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Ushers Ferry Historic Village
5925 Seminole Valley TR NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52411
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WILD WEST AT USHERS FERRY!
Looking for a little old fashioned fun? Well, grab your Stetsons, saddle Old Paint and jingle your spurs on down to Seminole Valley on the weekend of June 28 & 29, 2008 from 11-5 p.m. when Willi's Territorial Rough Riders brings you the ninth annual Wild West Weekend at Ushers Ferry Historic Village.
There will be gamblers, gunslingers, saloon girls, cowboys, horses, and gunfights galore. The morning will kick off with an entertaining look at how Hollywood's version of the Wild West is often a far cry from the way things really happened. The Earps and Clantons will return to shoot it out at the OK corral, and rumor has it that the James Gang will be looking for a few banks to rob on their way through town.
Though the gunfights are the highlight of the weekend, there will be plenty for everyone to do while waiting for the smoke to clear. This year Ushers Ferry is fortunate enough to have the Professor B.T. Farquar Great American Medicine Show grace the streets of Ushers Ferry as they perform historical narratives and ballads as well as astounding demonstrations of Sharp Shooting, Card Manipulation, Chicanery and Old-time Flim-flam. Each day features some of our favorite old-fashioned family games such as the straw hunts and sack races. The Kishwaukee Valley Vigilance Committee out of Rockford, IL. will be on hand to give children tips on what it takes to be a cowboy. The little cowpokes may also want to dig out their spurs, six shooters to help us round up some of Ushers Ferry's most notorious outlaws during the Bounty Hunt at 4:00 PM each day. For those looking to satisfy their sweet tooth, the Ushers Ferry Ladies Aid Society Pie auction will be held Saturday at 1:00 PM.
11:00 AM Village Opens
11:15 Hollywood vs. Reality
12:00 PM OK Corral
12:45 Ushers Ferry Pie Auction (Saturday) / Music with Glenn Lonsdale (Sunday)
2:00 The Rise and Fall of the James Gang
4:00 Bank Robbery
4:15 Kids Bounty Hunt
4:30 Ushers Ferry Vigilance Committee
Admission to the event is $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for children 5 -14 and under 5 free.
Chuck Wagon Dinner and Barn Dance!
Saturday Night, June 29th, 6:00 PM
Following the wild and wooly events of the day, the public can relax with the cowboys at the 4th Annual Chuck Wagon Dinner and Barn Dance. Join us for a hearty cowboy fare of Barbeque and beans, then work off your meal dancing to the traditional American Folk Melodies of locally renowned band, Acoustic Mayhem. If you don't know how to dance, that's ok, we can teach you!
Tickets for the Dinner and Dance are $15 per person and reservations are required. Please contact the Village office at 319-286-5763 for reservations.