Wild West Fest
Sunday, May 16, 2015
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park
6200 Flying L.C. Lane
Parking available at Carrillo Elementary with entry into Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park through the school field.
Leo Carrillo Rancho is the perfect back drop for this festive step back in time. This Wild West event brings cowboys to Carlsbad with western music, western photo backdrops, a mechanical bull ride, Rodeo Roper activity, pony rides, and more. There is also a salsa contest where you can either compete or taste. A $3 salsa tasting wristband and $6 Activity Card is available for purchase at the event. Bring the entire family out for an exciting afternoon at Leo Carrillo Ranch. Activity cards and wristbands are required for some activities and can be purchased at the event.
Food, beverages, and merchandise will be available for an additional cost.
Special thanks to event sponsor:
Sponsorship, donations and vendor opportunities
Please contact Special Events, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule of activities
||Crafts, pony rides, face painting, trading post, food and beverages for sale|
||Mechanical bull ride|
Alpine Outlaws Western Group and photo opportunity
||Judging for salsa contest|
||Salsa winners announced|
Some activities require an activity card or wristband.
$6 Activity Card - Can be shared with multiple children.
Card includes 6 squares used for the following items:
While supplies last
|Cowboy button craft
|Picture frame craft
|Cowboy hat craft
|Mechanical bull ride
|* Face painting
*Line shuts down at 1:30 p.m.
$3 Souvenir Photo - Can be purchased by itself or as part of the activity card.
$3 Salsa tasting wristbands
$3 Root beer tastings with a rootbeer float
$6 Pony Ride
How are your salsa making skills? Want to test out your talents? This is the perfect venue to host this recreational competition is a great way to meet people, get creative, and just have fun. Contestants need to provide salsa and whatever decorations to spruce up your table. We will provide the rest (bowls, ladles, chips, cups and napkins). Prizes are award on salsa and presentation. Check out our salsa entry form for more details. It's free to enter.
Enter the salsa contest
Special thanks to salsa contest sponsor, Chili's, Encinitas.
Download an entry form. Salsa contest will be judged by event sponsor, Chili's Grill & Bar Restaurant.
Winners will be announce at 1:45 p.m. in the following categories:
- Best Salsa
- People's Choice
- Best Presentation
- Best Fruit Salsa
- Most Unique
- Funniest Presentation
2014 salsa contest winners
| Best Overall
|| Sandy Anderson|
| People's Choice
|| Barbara Berger|
| Best Presentation
|| Paul Aguilar|
| Chili's Vote Presentation
|| Minnie Tafoya|
| Best Fruit
|| Linda Meza|
| Most Unique
|| Neicy Rowley|
| Most Original
|| Debbie Cowan|
| Funniest Presentation
|| Roland Buchheit|
Map and directions to Leo Carrillo Ranch
Parking available at Carrillo Elementary School with entry into the park through the school field.
There is limited parking as well as disabled parking in the Leo Carrillo Historic Park parking lot. There is additional parking at Carrillo Elementary School with walking access to Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park through the school blacktop and field. Look for signs leading to the park. There is a parking exception from 11 to 2 p.m. on May 18 for the north side of Carrillo Way starting at Flying L.C. Lane to Rancho Caballo allowing parking in the "no parking zone." The south side of Carrillo Way will remain a "no parking" zone.