Temecula’s western roots are revisited during Western Days, May 19 and 20 with old west skits, high noon shootouts, western music, a chili cookoff, trick roper and an old time banjo man.
Old Town Temecula’s Gunfighters will host the old west skits and gunfights both days at 4th and Old Town Front Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At high noon both days the Temecula Gunfighters treat the crowd to a comical bank robbery featuring dozens of bad guys in a final shoot out with the sheriff and his posse. Live western music adds to the old west flair.
Children can enjoy the Sweet Water Farms Petting Zoo Saturday and Sunday and free painted pony rides on Saturday. There will also be carriage rides offered for a fee. Sunday’s Chili Cookoff is an ICS regional qualifier plus People’s Choice event. Tastings are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until all chili is gone. Awards are at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Old Town Temecula features over 100 antique stores, boutiques, and curio shops in a charming Old West setting. Arrive early Saturday to take in the Farmer’s Market held at Sixth and Front Street. The Market is open until noon.
Several fine restaurants offer a variety dining. Public parking is free. For more information call (951) 678-1456 or visit the website at www.temeculaevents.org.