When: October 18 - October 19
11:00am - 3:00pm
Festival Hours 9am - 6pm
Children UNDER 2 FREE
Where: Moorpark Location (view map)
3370 Sunset Valley Road
Moorpark, CA 93021
Our 9th Wild West Weekend will take place October 18 & 19 from *10:00am - 3:00pm. Festival hours are 9:00am - 6:00pm.
BULLWHIP MASTER ANTHONY DE LONGIS Anthony De Longis and his wife, Mary, will provide informative xhibitions of skill and daring with the traditional tool of the Old West, the bullwhip. They will do three shows demonstrating the whip, its use in the West, plus whip tricks showcasing their skill and precision. Each performance will be capped by their synchronized dual bullwhip tango performed to music. Anthony is well known in the movie industry as a fight and weapons coordinator. He trained Harrison Ford on bullwhip technique for his role as Indiana Jones n the Crystal Skull, as well as Michelle Pfeiffer for her role as Catwoman in Batman Returns. Recently Anthony was featured on “Extreme Marksmen” on the History Channel. Anthony and Mary will perform three shows a day (aprox 15 minutes) between 11:00am & 3:00pm www.delongis.com.
WESTERN SIDEWALK SWINDLES This stand-alone feature by Jim Spencer will offer demonstrations of the classical con games played in the west that separated cowboys from their savings. The games will include Three Card Monte, the Shell Game and the Endless Chain. Performances will be throughout the day from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in rotation with the Old Time Medicine Show.
FLEA CIRCUS. Jim Kasmir will be on hand to amuse and amaze guests with the feats of agility and daring displayed by the cadre of acrobatic insects in KASMIR’S FABULOUS FLEA CIRCUS. A popular form of entertainment during the 1800’s, the 15 minute flea circus performances set up on a hay bale are sure to draw crowds. Jim will be performing four shows between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Cowgirl Shirley is back to teach the masses how to rope cows on the range. Try your luck to lasso one of Underwood's sawhorse cows or maybe even one of your friends!
JUMBO SHRIMP CIRCUS
Whether on unicycle or on foot, members of Jumbo Shrimp Circus will sure make you crack a smile as they juggle, spin, jump, twist and delight.
New this year is Jimmy the Banjo Cowpoke. A former member of Ringling Bros. Circus, he will entertain young and old in his Wild West getup as he strums the banjo one minute and spins his lasso the next.
HEIDE ON HORSE
Heide on Horse is another new addition to Wild West Weekend. She rides her horse-puppet pony throughout the farm cracking jokes and bringing smiles to all who see her.
*Farm Hours are 9:00am - 6:00pm. Western Weekend is 11am - 3pm. Activities and schedule TBA