With a ton of vendors now exhibiting as well as a substantial increase in participants, the obligatory rise in attendance is only natural. To say the original charm of the Round Up is gone would be going a bit far. The charismatic character is still there, and most if not everyone still comes each year for the same reason...it's a great show held in a great city. Growth, expansion, commercial success, and all that jazz aside, if you like to eat some of the best barbecue on the planet, like to listen to good country, blues, and rockabilly music, and best of all, don't mind being amongst more like-minded people than you might imagine, the Round Up's got your name written all over it.

To learn more about past, present, and future Lonestar Round Ups, wander over to www.lonestarroundup.com and have yourself a gander.