Festival-goers and town merchants are encouraged to break out your favorite Western gear and Dress up Mariposa in a style befitting the Gold Rush era. Look down this page for links to some costuming ideas.
The costume categories for the public contest will be:
Bar Maid or Bar Keep
General Old West attire
Ribbons will be awarded to first place winners in each category.
Once again this year, Mariposa merchants will compete in their own contest for a Best Dressed trophy and a year of bragging rights. We know our hard-working town merchants need to be in their places of business, and judging will be conducted by 'walkaround' judges.
Past Winners and Contest Highlights