Cowboy Festival Fun
The 2019 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival takes place April 13 & 14 in the Old Town Newhall neighborhood of Santa Clarita, California.
The event features five stages of live entertainment, living history performers and activities, Western merchandise vendors, and lots of tasty cowboy grub.
Getting to the Festival
Santa Clarita is located about 30 minute north of Los Angeles.
William S. Hart Park serves as the venue for the event and a Cowboy Festival Shuttle provides transportation to and from a parking area at 13th Street and Railroad Avenue.
Directions to the shuttle site, as well as information on how to ride Metrolink to the festival, are provided on the festival website.
The Santa Clarita Cowboy Cook-off is held on Saturday and the Chili Cook-off is held on Sunday. Tasting ticket are available for both events. Both cook-off are held at William S. Hart Park during the Cowboy Festival.
For those who arrive early, the annual Walk of Western Stars unveiling of new inductees and induction ceremony take place on Thursday, April 11th. The unveiling is free to attend, but tickets ($60) are required for the induction ceremony at Hart Hall. The 2019 Walk of Western Stars inductees are James Drury, star of The Virginian, Robert Fuller, western character actor known for his roles in Laramie and Wagon Train, and Dan White, known for his role as the antagonist in numerous B-Westerns. The induction ceremony includes dinner followed by a montage of clips featuring the inductees and a short Q&A session.
Santa Clarita has several hotels located within a few miles of the Cowboy Festival. Hotel chains located in the area include La Quinta, Hampton Inn, Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn, Comfort Suites, Extended Stay, and Hyatt Regency.