Western Day is co-sponsored by Nevada State Parks and The Friends of the Fort, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the preservation of THE OLD LAS VEGAS FORT STATE HISTORIC PARK. Proceeds will be used for educational programs and projects at the Old Fort. Below is all the information you might have a hankerin' fer, from the Friends of the Fort Western Day flier..."Deadwood Dave" will be there!
(Not Deadwood Dave...Loop Rawlins)
"Join us for a Rootin’ Tootin’ good time on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at the Old Las Vegas Fort State Historic Park, located at 500 East Washington Avenue (Las Vegas Blvd. & Washington Ave.) from 10:00 am – 5:00pm. Enjoy a celebration of Nevada’s frontier heritage with old west entertainment, activities, living history exhibits and fun games for the kids too!
10:00 am- Native American Singing
10:30 am- Country Western Music DJ
11:00 am- Water Stone Bunch Skit and Gun Fight
11:30 am- Country Western Music DJ12:00 - Native American Singing
1:00 pm- Loop Rawlins Legendary Trick Roping
1:30 pm- Country Western Music DJ
2:00 pm- Water Stone Bunch Skit and Gun Fight
2:30 pm- Whiskey Revival Band
3:30 pm- Country Western Music DJ
4:00 pm- Water Stone Bunch Skit and Gun Fight
4:30 pm- Wally Hansen Country Western Music
Kids will have plenty to do with Pony Rides, Calf Roping and a Bounce House. You can watch Classic Western Movies in the theater throughout the day, or have Deadwood Dave take your “Wanted” photo, check out the Mustang cars on display courtesy of the Mustang Club of Las Vegas, watch the Blacksmith at work, visit the 4-H booth, learn about the Old Spanish Trail, talk to the Mountain Men or help the Mining Camp Laundress at the creek. Visit a Native American Village with Tipi and learn about traditions of the Paiute, Blackfoot, Sioux, and Cherokee Indians.
There will be food & drinks and vendors too. Raffle prizes throughout the day, including a Wild West Horseback Adventure Dinner Ride, Vegas Ballooning Ride, Blue Man Tickets and more! Get 1 free raffle ticket when you wear your cowboy hat. So git on your fancy duds, grab yer cowboy hat and spurs, and come on down for some fine family fun at the Fort! Tickets are $7 per person, 5 years old and under are free."