Time: June 5, 2009 to June 7, 2009
Location: Across The Street from The Harvey House Train and RT. 66 mother Load Museums
Street: North First Ave. and Riverside Drive
City/Town: Barstow Ca. 92311
Event Type: this, event, supports, the, barstow, boys, &, girls, club, and, area, chamber, of, commerce
Organized By: Lester P. Larceny
Latest Activity: Jan 20, 2010
THE HARVEY HOUSE HULLABALOO IS COMING: June 5th through 7th, 2009 will be one of the biggest outdoor western genre events ever to appear in the greater Barstow area. Recognizing the great history that surrounds the building of the forth Historic Harvey House in Barstow, California and providing homage to the rich history that exists throughout the high desert region, this event is being jointly sponsored by the Barstow Chamber of Commerce and The Reenactment Guild of America.
The Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a large area dedicated to the greater Barstow area’s local talents to include many craft booths, local food vendors, and many, many activities to keep everyone entertained throughout the three day event. This will also feature many activities that will honor the great Harvey House experience and the unique part that it played in the rich history of Barstow. Live band, Bud Curtis and Midnight Country , Miss Gospel Joy are also scheduled to play at the Saturday Night Dance as well as others though-out the three day event.
Dry camping will be available for those hardy folks.
The Reenactment Guild of America will be hosting a large area dedicated to the rich history of the area to include a number of historic encampments to include Native Americans, Mountain Men, Civil War soldiers, the Cowboys and Wranglers of the 1880s-1890s, a chuck wagon row and others. Western artists will be featured along with the premier Old West Cowboy Impersonators of our time. On Saturday there will be a reenactment skit contest, governed by RGA guidelines, with over a dozen groups that will compete for cash prizes of $800.00 1st, $500.00 2nd, $300.00 Third. On Sunday there will be a morning cowboy church followed later by a western genre attire (costume) contest in the five most favorite categories (Working Cowboy, Soiled Dove/Madam, Townspersons, Gunfighter/Lawman, and Specialty (anything not previously covered) Children are encouraged to compete if enough register. Topping this off will be an opportunity for the public to try their hand at shoot’n the ‘ol west style with the famous Cowboy Showdown Challange. The Monty Laird Memorial Fast Draw Contest will allow all attendees the opportunity to shoot with provided guns at a target during a timed event. Real loaner Cowboy Six Shooters will be available and experienced Cowboys will provide support for safe shooting. Prizes and bragging rights are in the offering (Barstow Marines, are you listening??). This is A GRAND Living Walk Through History Event, Everyone is welcome, Please Come Join us.
Vendor applications are available from the Barstow Chamber via Linda Ramirez – HarveyHouseHullabaloo@yahoo.com or at 909-917-9569. Vendor applications are also available through the RGA representative Shirley Horn (firstname.lastname@example.org), Captain Cooper RGA(email@example.com), or from Lester P. Larceny at 760-252-3693.