Old West Festival
Presented by Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network
Venue: Old West Festival
Ohio's Old West Festival will transform rambling acreage of beautiful country into an authentic Dodge City Wild West town dating back to 1878. Spectacular scenes like those of John Wayne and James Stewart movies will be retold in live action this September as the Old West Festival a one-of-a-kind event in Ohio rolls back into town at its permanent site just 15 minutes from I-275.
Visitors will be stepping back in history to a time when famous lawmen like Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp reigned, where gamblers such as Doc Holiday played faro and Boothill was a place you didn't want to be at the end of the night. The permanent old west town will be educational and fun for the entire family. Store fronts will include antique, western-themed and hand-made crafts. Men and women can run off to the Long Branch Saloon to partake in a cold beer or sarsaparilla. Kids will enjoy panning for gold, traveling the frontier in covered wagons, on ponies or horses, riding the 19th century steam locomotive inspired Sante Fe Deadline, or visiting the pioneer village.
Historically accurate shows will include medicine, saloon, magic, storytelling and can can dancers. And some of the area's finest blue grass performers will be on stage throughout the day. There will even be authentic jaw dropping gun fights reenactments daily.
- September 7, 2013 – October 6, 2013