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Raymond Old West Fest Features Music, Benefits Youth

RAYMOND — One of the best parts of living in the foothills is walking on storied ground, and participating in the events and festivals that remember the legacy of the territory. The Raymond Old West Fest celebrates the town’s unique contribution to the early history of California with music, poetry, art and storytelling.

Featured acts include Dave Stamey, Jack Hannah, Gary Gragnani, Nancy Lee and Gary Robertson. Proceeds benefit Raymond 4-H, the Raymond-Knowles Elementary School, and the Raymond Museum.

“You’ll hear some of the best cowboy singers alive today, along with story tellers, and poetry,” say organizers Geoff and Tammy Tipton. “Western art will be on display as well as silverwork, leather goods, dutch ovens and local Native American art.” Visitors can also look forward to a robust silent auction.

Gates open for the Raymond Old West Fest at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Raymond Museum Amphitheatre, located at 31956 Rd 608 in Raymond, CA 93653. The festival goes until 9 p.m.

For more details please visit Raymond Old West Fest

The City of Raymond was established in 1886 as a restocking and resting point for businessmen, miners and travelers alike on their way to Yosemite. When the railroad developed in Raymond, it opened up the lumber industry and more opportunities for settlers to settle in Raymond. As the population grew, so did the need for more businesses and schools. Thus, creating the small town of Raymond as we know it today. — Raymond Old West Fest



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