Tuesday, June 4, 2019

It's time for HOWARD DAYS!

Saddle up those broncs and put a shine on yer boots, it's time for Robert E. Howard Days in Cross Plains, Texas.

We hope to see a passle of y'uns there - and remember, almost evry activity is free! So come and mix with REH fans from all over the world in this 2.5 day extravaganza of Howard fun! All the info you need can be had by clicking on the tabs at the top of this page!

We'll do a report next week to let y'all know how much fun we had. Until then, keep the sun on your face and the wind at your back!
Hope to see you there!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Howard Days is Next Week!

We hope you will be able to join us next week at Howard Days in Cross Plains! June 7th and 8th are the "official" days but there is activity on Wednesday night and all day Thursday. As almost all of the events taking place are free of charge (tours, panels, just hanging out at the Pavilion, etc.) you will be most welcome if you decide to make a last-minute journey!

Please take a look at the schedule listed under the Events tab above and plan your time accordingly. It is all very informal so adjustments are very easy in this relaxed atmosphere. We gather to honor the Legacy of Robert E. Howard, the great American author and poet, with our gentle fellowship while enjoying the company of like-minded folks! It's all about Ol' Two-Gun!

This year we will honor Project Pride of Cross Plains, the very group who makes this all possible! Howard's creation of Sword & Sorcery fiction is also in the spotlight; our panels will reflect this and also the 90th birthday of Howard's great pugilist and raconteur, Steve Costigan!

Here is some extra information and added reminders for your HD enjoyment:

  • The Howard Museum will be open on Thursday June 6th from 2-4 pm. You may tour the house and grounds and (hopefully) spend some dough in the Gift Shop, but there will be no docents on duty to guide you through the house. But there will be folks around to help you in that regard.
  • Also on Thursday, help support the Cross Plains Senior Center by coming to their Fish Fry from 5 to 7 and then watch the Barbarian Festival parade down Main Street.
  • The Barbarian Festival happens on Saturday, June 8th at Treadway Park, just west of the Howard Museum.
  • Also new to Cross Plains is Woody's Car and Baseball Museum on Highway 36, "catty-corner" from the Howard Museum.
  • The Bus Tour which takes you around Cross Plains & the areas where Howard walked leaves at 9 am SHARP on Friday (only). 
  • The first Panel of the day honoring Project Pride will take place IN THE PAVILION at 11 am.
  • Then, please enjoy a Hot Dog Lunch in the Pavilion, along with Project Pride birthday cake!
  • Please remember that Cash (or Check) is King at Howard Days, as they cannot process credit or debit cards in the Gift Shop or at the Silent Auction.
  • Regarding the big cooler in the Pavilion: this is intended for water & soft drinks ONLY. If you bring any adult beverages we ask that you DO NOT keep them in the big cooler. Thanks.
And, knowing as how most people don't like to read lists that are too long, we'll close by saying Hope to see you at Howard Days 2019 for The Best Two Days in Howard Fandom!

Additional questions? Contact Bill Cavalier at 2cavaliers@sbcglobal.net.