By Amy Vigen
Where can you find antique cars, participate in root-beer drinking and belching contests, race a tricycle or a bed (yes, a bed) down the street, watch Dutch oven and chili cook-offs, and witness Old West shootouts set in the warm desert of the West? If this is your question, then Beatty Days, October 31-November 2, is your answer.
Each year in October, Beatty hosts its annual days, where locals and tourists alike get together to experience a taste of the Old West. Whether you’re into hot-wing eating contests, viewing model railroad exhibitions, or participating in a kite-flying competition, Beatty Days is sure to provide unique entertainment for people of all ages.
Manager of her parent’s restaurant, the Happy Burro, Crystal Taylor has been involved with Beatty Days via the restaurant since its opening in April 2009. She helps with the restaurant’s annual hosting of the potluck for chili cook-off chefs, which is a unique event in which the chili cooks bring their own dishes for tasters to try. The Happy Burro also donates money to Beatty Days for its yearly raffle, which includes anything from T-shirts and mugs to television sets and barbecue grills.
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