Cowboys/Cowgirls return for family fun!

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LEWISTON – The thunder of the hooves will be heard again at Coopers Ville U.S.A. on Saturday, Sept 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2, as the annual Cowboy Days return to Northern Michigan.

The yearly event brings famous cowboy and cowgirl heroes and family-friendly events to the faux western town of Coopers Ville, designed to look like a town from an old western movie or TV show.

Cowboy and Cowgirl Look-a-Likes Ken Cagle, Gus Limbo, Crackin’ Chris, Rick Greene, Tom and Jason Cooper, Jerry Noble, Bill Hoffman, Belle Starr, Steve Austin and more will be appearing as popular heroes from the Old West.

The Gun Fight at the O.K. Corral will be reenacted each day at noon and 3 p.m. There will also be fast draw competitions, knife and hachet throwing, mechanical bull rides, shoot-outs, chicken bingo, blacksmith demonstration, wagon rides, music, 50/50 drawings, door prizes, a lunch wagon and more.

Coopers Ville is an open air museum located halfway between Lewiston and Grayling, just off of North Down River Road (Miller Road in Oscoda County) at 1860 Fire Tower Road, just east of the Crawford-Oscoda County Line.

Kurt Kolka
Kurt Kolka
Kurt J. Kolka grew up in the small community of Grayling, Mich., near the forested AuSable River. After majoring in English at college, he began a career in writing and newspapers spanning more than two decades. In his spare time he creates a Christian comic strip, The Cardinal, which has a 28-year history of publication. He has also authored a book, “Bullying is No Laughing Matter” (Front Edge Publications, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2014) and is working on his first novel. Kurt and his wife Diane have been married for more than 25 years and have one daughter, Rebekah, and an overprotective dog, Alli. Of life, Kurt says, “Life is never dull with God at the steering wheel, but, man, does He have a lead foot!” More about Kurt and his musings may be found at www.betweenthepines.org.
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