The Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival was held at Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studios in Placerita Canyon on April 30 and May 1. Several thousand people visited to listen to Western music and see some of the lost arts demonstrated.
Images by Will Davison
Janet Squires, the author of the Gingerbread Cowboy, read from her book
Even cowgirls like tattoos
The history main street of Melody Ranch was the perfect setting. Weather was good, too.
Three words: biscuits, gravy, cobbler.
A fan talks with performer Don Edwards
Some Western sleight of hand in the saloon
The Crosstown Cowboys entertain
Some fascinatin' lasso work has this girl mesmerized
Blacksmith Bryan Jones works on a horseshoe for a guest who gives him a helping hand
Gunslinger Joey Dillon keeps the crowd in awe with his fancy flipping
Goodbye for another year. See you in 2012!