Q: What is the Western Days festival?
A: Lewisville Western Days festival is a 2-day event featuring great music, good food, and activities for the whole family. Held each year in Old Town Lewisville, the event features five stages of entertainment, tamale eating contest, car show and more for the 20,000 event-goers.
Q: Where is it located?
A: The Western Days festival is located in historic Old Town Lewisville along Church and Main Streets.
Q: What are the dates and times of the festival?
A: The 2018 festival will be Friday, September 28, 5 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 29 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Q: Do you have a map of the festival grounds?
A: Visit the Festival Map for this year's event map.
Q: Who are this year’s headliners?
A: Randy Rogers Band and Gary Allan. Randy Rogers Band performs Friday night at 10 p.m. and Gary Allan concludes the event Saturday night at 10 p.m. A full list of performers can be found on the Live Music page of this website.
Q: How much is admission?
A: Admission to the Western Days festival is FREE until 7 p.m. each day with a ticket! You just pay for food, beverages, and children’s activities wrist bands. A ticket is required each day. After 7 p.m. the cost per person is $10 except for children 12 and younger. Children ages 12 & under are always free.
Tickets can also be picked up in person at the following locations:
Lewisville City Hall, 151 W. Church Street
Gene Carey Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, 995 E. Valley Ridge Blvd.
MCL Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles
Lewisville Visitor Information Center, 191 W. Main
Lewisville Public Library, 1197 W. W. Main
Frederick P. Herring Recreation Center, 191 Civic Circle
Parks and Recreation Administrative Offices, 1197 W. Main
Municipal Court Services, 1197 W. Main
Huffines Chevrolet, 1400 N Stemmons Frwy.
Huffines Chrysler Jeep Dodge, 1024 N. Stemmons Frwy.
Market Street, 700 N. Denton Tap Rd.
Frost Bank, 159 W. Main Street
Castle Hills Village Shops participating merchants, community center, 2560 King Arthur Blvd. The Colony, Texas, 75056
Any participating Old Town Lewisville merchant
Q: Is there free parking or a shuttle available?
A: Free parking is available around the event, but it is extremely limited. All attenders are encouraged to use the FREE shuttle system available on Friday and Saturday. Details about both can be found on the Parking and Transportation page.
Q: Are there ATMs inside the festival grounds?
A: Yes there will be ATMs available.
Q: Are there volunteer opportunities?
A: We’re always looking for volunteers to help us at the festival. By becoming a volunteer you will be helping to make the festival run smoother so that event-goers can make memories with family and friends. Volunteers receive complimentary food and beverage, a festival T-shirt, and recognition in local media in return for volunteer at least 4 hour shift during the Festival. The volunteer page of this website has more details about volunteering.
Q: Where are the entrance gates to the festival located?
GATE 1. South Poydras Plaza at Main Street – Shuttle Drop off/Pick up Location
GATE 2. Mill Street at Elm Street
GATE 3. Main Street at Kealy Street
GATE 4. East Parking lot of City Hall from Walters Entrance
GATE 5. Church at Herod
GATE 6. Main at Milton
GATE 7: Charles and Samuel (at Witherspoon Distillery)
Q: Are chairs allowed around the Main Stage area?
A: Yes, event-goers are allowed to bring personal chairs for the viewing area for the main stage.
Q: Are coolers allowed?
A: Due to the large crowds, coolers are not allowed. Neither are outside beverages, per TABC guidelines.
Q: What items are prohibited from being brought into the festival area?
A: No outside drinks or drink containers, bicycles, skateboards, personal transport vehicles or illegal weapons are allowed. Firearms and pets are not allowed on shuttle vehicles.
Q: What type of food is available for purchase?
A: A list of food vendors is available on the Vendors Page. Food and drinks are purchased with coupons, available to purchase throughout the event.
Q: Are pets allowed?
A: Yes, pets are allowed at the festival but must stay on a 6 ft. or shorter leash at all times. Pets are not allowed on board any of the shuttle vehicles. The Lewisville Rotary will be conducting a dog show on Friday, Sept. 28 from 5-8 p.m. Register and learn more.
Q: Is this event kid-friendly?
A: Yes, the Western Days festival is kid-friendly. A Kid Kountry wristband will be sold for $12 that can be used for both Friday and Saturday. Starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday, the wristband price will be $8 for the remaining of the festival time. Wristbands will be available for purchase at the booths where food and beverage coupons are sold. Visit the Children's Activities page to learn what is included with Kid Kountry wristbands and other activities available.
Q: Any other tips for an enjoyable Festival experience?
A: The weather in Texas can be unpredictable, but this time of year temperatures are generally pleasantly warm to hot, so you’ll want to dress in lightweight, comfortable clothing that’s good for spending a day outside. Wear comfortable shoes so you can walk around the grounds easily. And, consider sunglasses, a hat, or sunscreen. Bring your lawn chair and find a spot.
Don’t forget that you can do a little shopping for yourself or a loved one. If you have any additional questions, feel free to reach out to us at facebook.com/LewisvilleWesternDays, or by phone at 972.219.3401.
Thank you to our 2018 Western Days Sponsors
Cloud 9 Charities, Lewisville Noon Rotary, LHS Band Boosters, North Texas Antique Tractor and Engine Club, Salvation Army,