The Old West Festival in Partnership with FrontierFriends

The Old West Festival is celebrating its 11th year with a “BANG” during its opening Family Weekend September 8 and 9.

This year’s event will include a newarena show featuring Mickey Gaines as legendary Bass Reeves. Born to slave parentsin 1838 in Crawford County, Arkansas, Reeves was the first black U.S. Deputy Marshalwest of the Mississippi River, and one of the greatest frontier heroes in our nation’shistory. This show will be part history lesson, part crowd interaction and a whole lot offancy and fast riding for the whole family to enjoy.

The Festival will also introduce a new Escape Room that will provide clues for players tocrack a safe, elude the Sheriff and pull off a heist or walk to the gallows! *The EscapeRoom ticket cost is $50 for one group of 2-8 people, and sold separately from generaladmission tickets.

Also new, 2018 marks the first year that the festival will be operated by Frontier Friends,a non-profit that has set a goal to raise funds this year that will be allocated in 2019 forvarious charity events and activities at the 2019 festival and all following festivals. Frontier Friends has already developed valued partnerships with Cincinnati Children’sHospital Medical Center, A Kid Again, Hope Emergency and Dragon Fly, to name a few.

Tried and true activities Old West Festival will continue to offer:

  • World Champion Trick Roper/Wild West Showman Extraordinaire, Kal Cook
  • Live Stage Shows • Comedy and Stunt Gunfights
  • Children’s Activities and Games
  • Children’s Train Rides and equestrian entertainment
  • Old West Themed Food Menu
  • Live Music
  • Free parking and more!

Family Weekend is September 8 – 9, 2018; 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.The festival runs from September 8 through October 14, Saturdays and Sundays from10 a.m. until 6 p.m., rain or shine! The Old West Festival is located at 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road between Mt.Orab and Williamsburg, Ohio, just off St. Rt. 32.

Visit or call(513) 304-0444 to learn more. Adult Admission: $12.99; Children Age 3-12 Admission: $9.99; children under 3Free. Adult Season Pass: $34.99; Child Season Pass: $24.99AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS UPON REQUEST: Tom Woeber with Frontier Friends,Mickey Gaines/Cowboy Kal Cook, and other talent from the festival. For more information on the festival, please visit Info on otherthemed weekends can be found at

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