"Lonesome Dove Fest" starts Thursday, September 19th at the Karnes County Youth Show Barn grounds on U.S. 181 between Karnes City and Kenedy. The schedule of events is as follows;

Thursday - Black Gold Shootout at 1 p.m. . The shootout will consist of a five-member, five-stand clay target competition between representatives of companies related to the oil and gas operations that have moved into the area.
Friday - Youth Day; Raisin' Kane will provide musical entertainment Friday evening; team sporting clays competition from 5 p.m. to sundown
Saturday - Parade at 10 a.m.; celebrity challenge five-stand clay target event pitting the shooting skills of media members against local and state officials will be held at 2 p.m.; Heart of Texas DockDogs organization will present a canine aquatics competition and shows where trained hunting dogs will display their extraordinary talents in retrieving from a large water tank set up on the Youth Show grounds. Competitions happen ay 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday and then 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday. More info at heartoftexasdockdogs.com; Saturday evening will feature entertainment by Cactus Country from 6 to 8 p.m. and Legendary Country Music Artist Gary P. Nunn will perform after the live auction about 9:30 p.m.
Admission is free before 8 p.m. Saturday, $10 after 8 p.m.

For more information on the 21st Annual Lonesome Dove Fest, including schedules and applications for the team shoot, parade, vendor, Black Gold Shootout and cook-off, go to www.lonesomedovefest.com, www.facebook.com/LonesomeDoveFest or call Randy Witte at 830-780-3314, Benny Lyssy at 830-583-5775, or Charlie Thompson at 830-620-8815.