Category Archives: Cowboy Festival

Santa Clarita’s 24th annual Cowboy Festival Evokes Western Days of Yesteryear with Hart; Melody Ranch owners Andre Veluzat and Renaud Veluzat Receive Star on Western Walk of Fame; ‘Rockford Files’ star Bo Hopkins also inducted.

Santa Clarita’s 24th annual Cowboy Festival celebrates the Old West  in Rootin’ Tootin’ style at Hart Park in Newhall.

18056447_10213322941734282_6124468327740381652_o

Newhall, Calif. – The 24th annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by Heritage Sierra Medical Group, featured a colorful
line-up of performances.  Hundreds of guests enjoyed numerous activities, delicious food and authentic cowboy merchandise, taking visitors back to the time of life on the Western frontier.17834765_10213322945294371_205767616624171399_o

18056706_10213322944094341_560408864583521366_n-1

Attendees were immersed in a world of trick-ropers and gun-slingers.  Native American lodges were set up among the William S. Hart Park trees. Civil War reenactors battled and cowboys camped under the open sky.  Guests panned for gold,18119557_10213322946934412_171256701759595913_n

then hopped on the back of the bucking mechanical bull and tried their hands at archery and much more.

As part of the closing festivities, Western actor Bo Hopkins and Melody Ranch owners Andre Veluzat and Renaud Veluzat were inducted in to the Western Walk of Fame during the star unveiling ceremony in downtown Newhall.

 Photos and post by Margie Anne Clark