Schedule

Thursday, April 16

Walk of Western Stars Unveiling
Location: Main Street between Market and 8th (half way down)
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: Free to Attend
Honorees Ricky Schroder and Dan White stars are unveiled. Honorees, or a representative, may or may not be in attendance. Free parking is available at the public lot located at the corner of 9th Street and Railroad Avenue.

Walk of Western Stars Induction Ceremony*
Location: William S. Hart Park, Hart Hall
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Tickets: $60
Number of tickets available: 100 (plus 100 comp tickets)
Following the unveiling of the stars for honorees, Ricky Schroder and Dan White, join us for an induction ceremony honoring the recipients. The evening’s festivities will occur at Hart Hall and patio, located inside William S. Hart Park. This magical evening under the stars includes fine dining followed by a show, which will feature a montage of clips of the honorees and a short question and answer session with each inductee. Tickets will be limited. Doors open at 5:45 pm; seat assignments provided upon arrival. Dinner and nonalcoholic drinks included. Parking provide onsite at William S. Hart Park. 24151 Newhall Avenue, Santa Clarita, CA 91321

Friday, April 17

Californio Fiesta De Rancho Camulos with Dave Stamey*
Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location: Rancho Camulos Museum, 5164 East Telegraph Road, Fillmore CA 93015
Ticket: $50
Number of tickets available: 100
Western Music Association “Entertainer of the Year” Dave Stamey’s concert at Don Ygnacio del Valle’s estancia highlights your afternoon at Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark, the site that inspired the novel “Ramona.” Enjoy a Southwest buffet, an intimate Cowboy music performance and costumed docent-led tours as you step back in time in the Heritage Valley where the history, myth, and romance of old California still linger. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit museum’s mission of historical preservation and education. Lunch is included in ticket price.
*Transportation is NOT provided for this trip, attendees must drive themselves to the location.

Cowboy Dance with Syd Master and the Swing Riders*
Location: William S. Hart Park, Hart Hall
Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Tickets: $12 pre-sale $15 at the door
Number of tickets available: 200

Join the Friends of Hart Park for an evening of western swing music and dance with returning Cowboy Festival performers Syd Masters and the Swing Riders. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Beer and wine available for purchase. Dance lessons provided from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Parking provide onsite at William S. Hart Park. 24151 Newhall Avenue, Santa Clarita, CA 91321

Saturday, April 18

Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival at William S. Hart Park
Saturday, April 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
FREE Admissions, includes free parking and round trip shuttle service to and from William S. Hart Park
There is something for everyone at the Cowboy Festival! Listen to a variety of performances at five different stages; shop Sutlers Row and Mercantile Row for quality Western merchandise; interact with Living History performers and activities for a variety of ages; stroll through the park to enjoy traditional cowboy grub from one or more of our many food vendors; visit The Buffalo Soldiers or our festival Blacksmiths, take a tour of the William S. Hart Mansion.

Chili Cook-Off
Location: William S. Hart Park
Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm for People’s Choice Tasting
Ticket: $10 for 5 – 2oz samples
Bridge to Home sponsored Chili Cook-Off event to take place on Saturday, April 18 at the Cowboy Festival. The People’s Choice portion is from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Attendees can purchase tickets to sample chili. $10 gets you five – 2oz samples.

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Tour*
Location: Cowboy Festival Shuttle Site, corner of 13th Street and Railroad Avenue
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Ticket: $60
Number of tickets available: 40
The Veluzat Motion Picture Ranch, right here in Santa Clarita, has doubled as Hazzard County, Georgia, in The Dukes of Hazzard, the town of Pariah in HBO’s Westworld, and even ancient Tokyo in The Last Samurai. It has also appeared in an impressive list of films and television shows like The Mentalist, Chaplin, Meatballs, My Name Is Earl, MacGver, The A Team, Entourage, 24, Melrose Place, Knots Landing, NCIS, JAG, Dante’s Peak, Friday the 13th Part III, and Quantum Leap. Additionally it has been seen in music videos for such stars as Mariah Carey, Clint Black, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Justin Timberlake, Depeche Mode, Amy Grant, Robert Plant, and Bon Jovi.

