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Festival: Bonnie and Clyde Days


Where:  Historic Pilot Point Square
102 E. Main St.
Pilot Point, TX
When:  Oct 14
10am–5pm.
Price:  Free.
Phone:  940/686-6488
Web:  bonni­eandclydedays.org
Map:  Click for map
The eighth annual festival, presented by Pilot Point’s Main Street Program, is held annually to commemorate and reenact the filming of the famous “bank robbery scene” in the 1967 Warner Brothers movie Bonnie and Clyde, starring Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, filmed at the town’s historic bank building on the town square.

Additionally, the Pilot Point area was known as a hangout of the real Bonnie and Clyde and the Barrow Gang. Local legend has it that a family member lived in the area and offered the gang safe haven.

The featured event occurs at high noon and again at 3pm: the famous Bank Robbery Scene Re-enactment, complete with gangsters and police squad cars. 

During the all-day event, Pilot Point becomes a piece of living history with old-timey, small town 1930s-era family fun. Festival-goers step back in time as they watch the Model A and Classic Car Show, the Chain Gang Walk and the Peanut Thrashing Demonstrations.

Visitors can cheer on participants during the Cabinet Makers Soap Box Challenge for kids 6-12 begins at 1pm. Trophies for first, second and third place winners are awarded at 3:15pm. Free soap-box car rides will be available from 9-11am for kids aged 6-12.

Bonnie & Clyde Days also offers street and food vendors, live music and entertainment throughout the day and the Old Fashioned Pie Eating Contest.

The free Kids Zone includes a rock climbing wall, zip line, three bounce houses, face painting and a petting zoo.

Free evening concert at Western Sons Distillery: The Beer Man plays 3-6pm. Headliners Brave Combo play from 7-9pm.  Stage location: 217 W. Division St., walking distance of town square.

Quick Getaway 5K Family Fun Run/Walk starts at 7:30am prior to the event.

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