There is a big stage for the performances.
It's a nice break from the crowds and gives you a little chance to sit down, cool off, meet some characters and take in a performance. Along with the regular characters, we heard that Clarabelle Cow and Horace Horsecollar also make an appearance.
Be sure to stop in to the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree the next time you are at the Disneyland Resort! I believe it will be open until next year when the new Plaza Gardens is revealed.