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JOIN THE FRONTIER QUEST AT FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN WEST

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Visitors to the Festival of the American West in Logan don't need a time machine to attend an American Indian powwow, stop in at the local saloon, hear cowboy poets or see how wagon wheels are made.

"It's like buying a ticket and stepping back 150 years," said Ron Call, festival director.The festival scheduled for July 30 to Aug. 7 at Utah State University will feature the Great West Fair and The West: American's Odyssey Pageant.

The fair will feature Frontier Street, a recreation of a 19th-century downtown, complete with a one-room school house, bank, medicine show and Military Brass Band concert.

The World's Dutch Oven Cookoff, the American Heritage Quilt Festival, mountain-man camp and military encampment will also be part of the fair.

More than 70 craftsmen, from stained-glass windowmakers to weavers, will display their works and demonstrate their skills.

"Our goal is heritage preservation, cultural preservation and education," Call said.

The pageant tells the history of the West with the help of 200 singers, dancers and musicians. The American Folk Ballet also performs in the event.

The festival is closed on Sundays. The fair is open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and the pageant begins at 7:30 p.m.

Admission to the fair for adults is $5.50 and $10 for the pageant. Combination packages and family rates are available along with reduced prices for children and senior citizen groups.

For tickets or more information call 1-800-225-FEST.