DUNCAN Under a dull gray sky Friday morning the grassy area between the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center and the Simmons Center took on a life of its own.
Visitors, vendors, chuck wagons, longhorn cattle and entertainers at the Western Spirit Celebration were gathering for the two-day event.
Stacy Cramer Moore, Executive Director of The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, said this year they have more vendors than ever before.
"We have a lot of new people this year and it seems like there's a little bit of everything," she said.
She gave as examples blacksmiths, a leather crafter, a knife maker and lots of clothing and photography.
One of those first timers to this event is Greg Davis, Tuttle, a rope maker. For a small fee those attending the celebration can make a rope using his hand-operated antique rope-making equipment.
"I've been playing with ropes since I was a kid," Davis said explaining why he brought his equipment to this event in Duncan.
He said a number of years ago a friend in Iowa gave him a rope-making machine.