- By Eddie Ritz Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Dust off those boots and get ready to kick your heels at the most epic western community event: West Fest!
This festival is where the wild west and the swamp meet and where the good times begin.
Enjoy great music at the new Royal Palm Beach Amphitheater from groups including the Tom Jackson Band, Preacher Stone Band, The Ultimate McGraw Experience featuring Billy Mason, Kenny Chesney tribute band Pirate Flag, Amanda Keller, Matthew Sabatela and the Rambling String Band and The Ultimate Garth Brooks Tribute.
Events will include the historical and humorous Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show, RPB Bike Trail Rodeo, Miss & Mr. West Fest Pageant, a cornhole tournament, ladder golf and the Chili Cook-off.
There also will be old-fashioned games and activities like panning for gold, hay rides, pony rides and a petting zoo, along with western merchants, arts and craft vendors and live entertainment.
Need a bite to eat or a beverage? Check out Tree’s Wings Swamp Bar and the Western Pioneer Village.
When: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
Where: Commons Park, 11600 Poinciana Blvd., Royal Palm Beach
Tickets: Free admission, carnival rides $25 per day