While El Dorado is welcoming several visiting events, The El Dorado Main Street Frontier Western Celebration committee has been hard at work developing the 11th Frontier Western Celebration, a local five-day event. The first event is on July 30 and other events are August 3, 4, 5, and 6.
The Miss Frontier Western Pageant will be held on Sunday, July 30 at El Dorado High School.
Thursday, August 3, the arena events kick off with the Ranch Rodeo, a competition among local ranch teams, doing what they do in everyday cowboy life.
Friday night, August 4, local youngsters compete in the popular Mutton Bustin’ competition, leading into the IPRA Extreme Bull Blow Out. A popular regional band, BIG FAT FUN, will follow into what is being described as a giant block party.
Saturday, August 5, a full day of entertainment begins at East Park with theDuck Soup Softball Tournament, Arts & Crafts Fair, 10 K and 1K fun runs, the parade, downtown, at 10 a.m. Back at East Park, the Kids Korral, and Arts & Crafts Fair continue throughout the day.
A Horseshoe Tournament begins at North Main Park at noon.
The evening events kick off with another Mutton Bustin’ competition, Bull Ride and concert by CALLAHAN BAND.
Sunday, August 6, Cowboy Church is at 9 a.m. at the Civic Center and the Trail Ride begins at 10 a.m. at Bolder Bluff #2 at the El Dorado State Park.
Entries for all events and a complete calendar of activities are available on the FWC website at frontierwesterncelebration.com
The festival office is open at 116 W. Pine, staffed by festival volunteers, until August 2 when it will be moved to the Civic Center.
Frontier Western Celebration schedule of events cards are available at local businesses, including the Main Street office, 116 W. Pine and the Butler County Times/Gazette 114 N. Vine.