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LEWISVILLE WESTERN DAYS IS THIS WEEKEND

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City of Lewisville

  

 

For the latest information on Western Days 2017, please visit LewisvilleWesternDays.com or call 972.219.3401.

Make plans to attend the Western Days festival on Sept. 29-30 in historic Old Town Lewisville. This family-friendly event celebrates the western heritage of the Lewisville community. This year’s headline musical acts are The Turnpike Troubadours and Randy Rogers Band.

This year’s Western Days event will include the 13th annual World Tamale Eating Championship sponsored by Market Street, an expanded Western Village featuring the Tribal Traditions Dance Troupe, the Kid Kountry Playground presented by Castle Hills, a mechanical bull, a working blacksmith, Huffines Auto Dealerships Lewisville Cattle Drive Parade, Castle Hills Culinary Corner, an art gallery exhibit at Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater, and many more exciting, family-friendly activities.

New to Western Days this year is the Cowboy Run on Saturday, Sept. 30. This 5K run begins at 8 a.m., goes through Old Town, and starts and finishes on Walters Street behind City Hall. Runners are encouraged to wear western items (cowboy hats, chaps, etc.). Proceeds from the run will benefit The Cure Starts Now North Texas Chapter, a charity dedicated to the mission of eradicating cancer – specifically pediatric brain cancer. Approximately 98 percent of all donations go directly towards funding research and finding a cure.

The City is also partnering with WFAA-TV to make this year’s Western Days a Family First Day in the Community. There will be a special section set up close to City Hall, where attendees can meet 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. news anchor Cynthia Izaguirre, and Daybreak meteorologist Greg Fields.

 

WESTERN WEEK EVENTS

Turnpike Troubadours (turnpiketroubadours.com) will be the featured act on Friday night, taking the Waste Management Main Stage at 10 p.m.

Saturday’s headliner will be Randy Rogers Band (randyrogersband.com), closing out the weekend festival at 10 p.m. on the Waste Management Main Stage. 
In addition to the headliners, several other well-known groups will be performing throughout the festival, providing a wide-ranging soundtrack for the day’s events. Those performers are:


Waste Management Main Stage
Friday, September 29

Cordovas
Dalton Domino

Waste Management Main Stage
Saturday, September 30
Kelly Willis 
Tejas Brothers 
Mark McKinney 
Mike Ryan 

Huffines Auto Dealership Lewisville Stage
Friday, September 29

Justin Mason
Bidi Bidi Banda 
Roadside Libby

Huffines Auto Dealership Lewisville Stage
Saturday, September 30

Fiddle Rascals
Gibbonses
Texas Blues Crew 
Milton Patton 
Crystal Yates 
Curtis Grimes 
Havana NRG! 

MCL Grand Performance Hall
Friday, September 29

Carolyn Wonderland 

MCL Grand Performance Hall
Saturday, September 30
Carolyn Wonderland

 

Gates will open at 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday. Free tickets will be available for pick-up or download (LewisvilleWesternDays.com) at a future date. Download or print as many as needed and present them to the gate for free admission between the hours of 5-7 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. However, beginning at 7 p.m. both nights, free tickets will no longer be redeemable, and a $10 charge will be assessed for admission for everyone except children under 10.

Festival-goers are encouraged to use the free shuttle service to get in and out of the festival grounds. Shuttle hubs will be set up at:

  • DCTA Old Town Station, 617 E. Main Street

  • DCTA Hebron Station, 952 Lakeside Circle

  • Vista Ridge Village Shopping Center, 2325 I-35E.

Shuttle times are 4 p.m.-12:30 a.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturday. Shuttles will run every 10-15 minutes. While this is a pet-friendly event, pets and weapons will not be allowed on shuttle buses per bus company policy. Limited public parking will be available in various lots around Old Town.

Sponsors for Western Days 2017 include City of Lewisville, Lewisville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Waste Management, Republic Services, 99.5 The Wolf, Bud Light, Coca-Cola, Orthofix, Huffines Auto Dealerships Lewisville, Market Street, Prime Controls, Southern Comfort Mechanical A/C and Heating, The Apparel Group, Castle Hills, Frost Bank, Witherspoon Distillery, Hampton Inn and Suites Lewisville, CoServ, Bubbl Frisco, Johnson Feed Company, Denton County Transportation Authority, Texas New Mexico Power, Gilley’s, Blackall Photography, Kris T’s tees, Cavalli Pizza, and Prohibition Chicken.