The event is known as a free day for families to visit the fort and learn about the area's agricultural heritage. The day kicked off with the Lions Club pancake breakfast. For the low price of $4, people filled their plates with hot cakes. Money raised will benefit the Lions Club. One of the organizers said it takes a lot of work to prepare for the breakfast.
Joyce Downie, Concho Pearl Lion, said, "Quite a bit of preparation of getting all the supplies, one club is charge bringing all the grills down here from the storage area. Others are in charge of cooking the sausage and flipping pancakes. So everybody has a job."
The breakfast was sponsored by IHOP and Walmart.
That's not where the fun ended at the fort. Frontier day continued with chuck wagon cooking lessons, an exhibit showcasing saddles, an 1818 baseball game and much more. The most important part of the event was to keep the area's rich history alive.
Rudy Barron, one of the organizers, said, "We also have an area we do the clothes washing like they use to do, with the grinding. It's a great event for the younger kids to see what the life was like in the old days before cell phones."
Frontier Day at Fort Concho wrapped up Saturday at noon.