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Welcome to the Ridgway Old West Fest September 25-27, 2020

Welcome to the Ridgway Old West Fest September 25-27, 2020

Welcome to the Ridgway Old West Fest September 25-27, 2020Welcome to the Ridgway Old West Fest September 25-27, 2020Welcome to the Ridgway Old West Fest September 25-27, 2020

Schedule and ticketing will be available by about June 2020

About

This year's events!

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The second annual 

Ridgway Old West Fest 

will be held Friday, Sept 25 thru Sunday, Sept 27, 2020. 


Here are some of the events planned (subject to change):


• Western Music Concert 

• Old West Trivia Contest

• VIP reception

• Children's Arts & Crafts

• Cowboy Poetry/song open mike

• Western look-a-like contest

• Ranch & Equine events

• Cowboy breakfast 

• Cowboy worship

• Walking tour of True Grit filming locations

• Western movies:

True Grit and others

• Suffolk horse wagon rides

Mission

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The Ridgway Western Heritage Society celebrates Ridgway, Colorado's film, ranching and railroad heritage, and Western arts & culture.


For sponsorship information please call 970-293-7929 or email tonya.maddox@ourtownmatters.net.


SCULPTURES WANTED

Festival goers: Know of a John Wayne sculpture someone is trying to find a home for?  We would love to provide that home in Ridgway, Colorado.  Donate it to the Ridgway Western Heritage Society, the organizing body for the festival, which has plans for a sculpture garden.  Contact Erin Stadelman at 970.626.3304, estadelman@ouraycountyco.gov 

for details.

History

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The first annual Ridgway Old West Fest in 2019, celebrated Ridgway Colorado's brief transformation into Fort Smith, Arkansas, for the filming of True Grit


2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the release of True Grit, for which John Wayne won his only Academy Award. 


The famous director Henry Hathaway brought the True Grit cast and crew to Ridgway and Ouray County in the summer of 1968.


Check out our Store page (see button at top of this page or click on book title here) to buy our wonderful book, 

True Grit: A 50-Year Tribute.


What's going on?

Press releases and local stories

Volunteer Opportunities

As an all volunteer non-profit 5013c organization, we need volunteers to help with the planning and/or at the event. If you would like to help, please contact us at 

ridgwayoldwestfest@gmail.com