The four-day Banning Stagecoach Days festival gets under way today, with fast-draw contests, horse racing, lots of outdoor music and good grub.
The event, themed “God Bless the USA,” is being held at A.C. Dysart Park, Victory Avenue and 22nd Street.
An Old West town mockup will serve as the entertainment hub. Quick-draw competitions, trap shooting and simulated gunfights will be on display.
A dog show and cowboy karaoke are planned tonight on the main stage. On Friday, there will be a team penning contest, with horseback riders working to corral cows in the shortest time possible.
A parade is scheduled Saturday, along with an obstacle course competition featuring the California Cowboy Racers.
There will be daily carnivals, with vendors selling food, crafts and other wares.
Bands slated to play include the Cross Town Cowboys, the Duke Michaels Band and the Radio Flyers.
On Sunday, following a “Cowboy Church” service, all Christian Rock bands will take center stage to close out the festival.
The daily price of admission is $4 for adults and $2 for kids under 10.
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