Preview: Fest in the West in Cary Arrives Nov. 6

Enjoy a western themed festival in west Cary
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Howdy partners! Shuffle on down to Cary for Fest in the West. The annual festival is returning to the USA Baseball Training Complex on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 10am-4pm. Expect food trucks, live music, contests, and of course kid activities. Presented by Goodtree.Studio in partnership with Town of Cary, they promise to put on a memorable hootenanny for the whole family. Yee-haw!

For the Kids

What’s fun entertainment for the kiddos with a western twist? In three words: the Kid Corral. Cowgirls and boys can start by unleashing all their energy on the “Ultimate Challenge” obstacle course. Bounce from there to the glitter tattoo station. Then, saddle up to the themed western craft corner. Track down Dan the Magic Man for some tricks up his sleeve. Discuss STEAM with a robotics team. Settle down for story time. Lastly, round out the day by visiting the petting zoo, featuring llamas, rabbits, and a pygmy pony from Shaky Tail Party Animals. The Kid Corral activities are free for all families to enjoy!

For the Kids at Heart

Three contests may tickle your fancy: cornhole, Hillbilly Horseshoes, and a pie-eating competition.  The newest competition to the block is the cornhole tournament. Brackets will occur throughout the day and a winner will be declared at the end. Meet at High Noon for Hillbilly Horseshoes. Similar to horseshoes, u-shaped objects are thrown to earn points. Unlike horseshoes, the u-shaped object is a toilet seat. If you are able to have an appetite after that, sign-up for the pie-eating contest. 12 festival-goers will duke it out for the title around 2:00pm. Perhaps after winning celebrate at the Beer Garden or indulge at the Food Truck Rodeo.

More Entertainment for All

Throughout the day visit the two on-site stages: The Parkside Eye Care Main Stage and The Welcome Stage. The former will showcase acts like Adam Decker Trio, The Blenders, and fan-favorite SouLe & The Superband. The latter will highlight local cultural and youth performances. For example, groups like Triangle Dance 4 Life and Bach to Rock will grace the stage with their repertoire. Don’t forget to strut on down to the Village of Arts and Crafts for a local market. The holidays are soon approaching so get a jump on things here.


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