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September 16, 2010 (Poway) – Poway Community Association invites the public to dress up in old-fashioned or Western wear and head ‘em on out to Old-Fashioned Poway Days this weekend, where activities include a parade, picnic, battle of the bands/dance, a trail ride (bring your own horse!) and the Poway Days Festival.


The fun stars with the 46th annual Heritage Parade on Saturday, September 18 at 9 a.m. The parade route runs down Poway Road from Pomerado to Bowron Road. An old-fashioned picnic follows the parade at Community Park, 13094 Civic Center Drive, where families can enjoy food, games, crafts, a petting zoo, pony rides and a pet show. Pets are welcome! Admission is free; proceeds from items sold will benefit Poway nonprofit organizations. For more info on the parade and picnic, see www.poway.org.

At 6 p.m. Saturday, September 18th, a “Battle of the Bands” will be held at the Poway Rodeo grounds, 14335 Tierra Bonita Road in Poway. The event will feature a variety of bands from country to rock & roll, as well as contemporary and bluegrass. All ages are welcome to watch the bands compete for cash prizes. This event features music, dancing, vendors, food/bbq, a mechanical bull contest, 50/50 raffle, beers and wine. For tickets, contact secretary@powayrodeo.com or call (8660776-7633. For more information on this event, see www.powayrodeo.com.


On Sunday, September 19, the Poway Days Festival will be held on Midland Road. Contact the Poway Chamber of Commerce at (858)748-0016 or see www.poway.com for details on the event, which includes a kids’ activity, food court, and vendors.


Poway Rodeo also has a trail ride at 9.am. on Sunday, September 19. Bring your own horse! Details at www.powayrodeo.com.

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