This 750-acre film lot has a complete Spanish Town with a church, hacienda, and cantina. Nearby is a diner and gas station and an assortment of ranch houses, cabins, barns, and backgrounds that range from desert to pine forest.

This is the FIRST TIME it has been open for tours during the Cowboy Festival. Come along as SCV residents and film historians E.J. and Kim Stephens guide you to this fascinating film ranch that is rarely open to the public! Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

Garth guy – The garth Brooks Tribute show*
Location: William S. Hart Park, Hart Hall
Time: 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Tickets: $15
Number of tickets available: 500

Join the Friends of Hart Park for an evening of music with Dean Simmons who followed the footsteps of his father, uncle and grandfather to a life of performing country music. Dean began his career as a Garth Brooks tribute artist in 1994. In 2014, Dean’s “Garth Guy” show was featured on the national television show, “World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” on Mark Cuban’s network, AXS TV. Dean has since produced these shows for hundreds of very satisfied clients including casinos, fairs, festivals, outdoor concerts, corporate events and private parties from coast to coast, as well as overseas..

Doors open at 7:30 pm. Beer and wine available for purchase. There is no onsite parking. Parking is available at the Cowboy Festival Shuttle Site and a free courtesy shuttle will drop off and pick up from the park. Last shuttle leaves the park at 10 pm

This event is outdoors on the Cowboy Festival MANE Stage. It could be chilly at night so it is suggested to bring warm clothing. Food available for purchase. Limited seating available, attendees are welcome to bring their own chairs.

Sunday, April 19

Cowboy Church
Location: First Presbyterian Church, 24317 Newhall Avenue
Time: 8:00 am – Church
Ticket: Admission Free
Time: 9:30 am – Breakfast
Ticket: Additional fee onsite
Information, 661-268-8863

Historical Bus Tour of Santa Clarita Valley*
Location: Heritage Junction, located inside William S. Hart Park
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Ticket: $50
Number of tickets available: 50
A narrated bus tour of historic sites in the Santa Clarita Valley. Some of the sites visited will include:
Heritage Junction – home to restored, furnished historic homes, an adobe, chapel, schoolhouse, train depot and steam locomotive. An 1898 Trestle Bridge – replacement for one swept away by the St. Francis Dam floodwaters. Mentryville – site of the first commercially successful oil well in the west, and the longest continuously producing well in the world. Oak of the Golden Dream – first gold discovery in California. Site of the driving of the stake commemorating the joining of San Francisco with Los Angeles by rail.
Please wear close-toed shoes and comfortable clothing. Tour involves walking short distances over uneven terrain. No children under 6 years old. Lunch will be provided (vegetarian and vegan selections will be available).
Please park at the Cowboy Festival Shuttle Site for transportation to William S. Hart Park Event Area. Parking and transportation are free. The tour guide will meet you at the entrance to the festival. Tour will begin inside the festival, at Heritage Junction, followed by the bus portion of the tour.

Blue Cloud Ranch Tour*
Location: Cowboy Festival Shuttle Site, corner of 13th Street and Railroad Avenue
Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Ticket: $60
Number of tickets available: 40
Blue Cloud Movie Ranch is a 250-acre film lot, complete with a Baghdad set, Mission-style church, and U.S. Army base. Tucked into the hills of Santa Clarita, it has been the backdrop for American Sniper, JAG, True Blood, Iron Man, and dozens of other productions. Come along as SCV residents and film historians E.J. and Kim Stephens guide you to this fascinating film ranch that has never been open to the public!

Please note that due to the nature of this venue it is not ADA compliant. This tour has extensive walking and patrons are required to wear closed toe walking shoes.

Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival at William S. Hart Park
Saturday, April 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
FREE Admissions, includes free parking and round trip shuttle service to and from William S. Hart Park
There is something for everyone at the Cowboy Festival! Listen to a variety of performances at five different stages; shop Sutlers Row and Mercantile Row for quality Western merchandise; interact with Living History performers and activities for a variety of ages; stroll through the park to enjoy traditional cowboy grub from one or more of our many food vendors; visit The Buffalo Soldiers or our festival Blacksmiths, take a tour of the William S. Hart Mansion.