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Gun Barrel City to recreate 1880s in 'Wild West Fall Fest'

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David Webb is a veteran journalist who has written for the mainstream and alternative media for three decades. He is now a freelancer who lives in the Cedar Creek Lake area.




Gun Barrel City will host “Wild West Fall Fest” at City Park Nov. 11, 2017.

The event will feature vendors from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and shows, contests and other activities are scheduled throughout the day and night.

A Comedy Gunfight Show with an 1880s them will be staged at 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Pavilion. There will be free photo opportunities.

Target Shooting will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the Pavilion. Guests will be allowed to test their skills using rubber ammunition for free.

A free Jalapeno Eating Contest will be held from 1 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pavilion. Contestants will have five minutes to eat as many peppers as possible.

There will be a Wild West Hoedown with Latigo Crossing from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pavilion. It will feature authentic cowboy music with a caller and saloon girls giving free dance lessons.

The climax of the day will be the Lone Star Murder Mystery Show and Chuckwagon Dinner from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Pavilion. Tickets for the dinner and show are $27 per person, $50 per couple and free for children 10-years-old and younger when accompanied by an adult with a ticket. Tickets at the door are $40 each. Tickets can be purchased at City Hall or online at www.gunbarrelcity.net. Call 903-887-1087 for information.

 

 




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