Country-Western in the Heart of Slovenia

What could be more American than a traditional Western cookout?  A party with grills, American BBQ, cowboy boots, country music, line dance, pony rides, and a mechanical bull!  All this and more was presented to Slovenians as part of the Wild West Fest that took place at Lake Zbilje in mid-August.  The U.S. Embassy in Slovenia supported this popular event held by the Slovenian BBQ Society.  This 3-day festival featured a country festival and an international BBQ competition with line-dancing and well-known European barbeque masters. Everybody enjoyed themselves even the people that got thrown from the mechanical bull.