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Although the 2013 Festival of the West was successful, Dave and Jodie Webber have elected not to move forward with their effort. The event ownership has reverted back to Mary and Jim Brown, who are currently looking at options for the future of the event.
Mary and Jim would like to find an enthusiastic producer who is able to dedicate full-time efforts and considerable financial support to the event.
You can contact Mary Brown at:
Western Music Jamboree
Three stages of continuous western music and cowboy entertainment fill the air with songs from the old and new west, performed by some of the top western entertainers in the country. General Entertainment is included in the price of Admission.
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Western Film Festival
Western silver screen heroes visit with guests at The National Festival of the West. Listen in on celebrity panel discussions and learn, firsthand, what happened on the set. Visit with celebrities at autograph sessions and talk with the stars.
Cowboy is a verb, not a noun. It's what you do, not a title. Using rhyming stories to tell folks about the rugged and lonely cowboy life began with the great cattle drives and continues at The National Festival of the West with some of the top cowboy poets in the country.
Fun for the Whole Family
Family was important in the old west and that focus is carried on at The National Festival of the West. Friday is KIDS DAY with children admitted Free of Charge to explore and learn about the old west. There are plenty of great children's activities held every day at the Festival.
Chuck Wagon Cook Off
Chuck wagons, complete with cantankerous cooks, come from all over the country to vie for prizes for the best "trail style grub." Cooking over open fires, contestants conjure up the three "Bs" -beef, beans, biscuits- plus taters and a dessert. Chuck wagons are also judged for authenticity.
A popular annual event, the Festival of the West Costume Contest will be held Saturday, March 20th. Dress up as your favorite character and join the fun competing for trophies & ribbons. Come as a rambunctious saloon girl...shifty-eyed snake oil salesman...rugged mountain man, military soldier, cowboy or lawman. Costume Contest categories include Madame, Saloon Woman, Townslady, Gunfighter, Cowboy and Townsman, Male and Female Specialty. The historic period is from 1850 to 1899 Victorian/American West. There is no charge to enter, so come and join in the fun.
Man Rendezvous & Sutler's Row