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Saturday last day of Western festival

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The Festival of the American West continues through Saturday. Daily activities include the Great West Fair, featuring historic re-enactments, traditional crafts, food and art vendors and more.

A continuous slate of live entertainment includes performances by the Buffalo Soldiers, the popular bluegrass group String Fever, Western music from the Rockin' M Wranglers and Blue Sage and Native American and Mexican dancers.

The acclaimed multimedia pageant, "The West: America's Odyssey," with music, dance and taped narration by the late Jimmy Stewart, is presented nightly from 9 to 10:15. This will be the last year for the pageant.

The American Heritage Quilt Show is at the nearby Wellsville Tabernacle; the Western Art Show, highlighting the work of Grant Speed and others, is in the Livery Stable at the Great West Fair.

The World Champion Dutch Oven Cook-off will be Saturdayfrom 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. After the judging, visitors get to sample many of the dishes.

The festival is at the American West Heritage Center, along U.S. 89-91 in Wellsville. Admission to the pageant is free with the purchase of a festival ticket. Admission prices are $10 for adults, $9 for senior citizens and members of groups, $6 for students and $5 for children younger than 12.

For ticket information and event schedules, call 1-800-225-FEST or visit the Web site at www.americanwestcenter.org.