In the spirit of the Old West, Lagoon's Pioneer Village will come alive this month with activities that show what life was like in the 1880s.

Sponsored by the Deseret News, KUTV and KSL Radio, the "good old days" of the Pioneer Village Jubilee, July 18-25, will feature the works of artists and craftsmen along the village's Main Street, and food and fun from Utah's early pioneer days.Music, dancing, contests and pioneer handicrafts will be included each day in the Old West setting.

The Deseret News will present non-stop entertainment on the Village Green stage from noon to 9 p.m. daily, and coupons published regularly in the newspaper will offer $2 off on a regular adult all-day pass or entry into the park for only $3 plus a coupon.

Visitors are invited to stroll the village boardwalks of yesteryear and to watch the craftsmen make everything from boots and saddles to pioneer dolls. Specialty food items will be prepared and sold throughout the jubilee.

Adding to the festivities will be "old timers" strolling through the village in authentic costumes of the day.

Old-time watermelon and pie-eating contests will be included each day for participants to try for valuable prizes.

A highlight of the activities will be daily pig racing on the village race track at the end of Main Street. Post times are 3, 4:30, 6 and 7:30 p.m. daily, with a 1:30 p.m. race on Saturdays.