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Old West OctoberFest

After numerous planning meetings, our new fall festival event schedule is coming together! We've designed Old West OctoberFest to appeal to all ages with a central western theme. Although the schedule is still a work in progress, we can share some of what you can expect.

Old West OctoberFest is scheduled for October 5th & 6th. The first event of the festival begins on Thursday with the annual Fine Art & Photography show opening at the P&H Center, 1111 Main. On Friday starting at 3pm, enjoy the beer garden downtown, then at 5pm you can try your hand at riding our mechanical bull. There are settings on the bull that control movement so all ages and skill levels can enjoy a turn!

As the evening begins, the festival becomes a street festival complete with food, music by Blackjack Creek and an outdoor beer garden.

As the street festival continues outside, the Chamber will host its annual Apple Auction at The LEX, beginning with social hour at 5pm. Chili and apple desserts will be available for $5. The auction begins at 6pm. Participants are encouraged to join the street party after the auction.

On Saturday the western theme really heats up. Costumed "outlaws" will roam the streets along with horses and pony rides. You'll again have a chance to view the Fine Art Show, build a scarecrow, ride the mechanical bull and enjoy food, the outdoor beer garden and street vendors.

Many Wentworth alumni will be visiting the festival, celebrating the grand opening of the Wentworth Museum and the dedication of the WMA Doughboy.

Beer enthusiasts will love the craft beer tasting event at The LEX. Then beginning at 6pm, The Bucket Band will take the stage to keep the party going.

This is only a partial list OctoberFest events with more info to come! The Chamber has worked hard to redesign a festival that caters to more diverse and contemporary interests. The challenge has been maintaining the seasonal balance of what our region has to offer with popular attractions from past festivals. In the coming weeks we'll have a final schedule and a website with all the details. We realize it is still summertime...but get ready for some Fall fun!

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