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Beatty & Kelley Restaurant


One of the first locations in Dodge City after it’s official founding in 1872 was P.L. Beatty’s and James H. Kelley’s Saloon and Restaurant. James H. “Dog” Kelley - Though not a lawman himself, Kelley was the Dodge City Mayor at the time that several of the Old West's most famous lawmen worked under him, including Bat, James, and Ed Masterson, as well as Wyatt and Morgan Earp. Kelley served under George Armstrong Custer in the army and came to Fort Dodge in 1872. He then went to Dodge City, where he associated with P.L. Beatty in the restaurant business. This building, also known as the Alhambra Saloon, was moved in from Hays, Kansas, in the early summer of 1872. Beatty became the acting mayor in 1875 and James Kelley later followed in 1877, a position he held until 1881.

At The Old West Festival Beatty and Kelley’s Restaurant and Alhambra Saloon is a nice place to get a beverage and take in some of our entertainment. Cowboy Poetry, Puppet Shows, Prairie Readings and Family Sing-a-longs are a constant on the stage.

Some of the musical entertainers you can hear at The Old West Festival:

alt Professor Faris' Magic Show
Beatty & Kelley Restaurant: 11:00-12:00 PM, 1:00-2:00 PM, 4:00-5:00 PM
You will be bewildered.  Amazed.  Astonished.  You will laugh.  Applaud.  Love Professor Faris' family magic show!
Howdy Puppet Time Howdy Puppet Time
Beatty & Kelley Restaurant: 12:00-1:00 PM, 3:00-4:00 PM
Children will join in the fun when The Old West Festival Puppets put on their show.
Buckeroo Sing-a-Long Buckeroo Sing-a-Long
Beatty & Kelley Restaurant: 2:00-3:00 PM, 5:00-6:00 PM
All-time favorites that the whole family can sing along with...songs and stories especially for the buckeroos!

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The Old West Festival is not only fun for kids, but also educational!  Here are some fun ways to teach the youngsters about history while they gave a great time.

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We are a Juried Show. We highly encourage products to represent those available in the late 1800’s American West. We expect all items sold to our patrons to be traditional or original in design, functionally appropriate, durable, well made, and guaranteed by their maker to be satisfactory to the customer. We are accepting artisan and vendor period applications for the current season.  Please contact us with all your craft questions.

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