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Mustang Western Days gets new location for most events

Western Days will be Sept. 6 and 7 in Mustang.
by Matt Patterson Published: August 22, 2013
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The 37th annual Western Days Festival brings a bit of everything to the streets of Mustang, and this year the festival will occupy a new spot when it kicks off its two-day run Sept. 6.

Many Western Days events have been moved to 1201 N Mustang Road thanks to the city's continued growth. A new fast-food restaurant sits at the previous location of some of Western Days' most popular events, including the chili cook-off, best-dressed cowgirl and cowboy contest and car show.

“The progress and growth we're seeing in Mustang has driven us to another location, but one where there is a lot more opportunity to grow our event,” Mustang Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman Becky Julian said.

The carnival and parade will be at their regular location at Mustang Road and State Highway 152.

Variety continues to be one of Western Days' strengths, organizers said. A pet show, rodeo, craft show and free music are included in its offerings.

“Western Days has something for the entire family,” Mustang resident Jeff Hopper said. “A family can spend the entire day in Mustang and spend very little money. Most activities are free.”

There will be a chili cook-off Sept. 6 and live music the night of Sept. 7. In between, there is a pancake breakfast, fun run and parade.

For more information, call 376-2758 or go to www.mustangchamber.com.

by Matt Patterson
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Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun....
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