Wild West Festival to fill square with fun Saturday
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The Wild West Festival, sponsored by the Springtown Area Chamber of Commerce, is a quarter century old tradition in the city that offers something for everyone in the area.
It’s back in town for the 28th time on Saturday, Sept. 15.
Booths of interesting vendors will begin setting up at 8 a.m. but the real early birds are the barbecue cookers, who start on Friday night.
If you go in early, you get good parking spots, the delightful smell of barbecue smokers as they finish their slow cooking delights and you can secure your favorite viewing point for the parade.
It will begin at Brookshire’s parking lot on State Highway 199 but will travel past the square a few minutes later, turn onto Second Street and end at Springtown Elementary parking lot.
The parade will feature Springtown High School Band the Showstoppers dancers, and an authentic Wells Fargo stagecoach,
Miss Springtown and Junior Miss Springtown as well as the Man of the Year, Chamber Member of the Year and Woman of the Year will all be featured in vehicles throughout the parade.
Legends of Texas gunfighters will put on a wild show at 11:30 a.m., 1 and 2:30 p.m. on Tabernacle Square.
The Tabernacle Stage will display local talents from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Springtown Park, which is just southeast of the Square, will stage a petting zoo, bounce house, rock climbing wall, obstacle course, a kiddie train, mechanical bull, pony rides and other children’s entertainment options.
The children’s area will also showcase performances by the Showstoppers (11:30 a.m.) and a karate demonstration at noon.
The pavilion at the entry to the park will be the location of barbecue cook-off judging and awards presentation.
Wear comfortable shoes and expect a relaxing but fun day in town with your neighbors and friends.