It Ain’t Country — It’s Cowboy!

April 14, 2010

Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Brings True Old West to Life

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/- On Saturday, April 24th and Sunday, April 25th the City of Santa Clarita will kick off its 2010 Cowboy Festival at Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio, which served as the setting for HBO’s Deadwood and countless western classics including The Lone Ranger, Gunsmoke and Hopalong Cassidy.

The Cowboy Festival celebrates authentic cowboy culture and music, which focuses on the lives of the cowboys, ranchers, vaqueros and the men and women who worked the land during 1800s America.

“The best way to explain Cowboy culture is: In Cowboy Music you lose you horse or your life – in Country Music you lose your dog or your wife,” said Mike Fleming, Festival Director for the 2010 Cowboy Festival. “The Cowboy Festival features two days chock full of non-stop music, great food and countless activities designed to transport attendees back to true Old West.”

Experience trick ropers, blacksmiths and more on Main Street, catch live performances by some of the most popular Cowboy musical acts and multicultural performers, or browse more than 20 storefronts for authentic western gear at the Festival. Guests can also chow down on delicious food, including dutch oven peach cobbler and chuckwagon cooking.

Kids will also have a blast at the Cowboy Festival with hands-on activities and a Buckaroo Bookshop to purchase books for all ages and attend author readings and signings.

For more information on the 2010 Cowboy Festival, including events schedules, a shuttle site map and more, please contact The City of Santa Clarita’s Arts & Events office at (661) 250-4018 or visit cowboyfestival.org.

SOURCE City of Santa Clarita

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