Texas Lakes Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Fort Worth: Frontier Forts Muster

May 12, 2017 (All day) to May 13, 2017 (All day)

The 16th annual Texas Frontier Forts Muster, held at the Historic Stockyards in Fort Worth, Texas, will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 12-13, 2017. During this free, two-day heritage event, the Stockyards National Historic District is transformed into an authentic representation of Texas frontier life.

The Texas Forts Muster Celebration was created in 2001 to celebrate the heritage of Texas’s Frontier fort settlements, like Fort Worth, concentrating on the years from the early Republic in 1836 to the closing of the frontier and settlement of the late 1800s. The camps, soldiers, Native Americans, settlers, and weaponry all reflect the region’s vast expanses of open land, when most of Texas was unsettled and our big cities were generations in the future.

Exchange Avenue in the Stockyards will be lined with encampments of historic fort sites from the Texas Forts Trail and elsewhere in Texas. Approximately 10 forts and related programs will participate in the event. Designed to highlight frontier-era life, Frontier Forts Muster brings together authentic wagons, flags, music, colorful uniforms and military gear from Texas landmarks.

Infantry, artillery and cavalry demonstrations, and military parades will fill the event schedule on Friday and Saturday. There will also be a special parade celebration recognizing the 150th Chisholm Trail Anniversary. 



  • Fort worth Stockyards
  • 130 E. Exchange Ave.
  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • 76164



  • Free