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October 24, 2012

Weatherford's newest downtown event takes place this Saturday

WEATHERFORD —  

A stampede of sorts will be rolling through downtown Weatherford Saturday but it’s the type people will want to see.

City of Weatherford’s Main Street Program is hosting the inaugural Hometown Heritage Stampede from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a number of entertainers and vendors helping to transform the northwest quadrant of the square into a 1900s style town.  There will be a number of western themed options for the whole family to enjoy throughout the day.

City of Weatherford Main Street and Special Event Coordinator Kim Thieme said the event has a number of working parts to make sure something is happening year round.

“This event is a culmination of the City and Chamber partnership to host one major event in Downtown Weatherford each quarter of the year,” Thieme said.  “In addition to Weatherford Blooms, the Peach Festival, and Christmas on the Square, the Hometown Heritage Stampede is another celebration of Weatherford’s rich heritage and will bring more activity and vibrancy back to the heart of the community.” 

Buffalo Bill’s Cowboy Band, a 28 piece group period specific to Buffalo Bill’s 1915 stop in Weatherford, is one of the featured entertainers. The band will perform two hour-long sets, one at 11:30 a.m. and the other at 2 p.m.

The Legends of Texas, an award winning professional group that reenacts comedy gunfights in the Fort Worth Stockyards, is also scheduled to perform. Entertainment can be found at the parking lot at York Avenue and Dallas Avenue.

A kiddie dress-up contest will be held in the entertainment area.  Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and children ages 3 to 12 can participate by dressing in conjunction with one of two categories: Cowboy/Cowgirl and Historical Character/Novelty (saloon girl, Roy Rogers, etc.).  

Immediately following the dress-up contest, kids ages 2 to 8 can participate in a stick horse barrel race contest.  Registration opens at 11:30 a.m.

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