El Dorado Festival and Events is proud to present Main Street El Dorado’s award winning
Showdown at Sunset August 26, 2017 at 6PM. This will be the final performance of the summer. The showdown will take place  on the steps of the Union County Courthouse in the center of historic Union Square located at 101 N. Washington Street in Downtown El Dorado Ark.
This award-winning event was named one of the Top-100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association and received the Community Trademark Award by the Arkansas Festival & Event Association.

According to a press release, in 1902 in broad daylight on the courthouse square, city Marshal Guy Tucker confronted his bitter rivals, the Parnell Brothers. In one swift moment, a flurry of gunfire left three men dead and several others wounded. You can witness the final historic re-enactment of the infamous Parnell-Tucker gunfight in downtown El Dorado. The re-enactment supports a cast of area actorsand chronicles the events that led up to this historic event.

Characters include: City Marshal Guy Tucker, grandfather to former Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker; store owner Tom Parnell; brother Matt Parnell; photographer Bob Mullens; Sheriff Norris and others. This historic portrayal of life in El Dorado in the early 1900s includes live music prior to the re-enactment. Musical entertainment begins at 6PM with the re-enactment starting at 6:30PM. Experience the beauty of downtown El Dorado with free horse and carriage rides around the square starting at 5PM.

Showdown at Sunset is open to the public and there is no admission fee. Group seating is
available. Intermediately following the showdown see a concert from David Lee Murphy.

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