Events and activities
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The streets of Mariposa will be transported to the wild and woolly Gold Rush era, with roaming gunfighters and other colorful characters.
and Costume Contest
Festival-goers and Town Merchants - come on down in your best gold rush period duds and lend your authenticity to this Festival!
The Festival will begin with a special parade - Outhouse Races in downtown Mariposa! Click here for more information or to apply to enter the race.
In 5th St Parking Lot High Noon - 6 PM
The 2017 Mariposa Go West Festival is very pleased to bring to our community the talents of native hoop dancer and educator, Terry Goedel.
Come watch a roping demo, then your child will have the opportunity to show off their skills in our Dummy Roping Championship! Competition will start with the 4-6 years olds followed by the 7-9 year olds. First place from each age group will win a Bob Berg Buckle!
Email Shantel to sign up
In use since 1851, the courthouse is the oldest in California and the oldest in the US continually in use west of the Rocky Mountains. A short walk up the hill from town, and not to be missed.
Gold Rush, Joaquin Murrieta - or maybe something else from the festival that sparked your interest? This award winning local historical museum at the heart of downtown is not to be missed.
Amateur or more serious competition. Kids and adults. Participate in this past and present Mariposa activity.
We are very pleased to announce that Julia Parker and her family will demonstrate their craft and sell at the festival. Julia is truly a Mariposa County, Yosemite, and national treasure and this will be a treat for old and young alike.
Host of Heaven Stables will bring their traveling petting zoo to the Art Park for the delight of the kids.