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Ranch Hand Breakfast feeds more people than ever before

On Saturday morning, thousands of people enjoyed a cowboy style breakfast. It's an annual event that also included cooking demonstrations, storytelling, and musical entertainment.

Corpus Christi (KIII News) — King Ranch has been hosting their annual breakfast event for almost three decades.

Each year bringing in about 4,000 people, but this year they estimated twice as many people attended.

"We had them lined up from 141 for most of the day," Bob Cleek, area manager said.

One of the couples who waited in line were Renee and Andrew Dillard.

They just moved to Kingsville from Florida a week ago.

They were eager to get a taste the hearty morning meal.

"We had the breakfast which was wonderful, nice and hot eggs, breakfast burrito, a good cup of joe," the Dillard's said.

They also came to celebrate their daughter's 2nd birthday.

"Say 'happy birthday,' Sayla, happy birthday," the Dillard's said

Sayla got to enjoy the many other activities happening on the ranch.

"Team roping, you have saddle blanket weaving, you've got leather works, you got cowboy poetry just a lot of cowboy activities," Cleek said.

And that's exactly what the Dillard's came for.

They were able to be immersed in South Texas history.

"It's been really great, it brings everyone together, so it's cool," Dillard's said.

The breakfast was just one of many events hosted for the Kingsville Ranch hand weekend.

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