Despite a late start and major changes to the organizing group, Wild West Days was once again a great success. It kicked off with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast in Carefree where 450 people consumed 2347 pancakes and 1230 sausages. Other activities included mountain bike races, pig races, arts & crafts, chili cook off, melodrama and more. One of the crowd favorites was the Mutton Busting at the Buffalo Chip, where kids from four to seven rode sheep, which for some, may be the first step to being a rodeo bull rider. Jacob from JK Livestock and Rodeo Company kept the crowd cheering on the little buckaroos. The mounted shooting competition at Outlaws also was a crowd favorite. The sound of gunfire drew in many a curious onlooker, many who had never seen the sport.