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Old West Festival Rides into Town for Seventh Year

Cowboys, Gunslingers, Trick Riding and More
Bring Wild West to Life

August, 2014 (Williamsburg, Ohio) - Strap on your boots and mosey on out to a place where
scenes out of a John Wayne western come alive as the Old West Festival returns, weekends
September 6 through October 12, 2014. Located at its permanent site, just 15 minutes from I275, east of Cincinnati, the seventh annual Old West Festival promises to transport visitors back
in time to an authentic Dodge City Wild West town circa 1878.
Drawing more than twenty thousand visitors each fall, the permanent old west town is home to
everything you would expect to see in a real western town if you stepped back in time.
Attendees will enjoy historically accurate medicine and saloon shows, can-can dancers in the
saloon, gunfights, jailbreaks, and more. Period interpreters will also be found walking the
streets and performing the roles of cowboys, storeowners, residents, and of course, outlaws.
The Old West Festival will also be abuzz with period music. Attendees can enjoy the sounds of
the 1800s with music from Gunpowder Creek as well as Raison dEtre, a trio mixing traditional
folk songs with a capella swing tunes and Shaker hymns.
Other performers will be about town as well. Magician Jason Jacobs will amaze, bewilder and
astonish with his magical flare and the Pickle Brothers will shock with their mind-boggling
performances. Trick rider Abigail Petersen will astound audiences with her horsemanship and
daring stunts. Visitors to the Long Branch Saloon will enjoy shows by world champion roper
Rider Keisner, and folks will no doubt get a kick out of Miss Melody Star and her Hurdy Gurdy
Dancing Girls.
And what would the old west be without a good ole fashioned gunfight? Back by popular
demand, four times daily starting at high noon, the Big Irons Rangers return with their gunfight
re-enactments and trick shooting. In between shows they, and other period interpreters, will be
walking the grounds to meet visitors and pose for photos.
The Old West Festival is a grand time for the youngins, too. At 10:15 a.m. daily, the kiddies
can get sworn in as town deputies. They can also enjoy old-timey puppet and magic shows,
storytelling and sing-a-longs. The youngsters can also participate in historic games, pan for
gold, take a ride on the A&A Express train, take a pony ride, and even cross the frontier in a
covered wagon.

Themed weekends add to the experience of the Old West Festival and include Cowboy Hero
Weekend Sept. 6-7; Villains Weekend Sept. 13-14; Romance Weekend Sept. 20-21; Americas
Pastime Weekend Sept. 27-28; Steam Punk Weekend Oct. 4-5; and Halloween Weekend Oct.
To celebrate the beginning of another season of the Old West Festival, a kickoff party will be
held on Thursday, September 4 at Jungle Jims International Market in Eastgate. Erik Kloeker of
the world-renowned Pickled Brothers Circus will get the party started at 6 p.m. as he attempts
to set a new record for juggling dangerous objects. The event will also include a performance
by Rider Kiesner and other Old West Festival entertainers. The festivities will wrap up at 8 p.m.
Tickets to the Old West Festival can be purchased for $12, $6 for children ages 6-12, children 5
and under admitted for free. Parking is free and the festival will be held, rain or shine. Tickets
are available in advance at www.oldwestfestival.com.
The Old West Festival runs Saturdays and Sundays, September 6 to October 12 from 10 a.m.
until 6 p.m. and is located at 1449 Greenbush Cobb Rd between Mt. Orab and Williamsburg,
Ohio just off St. Rt. 32. For more information, visit www.oldwestfestival.com.