Friends of San Angelo State Park presents the Flight of the Monarchs Trail Ride, this Saturday & Sunday, September 26th and 27th at the San Angelo State Park: North Pavilion.

This is a two day event for outdoor and equestrian enthusiasts and here's the schedule of events:

Saturday Sept. 26th:

•Trail ride register at 9:00, ride at 10:00 (bring your own horse…proof of negative Coggins required) Lunch on the trail provided. Registration fee required. $50 for two days includes all meals. $40 for one day.

•3:00 Free short guided walking photo hike along the Concho River to view the Monarch butterflies on their stop over at the park on their annual migration south to Mexico. For general public.

•4:30 Live and silent auction at the pavilion with prizes for trail ride participants.

•6:00 Chuck wagon dinner provided by Dorothy Douthit and Fiddle Fire authentic chicken fried steak dinner. $20 a plate, trail riders eat free. Reservations requested!

•6:30ish till the coyotes howl, live cowboy singers and entertainers take the stage. Bring your guitar or fiddle and play along. Free

Sunday Sept. 27th:

•8:00 Chuck wagon breakfast provided by Fiddle Fire, $10 a plate, trail riders free. Reservations requested!

•8:45 Cowboy Church under the pecan trees

•9:30 Concho Cowboy Company “old west re-enactors” will perform

•Sherry and Gayland Hall with their Diamond H Longhorns will be in the area all morning for viewing and picture taking.

•10:30 Poker Run for equestrians and their horses begins at North pavilion. Trail riders free. Sunday only ride $40. Proof of negative Coggins required.

•Event concludes at noon.

Trail ride reservations: email or call (325) 656-4323. Meal only reservations: Deola Mitts (325) 277-0440.

For overnight State Park camping reservations at North Concho Equestrian or Bald Eagle Campgrounds call Judy Hight, (325)656-4323 or email , only after submitting trail ride registration form. DO NOT call TPWD State reservation number for camping reservations.

For more information, call Linda Ashton at 656-4322.