Western Days Attendees Enjoy Entertainment, Grub
Oakdale’s Cowboy Capital lived up to its name on Saturday, Oct. 7 as the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau hosted their second annual Western Days event at the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds. With activities spread throughout the day, the local rodeo grounds became a destination for many to enjoy a bit of Western flair.
The Sierra Nevada Guns For Hire, an authentic reenactment group was in town Saturday, Oct. 7 at the second annual Western Days held at the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds. The performance group provided two shows consisting of comedy skits for the crowd’s entertainment. Pictured, left to right, Rambling Rose, Ponch Belly Pete, Billy The Kid Willie, Woody Goodnight, Tombstone Tom.
Harry Robinson, left, head chef behind the culinary hot stuff known as Harry’s Trash Can Chili, made the trek from Roseville to attend the second annual Western Days at the Oakdale Rodeo grounds to participate in the chili cook-off. Robinson is a second generation chili maker, carrying on the family tradition after his 95-year-old mom retired from the kitchen. Robinson and his wife kept attendees happy with their chili samples.
Nothing says Western Days like pony rides for the buckaroos. Seven-year-old Jay Stanfill Jr. enjoyed a pony ride at the second annual Western Days event hosted at the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds on Saturday, the event including a chili cook-off and western-themed entertainment for the family.
Performer Jeremiah Johnston brought his juggling skills to the second annual Western Days at the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds, Saturday, Oct. 7 for a show filled with fun, interactive juggling acts that kept the kids giggling and the adults smiling. Johnston is based out of San Francisco, operating under the name, The Throw Zone, Jeremiah J.