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63rd Annual Yorktown Western Days, Oct. 15-17, 2021 - presented by the Yorktown Western Days Association, Yorktown, Texas

Sep 04, 2015 02:25PM ● By Kayla Mayer

  Oct. 15-17  63rd Annual Yorktown Western Days! The Yorktown Western Days Association presents: Casey Donahew, The Spazmatics, Bellamy Brothers, Larry Joe Taylor, much more.  Great times: carnival, parades, more!   READ ON BELOW THIS PIC FOR SOME OF THE EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:



 SOME OF THE EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:

HORSESHOE THROW - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16

Held in the City Park Cookoff Area.  Competition begins at conclusion of the Washer Pitch contest, (about 1:30/2ish). 2-person teams. Entry Fee - $20 per person. First and Second Place Awards to be given. For more information contact Barry M Watson, CPA 361-564-2327

Bring your Rootin’ Tootin’ Family & Friends to witness your claim to bragging rights and enjoy an afternoon in the park!

 WASHER PITCH - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16

Held in the City Park Cookoff Area.  Competition begins at 12:30 p.m.    

2-person teams. Entry Fee - $20 per person. First and Second Place Awards to be given. For more information contact Barry M Watson, CPA 361-564-2327  Good ole fun whether one is a contestant or just a spectator!

Bring a lawn chair, family and friends and come out to enjoy an afternoon of friendly competition

 

QUILT SHOW - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16

Held in the Chamber of Commerce Building located in Cowpoke Canyon **

Come out and vote for your favorite Quilt.

SEAMS LIKE HOME is sponsoring this Annual Western Days Event.

Sarah Hahn Chairmen

Contact her at 361-564-9455

www.a littlefabricstore.com

** South Riedel St. - corner of South Riedel and 4th St

 

ARROWHEAD ARTIFACT EXHIBIT - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17

 Arrowheads and Artifacts will be on display in the Chamber of Commerce Office. Come see findings from a people who lived in and around this area many years ago. Some of the items on display have been authenticated by experts in the field. For more information call Buddy Bolt 361-550-7745 or Steven Hoefling 361-564-3558. ** South Riedel and 4th Street

 

CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17

 Held in the City Park Cookoff Area. Competition begins at 12:00 p.m.

2-person teams. Entry Fee - $20 per person. This fight for Bragging Rights will be limited to 24 teams. First and Second Place Awards. For more information contact Barry M Watson, CPA at 361-564-2327

Make it a great Sunday by bringing family & friends to cheer your team to Championship Status!

 

KID'S EVENTS

LIL' WRANGLER STICK HORSE RODEO - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16

Free entry. The Rodeo is open to the first 40 boys & girls registering between 3 & 8 years old.

Events include:

Best Western Dressed Cowboy, Best Western Dressed Cowgirl - 1st, 2nd, 3rd place ribbons are given in each age group

Pony Express:

Running a timed course on a stick horse. 1st, 2nd, 3rd place ribbons are given in each age group

Calf Roping:

Putting a rope hoop around a stick calf and ringing a cow bell. This is a timed event. 1st, 2nd, 3rd place ribbons are given in each age group

The Saddle Bag:

Contestants run to a tub & grab a bag containing a participation ribbon & a goodie.

Everyone is a winner!

Kids are welcome to bring their own stick horse or use one provided by Western Days.

** South Riedel St. – Arena behind Chamber/Western Days office

 

 MUTTON BUSTIN' - - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16

 $20 Entry Fee. This Event is open to boys & girls weighing 50 pounds or less. Each Contestant must have a signed waiver from a parent or guardian. Each Contestant must wear a protective vest and helmet that is provided.  Children are placed on the back of a sheep in a chute. The chute opens and the ride begins until they fall off or time expires.

Winners are chosen according to their judged ride.

First – Second – Third Place Awards will be presented.

A fun time not only for the contestants but for parents, grandparents and all spectators.

Bring your camera for some great pictures!

** South Riedel St. – Arena behind Chamber/Western Days office

 

PIG SCRAMBLE - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16

$10 Entry Fee.  This Event is open to anyone between the ages of 5 and 55+ 

Each contestant must have a signed waiver.  Contestants are divided up into age groups.  Contestants line up at a starting line. When the announcer gives the signal, contestants run to catch a pig. The first contestant to bring a pig into the winner’s circle is declared the WINNER.

First Place Awards will be presented in each age group competing.

This event is a squealing good time not only for our youth competing but for "no longer youth" competitors also!

** South Riedel St. – Arena behind Chamber/Western Days office

 

KIDS TRACTOR PULL - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17

No Entry Fee.  This Event is open to boys & girls between the ages of 3 and 10.  Each Contestant must have a signed waiver from a parent or guardian.

Age Divisions: 3 & 4 year olds

5 & 6 year olds

7 & 8 year olds

9 & 10 year olds

The event involves a starting line and pedal tractors.

Each contestant has 30 seconds to pull.

Pull is over after 30 seconds or if the child's foot touches the ground.

The distance pulled is measured. Winners are determined by the farthest distance pulled in each age division.

Contestants age 7 to 10 have a weighted sled hitched to the tractor

First - Second - Third Place Awards will be presented.

A test of strength and a good time of competition.

Be ready to capture some Tractors in Motion pictures.

** South Riedel St. - Next to City Hall

 https://www.yorktowntx.com/western-days/