Ridgway Old West Festival

10/11/2019 – 10/13/2019

The first annual Ridgway Old West Fest, organized by the Ridgway Western Heritage Society and scheduled for October 11-13, 2019, will celebrate Ridgway’s brief transformation into Fort Smith, Arkansas, half a century ago. 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of True Grit, the movie that earned John Wayne his only Academy Award. Festivities will highlight Ridgway’s film, ranching and railroad heritage and celebrate Western arts and culture. “We are planning a variety of family-friendly fun events,” said Eve Becker-Doyle, the Ridgway Western Heritage Society president. “Many events will be free and others will be well worth the price of admission. Activities will include a Western art show, kids horse and pony rides, showings of both movies, a youth horse parade, a natural horsemanship demo, train rides, a Western concert and more.”

Ridgway Film Festival
Ridgway, CO