140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

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'Once Upon a Mountain,' there is festival in Tehachapi
The Bakersfield Californian | Wednesday, Aug 13 2008

Last Updated: Wednesday, Aug 13 2008 9:15 AM

This weekend’s Tehachapi Mountain Festival is expected to attract some 40,000 fans of a good old-fashioned time (and anyone desperate for a little cool air in mid-summer).

Photo by Casey Christie / The Californian

Joel Sillas watches the 2007 Tehachapi Mountain Festival parade through a different set of eyes.

Photo by Casey Christie / The Californian

Apple Valley Shriners gun their engines along the parade route during the annual Tehachapi Mountain Festival in 2007.

Photo by Matthew Chew / Special to The Californian

Katie Horvath, 9, waits in line to register for the 2007 Tehachapi Mountain Festival Pet Parade with her pygmy goat, Cream.

Where are the Photos? go to Bakersfield.com and take a look!!

It’s the festival’s 45th anniversary and this year’s theme is the whimsical “Once Upon a Mountain,” which will pop up in parade attractions and in the arts and crafts, says Susan Burt of the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the event.

The festival features a carnival, fun run, car show and rodeo. It offers unique shopping with more than 100 vendors, Burt adds. And you can’t go wrong with the old-timey food: funnel cakes, hot dogs and barbecue.

“It just draws people from all over, plus our locals look forward to it every year,” Burt says. “It’s the biggest thing in Tehachapi, really.”

THE HIGHLIGHTS:

Thursday

6:30 p.m. Pet parade, Read Park, 490 D St.

Friday

6 to 11 p.m. Carnival, Wells School playground, 300 S. Robinson St.

Saturday

8 a.m. Fun run

10 a.m. Festival parade, F Street

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Arts and crafts, Central Park

Noon to 11 p.m. Carnival, Wells School playground

5 p.m. PRCA Rodeo, Tehachapi Rodeo Grounds on Dennison Road

Sunday

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 11th annual “Thunder on the Mountain” Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show, downtown Tehachapi (Green and F streets).

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Arts and crafts, Central Park

Noon to 8 p.m. Carnival, Wells School playground

1 p.m. PRCA Rodeo, Tehachapi Rodeo Grounds on Dennison Road

4 p.m. Rodeo queen’s coronation, Tehachapi Rodeo Grounds on Dennison Road

For more information, visit tehachapimountainfestival.com or call 822-4180.
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