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Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • A lot of fun for everyone in Taft on Saturday

  • Pioneer Days at Oil Museum and Cinco de Mayo celebration downtown offer food and fun

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  • There will be plenty to see and do for Westsiders Saturday.
    The West Kern Oil Museum will be hosting its annual Pioneer Days and the second annual Cinco de Mayo celebration will take place downtown.
    The Museum event will feature antique gas engines, a barbecue and plant sale.  
    The working blacksmith shop will be providing demonstrations.
    Pioneer Days will begin at 9 a.m. and run until 3 p.m.  
    The barbecue put on by Fred Holmes will be dished up beginning at 11:30 a.m.  
    Admission is free, but the cost for the barbecue is $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 10.
    Cinco de Mayo is sponsored by the Taft District Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau and will be held on the Fifth Street Plaza from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    There will be traditional music provided by Mariachi Real de Jalicso and a talent show.
    Hercules Jump will provide its popular bounce house.  Wristbands are $5.
    There will be food and craft booths and a beer garden.
    Representatives of the Mexican Consulate will provide information about the services they offer and provide legal consulting.
    Sponsors of the event are supervisor candidate Harley Pinson, Campos Tire Service, Next Step Gym, Edward J. Herrera Insurance and the Las Brasas Grill.
     

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