Friday Night Doin’s at The Fort

Friday Night Doin's at The FortFriday Night Doin’s
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Meet Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley
Dinner and Demonstration

Meet Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley at The FortFriday, March 6, 2020
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Enjoy a four course dinner featuring New Foods of the Old West, while in the company of Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley!  Join The Fort as we host these iconic historical guests and enjoy a demonstration of their skills from The Wild West Show.

The menu for the evening will start with Sundried Tomato and Goat Cheese tartlets and Hot Sausage Bean Dip. Then onto The Fort’s Dinner salad featuring seven crisp greens topped with pickled ginger, diced jicama and toasted pepitas, served with freshly baked pumpkin walnut muffins and rolls. The entree will feature buffalo ribs that are BIG with tender meat falling off the bone! Smoked buffalo ribs, slowly braised and smothered in our tangy Jack Daniels barbecue sauce and served with mashed potatoes. For dessert, enjoy a slice of Bobbie Chaim’s Famous Cheesecake. One of Sam Arnold’s prized recipes. A light creamy cheesecake with graham cracker crust.

History of Buffalo Bill And Annie Oakley

Buffalo Bill Cody was born  in 1846 and became Famous as a Plainsman.  He spent time with Wild Bill Hickock who became one of his best friends. As a young man he rode for the Pony Express and was a Buffalo Hunter for the Kansas Pacific Railroad feeding the railroad workers fresh meat everyday. He became a scout for the Untied States Army and was chief of scouts for 10 different Generals. He fought in 12 major campaigns during the Indian Wars and was awarded The Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery. He ended up in New York City and began an acting career. His Wild West performances lead to a Grand exhibition called Buffalo Bill’s Wild West. The exhibition lasted over 30 years. It was referred to as “America’s National Entertainment”. The Troupe brought the Wild West all across the United States and Europe, performing in The United Kingdom for Queen Victoria at her 50th anniversary Jubilee.  In 1885, Annie Oakley “Little Sure Shot” joined the Wild West.

Miss Annie Oakley was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Her talent first came to light when at age 15, she won a shooting match against traveling-show marksman Frank E. Butler, whom she later married. The couple joined Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show a few years later. With the exception of one season, Annie stayed with the Wild West for seventeen years.  Oakley became a renowned international star, performing before royalty and heads of state. Oakley also was variously known as “Miss Annie Oakley”, “Little Sure Shot”, “Little Miss Sure Shot”, “Watanya Cicilla”, “Phoebe Anne Oakley”, “Mrs. Annie Oakley”, “Mrs. Annie Butler”, and “Mrs. Frank Butler”.

Interperters RD & Barb Melfi

Since starting Historical  Peformances in 1996,  RD and Barb Melfi have traveled the US educating and entertaining,  Corporations, Museums, Fairs, Rodeos, Living History Events, Historical Societies, Children’s Events, Chautauqua, with excited audiences every where they go.Telling the true stories of the characters of American West makes both Barbara and RD prolific and renowned Historians and Biographical Actors. In 2004 they both were named by The Colorado Legislature as the official Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley for The State of Colorado and cited for Keeping The Old West Alive!

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Dining in the Dark

Dining in the Dark at The FortFriday, March 13, 2020
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Of all of our senses, sight dominates how we perceive the world around us. Most of us live our daily lives not thinking how powerful our vision is, or how much we actually use our vision day to day. Have you ever wondered a world without sight? How would our other senses react to complete darkness? DOINS at The Fort wants to take you on a unique journey, exploring and heightening your taste buds. Not only will food begin to taste better but conversations and interactions with your loved ones will become a brand new experience. Dining in the Dark is led by our friendly and attentive wait staff that will walk you through your entire evening. You will “feel” and “taste” your way through a four-course prix-fixe meal.

The Fort will offer two tasty options for our guests but keeping the menu a secret to test your tastebuds!

A cash bar will be available for alcoholic beverages including house specials, beer and wine- ask your server.

Dine in the Dark at The Fort- for memories and laughter to last a lifetime!

Book today as we expect to sell out!

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