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7th Annual Western Heritage Weekend Held in Dewey
By Tourism Industry Partner
The family fun kicks off at 10:00 AM Saturday in downtown Dewey. The entire downtown area will be blocked off for the Tom Mix Festival and Parade. The morning will be devoted to live music concerts on the stage in front of the Dewey Hotel Museum. The Dewey Park will be brimming with vendors there will be all kinds of food, arts & crafts, cowboy merchandise. The kid’s area will be bustling with activities trick roping lessons, tattoos, balloons, games, prizes, and even a few lawmen and bandits. Tom Mix’s newly restored 1937 Cord Automobile will be on display in front of the Tom Mix Museum. Rumor has it that some “outlaws” may try to rob the bank but the Tom Mix Posse will be out patrolling the streets in case of gunplay we are sure those outlaws will rue the day they came to Dewey.
The Tom Mix Museum and the Dewey Hotel Museum will be hosting special museum tours and special events all day. The antiques shops will have all sorts of festival specials.
Tickets for the Sunday Wild West Show are on sale at several Dewey locations look for the cowboy hat signs. The ticket booth will be set up in the Dewey Park all day Saturday. Tickets prices are Children under 6 free, Students 6-11 $5 advance $7 at the gate, Ages 12-64 $10 advance $12 at the gate, and seniors 65+ $8 advance $10 at the gate.
Tom Mix Festival Parade starts at 3 PM featuring Queen Contestants, Long Horn Cattle Drive, precision riding team, trick ropers, the One Armed Bandit, antique tractors, antique cars, riding clubs and who knows. Entries are still coming in!!
After the parade the Dewey Hotel Museum will be holding a Family Fun Event in the museum and on the lawn till 6 PM. Lemonade and cookies, a cake walk, an “apple scoop”, lawn croquet, horse shoes sack races, and a history scavenger hunt. Activities coupon books will be available $5 for 20 coupons. The cover for the coupon book is a historic reproduction of a Bartles Store coupon book.
Sunday morning the gates at Prairie Song Village IT will open at 9:30 AM Prairie Song is 5 miles east of Dewey on Durham road. Just follow the signs from highway 75. Tickets will be available at the gate.
Cowboy Church begins at 10AM. Cowboy Church Service will be conducted by Triple Cross Ministries Cow Town Church Jay OK.
Marilyn and Kenneth Tate’s unique turn of the 20th Century Prairie Song Village will be open for tours during the morning. Food and Merchandise vendors will be available.
There is a chance those pesky outlaws will try and rob the Prairie Song Bank. There will be plenty of gunslingers on hand to handle them if they are foolish enough to show before the Wild West Show.
The Wild West Show honoring pioneer rancher S M “Monsieur” Moore will begin at 1:30 PM the longhorn cattle drive participants will drive the long horn cattle into the arena to kick off this year’s show
Rod Nicholas has once again booked an outstanding line up of rodeo specialty acts for your entertainment. The Sky High Angels Precision Riding Team, Trick Riders, Trick Ropers, a quick draw demonstration, bronco busters, wild cow milking contest, and lots more. The new headline act this year will be the one and only one armed bandit and his bison. This is an amazing performance you won’t want to miss. This show is the best Wild West Show in Oklahoma and one of the best being performed anywhere.
Load the family in the wagon and trail on down to Dewey OK for two full days of family fun September 24th & 25th.
Keeping the spirit of Tom Mix and the Dewey Roundup alive in Dewey OK
Bartlesville Development Corporation
Bartlesville Convention and Visitors Bureau
201 SW Keeler Ave
Bartlesville, OK 74003