By Allison Flores
This years Western Days festival brought all of the traditional family friendly favorites: live music, carnival rides, great food, and plenty of entertainment to go around. For some kiddos, a fierce competition took up Saturday afternoon in Cowboy Canyon. The mutton bustin’ and pig scramble competition allow for local youngsters to showcase their western skills for family and friends alike.
Emma Villanueva, 6, competed in both competitions, earning 2nd place in the mutton bustin’ competition, and was one of the first pig scramblers to drag her pig into the circle.
When asked the hardest part about the mutton bustin’, Villanueva quickly said that she was just trying not to fall off. “I was holding on to his neck real hard,” she said of the sheep.
Falling off didn’t hurt, and she got right back up, despite all the dirt in her ponytail.
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Pictured, Emma Villanueva holds on tight during the mutton bustin' competition at the 2019 Western Days festival in Yorktown.