Child Safe of Central Missouri
Sponsored by Rick Ball Ford

All proceeds from this event go to Child Safe.
For more information call 660-829-3434.

Tickets on sale at childsafehouse.org
, at any Casey's and Warehouse Tires in Sedalia or Friday & Saturday at the Trail's End Welcome Tent
or at the door.
Early Bird Price $25 • $30 at the door
Six and Under Free with paid adult.

     


• National Championship Chuck Wagon Sanctioned Races -
Saturday & Sunday, April 25 & 26 • Pepsi Grandstand
Sponsored by W-K Chevrolet

Tickets on sale at any Casey's or Warehouse Tires in Sedalia, or Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 24, 25, 26, at the Trail's End Welcome Tent or at the gate. Tickets $15.



Calling All Fiddlers! • Cash Prizes!
Saturday, April 25 • MO Ag Theatre
• Fiddler's Contest, hosted by
Travis Inman
Download entry form here.

Deadline Extended to April 1, 2015.


Eleven Time State Champion,
Travis Inman will Emcee the Fiddler's Contest.

Special Free Concert
by
Travis Inman & Friends
Saturday, April 25
4:00 p.m. • MO Ag Theatre


Calling All Cowboys & Cowgirls!
Cash Prizes!

Sunday, April 26 • MO Ag Theatre
• Singing Competition
hosted by
Johnny Kendrick
with Guest Artist,
Ryan Manuel --

Download entry form here.

Deadline Extended to April 1, 2015.
                 
Left: Johnny Kendrick - Emcee   Right: Guest Artist Ryan Manuel 2011 MSF Idol Winner

Winner will automatically be entered into the
2015 Missouri State Fair Idol Competition.

Special Free Concert
by
Johnny Kendrick & Ryan Manuel
Sunday, April 26
3:00 p.m. • MO Ag Theatre
and lots, lots, more!

MARK YOU CALENDAR NOW!!!!
Keep watching for more information.

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Trail's End Dedication Weekend Sponsors

Ag Power, Inc, John Deere
W-K Chevrolet
Rick Ball Ford
Bryant Motors
McCarthy Toyota
Missouri Cattlemen's Association
Missouri Pork Producers
Missouri Horseshoe Pitching Association
Sedalia Shrine Club
Sedalia Moose Lodge
South Fork Regulators
Pettis County 4-H Youth
Diamond B's Square Dancers Association
Sedalia Visual Art Association
Eagle Eye Editing
Art & Graphic Innovations, LLC
Stover Quality Quilting
BAM Association
Trappers Association
Hank's Porta Potties
Bemiss Drywall
Tractor Supply
American Field Service
Air-Evac
Sedalia Veterinary
Pettis County EMT
FBLA-Otterville
Child Safe of Central Missouri
Sedalia Kiwanis Club
Sedalia Rotary Club
Central Missouri Electric Cooperative
Tyson
County Distributing
Power 97 FM Radio
KIX FM Radio
Amtrak

Yeager's Cycle
Warehouse Tires

Special Free Concert
by
Steven Spalding
Saturday, April 25
5:00 p.m. • MEC Building

Opening for Steven will be
Francine Robison
and
Royce Smithey


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