Festivals and Events


  • Date(s):  September 23, 2017
  • Time:  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Saddle up for a journey to the American West right here in Indianapolis at WestFest. Visitors can expect to be immersed in the West, from the aroma and tastes of chuck wagon food to the sounds of strumming guitars, from panning for gold to the clink of iron against iron and so much more. The entertainment line-up includes a Western swing band, a cowgirl guitarist performing cowboy trail songs, a champion trick-roper and the soulful sounds of an amazing flute player. And, you won't want to miss the opportunity to ride in an authentic Wells Fargo Stagecoach. WestFest is a fun-filled and educational event for all ages.

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Eiteljorg Members – FREE
Adults: $13
Seniors: $11
Youth 5-17: $7
Child 4 & under: FREE

Performance Schedule on the Fandango Stage:

10:30 a.m.  The Midwestern Swing, band, swing tunes
11:30 a.m.  Marty Tipton, trick roper - comedian
12:30 p.m.  Tim Blueflint Ramel, Native American flute player
1 p.m.  Mary Kaye, guitarist-vocalist, trail songs
2 p.m.  The Midwestern Swing
3 p.m.  Marty Tipton
4 p.m.   Mary Kaye

Description of WestFest performers:

  • Trick-roper and comedian Marty Tipton, “The Oklahoma Kid,” who performs amazing rodeo twirling feats with a lasso.
  • Cincinnati-based band The Midwestern Swing, who perform cowboy swing music of the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s with lap-steel guitar, upright bass and fiddle.
  • Acclaimed guitarist-vocalist Mary Kaye of Escalante, Utah, who performs original and classic Western trail songs.
  • Artist and Native flute player Tim Blueflint Ramel (Bad River Chippewa/Comanche) who is Artist in Residence at the Eiteljorg.
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