Things To Do In Santa Clarita: 21st Annual Cowboy Festival

Santa Clarita embraces its rich western heritage in yearly event guaranteed to entertain young and old alike.

The Santa Clarita Valley is rich with history and western folklore. From Heritage Junction at William S. Hart Park to Santa Clarita Cowboy Festivalthe Western Walk of Fame along Main Street in Old Town Newhall, the SCV has been seen as a center of western culture.

In keeping with these traditions, the City of Santa Clarita launched the inaugural “Cowboy Poetry Festival” back in 1994. Since then, the festival has grown…and changed…to be known simply as the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival.


An Iconic Location For An Iconic Event

The Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival once again will be held at the Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio. First opened in 1915, this studio is still home to some of the best known television shows and motion pictures of all time including the hit Quentin Tarantino movie “Django Unchained.”

The event will feature western artists and performers with a full schedule of events and fun things to do over two days. Off site events will take place in Old Town Newhall as well including walking tours, a Cowboy Cabaret, and Belinda Gail & John Chandler performing an exclusive concert in the living room of the William S. Hart Mansion.

The Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival takes place Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th at the Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studios. One day passes are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Two day passes are $30 for adults, and $15 for children 12 and under. Children under the age of 3 are free.

The “Friends of the Festival” package includes:

  • Admission to the festival.

  • Preferred seating to all the shows in the first five rows of the Melody Ranch Stage.

  • VIP shuttle service to and from the event.

  • All weekend access to the VIP bunkhouse.

  • Voucher for an item of Official Cowboy Merchandise.

Events for kids include the Pioneer Living Exhibit where they can also “pan for gold.” They can also learn about leatherworking at the Biskit Saddle Club, and hear old western tales at Buckaroo Story Time.

For adults, there are living history exhibits, musical performers, and plenty of booths and western food to enjoy.

Parking and Transportation

Free parking and shuttle service is located at the intersection of 13th Street and Railroad Avenue.

Ticket Information

Tickets can be reserved by calling (661) 250-3735.