The Old Bedford Village is hosting a Wild West weekend on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
The event will be full of bank robberies, gun fights, tomahawk throws and other re-enactments, shows and activities that represent life in the late 1800s.
“We want to teach them what history was really like back then,” said Joy Cooper, supervisor at Old Bedford Village. “What we’re hoping to hear is that they had a great time, they learned something and they’re going to come back.”
On Sunday, the Village will also host a memorial service for Dave Bender, Tony Volpe and Paul Bowers, three of their cowboys who have passed away. The service will be at 9:30 a.m. at the church.
Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (62 and over), $5 for children (6-18) and anyone 5 or younger is free.
The schedule for the Wild West weekend is as follows:
9 a.m. — Cowboys will re-enact a bank robbery and a gun fight;
10 a.m. — Rigo’s Wild West Show;
11 a.m. — Claim jumper’s mining camp;
11:30 a.m. — Mark Twain in the square;
1 p.m. — Second showing of Rigo’s Wild West Show;
4 p.m. — Hollywood-style re-enactment of the Gunfight at O.K. Corral.
Tomahawk throwing, a children’s posse (where children are tasked with finding an outlaw), sutlers and more will be going on around the Village throughout the day.
The schedule is the same on both Saturday and Sunday.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, the Murder Mystery event that was scheduled for the first two weekends in October has been canceled. Cooper said the Village typically brings in 1,000-2,000 visitors for the event each day.
“We’re thinking about everyone’s safety,” Cooper said.
Instead, the Village will be hosting its Fall Pumpkinfest each weekend in October.