Village of Butler To Present Buffalo Bill's Wild West with Saturday Parade, Boomtown and Shows on September 14-15

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by Cindy McManus

Event Details

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Daily at 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM from September 14, 2013 until September 15, 2013

Location: Frontier Park, 5301 N. Park Dr., Butler

Email: butlercentennial@gmail.com

Link: http://www.butlerwi.gov

Event Description

Butler will continue its 2013 Centennial Celebration this upcoming weekend with a unique western theme featuring "Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World." This Wild West adventure of food, fun and more will take place on Saturday, September 14 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, September 15 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and will include performances at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Butler's Lower Frontier Park, 5301 N. Park Dr. in Butler. Admission is $3 and free for children under 12.

The two action-packed Wild West-themed shows on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. will feature sharp shooting, trick riding and adventure as Buffalo Bill’s Wild West comes alive, up-close and personal, in an outdoor arena.

Boomtown will offer an area to enjoy Western-style food and beverages, along with shopping on Sutler's Row for period fashions, leatherwork and treasures from the Wild West. Other sights will include gold panning, flea circus, Annie Oakley's Shooting Gallery, Dr. Gatling's Amazing Gun, and carriage rides.

A Saturday parade at 10:00 a.m. will begin at 125th Street and Hampton, proceed west on Hampton to 127th, and then head north on 127th to Upper Frontier Park. Boomtown and the Wild West performances will take place in Lower Frontier Park.

The event's main sponsor is Immanuel Lutheran Church, School and Child Care on Hampton and 135th St. in Brookfield, which began in Butler in 1912.

Butler's Centennial Committee has organized many events throughout 2013, marking the beginning of Butler as a village in Waukesha County, incorporated as New Butler in May of 1913. New Butler became the home village of many rail yard workers for the massive rail marshaling yard in Milwaukee County, just east of 124th Street at Hampton Avenue. In 1930, the "New" part of its name was dropped. In June, 2012, Butler was awarded a membership in Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry as part of the railroad's year-long 150th anniversary celebration. More details are available at https://www.facebook.com/ButlerUSACentennial, http://www.butlerwi.gov, or the Centennial Hot Line at 262-783-2525, ext. 2013.
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