Western Film Weekend
September 12 & 13The very idea we have of the Old West has been formed by the western genre of film. Would this fantastic period in our history still be so beloved and alive if it were not for cinema? For our opening weekend we will celebrate the Old West in film and continue to do so through out the entire 2015 season. We will be showing some of the “best scenes of western film” with commentary and criticism by lecturer/filmmaker John Gibson (writer and director or Revelation Trail, filmed in part at OWF) and Professor Alexis “Lex” Pulos, both of whom teach in media at Northern Kentucky University. Classic scenes, genre or cultural changing scenes, and even scenes shot right here at The Old West Festival. Stop by the F.C. Zimmermann Shop to get a quick taste of how the cinema has shaped our appreciation for the Old West!
September 19 & 20Whether you are talking about Roy Rogers and Dale Evans or the stars of the silver screen, the Old West is filled with romance. All you cowboys and cowgirls can embrace your inner-romantic and join us for Romance Weekend!
- Renew your vows in our church
- Courting Contest
- Buy a rose for your sweetheart
September 26 & 27In 1869, the Cincinnati Baseball Club, led by Hall Of Famer Harry Wright, shocked the sporting world by becoming the first openly all-professional baseball nine. Dressed in knickerbockers with flashy crimson socks, the team became known as the Cincinnati Red Stockings. The team barnstormed the nation coast-to-coast, challenging – and defeating – every baseball club it played that year. With their amazing 57-0 record in 1869, the Red Stockings introduced America to the new game of baseball and put Cincinnati on the sporting map.
- September 26 1:05: Cincinnati Buckeyes vs. Norwood Highlanders
- September 27 1:05: Cincinnati Red Stockings vs. Losantiville Black Stockings
October 3 & 4Steampunk is an imaginary 19th Century, that features brass and copper clockwork and steam powered inventions that go far beyond 1800’s technology. Steam powered mechanical wonders, optimistic gear driven computers, dirigibles, clockwork firsts, and the like. (But don’t forget the goggles.) The year is 1878. The railroad runs to the new boomtown of Dodge City. Dodge has opened up the West, and the West needs inventors! Men and women of courage and science are desperately needed to help tame this mad wilderness and bring the benefits of modern technology to this restless new land. Are YOU the one for the job?
With over a million views on his YouTube videos, the chap-hop artist and writer of “Just Glue Some Gears on it (and Call it Steampunk)” Sir Reginald Pikedevant, Esquire will be performing twice a day, as well as other Steampunk fun!
October 10 & 11In the Old West saloons served up volumes of beer, but in those days the beer was never ice cold, accustomed to the European tradition of beer served at room temperature. Well we have it ice cold and on OctoBEERfest Weekend you can also sample a multitude of beers, enjoy German food added to the menu for this weekend only. You can participate in the yodeling contest or prove the strongest patron by winning our beer stein challenge!
October 17 & 18What says Halloween more than a ghost town? Well don’t be too scared pardners, we don’t intend to frighten anyone, just have some Halloween fun! Any child 12 and under in their Halloween costume (superheroes, princesses, monsters, you name it!) get in for $1. What better way to get an extra use out of a child’s costume?