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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Boot Hill Bull Fry helps get the party started

  •      What do you need to put on a Bull Fry and Bash for 800 people?

         You need 450 pounds of calf fries, 200 pounds of beef brisket, 350 pounds of potatoes and 100 pounds of onions.

         You also need a lot of kettles full of hot grease.


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  •      What do you need to put on a Bull Fry and Bash for 800 people?
         You need 450 pounds of calf fries, 200 pounds of beef brisket, 350 pounds of potatoes and 100 pounds of onions.
         You also need a lot of kettles full of hot grease.
         The 11th annual Boot Hill Bull Fry and Bash is among the events that get Dodge City Days going, and the event is planned to showcase the food.
         Lara Brehm, executive director of Boot Hill Museum, recalled the first bash in 2002.
         "I think it was the brainchild of Andy Stanton, who was at the CVB at the time," Brehm said.
         "We planned for 200 people that first year and only six showed up."
         The event has grown in popularity over past years and now regularly attracts 800 hungry calf fry fans.
         The menu features calf fries and beef brisket, along with 'taters and onions,' coleslaw and baked beans. Iced tea and Pepsi products are included.
         A beer garden is available for a separate fee.
         Radio station Q97's Road Show will provide music.
         "People can make an evening of it by starting at Carnegie and 2nd Ave. Art Guild for Final Friday, then coming to Boot Hill for the bash, then going to Central Station for the street dance," Brehm said.
         Tickets for the event are $12.50 with your Dodge City Days pin and $15 without the pin.
         Children's tickets are available for $7 with the pin and $9 without.
         All tickets are sold at the door.
    After the bash
         Boot Hill continues to participate in Dodge City Days events throughout the 10-day festival.
         The museum is the site of the Fidelity State Bank Chuckwagon Breakfast on Aug. 1 and High Noon gunfight on Aug. 4.
         "The gunfight's been drawing 1,200 to 1,400 people," Brehm said.
         "Plus we have our regular evening activities — the gunfight, country-style supper and the Long Branch show — seven nights a week all summer," Brehm said.
         And despite the many events going on around town, the show does a brisk business during Dodge City Days.
         "Most of our visitors don't realize there's a festival going on until they get to town," Brehm said.
         "And they still want that experience of being in the Long Branch."
     
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