Western Days At­ten­dees En­joy En­ter­tain­ment, Grub

The Oakdale Leader - - NEWS - LEADER PHOTOS BY KIM VAN ME­TER

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.

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