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Celebrate America at Cowtown

6/28/2011
Angela Cato, Arts & Cultural Services | ACato@wichita.gov | (316) 350-3247

Fourth of July-themed activities planned all day Saturday

Old Cowtown Museum is the place to be this Saturday for the ultimate Fourth of July party. “Celebrate America” festivities will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., giving families the perfect mix of old-style entertainment and modern-day family fun. One new event this year is a rainmaking demonstration by Prof. Malachi McGillicutty that is scheduled for the end of the day – just in case he’s successful! There will also be an anvil shoot, carnival games, wagon rides, magic shows, dancing by the Dixie Lee Saloon Girls, sack races, live music and more. A full schedule of events is posted at www.OldCowtown.org. Regular admission rates apply (see below for rates).

Returning for its second year is the Celebrity Pie Eating Contest featuring local media personalities. The contest will begin at 1 p.m. at the train depot. Participating celebrities include:

  • Tracy Cassidy, B98 FM
  • Brett Harris, B98 FM
  • Brooke Martin, 10 p.m. anchor/reporter, KSN Channel 3
  • Jamison Coyle, lead sports anchor, KSN Channel 3
  • J.D. Rudd, meteorologist, KSN Channel 3
  • Mike Iuen, anchor/reporter, KAKE Channel 10
  • Shane Konicki, KSCW Channel 33, Cable 5 (Kansas CW Crew)
  • Michelle Loss, KSCW Channel 33, Cable 5 (Kansas CW Crew)
  • Emily Deaver, KSCW Channel 33, Cable 5 (Kansas CW Crew)

In addition to family entertainment, food, snacks and sarsaparilla will be sold in the Saloon. There will also be a beer garden. For more information about Celebrate America, pleased go to oldcowtown.org or call (316) 219-1871.

Cowtown is located at 1865 W. Museum Blvd. Admission prices: Adults, $7.75; senior citizens, $6.50; youth ages 12-17, $6; children ages 4-11, $5.50; children under 4, free. Old Cowtown Museum members also admitted free of charge.

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