Plant Hill Park in Blackley will be transformed into an authentic western playground next weekend, to mark the ‘Blackley Midsummer Madness Goes West’ festivities.
The event, which runs from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday, 20thJune, will be a chance to celebrate everything related to cowboys and westerns.
The park, on Plant Hill Road, will play host to a specially created authentic frontier street complete with a general store, hotel and horse coral.
A stunning 30 minute horse stunt show will take place at both 1.30pm and 4.30pm with tricks including standing on two horses, handstands on horseback and riding backwards.
And for those that really want to immerse themselves in the life of a cowboy, there's the chance to try your hand at panning for gold, lassoing, horse shoe throwing, wood whittling and even riding a bucking bronco.
Councillor Mike Amesbury, Manchester City Council Executive Member for Culture and Leisure says: "This is a fabulous, fun, free event that will transform Plant Hill Park into a slice of Texas for the day. With so many different activities planned, there's no chance of anyone going home disappointed."
The afternoon of entertainment will also include donkey rides, line dancing lessons, cooking over a campfire, an open mic talent show, a stilt walker, face painting and a special Sure Start tepee full of fun activities for all the junior cowboys and cowgirls.
The event is supported by the Friends of Plant Hill Park, Manchester City Council and partners with sponsorship by The Co-operative.
For more details about this, or any of the other exciting events in North Manchester this summer, please call 0161 655 7850 or log ontowww.manchester.gov.uk/events