Californio Fiesta de Rancho Camulos

Former Cowboy Festival Director, Mike Fleming, and his band, New West, will perform followed by a tribute to Don Edwards at Don Ygnacio del Valle’s estancia at Rancho Camulos Museum and National Historic Landmark. Attendees will step back in time in Heritage Valley, where the history, myth, and Romance of old California still linger. All proceeds benefit the non-profit museums historical preservation. Note: this is New West’s only performance at this year’s festival. *Transportation is NOT provided for this trip, attendees must drive themselves to the location. Attendees will enjoy:

  • Tri tip and chicken buffet from Cowboy John’s Smokin’ Barbecue
  • Intimate Cowboy music performance from New West
  • Katie Ryan’s, “The Last Coyote,” highlighting the life of cowboy singer Don Edwards; the western lifestyle; and the battle to continue the legacy of this great American music
  • Costumed docent-led tours

Rancho Camulos Museum

Rancho Camulos sits at the gateway to one of the largest urban population centers in the country. One of the best surviving examples of an early Californio Rancho in its original setting, it is the site that inspired the 1884 novel “Ramona” and the filming location for DW Griffith’s 1910 Ramona starring Mary Pickford. Nowhere else in California can one experience a rancho of this type in its historic landscape setting. Indeed, the charm of Camulos is in no small part due to its remoteness from the frenetic activity of the city, the drama of the valley and surrounding mountains. Yet the museum’s location halfway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara (the rancho had been a stopping point on the original stage coach route between these two cities) makes it easily accessible to audiences visiting or living in the tri-county area.

Rancho Camulos Museum
5164 E. Telegraph Road (Hwy. 126)
Piru, CA 93040

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