September 26, 2020
Bob Fraser, CEO of Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, announced today that our annual Cow Thieves and Outlaws Reunion party scheduled for September 26th has been canceled due to the ongoing Covid-19 virus. According to Fraser, “this was a very difficult decision for a lot of reasons…..we love hosting this party and it is our major fundraiser of the year. However, we felt that even in the wide-open spaces of Woolaroc, for us to host 900 people here on the grounds was not a safe thing to do for our guests or our staff. As we have tried to do throughout this health crisis, if we are going to err, it will be on the side of caution. We appreciate everyone’s understanding and support and we look forward to the best party ever in 2021!”
What began as a party in 1927, when Bartlesville oilman Frank Phillips played host to cowboys, socialites, thieves, bankers, and lawmen at his country estate, is now an annual tradition that preserves the history and heritage of the American West. This is the major fundraising event benefiting the Frank Phillips Foundation, the non-profit that owns and operates the 3700-acre wildlife preserve, museum, and ranch.
The Cow Thieves & Outlaws Reunion is held outdoors at Woolaroc’s Clyde Lake Pavilion, and features live music, dancing, food, drink, and a limited number of vendors. Read about the history of the Cow Thieves & Outlaws Reunion. Be sure to visit the Cow Thieves & Outlaws Reunion Facebook page for regular updates.