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September 6, 2013

City gears up for Hometown Heritage Stampede

Vendors can sign up for spaces

The City of Weatherford is getting ready for the Second Annual Hometown Heritage Stampede.

The free, family friendly event will be held in Historic Downtown Weatherford on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s featured entertainment will again include Buffalo Bill’s Cowboy Band, a 28-piece band period-specific to when Buffalo Bill came through Weatherford, and the famed Legends of Texas: the comedy gunfight act and prized entertainers of the Fort Worth Stockyards.

Other entertainment includes the Buttermilk Junction Band and the local Klassy Kloggers. There will also be a chuck wagon display and “Hawk” demonstrations – Native American living history acts including tomahawk throwing and yarn spinning. Additional entertainment includes the legendary Connie Smith performing at the Texas Opry Theater.

Kids can participate in a costume contest, stick horse races and a downtown trick-or-treat. Parker County has once again offered a free tour of the historic Parker County Courthouse at 10 a.m.

“This event is a great mix of entertainment for all ages, unique and timeless vendors and living history,” said Kim Thieme, City of Weatherford special events coordinator. “Couple that with the ambiance of our treasured downtown, and you get a great event that is sure to grow bigger and better each year.”

More details on the entertainment and activity schedule will be released over the next couple of weeks. To become a vendor or for more information, call Kim Thieme at 817-598-4034 or visit DowntownWeatherford.org.

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