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National Festival of the West

WestWorld Hosts Annual Celebration

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National Festival of the West

A Cowboy With True Grit

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The history and the spirit of the cowboy and the old west comes alive at the National Festival of the West. It is a celebration of all things Western, past and present.

When is the National Festival of the West?

The last Festival of the West in Scottsdale was held in 2013. If it returns to the Greater Phoenix area in the future, I will update this page.

Where is the it?

The festival takes place at WestWorld in Scottsdale. Here is a map and directions to WestWorld.

How do I get tickets and how much are they?

Ticket prices at the gate on the day of the event are: Adult: $16 General Admission
Children 5 - 12: $10
Children 4 and under: free
Two-Day Pass: $27
Four-Day Pass: $52
Saturday Night Concert: Additional $35 General Admission
Chuck Wagon Meal (Thursday, Friday or Saturday): $10 for one day (until sold out)

You may purchase your tickets in advance online. The prices are somewhat lower than tickets purchased at the gate, but additional fees will apply.

Are there discounts available?

- On Thursday seniors (65 and older) and military with ID are admitted for $8 each.
- On Sunday seniors (65 and older) and military with ID are admitted for $12 each.

What else should I know?

About 200 exhibitors will be on hand selling Western items including fine arts, crafts, furniture, clothing, collectibles and memorabilia. There is a Kids' Corral, wagon rides, dancing, gunfight reenactments, celebrities from Westerns, western cooking demos and classes, a Western Music jamboree and a Chuck Wagon Cook-off. On Friday night there is a concert, included with general admission. On Friday night the Herndon Brothers will perform, and that concert is included in your ticket price. On Saturday night, Chris Cagle performs (separate ticketed performance with additional charge). New in 2013: Whiskey Tasting and Beer Saloon.

Do you have pictures?

Yes! Enjoy this National Festival of the West photo gallery.

What if I have more questions about the National Festival of the West?

For more information, visit the National Festival of the West online.

All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.

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