Cow Thieves and Outlaws Event Coming to Woolaroc

SADDLING UP: Role players from a past “Cow Thieves and Outlaws Reunion??? show off their period clothing. This annual event at Woolaroc is the most successful fundraising event benefiting the Frank Phillips Foundation.


The 2008 Cow Thieves and Outlaws Reunion will take place this year on Sept. 13 at the Clyde Lake Pavilion grounds of Woolaroc, just outside Bartlesville in the Osage Hills. A special Private Reception for Sponsor Patrons will be held at 5 p.m. at the historic lodge overlooking the lake. The main event will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the grounds of Clyde Lake. Tickets are $75 per person.

The annual event continues to raise the bar as the most successful fundraising event to benefit the Frank Phillips Foundation, according to Lori Roll, event chairperson.

“We really revived the “party of the year” when we kicked Cow Thieves and Outlaws back to the dirt the way Frank Phillips hosted it in the 1920s and 1930s,” says Roll. “It started during the Prohibition and did its best to live up to the old Wild West. This is the third year of the new and improved Cow Thieves and Outlaws Reunion, and you’d better hold on to your hats, because our fantastic committee is making it better than ever.”

The 2008 committee works with local vendors to supply gourmet western food and an open bar, all included in the price of the event tickets. Artist vendors are selected for quality and variety of art and crafts representing western and eclectic themes in art, pottery, jewelry, sculpture and traditional crafts. Entertainment includes several music venues including Tall Cotton String Band and Chuck Allen Floyd, a favorite group that plays popular western songs and dance music.

Woolaroc enjoys the status of being northeastern Oklahoma’s major tourist attraction. The legendary country home of Frank and Jane Phillips, the ranch is home to a museum of western art and artifacts, the largest Colt firearms collection in the world and a variety of wild elk, buffalo and animals that roam freely on the 3,700-acre ranch. It’s located 12 miles southwest of Bartlesville on Highway 123.

For more information about this year’s Cow Thieves and Outlaws Reunion, call (918) 336-0307, ext. 10 or go to

Updated 09-08-2008

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