Villa Rica saddles up for the Cowboy Festival

Cowboy Festival

Pine Mountain Gold Museum, located at 1881 Stockmar Road, is hosting their second annual Cowboy Festival April 14th and 15th. The museum has partnered with Webster Creek Gunslingers to offer a variety of activities including live cowboy shows, train robberies, and historic firearms demonstrations. There will also be meet-and-greets with Eeyore the donkey and Nugget the ox, mining demonstrations, and blacksmith demonstrations throughout the two days. Live music and food vendors will help round out the festival atmosphere.

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Saturday:
10:00am - Festival Opening.
10:30am - Live Music begins and continues throughout the day.
11:00am - Blacksmith demonstrations begin and continue throughout the day. Train robberies also begin and continue all day.
11:30am - Cowboy Village demonstration.
12:30pm - Meet-and-greet with Eeyore and Nugget.
1:00pm - Mining demonstration.
2:30pm - Cowboy Village demonstration.
3:30pm - Meet-and-greet with Eeyore and Nugget.
4:00pm - Festival closes for the day.

Sunday
11:00am - Cowboy Church
12:00pm - Train robberies begin and continue throughout the day.
12:30pm - Live Music begins and continues throughout the day.
1:00pm - Meet-and-greet with with Eeyore and Nugget.
2:00pm - Cowboy Village demonstration.
3:00pm - Meet-and-greet with with Eeyore and Nugget.
4:00pm - Festival closes.

Admission to the Cowboy Festival is free (demonstrations, live music, and browsing the vendors). Train tickets are $5.00 each, children under 2 are free. Gold and gemstone panning is $5.00 per pan. Larger family sized buckets are available. Museum entrance is $5.00 for ages 13 to 54, $4.00 for children ages 2 - 12, and for seniors 55 and older. Children under 2 enter the museum free with an adult.

To become a vendor contact the Pine Mountain Gold Museum directly at 678.840.1445. For more information about the museum or the festival, visit the Facebook page at PineMountainGoldMuseum or their online site at pinemountaingoldmuseum.com.

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