Labor Day Backyard BBQ at the George Ranch Historical Park

Thursday, August 16, 2018

CELEBRATE LABOR DAY THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY SEPTEMBER 1 & 3 AT THE GEORGE RANCH HISTORICAL PARK

1930s BBQ | Homemade Ice Cream | Vintage Games

MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Farrell | 281-342-1256
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, August 16, 2018

RICHMOND – Celebrate Labor Day weekend on Saturday, September 1 and Monday, September 3 with period games and an old-fashioned 1930s barbecue at the George Ranch Historical Park! Listen to period music while playing games from the past, chow down on a classic cowboy grub for lunch (reservations required) and enjoy hand-cranked ice cream samples from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to celebrate the American worker!

 SPECIAL LABOR DAY ACTIVITIES:

  • Sample Hand-Cranked Ice Cream – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Play Old-Fashioned Games – All day
  • Enjoy A Backyard Barbecue (reservations required) – 12:30 p.m.

1930s BACKYARD BBQ

At 12:30 p.m., guests with historic lunch reservations will enjoy a Labor Day Backyard Barbecue under 200-year-old oak trees in the yard of the 1930s George Ranch Home. The menu includes beef brisket, venison pork sausage, beef and pork sausage, Mesquite con pollo, cowboy beans, potato salad, George Ranch BBQ sauces, pickles, onions, jalapenos, pickled okra, sliced bread and assorted fruit cobblers.

Cost for the meal is $15 for adults ages 13 and older, $12 for children ages 5-12 and $4 for children 4 and under. Reservations are REQUIRED can be made by calling 281-343-0218 or by visiting https://www.georgeranch.org/event-calendar/labor-day-backyard-barbecue-5/.

GEORGE RANCH HISTORICAL PARK ONGOING ACTIVITIES:

  • Historic House Tours
  • Hands-On Historical Activities
  • Cattle Roping & Sorting Demonstrations
  • Dipping Vat Demonstrations
  • Livestock Encounters
  • Blacksmithing Demonstrations
  • Heritage Trail Nature-Watching

 GENERAL INFORMATION:
The Park is located at 10215 FM 762 in Richmond. General admission is $15 for adults ages 13+, $12 for seniors ages 65+ and $10 for children ages 4 to 12. Children three and under are free. Operating hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.georgeranch.org or call 281-343-0218.

ABOUT THE PARK:
Welcome to the Ranch!
The George Ranch Historical Park is a living history museum that showcases Texas history from the 1830s through the 1930s. The Park is anchored by four different home sites: the 1830s Jones Stock Farm, 1860s Ryon Prairie Home, 1890s Davis Victorian Mansion and 1930s George Ranch Cattle Complex. Regular activities include historic home tours, living history demonstrations, hands-on activities, cattleworking and dipping vat demonstrations and more! Guests should allow three to four hours to visit the Park and should dress for the weather.

The George Ranch Historical Park is a living history partnership between the Fort Bend History Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and The George Foundation, a Texas Charitable Trust.

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