The Buffalo Bill Wild West Show is in town!
On Saturday the Big Walnut Area Bicentennial Committee is hosting a re-enactment of the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show that was performed in Sunbury and Delaware in June 1901.
Buffalo Bill lodged at the Hopkins House (now the Myers Inn Museum) in Sunbury, making the show an appropriate Big Walnut bicentennial celebration event.
The 4 p.m. Buffalo Bill Wild West Show will follow a traditional 3:30 p.m. Wild West show parade around Sunbury Village Square.
The show includes new and interesting arrangements of well-known Wild West incidents such as a cowboy roundup, Pony Express rides, the Battle of Little Big Horn, and more, featuring many renowned characters of the American West.
Local and regional enthusiasts will portray Buffalo Bill, Chief Sitting Bull, Annie Oakley, Grand Duke Alexis of Russia, Calamity Jane, Pony Express Riders, General Custer, Wild Bill Hickok, Buffalo Gals, Wild Bill Moose and pioneers.
In the event of torrential rain, the Wild West Show will be moved to Freedom Park on State Route 61.
While no one will be turned away for lack of funds, organizers are asking a donation of $1 per person as the price of admission to help offset expenses.
Want a sneak peek of what’s in store on Saturday? Members of the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show will rehearse at 6 p.m. today at JR Smith Park.
Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093