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The Old West Rolls Into Santa Clarita

City announces details of this year’s Cowboy Festival.

The 2008 Cowboy Festival is set to run on Saturday April 26th and Sunday April 27th when visitors are invited to Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio, a real working movie ranch formerly owned by Gene Autry.

Those who have attended the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival in the past are no stranger to the mouth-watering varieties of Cowboy and western cuisine offered. Even the heartiest Western appetite is satisfied when indulging in the traditional flavors available. This year’s Gold Rush Food Court features fine cowboy cuisine and includes fare such as BBQ Beef, Tri-Tip, Chili, Corn on the Cob and Cowboy Coffee.

One of the most coveted food items offered at the Festival is the famous Peach Cobbler. The Cobbler is made in Dutch ovens that have been set over coals that have been burning all day. The Cowboy Cultural Committee is responsible for producing the cooked to perfection Peach Cobbler, served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Those with a huge appetite for western fare should sign up to attend the Chuckwagon Dinner, an event that is part of the week-long Cowboy festivities, which features chuckwagon cooking demonstrations and dinner, with entertaining prairie lore and music by Juni Fisher. This event will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 6:00 PM at the Heritage Junction at William S. Hart Park. Tickets are still available for the Chuckwagon Dinner for $40.00 and can be purchased online at

Folks who are wanting to experience an original “western” moment and would like to get more information, should visit the website at