Festival Details

Visitors will be stepping back in history to a time when famous lawmen like Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp reigned, where gamblers such as Doc Holliday played faro and Boothill was a place you didn’t want to be at the end of the night.

Just like in the REAL Dodge City...The Carrying of Firearms is strictly prohibited.

September 9 - October 15, 2017 | Saturdays & Sundays | 10am - 6pm


Food, Drinks & Kid's Activities

The permanent old west town is educational and fun for the entire family. Store fronts include antique, western-themed and hand-made crafts.

Period interpreters walk the streets, posing for photos or saying howdy. Cold beer, sarsaparilla, soft drinks and food are served in the Long Branch Saloon and throughout the town.

Young ‘uns can pan for gold; watch puppet shows; participate in a family sing-along to period music like ‘Coming Round the Mountain’; and even get sworn in as deputies, that is if they take the official oath.

It they choose, they’ll travel the frontier in covered wagons, on ponies or horses; riding the 19th century steam locomotive inspired Sante Fe Deadline, or visiting the pioneer village. Historically accurate shows include melodramas, saloon shows, magic, storytelling and can can dancers.

A variety of musical acts will be on stage throughout the day…and much more. There are stunt and comedy gun fight reenactments by Carnivale and the Frontier Justice Rangers daily.


Food & Drinks

The Beatty & Kelly Restaurant is located in the heart of Dodge City. Here you will find hearty Old West dishes like turkey legs and rattlesnake chili that will keep you going throughout your adventure.

Unlimited drinks from Pepsi provided with all admissions. Cold beer and sarsaparilla available for purchase.

Old West Festival Food Options:

  • Turkey Legs
  • Rattlesnake Chili
  • Buffalo Burgers
  • Mock Rattlesnake Chili
  • Cheesy Quesada
  • Hamburgers
  • Portabella Sandwiches
  • Loaded Baked Taters
  • Texas Style Roast Beef
  • Grilled Cheese
  • Fried Potato Slices
  • Baby Back Ribs
  • Walking Taco's
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Barbecue Chicken
  • Chicken and Beef Tacos
  • Loaded Waffle Fries
  • Bean Soup
  • Chicken Strips
  • Fruit Cups
  • Hot Dogs, Bratts, Metts and Sausage
  • Half Roasted Range Chicken
  • Black Bean Salsa & Chips

Shopping

Strolling through the 19th century town at the Old West Festival, visitors will find a variety of handmade craft items including many period and themed crafts.

Old West Festival Shopping Options

  • Walking Sticks
  • Old Time Photos
  • Botanicles
  • Pioneer Dolls
  • Leather Holsters
  • Pottery
  • Chaps and Chinks
  • Wood Toys and Puzzles
  • Hunting & Saddle Bags
  • Native American Jewelry
  • Wooden Trunks
  • Dream Catchers
  • Boots
  • Wood Flutes
  • Cowboy Hats
  • Western Art
  • Hand Knit Items
  • Western Vintage Clothing

Kid's Country

With a paid child's admission, your child can enjoy all of the following fun and games UNLIMITED times.

The A&A Express Children’s Train

A electric train that takes the young cowboys and cowgirls on a 5 minute route... watch out for train robbers!

Santa Fe Slingshot

Before young gunfighters get their own sidearm, they can practice their steady hand and marksmanship.

Beginner Bow and Arrow

These bow and arrows are just for fun! Your buckaroos can learn to shoot with a toy bow and arrow, as they take aim at some of our wildlife targets.

Panning For Gold

Our mine is known for its gold flakes (pyrite) and few have even found some hidden gems. It will take patience and talent to pan for gold in our mining sluice. Do you have what it takes to strike it rich?

Lucky Levi's Lasso

Every cowpoke needs to be able to lasso a steer. Learn how and then practice until you have it just right!

Education

The Old West Festival is not only fun for kids, but also educational! Here are some fun ways to teach the youngsters about history while they have a great time.

GET THE EDUCATION GUIDE

The following are available for additional cost as noted:
Old Tyme Photos
  • $25 Lone Wolf (Single Person)  1: 8x10 or 2: 5x7
  • $35 Wild Bunch (2-4 People) 1: 8x10 or 2: 5x7
Pony Rides

Pony Rides are available all day at The Old West Festival. Hand led Pony’s and horses make every rider feel like a real cowboy!

  • $5 - Each Rider
Covered Wagon

The Old West Festival covered wagon makes a passenger feel like they are headed west. Through the prairies of the grounds, our covered wagon is a must ride.

  • $2 - Child (12 and under)
  • $3 - Adult

Old Tyme Photos

  • $25 Lone Wolf (Single Person)  1: 8x10 or 2: 5x7
  • $35 Wild Bunch (2-4 People) 1: 8x10 or 2: 5x7