Saturday, May 25-Sunday, May 26

Who says the West disappeared? The spirit embodied in rodeo, cowboy boots and campfire cooking goes on in many ways, and the Chuck Wagon Gathering & Children’s Cowboy Festival celebrates it Saturday, May 25-Sunday, May 26, at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd St., in Oklahoma City. Families will find chuck wagon gourmets, an Old West Medicine Show, western balladeers, wagon rides, stagecoaches, rope making, Cherokee storytelling and rodeo opry at the hall of fame building along with many other hands-on activities for kids. There will also be cowboy church at 9 a.m. Sunday along with cooking demonstrations with Grady Spears, cowboy cook, restauranteur and author of A Cowboy in the Kitchen. Admission is free for children 3 and under, $6 for ages 4-12, $15 for military and students with I.D. and seniors, and $18 for adults. Two-day passes are $9-$27, available at

Update: Events have been moved indoors at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum instead of on the grounds.

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