Thank you for interest in covering the 21st annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival. This year’s event takes place Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19 at William S. Hart Park.

To attend the festival as a member of the press, Santa Clarita issued press passes are required. If interested, submit the below Press Pass Request. All press planning to take photos at the event must also complete the online Photographic Release Form. This release must be submitted for prior approval as no passes will be issued during the Festival. Once we have received your media pass request, a media representative will be in touch regarding your approval status.

If you have any questions, please contact the Communications Division at (661) 255-4939 or by email at


Press/Media Permit (Exhibit A)

The City of Santa Clarita, and Melody Ranch™ Motion Picture Studio, Inc., require that all Press/Media representatives that desire access to the Cowboy Festival complete this form and return to obtain press/media credentials for entrance.  Due to the unique nature of Melody Ranch™ Motion Picture Studio, Inc., a limited number of press/media credentials will be issued.  All approved Press/Media organizations will be issued Press Passes to enter Melody Ranch by using the Festival Shuttle Bus System.  Press Vehicles are not permitted at Melody Ranch.  Press/media organizations may not photograph, audio record, film, or video without prior permission from Melody Ranch™ Motion Picture Studio, Inc. All applications for video, filmmaking, or live video coverage must be submitted 30 days prior to event.  If approved, applicant must provide a certificate of insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 (one million dollars) naming the City of Santa Clarita and Melody Ranch™ Motion Picture Studio, Inc., as additionally insured.  City will not allow video or camcorders.  City reserves the right to negotiate with Sponsor the ability to video event for documentary purposes.  All such film, before any use, will be approved by Candy Veluzat for its use and content.

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* This type of coverage requires a Photographic Release Form (Exhibit B).

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