"The Eiteljorg Museum’s annual WestFest is a festival aimed at your inner cowpoke. Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., folks will have a chance to set that inner cowpoke free with a wide range of western-style activities and entertainments.
Dr. H.G. Hedgethicket will hawk his “remedies and cures” during an Old West Medicine Show, balladeer and guitarist Don Edwards will sing songs and spin yarns, world champion trick roper Joan Wells will amaze, Sourdough Slim will tell jokes, Jim Dunham and Doc Stovall will do fancy gun tricks and Nat Love (aka Deadeye Dick) will tell stories about how men and women of color helped to make the West what it is today.
You can also try your hand at making a cattle brand, panning for gold, cow chip tossing, roping and talking like a cowboy. Oh, and did we say cow chip tossing? After that, you’re going to want to stop by the chuck wagon for cowboy favorites like biscuits, stew beans and cobbler. The Eiteljorg is also taking this opportunity to debut its new interactive stagecoach exhibit. Families will be able to dress in period clothing and see what it was like to ride from Cheyenne, Wyo. to Deadwood, Dakota Territory.
Admission to all this ridin’ and ropin’ is $9, $5 for kids. The Eiteljorg is located at 500 W. Washington St. Call 317-636-WEST for information.