Friday, July 22, 2011

Bar J Wranglers

Thursday night went to see the Bar J Wranglers and their Chuckwagon show. Two of the guys in the group are brothers and sons of the man who started the group. They’ve been putting on these shows for 34 years and they are amazing. The father had a dream of creating a western show where folks could experience what it was like in the old west, complete with chuckwagon food.
The gates open at 5:30, seats are assigned according to your arrival time. You are assigned a table so then we put our jackets on our seats and went to check out the rest of the ranch. They give wagon rides, have a walking path, gift shop, song shed and lots of open areas to hang out in. There was a
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cowboy cook outside making Dutch Oven biscuits. They had bottles of honey there that you could pour all over the biscuits. He did a great job of keeping up with the crowds.
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We went down the walking path, where they had some cute scenes recreated of local lore. Some interesting history in these parts and the early pioneers had to endure much hardship.
They have an awesome system for serving everyone their meal. The P7210028building holds close to 700 people. They put these shows on seven days a week, from Memorial Day weekend until the last Saturday in September. Over the course of the summer 75,000 – 80,000 people come through this facility. Wow ! They can put everyone through the food line in 20 minutes ! P7210029  I had BBQ sliced beef, which was so tender you could cut it with a fork. Baked potato, beans, chunky applesauce, biscuit and spice cake for dessert. Coffee, lemonade or water came with it. Tin plates and tin cups were a cute touch to make you feel like you were out on a cattle drive, having supper along with 700 other cowboys.
Dinner finishes up around 8:00 and that’s when the show starts. Take a listen…

They are so good….great side splitting humor, sprinkled in with wonderful harmonies and old time songs. They played no-stop for almost two hours. We bought a CD for my mom and all of the guys signed the CD for her. Anxious to see if she likes it.  What a great night of entertainment….would definitely recommend this to anyone coming to Jackson, Wyoming. Be sure to check out the Bar J Wranglers Chuckwagon Show !

1 comment:

Tom and Donna Clapham said...

For vegetarians, you guys do some fancy eating!!! We been to some nice cowboy shows like you've done. It is a fun time for sure. Thanks for sharing! rockin'