2013 Big Event April 12-13
Posted Monday, December 17, 2012
The 31st Annual Big Event
“Come to the Fair” at the Bosque Arts Center!
Make plans for a fun-filled weekend at the BAC on April 12 & 13, 2013. The Big Event once again promises great fun and fabulous treasures.
On Friday, April 12, play games for the chance to win prizes like a Kindle Fire HD, artwork from Lloyd Voges, Fossil watches, Yeti coolers, wine, and gift cards/certificates from Walls, Ace Hardware, Brookshires, Doggie Drop Inn, and many others. Try your luck at bingo, the cake walk, the ring toss, and other fair games. Visit the fortune teller for a fun prediction or prize. The night is open to the public and no reservations are necessary, so bring your friends and enjoy hotdogs, hamburgers, and beverages while you play for prizes at the various games. Admission is free, while food, drink, and game tickets will be available for purchase. Doors open at 6 P.M.
On Saturday, April 13, hospitality begins at 5:45, followed by a delicious dinner catered by Bestyett. At 8 PM, the live auction enters its 31st year in fine fashion with a wide variety of new and spectacular items. Back by popular demand is the Cowboy box for 30 at their first preseason game. New to the auction this year is a Cowboy package that includes VIP pre-game sideline passes for two, with two seats in a luxury suite on the 40-yard line once the game begins. Cobb Properties has donated a three-night stay in their three-story New Mexico mountain cabin, La Casita. Just minutes away from Ruidoso Downs, the Memorial Weekend package includes box seats for 6 at the Jockey Club on the Opening Weekend.
Jack Walker’s bronze I’ll Miss You, Buddy—of a cowboy bidding farewell to his faithful old dog—will pluck your heartstrings as it did all who watched him craft the piece. Other beautiful art includes work by locals Mike Irvin, Hugh Gaither, Bobbe Gentry, George Boutwell, Bruce Greene, Martin Grelle, Betty Graham, and George Hallmark, in addition to past Art Classic award winners and popular artists like Don Weller, Jim Evans, William Schneider, Robert Fobear, Steve Atkinson, Lloyd Voges, Greg Kelsey, Roger Archibald, Gerald Balciar, Kathy Tate, Ron Riddick, John Coleman, Brenda Murphy, and Randy Meador. Another treat for art lovers is the trip package of two tickets to the Cowboy Artists of America Show plus a 2-night stay at the historic Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City.
A lovely turquoise necklace crafted by Mary Macchia awaits the highest bidder. Magician Scott Wells will do a private magic show for 12 in your home if the price is right. Other unique events up for bidding include a private screening for 60 of a scheduled movie at the Cliftex, hog and quail hunts, a visit to your ranch by archaeologists, spending the night with family and friends at the Waco Zoo to enjoy behind-the-scenes activities with the various animals, and more. Bid for a chance to enjoy a four-night/five-day stay in a fabulous three-bedroom/three-bath home in Santa Fe, or win an Austin weekend in a condo overlooking the State Capitol and the Governor’s Mansion. “Meet the Heat in Your Kitchen” by winning a dinner for ten catered in your home by the Fireman Chef, or capture a dinner for eight in your home prepared by Gerard Thompson of Rough Creek Lodge. A pig from the Central Texas Youth Fair, processed and donated by Milsap Processing, can be stored in the box freezer donated by Rountree Appliance. A basket of fine wines would complement the catfish fry for 20 at Bunkhouse. Other always-popular items include Spa Day at the Donners, Flower of the Month from Clifton Floral, tubing and relaxing at the Keys’ condo on the Comal River, Supper and Super Bowl, dinner at Rough Creek, Bestyett Dinner Party in a Box, Christmas lights, Dinner with the Artists, and Dinner at Escondido.
Attire for the evening is “County Fair Casual.”
To make reservations, call the BAC office at 254.675.3724.