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Fourth annual Wild West Fest held in Aiken | Entertainment
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Fourth annual Wild West Fest held in Aiken | Entertainment

Much of this weekend's activity at 1210 Powell Pond Road is aimed at turning back the calendar about 150 years and resetting the scene to about 1,500 miles to the west.Six-shooters, hoop skirts and tribal clothing are part of the scenery at Wild West Fest, with a family-friendly mixture of cowboys, Native Americans, gamblers and musicians. The event began its two-day run Saturday morning, and today's activities are set to run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday's attendance was estimated at 700.Some of the appeal is in the idea of "a little boy in a cowboy outfit with a cap gun," in the words of reenactor Joe Long, also known as the curator of education of the Sou...