Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Fest
Thank you to everyone who turned out to make the 2021 Wild West Fest on September 18, 2021. We look forward to next year’s activities!
The Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum celebrates the lives of Major Gordon W. “Pawnee Bill” Lillie and his wife May Lillie and their famous Wild West Shows with a one-day festival in September. Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Fest is held at the historic original ranch site. Stagecoaches roll amid thundering horse hooves while the lightning of gunfire explodes around Pawnee Bill, May, and their cohorts as the talented performers thrill and amaze audiences. The festival features exhibitions of acts from the original Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Shows.
The museum is open to the public during the festival, and food from local food trucks is available. The events include historically accurate entertainment such as blacksmithing, gunfighters and sharpshooters, a medicine man show, and musicians, held continuously on the ranch grounds from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Windy Ratchford Lattin