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Friday, May 5, 2017

"RAMONA OLD WEST DAYS" 2017, May 6 & 7, all the details

Weekend festivals, May 6 & 7, 2017, one-by-one...

Here are the details on the "RAMONA OLD WEST DAYS" 2017.

May 6 & 7, 2017:
5th annual "RAMONA OLD WEST DAYS" at the Ramona Rodeo Grounds, 421 Aqua Ln, Ramona CA 92065;
✔ NOTE: This year, the "RAMONA BLUEGRASS AND OLD WEST FESTIVAL" is not concurrent; it has moved from May to Aug 28 and happens as part of the 47th annual "RAMONA COUNTRY FAIR" (Aug 24-27); see both those listings.
✔ TIX: Not specified on their website.
✔ CAMPING: Contact them.
✔ THE SCENE: Lots of changes in 2017. The Reenactment Guild of America and the Julian, CA-based Guns of the Round Table "have invited the best of the best gunfighter reenactment groups, from all over the nation, to Ramona for this exciting competition, the 'Showdown at Sundown.'" The other major component is the "Rendezvous Encampments" featuring living history reenactment groups "presenting authentic 1800s period open encampments demonstrating life during America’s Western Expansion." That includes pioneer skills or dramatic scenes of pioneer life," like "laundry, ax-throwing, campfire cooking, whip skills, roping, butter churning, apple peeling as well as period toys and games, such as tug-o-war." Plus, "Rendezvous Encampments guests can enjoy authentic Mexican food while exploring our 'Period Peddler' shops, where merchants offer only goods that would be available in the period of the 1800s Western Expansion."
✔ 2017 LINEUP:
♪ There are story teller historians.
♪ Musicians are not yet announced by press time (late April, 2017).
♪ Past events have included pioneer and westward expansion music on traditional instruments.
♪ With the changes being made? Contact them. You might get invited to perform your trad music repertoire.

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