-- The Big Red Barn is getting ready to open its doors for a fun filled
trifecta weekend. Kay
Willmann, of the Texas Agricultural Education and Heritage Center, says three
separate events are being planned for this Saturday.
teams will be assembling for the annual 42 Tournament. The game of dominoes is
often referred to as the "national game of Texas."
says Seguin is among the many towns throughout the state to host tournaments.
sponsor two tournaments here a year -- one in the spring and one in the fall.
In the fall, we didn't have as much participation as we would have liked but
they enjoyed every minute of it. Last spring when we had the 42 Tournament, the
guys and gals sitting here and playing had no problem with visitors walking
around to see what they were doing so that they could play down the road. They
actually have some people playing in the tournament now that were just
observing last year," said Willmann.
is $40 per team in advance or $50 at the door. Registration for the 42
Tournament is available at texagedu.org.
On-site registration will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. followed by play at 9 a.m.
families are invited to visit and shop the Farmer's Market and Artisan Fair.
Willmann says the Farmer's Market offers an impressive list of goods in this
Farmer's Market, we've been having that the first and third Saturdays of every
month. We are looking for a great day. We have about 40 vendors who have signed
up. Braune Farms comes every time. We usually have some baked goods. We have
canned goods. We have a lady who makes homemade jams and breads and cakes.
There's a gal that bakes Amish recipes. We have a gal who the name of her
company is K&J Roasted Corn. She will have her food truck out here so there
will be food available," said Willmann. "We have woodworkers. We have
metal workers. We have seamstresses."
Farmer's Market is free and gets underway at 9 a.m.
families will get the chance to cheer on their most favorite tractor at this
year's Tri-County Antique Tractor Pull. Willmann says the event is hosted by
the Tri-County Antique Pulling Association.
usually don't even know how many are going to come and participate. It's
farmers. So it depends on where they are. But in prior years, we've had as many
as 100 tractors participate. So, it is always fun to just be here and
watch," said Willmann.
antique tractor pull will get started at 10 a.m. Saturday. Spectator
tickets for the tractor pull are $5.
are reminded to bring their lawn chairs and sunscreen. The Big Red Barn is
located at 380 Cordova Rd.