Want to chow-down like a real cowhand? You'll get the chance this weekend at the 23rd Annual Chuck Wagon Gathering and Children's Cowboy Festival at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. However, given the storm destruction across central Oklahoma and heavy rains in the days afterward, the Festival is moving indoors. It will proceed as scheduled Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, with activities being held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the Museum remaining open until 5 p.m. both days.

The children's educational hands-on activities and Western stage entertainment will occur indoors. Regretfully, the Dutch oven cooking will not take place. But families can still enjoy the Museum's indoor Children's Cowboy Corral, which offers hands-on entertainment. Activities include mounting real saddles, dressing up in cowboy gear and pretending to cook at a chuck wagon camp.

Parking is recommended in the Museum's main parking lot, with overflow parking and free shuttles available from Remington once Museum lots have reached capacity.

In addition, the festival pricing will revert to regular Museum admission rates. Given the programming changes, valid coupons and passes will be accepted for the 2013 festival. Museum members always enjoy free admission.

Remember, through May 24, enjoy $10 off The Cowboy Family Membership, discounted to $65 and providing year-round admission for up to six people. Purchase online or by calling (405) 478-2250, Ext. 251.