Old West fest

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Lewisville’s Western Days Festival takes place Friday night and Saturday in Old Town Lewisville, including City Hall.

Lewisville set to bustle with music, vendors, activities

Old Town Lewisville will be filled with staged gunfights, stick horse rodeo riders, world champion competitive eaters, gourmet chefs, Old West artifacts, runners, and the best of Texas country music during the 2013 Western Days Festival this weekend.

The family event includes more than 100 vendors offering a variety of wares, from hand-crafted treasures to retail products. The Western Market will be open throughout the festival on Main and Church streets.

Festivalgoers can visit four live stages, a car show or cooking demonstrations or go for a run in the Stonecutter Shuffle 5K. An exhibit of Old West artifacts will be inside the gallery at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater. Children have activities along two city blocks to choose from.

Offsite parking will be available at Vista Ridge Village Shopping Center, at FM3040 and Interstate 35E, and the Old Town and Hebron stations of the DCTA A-train. Free shuttles will carry visitors between the parking lots and the festival zone.

Don Edwards, who’s been called “America’s Cowboy Balladeer,” will headline the indoor stage at the MCL Grand Theater on Friday starting at 7:30 p.m. The Randy Rogers Band will be the headlining act on Friday night, the opening night of the two-day event, starting at 10 p.m. on the Bud Light Main Stage. The Casey Donahew Band will be the featured act closing out the festival on Saturday night, taking the Bud Light Main Stage at 10 p.m.

— Staff report

WESTERN DAYS FESTIVAL

What: A weekend of Lewisville’s Western heritage, live music and street shopping

Where: Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St., and Old Town Lewisville

When: 7 to 11:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday

Details: Admission is free with tickets available at www.lewisvillewesterndays.com. Patrons can print as many tickets as needed or can show tickets on mobile device screens.Those without a ticket must pay $20 at the gate. Free tickets also are available through entertainment sponsor “The Wolf” KPLX-FM (99.5) and at most Lewisville municipal facilities.


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