Have you heard? The Lewisville Western Days Festival is coming to town September 29 to 30! If you haven’t attended in past years, don’t miss out this time! Head to this family event, and take in the Wild West. Or, as the festival puts it, “A little country. A little retro. A little funky. A little metro.”
The fun starts at 5 PM on September 29 and doesn’t stop until 11:30 PM on September 30. Get in on the action in historic Old Town Lewisville on Church and Main Streets.
In 2015, over 29,000 people attended the festival, with visitors coming from as far as Birmingham, England!
Why did they make the trip? It’s not hard to understand!
A Variety of Activities That Are Fun for Everyone
The Lewisville Western Days Festival has events that are perfect for adults, kids, and entire families. Choose from concerts, parades, shops, and dozens of other activities that are sure to get you into the Wild West spirit.
At opening time—5 PM on the 29th—live music will kick off the festival, featuring both local and internationally known bands. On the first day of the festival alone, you’ll see more than 5 groups and artists take center stage before the evening ends with the Turnpike Troubadours at 10 PM.
Music starts up again the next morning. Eleven bands and groups will perform before the festival signs off with the Randy Rogers Band. At Western Days, not a moment goes by without good music playing!
Get into the Wild West mood by taking the family to the longhorn corral, starting at 5 PM on Friday and at 10 AM on Saturday. The 20 to 30 longhorn cattle will later be the main feature of the Huffines Auto Dealership Lewisville Cattle Drive Parade. Catch the parade on Saturday at 11:30 AM at Main and Mill.
Other must-see events include:
- The Lewisville Morning Rotary Club Car Show at 10 AM on the 30th
- When Carolyn Wonderland takes the stage at the MCL Grand Performance Hall on the 29th
- The Western Market throughout the festival
Plenty for Kids…
Over in Kid Kountry, parents will find all the activities children love: bounce-houses, inflatable obstacle courses, roller roper, the boogie woogie train, and pony rides. Kids can have their faces painted and interact with one of the many entertainers that walk through the festival. There is plenty to ensure they’ll go to sleep with smiles on their faces!
All-inclusive wristbands for children are $12 each and can be bought at coupon booths during both days of the festival. If your child attends after 8 PM on Saturday, the price is only $8. The wristband does not include Balls of Fun ($10).
…and Plenty for Adults!
It’s important adults get a bit of time to enjoy themselves as well! And Western Days definitely offers the chance to unwind. Over at the Wayne Ferguson Plaza stage, the craft beer pavilion will be open for all hours of the festival. Make sure to taste test the samples from across the great state of Texas!
You’ll certainly need a drink if you plan to attend the World Tamale Eating Championship, even if you’re not competing! Head over to the steps of City Hall at 1 PM on Saturday to catch a glimpse of the brave contestants. Last year saw Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan take home the championship; he’ll be competing again this year!
Between good food, plenty of shopping, mechanical bulls, and local bands, there is plenty for adults to do and enjoy!
Support Local People and Businesses
One major benefit of Western Days is the boon it gives the Lewisville area. With many local businesses and groups attending, it’s definitely a chance to get a feel for Texas, old and new!
The Western Market opens at 5 PM and features dozens of booths with top-quality retail and handmade items, including things by local artists. There will also be at least 14 food vendors, selling everything from BBQ to shaved ice to kettle corn—sure to whet any appetite!
Western Day shows off plenty of Texas talent and business. Make sure to check out the Castle Hills Culinary Corner in the MCL Grand Classrooms, watch the Stick Horse Rodeo by Cloud 9 Charities, and listen to the Lewisville Chorale. Show your support for local musical talents and other artists at the MCL Grand Black Box and in the Western Village.
You can also support local artists by heading over to D Fagan Sculptures “Earth and Beyond” Exhibit, held at the MCL Grand Art Gallery. The exhibit opens September 26 and runs through September 30, with extended hours during Western Days. Don’t miss the amazing sculptures and creations from local artist, Daren Fagan.
Fast Facts & Tips for Lewisville Western Days!
The Lewisville Western Days Festival kicks off at 5 PM on Friday, September 29 and continues until 11:30 PM on the September 30. The festival is free until 7 PM every night. Download or print out as many free tickets as you need! After 7 PM, you can buy tickets for $10 at several locations throughout Lewisville, including but not limited to:
- Lewisville City Hall
- Lewisville Animal Shelter
- MCL Grand Theater
- Lewisville Public Libary
- Fredrick P. Herring Recreation Center
Children 10 and under get in for free, but purchase a wristband for $12, so they can attend the awesome kids area (wristband excludes Balls of Fun).
Parking is available at several locations surrounding the event and at seven entrance gates. Check here for the entire list. Attendees can also utilize the remote shuttles and valet provided. All shuttles will drop off at Gate 1, located at South Poydras Plaza on Main Street. Festival-goers are invited to bring chairs and pets!
The Lewisville Western Days Festival is an annual event we all look forward to! It captures the Wild West perfectly, offering a great opportunity for family and friends to get together, support the community, and just have a good ol’ time. We’ll see you there!
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