Every two years the OV-10 Bronco Association holds a reunion and gathering for the North American Rockwell OV-10 community and interested parties (it is open to everyone). It is a four-day event celebrating all things Bronco and includes an awards dinner to recognize members of the museum staff and others of the OV-10 community for their activities and accomplishments since the previous gathering. This year, BroncoFest will be October 17 to 20, 2019 in North Fort Worth, Texas.
This year, the OBA has made Special Rate arrangements with two hotels located next door to each other for BroncoFest. The hotel options are:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Worth Fossil Creek
6351 N Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76131) 855-914-9678
Staybridge Suites Fort Worth Fossil Creek
6301 N Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76131 866-285-8138
HOTEL RATES: Arrival: 10/17/2019 ~ Departure: 10/20/2019
Reservations must be made by: 8/16/2019
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Worth Fossil Creek:
• King Bed Standard $104 per night + 15% tax
• Double Queen Standard $104 per night + 15% tax
• King Suites (1 King Bed w/sofa bed) $114 per night + 15% tax
• Double Queen Suite (2 Queen Beds w/sofa bed) $114 per night + 15% tax
Staybridge Suites Fort Worth Fossil Creek:
• Studio Suite (1 Queen Bed w/sofa Bed) $119 per night + 15% tax
• 1 Bedroom King Suites (1 King Bed w/sofa bed) $129 per night + 15 % tax
• Neither hotel has a bar or restaurant. Door Dash and Grub Hub apps for food delivery might be a good idea.
• The "Hootch" (at the Staybridge) is usually pretty well stocked.
• I-35W is a Toll Road. Exit at Western Center Boulevard - Exit # 58.
Schedule of Events
THURSDAY, 17 OCT: Arrival Day
No planned events during the day. Shannon Brewery will be hosting a Welcome Gathering from 1600-1800. Cash bar; come-and-go as you please, very informal, just a meet-and-great type of event.
1800-LIGHTS OUT! : HOOTCH AT THE STAYBRIDGE! If you arrived too late for the Welcome Gathering at SHANNON BREWERY, no worries, there is still plenty to drink! Come downstairs (or walk across the parking lot!) to see old friends and make new ones!
FRIDAY, 18 OCT:
1200-1400: FWAM PICNIC There will be a casual picnic and tour/roam the facility for the early part of the afternoon.
1800-2200: AWARDS BANQUET the Banquet will be held at the nearby Golf Club at Fossil Creek. This same Golf Club will have tee times available to us for Friday afternoon, after the picnic, should you be interested in playing a round of golf at a locally well-known club. They are located at:
3401 Club Gate Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76137-2919
SATURDAY, 19 OCT:
ALL DAY -- The event worth waiting for!
I have been working on planning and coordinating BRONCOFEST XII and it is looking to be one of best best reunions ever. Don’t miss it! We are so excited for this year's gathering, and hope you are able to make it!
If you are on Facebook, please join the Facebook page that has been made at:
Facebook - Bronco Fest XII
It is probably the easiest way for Facebook users to stay up-to-date on all of the changes and new info.
An idea of the types of events we will have:
-- Bell Fort Worth Alliance Airshow
-- Awards Banquet
-- Flight Suit Dinner
-- Gun Range opportunity
-- Golf "Tee Times" at the location that will host our Banquet
-- Local Craft Brewery is hosting a Welcome Party for us!
-- OBA Picnic at our museum, the Fort Worth Aviation Museum
--...and more to come!!!
If you do not use Facebook, contact Angela to get added to the email list. If you need any information, or have any questions, please contact me directly. I am your OBA President and coordinator for the reunion. I cannot wait to see everyone again, and hopefully meet several new members. Please reach out if I can help! I'm looking forward to this reunion, and hope you can encourage many other new members to join us!
President, OV-10 Bronco Association