Be an Old West Time Traveler

Through music, poetry, art and story- telling, you can lose yourself in tales of the early days …and the excitement of dreams won and lost in the opening of the West.

You’ll hear some of the best cowboy singers alive today, along with story tellers, poetry and maybe even a little yo-da-lay-ee–hoo thrown in for good measure! Western art from pencil and oils to photography will be on display as well as silverwork, and leather goods. Plus dutch ovens on display as they would have been in the old west and a silent auction! You will be able to shop and buy W​estern art from artists who are painters, photographers, leather workers, jewelry makers and mixed media . We will have Dutch oven cobbler samples and cowboy coffee to warm your innards. We will have a silent auction with 100​ ​per cent of proceeds supporting our historical museum, Raymond 4-​H​ and Raymond-Knowles ​S​chool.

Bring Yer Appetite:

Come early for a scrumptious meal at the historic RAYMOND GENERAL STORE

You will receive one water bottle per ticket purchased along with honest to goodness cowboy coffee

Food vendor will be on site

NO ice chests permitted

Bring yer lawn chair also blankets and a jacket, it’s Fall and the air can get crisp.

The Lineup!

Branding exhibit starts at 3PM (Bring your iron!)

Tour the museum and shop the art show

Main Stage starts at 6:00p (bring lawn chairs, blankets, and jackets, there is a fall nip in the air!

Jack Hannah

Stories and Songs

Dave Stamey

Singer, Storyteller

Nancy Lee

Singer Songwriter

Gary Robertson

Cowboy Poetry

And as if that lineup weren’t enough, the Orionid meteor shower is expected to peak on the night of October 20 and early morning of October 21!! Stars on the stage and stars in the sky!

Why Raymond?

Raymond is a California history nugget and we aim to celebrate it!

Raymond, CA,was born in the late 1800’s as a stage station for tourists and the only road to Yosemite. It became a lumber center and eventually a source for gray white granite found in structures in California and worldwide. As industry flourished, so did the sierra foothill town, attracting many colorful residents and visitors. Native Americans, miners, ranchers, loggers and quarrymen have all contributed to the patchwork of Raymond history.  One memorable visitor, President Teddy Roosevelt, made a stop and addressed a crowd of 1500 as he journeyed to Yosemite Valley for a visit with John Muir.

To learn more about Raymond visit the links below:

https://www.sierranevadageotourism.org/content/raymond-museum-and-historic-town-site/sief449691eca4fbc501

http://www.southyosemitemuseums.org

http://www.Cagenweb.com/madera/Raymond.html

Count me in!

Contact Geoff or Tammy Tipton:

PO Box 124

Raymond CA

For sponsorships or art items contact us.

Hotels in Oakhurst, Madera and nearby Chukchansi Casino for lodging

Parking will be at the Raymond/Knowles Elementary School across the street from the Museum.
We will also have handicap parking and shuttle service in front of the metal shop directly across from the main entrance to the event.

RV parking/dry camping is available at the Raymond Community Park, from 9/20 -9/23. Water is available, but no hook ups. Fees are on a donation basis for the Raymond Community Association. Space is available on a first come first serve basis. Call for details: 559 689-3488.

Tickets:

Tickets now available for $25 at:

Evans Feed in

Madera (559) 673-9420

Chowchilla (559) 665-7891

Porterville (559) 781-8685

Mountain Feed & Fence in Coarsegold (559) 683-7383

Mariposa Feed – (209) 966-3326

Raymond Museum Sundays 12-4 pm – call (559) 689-1886

Raymond General Store has tickets available for sale 559.689.3313

We’re Givin’ Back!

30 percent of ticket sales and 100 percent of silent auction proceeds to benefit Raymond 4-H, Raymond Museum, Raymond-Knowles Elementary School

Gallery of Vendors Artist Samplings

Sponsors

Bruce Chapman Farms

TECO HARDWARE