post Registration Deadline

July 3rd, 2011

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Attendance registrations reached thirty-one for The High Chaparral Reunion, putting us closer to our goal of sixty attenders.

If you’re planning to attend then register today at The deadline to register is September 1, 2011.

We will make every effort to accommodate late registrations, however there will be a late fee for anyone registering after the deadline of September 1. Save money and plan ahead, register today!

To register, see the hotel venue, or for information on past gatherings visit the web site at

We love questions and will do all we can to help you plan your trip or answer any concerns. Email

post Getting to Know the Stars

July 3rd, 2011

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After the 2009 Reunion, Susan McCray featured a special Chaparral Reunion show. We’re showcasing portions of that show for readers to enjoy thanks to Susan.

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Henry Darrow on the 2009 Reunion

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Don Collier on the 2009 Reunion

post Nightfall News

July 3rd, 2011

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Nightfall Featured on Beauty Bites Segment

Jill Garneski is a CNN local co-host, columnist and a consultant for Paramount Pictures Special Events.  She recently tried “Nightfall” by Susan McCray, and discussed Susan’s life and career. Watch the interview

Nightfall at 2011 MTV Movie Awards

Nightfall by Susan McCray was accepted into the Celebrity Gifting Suite at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards which aired on June 5th.

Have you friended Nightfall on Facebook? You should, and check out the newly redesigned Nightfall websitetoo!

High Chaparral Reunion Auction High Chaparral Reunion Auction

Left, Terri Ivens of All My Children poses with her favorite item at the MTV Music Awards,
Nightfall Perfume by Susan McCray.
Right, Lorenzo Lamas was seen picking up the new fragrance Nightfall by Susan McCray for wife Shawna Craig at the MTV Movie Awards gifting suite at SLS Hotel in Los Angeles.

post Memorabilia

July 3rd, 2011

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Magazine and Program

This year Chaparral memorabilia buffs and fans who can’t attend the Reunion but want to participate can still have a keepsake while helping support the Reunion.

A limited edition Reunion 2011 magazine is now available for order. A glossy, full color Program,the magazine has over thirty photos, articles, quotes from scripts, and the full schedule of events for the Reunion at the Ranch weekend.

The Reunion 2011 magazine is $20.00 USD, shipping included, and will be shipped in October when it’s printed. There is a very limited print run so if you want a copy don’t be disappointed, be sure to pre-order. Order your copy here.

High Chaparral Reunion Tshirt

Reunion T-Shirt

“Been there, done that, got the T-shirt” . What would an event be without it’s very own logo t-shirt to go with it?

The High Chaparral Reunion 2011 is no different, so fans can purchase a Reunion at the Ranch 2011 logo shirt, available in sizes Small to 5XL. Order your Reunion T-shirt here.

Shirts are $19 s-xl,( larger sizes extra) shipping included, and will ship in October when printed.

These are only available via pre-order until orders close in mid-September, so don’t delay.

Rudy Ramos as WindAuction

This year’s highlight is a personal phone call with Linda Cristal. Getting to have a one-on-one phone call with Victoria Cannon has many fans ready to battle it out when it comes down to the final bid. If you aren’t attending but would still like to bid on items, then check the HCDG (High Chaparral Discussion Group) on Yahoo Groups, it’s a great way to make contact with a fan who’s attending so they can be your auction proxy bidder.

Enjoy pre-shopping and see the auction items on hand so far at the Reunion auction gallery.

post Reunion at Old Tucson

July 3rd, 2011

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by Rusty

Rudy Ramos at 2009 High Chaparral Reunion

Ted Markland (Reno) and fan Chris Casey
at the 2009 High Chaparral Reunion in Tucson

Sand, snakes, sunsets, and survival are the key elements that make a good TV Western. It’s these and a passion for the Old West that keep fans of The High Chaparral television series returning to Tucson. The next reunion for the cast, crew, production staff, and their fans is slated for October 22 at the Old Tucson Studios.

The High Chaparral, filmed in the Sonoran Desert over 40 years ago, captured more than the hearts of thousands of fans around the world. If you ask the remaining cast members and crew, it was the only Western in a long line of colorful serials portraying true grit and historical depth of the cowboy, Indian, and ranchero.

If you ask anyone who was on the set, cast or crew, you’ll hear the devotion in their voice, and see the memories in their eyes.

“It was one of the best groups I was ever associated with. We all enjoyed the show, the location, and had a wonderful time,” said Don Collier, actor who played the role of foreman Sam Butler on the series. He returns each reunion signing autographs and telling stories to fans. He may have played the part of ranch foreman but he still commands the respect of the Bunkhouse Boys who filled the supporting cast and ran the ranch. This older generation of actors still look forward to seeing each other and stepping down the dusty boardwalks of Old Tucson.

When asked about the up-coming Reunion, Don Collier said, “I get a kick out of going to the reunion – it’s a great bunch of people. I’ll keep coming to the reunions as long as they keep having them.” Most of the celebrities and guest stars attend the Reunion when their schedules permit. Traveling around the country to autograph shows and film festivals has been mainstay for many of them.

Since 2003, the fans have honored the screen memories and the personal meetings … time celebrities give to the devoted fans who travel from all over the world to see and meet them in an intimate setting. The fans may not be in their prime either, having to make their pilgrimage to Tucson from places like New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Holland, Bolivia, Germany, Canada, and Greece.

This year the entire reunion celebration is being held from Oct.21-23 at the prestigious Lodge on the Desert Resort. It’s charm and detail to Southwest history and décor will be appreciated by fans who may be attending for their first time. High Chaparral fans have a tendency to obsess on the elements that Tucson and its desert offers: golden sunsets, cactus gardens, Old West charm, and a perfect backdrop to indulge in memories of the world-class TV series that brings veteran actors back again and again.

So now is the time to make reservations and gather to celebrate the ground-breaking, highly acclaimed NBC Western, The High Chaparral.

Meet the artists who brought the Cannons, Montoyas, and Bunkhouse Boys to life! Notable attendees this year are: Henry Darrow (Manolito Montoya), Don Collier (Sam Butler), Ted Markland (Reno), Rudy Ramos (Wind), and Kent McCray and Susan McCray (producer and casting) —along with a list of guest stars, production, and crew members.

One highlight of the event is the “Reunion at the Ranch” at the original Cannon ranch house, located at Old Tucson Studios. During the 2009 Reunion, an unbelievable number of former High Chaparral family came to meet fans, reminisce, and marvel at the numbers of people on the set. “It’s just like the old days,” was often heard. Many of them met for the first time in decades.

It’s all happening soon. Time’s a wasting. For more information about the reunion, special tours, and accommodation packages log on to

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