Every September the Town of Dewey celebrates
the Spirit of the Old West.
On Saturday the Tom Mix Festival fills downtown with events for the whole family. The day begins at 9am with the Miles for Mammograms Run, Boots & Bubbles, pauses for the noontime Longhorn Parade and ends at 7 with a Dewey Roundup tradition - boxing (kick) matches. In between you will find a cowboy camp, stick horse rodeo, pony rides, bank robbers and lawmen, Mike and Cooky’s Chuck Wagon, Operation Eagle and many more fun things to do and see. The Dewey Flyer, an excursion train, offers rides throughout the afternoon. A western style vendor market and food trucks along with local pizza, pub fare, homemade pie and ice cream fountains.
Sunday at Prairie Song begins at 9 with a Biscuit and Gravy Breakfast, followed by a Cowboy Worship Service in the arena at 10. The Village at Prairie Song is open to explore along with vendors and food trucks. At 1:30 the Wild West show begins with a dazzling Grand Entry. There are trick riders, fancy ropers, clowns and special guests Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey, Burt Davis and his Muttley Crew, and the Ritter Sisters’ Fiery Ridin‘ plus ranch rodeo and miniature bulls and bronc riding.
Come discover the Old West!
Wear your cowboy duds! It’s a Wild West Weekend for sure!
The Tom Mix Festival is free fun for all ages. There is a ticket fee for the excursion train trips and the Wild West Show at Prairie Song.