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Chuck wagon feast rolling onto cowboy museum grounds



The 17th annual Chuck Wagon Gathering and Children's Cowboy Festival will be rolling into town Saturday and Sunday at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

The event will feature 11 different chuck wagons from ranches all over Oklahoma and Texas, cooking different kinds of Western food such as:
" cornbread,
" chili,
" beans and
" cobbler.

"Everyone kind of specializes in their own thing," said Wes Gutekunst, marketing services coordinator for the museum. "We're going to have more chuck wagons than we've probably ever had because of the centennial and things like that."

Activities include:
" pony, stagecoach and covered wagon rides
" rope making,
" bandana designing,
" paper fan decorating,
" storytelling with "Cowboy Camp" author Tammi Sauer, and
" demonstrations by a blacksmith and a boot maker. 

Entertainment includes:
" balladeer Don Edwards,
" Western singer Red Steagall and
" Dr. H.P. Hedgethicket III, Esq.'s "Medicine Show."

Tickets for adults are $14 for one day or $21 for both days. Kids' tickets are $5 for one day or $7.50 for two. All tickets include admission to the museum, 1700 N.E. 63rd.

For more information, call 478-2250. "CJ Macklin

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