Welcome to the Fort Griffin Fandangle

For over 79 years we've told the Texas Frontier Story - Indians hunting the prairie, Settlers moving west with herds of Longhorn cattle, Soldiers protecting Civilization.  Presented on the acre-sized Prairie Theater, the show brings covered wagons, buggies, and the railroad.  Threatening wildfires, giant rattlesnakes, a rowdy frontier town, and the discovery of oil appear before your eyes.  Over 250 Albany performers present the authentic look and feel of the Old West told, with fun and humor.



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In The Press

A Texas-size production crammed with cowboys, cavalry, critters, cancan girls, and much more.

—Texas Monthly

The Fandangle is a professional as a multimillion dollar Broadway musical, with sets and costumes to match with a cast of 300.

— Dallas Morning News

The show has everything, including wagons, stagecoach, train, calliope, longhorn cattle and enough horses, mules and people to use them.

—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The dictionary defines fandangle as ‘a bit of nonsense or tomfoolery’. But in Albany, Texas, Fandangle is music, dance, history, and hard work passed through three generations.

—Southern Living

DO THE FANDANGLE – Relive the Wild West at the Fort Griffin Fandangle, the oldest outdoor musical in Texas, involving a cast of about 400 locals acting out historical-fiction tale of the region’s bygone days as the war-ravaged frontier town where Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp first met.

—New York Times

When you come to the ‘Fort Griffin Fandangle’ you’ll find memories and merriment in abundance.

—Texas Highways

A production that appeals to audience members of all ages. The lively singing and dancing under the West Texas night sky brings to life the settling of the American frontier and the familiar themes of family, faith, and hardship.

—Texas Highways

One thing makes Albany, Texas unique….the Fort Griffin Fandangle….one of the most ambitious community projects in the United States.

— Austin American-Statesman

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— Hope K.

Frontier History served up with genuine earthiness, spiced by rare humor.

— Abilene Reporter-News

The Fort Griffin Fandangle welcomes its new Artistic Director, Lorna Ayers!

Lorna Ayers

Artistic Director

 Special congratulations from Former First Lady Laura Bush