OCTOBER 12 & 13th, 2019

What's all this Wild West rukus  about anyway?...
Well, just miles from the inner city life of Orange County, lies the little ‘ole town of Silverado Canyon! This country town of less than 1,500 residents was once inhabited by the Acjachemen (Juaneno) Native American Tribe, then later home of the 1800’s Bluelight silver boom and early settler folk.

In 1969 rainstorms flooded Silverado and Modjeska canyons and many homes were washed away. Six people were killed when the Silverado Fire Station was hit by mudslides. The Silverado Country Fair debuted in 1970 as a way to help bring the community together after disasters and fundraise for families. This tradition is continuing into it's 49th year!

The 49th Annual Silverado Country Fair and Folk Festival October 12th-13th, 2019, is gonna’ be the best family event of the season and will explore the wonders of the area’s Old West rustic culture, great live music, tasty food, handmade arts and crafts, 1800’s period activities, children’s pumpkin patch, Steampunk costume contest, games and silly ‘ole timey’ contests, all nestled under the Oak trees below Orange County’s famous Saddleback Mountain.

The event kicks off at 9:00 am Saturday morning with the 49th annual “Unparade” lead by the notorious wagon driven Silverado Outlaws! Western horseback riders, Acjachemen tribe, scouts, dancers and classic cars will be paradin’ past homes and businesses along Silverado Canyon Road to the "fairgrounds." Don’t miss the live action robbery and gunfight at the Silverado Café and Canyon Market area! (Don’t worry kids…the Outlaws promise to give back what they steal!This year's UnParade is highlightin' our local residents and heroes Evan Crocker and Connie Nelson, so please give 'em a wave as they pass the market and country store, will ya? (see event flier for more info)

Down at the "fairgrounds" the Silverado Country Fair opens at 10:00 am with live music, dancing, and gun ‘slingin’ fun! Local art & craft merchants will be showin’ their wares and families can experience making old ‘timey crafts of the 1800’s with Mountain Man Joel Robinson & family dressed in period garb. Spurs & Satin WILD WEST Re-enactors will be shootin' up the jointing silly skits while the fair's resident Blacksmith is demonstrating 'hot of the iron' old timey works. Hungrier visitors will love the “by golly tastiest and wholesomest’ country cookin’ ya ever ate served all weekend. 

Country, Western, Bluegrass, Folk & Blues bands will entertain throughout the weekend. 2019 fair entertainment highlights include Girl Scouts Ballet Folklorico, Acjachemen Storytellers, Raffi by JeffiSpurs & Satin Reenactors, eating contests, and more. Saturday's music opens with bluegrass by Scotty Brown & Zachary Ostgaard. Following the Wild West reenactment at high noon will be  Euro touring Southern Rock band ROBERT JON & the Wreck, followed by special guests of the Sat Night Music fest & dance Party The King's RoadHempstring Orchestra, & Groovesession featuring Joe MarcinekSunday’s fair gets jammin' with bluegrass of Scotty Brown and Zachary Ostgaard, folk music of Tommy Carns & the Brother Jonathan, Portland's favorite raunchy bluegrass band Amanda Richards & the Good Long Whilescountry rockabilly bluegrass show by Road Kill Kings, and concludes with OC’s favorite Grateful Dead tribute band CUBENSIS!

The Silverado Country Fair & Folk Festival is held annually at the Silverado Community Center "Fairgrounds", located just one mile into Silverado Canyon, and only minutes away from the cities of Orange, Lake Forest, Santa Margarita and Irvine. Come experience one of the last Wild West towns of the OC and invite your friends and family! You’re all welcome to DRESS HILLBILLY WESTERN and bring ‘yer country attitude!  No Hooch, No Pooch, No ATM”...meanin' NO DOGGIES nor spirits carried into the park and bring yer' gold with ya' cuz we ain't got no ATM machine!

Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 12th-13th, 2019 

Daytime Fair expo festivities 10:00am to 6:00pm

 both days

Saturday's Fair Music & Entertainment 10am till'10:00pm
Sunday's Fair Music & Entertainment 10am till' Dusk

Location: Silverado Community Center
27641 Silverado Canyon Rd, Silverado, CA, 92676

Cost: Adult admission: $10/Kids $5, under 3yrs FREE!
Children's admission includes free access to children's entertainment, some of our wonderful craft activities, and the event bounce house...what a deal!)

* Proceeds from this event go to Silverado Canyon area community non profit organizations.  


Check out our favorite fair videos from the past!
Music by  the Mike Reilly Band, Sligo Rags, and the Sons of the Pioneers.

"First we hang'em then we have a trial" is the canyon vigilante way of justice at the Silverado Jail! 
Fer' only $6 BAIL to charity, you can lock up yer' friends or unwanted kinfolk fer' doin' absolutely nuthin and frame 'em with a 'real live' WANTED poster or bail receipt! 

Event Contact & Craft Faire
Jane Bove (714) 649-2411

Entertainment, Jail & Saloon

Chay Peterson (714) 649-2820

UNParade & Characters

Kelly Markham
Wild West Set Construction
Cody Mileham & Joshua Collins

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