Ridge Route Museum Peddlers Faire and Fort Tejon’s Gala Overland Stage Events to Share October 4 with Artwalk

  • Fort Tejon celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Overland Stage on Oct. 4

    Fort Tejon celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Overland Stage on Oct. 4

Next Week, Invite Your Friends:

A festival of history and culture for all tastes will rock the mountain October 4.

From Civil War reenactments and a festive dinner celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Overland Stage, to the Artwalk festival of chalk art and music, the Ridge Route Museum’s Peddlers Faire at Frazier Mountain Park, the Vintage Motorcycle Festival, a Free Speech Zone Theater play “What I Heard About Iraq” at Cuddy Hall and a Condor Group exploration of snakes in Pine Mountain, the weekend of October 4-5 promises fun and surprises for the Mountain Communities.


Peddlers’ Faire
By Eloise Richer

The Ridge Route Communities Museum and Historical Society is sponsoring a Peddlers Fair on October 4 and 5 at the Frazier Mountain Park Community Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event features antiques and collectibles over 30 years old. We have attracted a group of commercial vendors to bring their products into our area.

There will be something for everyone. Peddlers Fair will again collaborate with Michael Berg’s Festival of Vintage Motorcycles with its marvelous display of motorcycles.

There will be food including an excellent lunch presented by the Taft Lions Club.

Homemade ice cream— the specialty of the historical society— will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Faire is a fundraiser to support the local museum that features the history of the communities which prospered because of the historic Ridge Route and the highways through the mountains from Los Angeles to the Central Valley.

Old-timers from pioneer families are welcomed to join in as guests of honor. This year there will be a special hospitality area to sit and visit.

Artwalk and Chalk Festival

Calling All Local Artists and Musicians. The Second Annual Artwalk and Chalk Festival will be hopping Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Artists and musicians will be located at businesses along Mt. Pinos Way in Frazier Park. Look for the Artwalk signs.

Visit with artists of all types of mediums. Enjoy their art, learn what inspires them and ask questions. Free demonstrations will be given throughout the day.

The Chalk Art Festival will be held at the Coffee Cantina starting at 9 a.m. Winners will be announced at 3:15 p.m.

Stop by and listen to Tommy Osuna performing. You can purchase a spot for $15 which includes a T-shirt and chalk.

For information please call Kate at 245-3166. To sign-up to participate as a musicians or artist along Mt. Pinos Way please contact Sue Alberti at 245-2257 or alberti@frazmtn.com. Come out and join in as Frazier Park’s street transform into a colorful world of imagination by your friends, neighbors and family.

Stagecoach Days Celebration
By Sean Malis

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fort Tejon State Historic Park comes alive October 4 with the arrival of the Overland Stage. Volunteers in period attire celebrate the arrival of the first stage with special tours, cannon firing and fun. Meet mountain men, army soldiers, Victorian ladies, gamblers and the stage drivers. Stage coach rides, a hilarious period baseball game and a pie-eating contest will be held.

At 4 p.m., a special barbecue dinner will raise funds to restore the old post’s hospital building. Tickets are $30 at the park (4201 Fort Tejon Road). Join us for live period music, a real gambling casino and a candlelight tour.

For more info: malis@parks.ca.gov or (661) 248-6692.

This is part of the September 26, 2008 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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