September 8 - 9, 2023
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All America Bank
Communication Federal Credit Union
First Fidelity Bank
First National Bank & Trust
True Sky Credit Union
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Western Days is held each year on the first full weekend following Labor Day. Crowd size has been estimated as high as 30,000 due to the many events and attractions bringing in visitors, combined with the many reunions planned around this weekend given that Western Days brings many families back to Mustang particularly for this event. Seeing the families lining the streets with lawn chairs and pickup beds full of laughing children anticipating the parade, reconnecting with friends you have not seen in years, all while shopping the arts and crafts booths accompanied by the local entertainment will undoubtedly leave a special memory in your heart. The weekend is packed with opportunities for the old to rekindle some of their fondest memories and the young to begin making memories of their own.
On Friday, businesses will set the tone of the weekend by competing in Store Decorating Contests and a traditional Chili Cook Off. These two events have become a spirited competition, as each year local businesses strive to earn the showmanship award and the honor of best tasting chili. Also at the chili cook off, the Best Dressed Cowboys and Cowgirls will receive awards according to age categories. Friday evening will rouse the talent of local churches as they entertain with Gospel Music at the main stage located at the Wildhorse Park Gazebo, 1201 N. Mustang Road. Both Friday and Saturday night, the Mustang Round Up Club hosts an Open Rodeo at the Mustang Round Up Club Arena beginning at 8 pm. Bring family and friends out to witness the strong competition of the rodeo participants. The Open Rodeo is guaranteed to provide excitement and thrills to the every member in the audience.
Saturday is always chock-full of fun, beginning bright and early in the morning and running late into the night. The Kiwanis provide the community fuel for the day with their Annual Pancake Breakfast held at the Mustang United Methodist Church. Years of practice make them the best at cooking some delicious pancakes for everyone.
Once they are well fed, runners will meet at the Mustang High School Track to compete in the time-honored Western Stampede Run. Runners of all ages are encouraged to participate in their age division run, ranging from elementary school to adult runners. Approximately 700 participants are expected to strap their running shoes on for this year’s race.
For those more inclined to travel by wheels than on foot, be sure to stop by the Stampede Car Show hosted by the Oklahoma Mustang Club. It is held at First Baptist Church, 928 N. Mustang Road. Registrations are accepted Saturday morning for both open and Mustang cars. Trophies are awarded Saturday afternoon for the best cars. The Western Days Shuttle will be running every thirty minutes between Wild Horse Park, and the Car Show.
The main attraction of the morning is the Western Days Parade. For a single morning each year, two miles of State Highway 152 is shut down for the parade with over 100 participants including local dignitaries, clubs, schools, and businesses. Costumes and floats are creative and colorful as each participant competes for one of the many trophies in different categories. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs out early to claim your seat along the route for the best view of the parade entries!
Following the parade is a fun filled day, bursting with Entertainment provided by local talent and a Pet Show, as well as unique shopping opportunities from the arts and crafts Vendor and Business Booths. Activities at Wildhorse Park also include OKC Thunderbolt Fan Experience, Knockerball, a dunking booth and more! Don’t worry if the energy from the pancakes is wearing off, a variety of delicious food is always available from the many food vendors!
The Western Days Committee welcomes anyone with a civic and volunteer spirit to assist with planning to ensure the event occurs without a glitch. Contact the Chamber Office to discover which committee opportunity best suits your interest. Applications for all Western Days events and a schedule of events are available on the Mustang Chamber Website: Mustang Chamber of Commerce and are also available from the Chamber Office.
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Best Dressed Cowboy & Cowgirl Contest
Homemade Ice Cream Contest
Stampede Fun Run & 5K Runs
Central District Square Dancers
Chuck Wagon Round-Up
Stampede Car Show
Wild Horse Park
Chuck Wagon Dinner
Covered Wagon Rides
Vendors & Food Trucks!
Western Storyteller & Musician Wayne Cantwell
/ 2022 Winners
BEST DRESSED COWBOY & COWGIRL WINNERS
0 - 12 MONTHS: 1st Place Cowboy - Capone Castiglione, 1st Place Cowgirl - Eva Lee Dudgeon
1 - 2 YEARS: 1st Place Cowboy - Luke Welch, 1st Place Cowgirl - Sunni & Luna McDowell (twins)
Runner Up Cowboy - Cash Castiglione, Runner Up Cowgirl - Hattie Jensen
3 - 4 YEARS: 1st Place Cowboy - Knox Ogle, 1st Place Cowgirl - Izzy Wyatt
Runner Up Cowboy - Isaac Fouch, Runner Up Cowgirl - Everleigh Sharp
5 - 6 YEARS: 1st Place Cowboy - Nate Watson, 1st Place Cowgirl - Brooklynn Benton
Runner Up Cowboy - Jeremiah Lockett, Runner Up Cowgirl - Madilyn Silvera
7 - 8 YEARS: 1st Place Cowboy - Caleb Ray, 1st Place Cowgirl - Aylie Moore
Runner Up Cowboy - Christopher Bentley, Runner Up Cowgirl - Haven Sharp
COLORING CONTEST WINNERS:
Kindergarten - Ryder Hardin (Centennial Elementary)
1st Grade - Ben Bryan (Prairie View Elementary)
2nd Grade - Madori Fierro (Lakehoma Elementary)
3rd Grade - Carter Morrell (Mustang Elementary)
4th Grade - Lilly Baker (Trails Elementary)
STOREFRONT DECORATING CONTEST WINNERS:
Large Business Category: 1st Place - Partners Real Estate; 2nd Place - All America Bank; 3rd Place - Del Rancho, Mustang
Intermediate Business Category: 1st Place - BancFirst; 2ne Place - Sport Clips; 3rd Place - The Burlap BUffalo
Small Business Category: 1st Place - Wholesale Priced Liquors; 2nd Place - Stephanie Ramsey State Farm; 3rd Place - Prairie Winds Market
Best Dressed Employee: 1st Place - BancFirst; 2nd Place - Partners Real Estate; 3rd Place - Wholesale Priced Liquor
Employee Artistry: Shelby Buie & Michelle Maynard (CSL Plasma)
VEHICLE: 1ST Place - Silver City Antique Tractor Club; 2nd Place - Playbox Indoor Playland; 3rd Place - Heartland Camaros
COMMERCIAL FLOAT: 1st Place - Coldwell Banker SELECT; 2nd Place - OKC Gymnastics & Wildest Dreams (Tie); 3rd Place - Kelly Tree Service
NONPROFIT FLOAT: 1st Place - Girl Scout Troop 5309; 2nd Place - Life.Church Mustang; 3rd Place - Canadian County Youth & Family Services
STUDENT FLOATS: 1st Place - Mustang 4H Club; 2nd Place - Mustang Bronco White Football & Cheer 7U; 3rd Place - Mustang FFA
EQUESTRIAN: 1st Place - Express Ranch Appaloosas; 2nd Place - Canadian Valley Rangerettes
CHILI COOK-OFF WINNERS:
Judges Choice: 1st: All America Bank; 2nd: Bank7; 3rd: Coldwell Banker SELECT
Tip Jar (Most Popular): 1st: Weichert Realtors, Main Edge/Chuck Wagon; 2nd: Bank7; 3rd: State Representative Brian Hill
Peoples Choice (Most Tickets): 1st: Coldwell Banker SELECT; State Representative Brian Hill; 3rd: Bank7
PIE EATING CONTEST:
1st Place: Kenny Thompson
Runner Up: Melissa Knox
HOMEMADE PEACH ICE CREAM CONTEST:
1st Place: Billy & Katie Wynne
Runner Up: Josh Turzanski
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