NewsFlash - SANTA CLARITA COWBOY FESTIVAL

NewsFlash
SANTA CLARITA COWBOY FESTIVAL

About 30 minutes north of Los Angeles, the Californian city of Santa Clarita is home to one of the world’s biggest, annual cowboy gatherings. Marking its 25th anniversary this year, the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival celebrates California’s Western heritage, and the city’s love of the Western film genre. This action-packed happening routinely attracts more than 10,000 attendees for its live music, authentic western activities, trick ropers, gun spinners, magicians and more, as well as living history exhibits and fine Western gear, not to mention Dutch oven peach cobbler which is reputedly so tasty it’s earned a reputation of its own. This year’s festival features four different stages of cowboy, folk and bluegrass music courtesy of a host of performers, including famed band Hot Club of Cowtown, lauded for its down-home melodies and exuberant improvisation, and lifelong buckaroo and cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell, a master in the art of spinning tales in rhyme.