(Editor’s Note: The following is courtesy of the Victoria Advocate.) YORKTOWN – There is more than great Texas music to choose from during the 52nd annual Yorktown Western Days Ziegfest this weekend. While much of the buzz being generated about the festival is the last Texas appearance of the band Cross Canadian Ragweed, organizers are also excited about the event’s other activities including four made possible in part by grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts. “These grants and our other sponsors have allowed Western Days Ziegfest to continue to provide educational, interactive and culturally-focused exhibits for the public,” said festival executive director Melissa Armstrong. The activities will take place in Cowpoke Canyon, home of the festival’s family-oriented events. They include
Cherokee Indian Storytelling with Kathy Lynn Copeland, cowboy poet Dennis Gaines, puppeteer Drucilla Woods and Aztec Indian Dancers, part of the Indigenous Cultures Institute. The festival kicks off Thursday with the opening of the cantina and carnival at 5 p.m. On Friday, craft and food vendors add to the festivities as do the petting zoo and the 5:30 p.m. children’s parade. Saturday’s highlights – in addition to the music – include the grand parade at 10:30 a.m. and the Over the Hill Gang gunfighters at noon. The carnival also opens at noon. There is no admission charge. For a complete schedule visit www.yorktowntx.com/western-days-ziegfest.htm.
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