Mail - P.O. Box 217 - Alvarado, TX 76009-0217
Physical Address - 111 Reunion Drive - Alvarado, TX 76009
The Premier Homecoming Event of Texas since 1892

Welcome to the 125th Annual Reunion
Saturday, September 2nd through Saturday, September 9th 2017 


List of Last Year's Parade Winners

Schedule of Events

Saturday, September 2nd:
Parking per carload at the Reunion Grounds:

Saturday 9/2 gates start charging at 3:00pm $5.00


Parade  -  10am on the Dowtown Square
(Parade rules and entry form)
For more information please call: Leanna Cowan 817-783-7323i

Parade Grand Marshall - former Longhorn and NFL football player, Dusty Renfro


 Special Performance by Ranchos Unidos Dancing Horses
immediately following the end of the Parade at approximately 11:30am

Celebrity Charity Goat "Dressing" team competition  from 1-3pm
Entry Form
Registration for the competition opens at 12:30pm
Entry Fee is $25 per team

The Winning Team will choose to donate their prize money to one of the following charities:

50/50 Pot raffle each night - must be present to win!
Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5

Brittany Oviedo - free Concert 4-6pm


 Austin Allsup - free Concert 7-9pm

Sunday, September 3rd:
Gospel Music Groups -  2:00pm to 6:00pm
Performers - for more information contact:
Bob Baze......(817) 790-2146

Sunday 9/3 - no gate fee for parking

50/50 Pot raffle each night - must be present to win!
Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5

Monday, September 4th (Labor Day):
Parking per carload:

Monday 9/4 gates start charging at 3:00pm $2.00

 Mutton Busting Contest!

12:30 - 3:30pm $3.00 first Ride per person
$2.00 for additional Rides per person
Please note: Contestants must weigh less than 55lbs with clothes and protective gear on and be between 4 and 7 years of age.
The first class of competitors will be ages 4-5 and the second will be ages 6-7.  Bring your own Helmets and protective Vests.
Entry Form

Chuckwagon cooking demonstration with free samples - 12:30 to 3:30pm

Barbecue Cook-Off! 12:30-1:30pm

Contact for cook-off:

Leanna Cowan - cowanl@cityofalvarado.org 817-783-7323 WK or 817-881-9881 VM
Rules and Entry form (Entry forms are also available at the Alvarado Public Library)
BBQ Judging:
Brisket - 12:30pm   Pork Ribs - 1pm   Chicken - 1:30pm
One of the BBQ contestants will have a horseshoe throwing pit and a corn hole game going, and you are welcome to join in!
Please take time to look at each contestant's space, decorations, signage, and cooking team so you can vote for the winner of the Showmanship Award! Ballots will be available at each contestant's space and can be dropped in the BBQ ballot box inside the Reunion Pavilion.
After the judging is completed the contestants will be allowd to sell their BBQ .

Something Sweet Bake Off!

 Set-up from 12:00-2pm Judging at 3pm
For information contact: Beverly Short - 817-790-5422 or 817-526-0395
Nelda Montgomery - 817-790-2575 or 817-992-4143

Silent Auction of Baked Goods at 3:30pm

50/50 Pot raffle each night - must be present to win!
Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5

Alvarado Road Show - FREE concert 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Wednesday, September 6th:
Parking per carload:
Wednesday 9/6 gates start charging at 5:00pm $2.00

Carnival Rides open at 6pm

Opening Ceremonies -  6:30pm
Welcome.................Tom Durington, President
Invocation..................Joe Boyd
Presentation of Colors   

Queen Contest -  7pm
For more information contact:
Debra Stroud...........(817) 319-7919
Nancy Owen............(817) 790-2480

 Queen Contest Rules 
Contestants may register up to
and on Sunday, September 4th at 4:30 p.m.
Queen Contestant Package/Entry Form

50/50 Pot raffle each night - must be present to win!
Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5

Thursday, September 7th:

Parking per carload:

Thursday 9/7 gates start charging at 5:00pm $2.00

Carnival Rides open at 6 pm

Baby Contest - 7pm

For more information contact:
Nancy Owen....................(817) 790-2480
Charlotte Rhynes .........(817) 933-2610

Contest Rules 

Entries must be received no later than 5pm Tuesday, September 5th.

50/50 Pot raffle each night - must be present to win!
Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5

Friday,  September 8th:

Parking per carload:

Friday 9/8 gates start charging at 5:00pm $2.00

      Arts & Crafts & Food Vendors! 5-8pm            Carnival Rides open at 6pm
For more information contact:                                                                             
Jameye Jones.....817-614-6574   
Meet the folks from Hank FM and The Ranch!
Give-aways and fun contests!
6-8pm near the Pavilion

Texas Old Time Fiddlers Contest 7pm
For more information contact:
Rocky Biggs......(
817) 783-8114
Fiddle Contest Rules
Contestants may register up to
and on Friday, September 8th at 7:00 p.m.

50/50 Pot raffle each night - must be present to win!
Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5

Saturday, September 9th:

Parking per carload:

Saturday gates start charging at 3:00pm $5.00

Arts & Crafts Show

                  Vendors - for more information contact:           Carnival Rides open today at 4 pm
                     Jameye Jones..... 817-614-6574

  Car Show 10:00am to 2:00PM
see DFW Car Show more info.

Chuckwagon demonstration - time TBA

Concerts and Dancing  starting at 2pm

The Restless Kind - free concert 2-4:30pm

Meet the folks from Hank FM and The Ranch!
Give-aways and fun contests!
5-9pm near the Pavilion

Mike Daniels Band will be tonight's opening act from 5-6:30pm

Asleep at the Wheel
  performs from 7:30pm to 9pm!
This free concert is part of the City of Alvarado's Music Series.

There will be a large open area behind the seating section for dancing!

50/50 Pot raffle each night - must be present to win!
Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5

Please sign the Reunion Guestbook, which will be kept on a table near the northeast side entrance to the Pavilion building, and take your place in Texas history!

From Mayor E. Dewayne Richters
and the City of Alvarado!


Association Officers

Association Directors

Tom Durington.........President
Bill McCarley.............1st Vice President
Rocky Biggs...............2nd Vice President
Nancy Owen.............Secretary-Treasurer
Joe Boyd....................Chaplain

  Leanne Cowan
  David Hearne
  Keith James
  Jameye Jones
  Kathleen McCrory

    Nelda Montgomery
  Lloyd Keith Renfro
  Beverly Short
  Jeff Taylor  

Presidents Emeritus:
Billy (Bill) Gray, Wando Scarberry

For information about the Reunion, Pavilion Rentals or the Johnson County Pioneers and Old Settlers Association please call:
Tom Durington -  817-538-2337

Reunion Managers:

    Regina Blackwell................
    Beverly Short.......................
    Rocky Biggs..........................
    Bob Baze..............................
    Leanne Cowan.....................
    Dwayne Gaber....................
    Tara Raby............................
    Nancy Owen........................
    Jameye Jones......................

Baby Contest
Badges & Baking Contest
Fiddlers Contest
Gospel Music
Queen Contest
Vendor Fair

Pictures of past Reunion Contest Winners


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