Old West Festival Fact Sheet

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Old West Festival Fact Sheet

Dates & Times:                                         

September 8 to October 7, 2012

Saturdays & Sundays only

10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Rain or shine)


1449 Greenbush Cobb Rd

Williamsburg, Ohio 45176

(just off U.S. Rt. 32, near Greater Cincinnati)


$12 adults      

$6 kids ages 6 to 12             

Kids 5 and under are FREE

Parking is FREE

2012 Highlights:

  • Comedic Saloon shows and more presented by The LimeyBirds!
  • Learn to play Faro and Chuck-a-luck!
  • The Pickled Brothers Circus returns!
  • Theme weekends are back! Cowboy Charity Weekend Sept. 8-9; Steam Punk Weekend Sept. 15-16; Native American Weekend Sept. 22-23; Old West Cinema Weekend Sept. 29-30; America’s Pastime Weekend October 6-7
  • Rodeo Drill Teams and new riding shows at the Cowboy Capital Corral!


  • Magic by Professor Faris
  • 1870s Western Traveling Medicine Show by the Mockingbird Theatre
  • Gun fight re-enactments and trick shooting by the Big Irons Gunfighters
  • 1800s period music performed on the Dodge House Stage and the Chisholm Trail Stage
  • Vintage dancing
  • Old-fashioned melodramas performed daily
  • Cowboy Church Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
  • Cowboy poetry and prairie readings

For Kids:

  • At 10:15 a.m. each day, kids can be sworn in by the cowboys as a deputy
  • Locomotive, covered wagon, horse and pony rides
  • Games and panning for gold
  • Daily puppet shows, magic shows and sing-a-longs
  • Photos with their favorite cowboy or other strolling historic interpreters
  • Learn about life as a cowhand twice daily from demonstrations and hands-on activities by Fred Shaw. Kids can even try their hand at roping real steer!

Other Attractions:

  • Historically accurate store fronts include a dance hall, clothing store and western-themed souvenirs
  • All patrons can dress up in historic clothing and have their photos taken in the photo emporium
  • Great food and drink in the Long Branch Saloon, Wright and Beverly’sRestaurant and around town
  • Old west and western-themed crafts such as pottery, brooms, walking sticks, baskets, wood carvings, leather products, hand knitted items, cowboy hats and other paraphernalia available for purchase.

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