MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Coulterville CoyoteFest is Saturday, Sept. 26, featuring a parade, car show, live music, vendors, food and refreshments, petting zoo and Kids Korner, 50/50 horseshoe contest and goods overflowing onto the sidewalks throughout Historic Main Street. There will also be a truly unique 30th Annual Coyote Howling Contest.
Make this a great day in Historic Coulterville… the gold rush town that didn’t dry up and blow away! Come on out and exercise your vocal cords and give it a try… no experience required!
This annual – now re-imagined event – takes place every year in late September in the town at the base of the John Muir Historic Route into Yosemite intersection of Highways 49 and 132.
The parade and car show starts at 10 a.m. Competition in the Howling Contest, with categories of Adult, Child, Adult Coyote Pak and ‘Pup-Pak’ will begin at noon and continue thorough-out the afternoon.
The Coyote Hill band performs from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Kick Start band performs from 1 -4 p.m.
Sign-up forms for vendors, parade and car show participants are now available online at www.coultervillehistorycenter.org. T-Shirt & Kids Korner Sponsors are still needed and those forms are also available from the event page of the website. Or stop by the museum during regular hours to pick one up or call 209-878-3015 and leave your email or mailing address and one will be sent to you. As Wile. E Coyote says, “Don’t let the Roadrunner pass you by, sign up today!”
Speaking of signing up…Sign-ups for the 50/50 Horseshoe contest are now open. This is limited to just 12 two-person teams, so call Linda at 209-742-6653 or Dan at the History Center, 209-878-3015 right away! Dennis Fiske will be returning as “Pit-Boss.” The cost is just $10 a team. Clubs, families, businesses are all encouraged to join the fun…expertise NOT needed!
This year’s Parade Grand Marshall is John Shimer. The Odd Fellows have generously stepped in to organize and sponsor the parade. They encourage everyone who knows how much John and the entire Shimer family do for Coulterville, to sign up and participate in the parade. The more organizations and individuals that participate, the more fun for everyone!
Speaking of Sponsors, if you happen to head over to Fremont, drop by Allied Auto Stores, who is the CoyoteFest Event sponsor, as well as the Car Show & Trophy Sponsor, and let them know you appreciate their major support of our local event.
If you happen to notice coyotes mysteriously popping up ‘round town, it’s thanks to the efforts of NMCHC president, Bill Lane and the Don Pedro Rattler 4H’rs. Bring the entire family to this fun family day!