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The 28th Annual Wild West Fest

  • Sheridan Opera House (map)



Youth and counselors arrive from Wichita Falls, TX, Denver, CO,  Farmington, NM, & Nucla/Naturita, CO

9 A.M. Elks Park Orientation 
10 A.M. – 3 P.M. WWF CAMP
5 – 7 P.M. Wild West Fest Kick-Off Celebration and BBQ in Town Park for participants, supporters, sponsors and open to the public

9 A.M. – 3 P.M. WWF CAMP
5:30 – 8 P.M. Schmid Ranch Western BBQ & Pig Roast for participants, supporters and sponsors (Catered by Oak) 

9 A.M. – 3 P.M.  WWF CAM

5 P.M. Dinner at Rustico Ristorante

6-8 P.M. Pool party in Telluride Town Park

9 A.M. – 3 P.M. Circle K Ranch for WWF Youth; featuring hikes, games and horseback rides

5 P.M. Dinner at Brown Dog Pizza 

7 P.M. WWF Showcase & Shindig in the Sheridan Opera House:

 Native American dance troupe Yellowbird and WWF youth perform for the public

Help Us Help A Child

The Wild West Fest is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for each and every one of our children, most of whom have never traveled out of their own home town. From its inception, it has been the Sheridan Arts Foundation's goal to make money a non-determining factor in their participation.

The SAF, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, has taken on the task of providing all lodging, meals and transportation in and around Telluride, as well as admittance to each event free of charge to the youth throughout our week-long festival.

In 2018, the WWF Mentorship Program Scholarship Awards provided by the Sheridan Arts Foundation totaled almost $40,000. You too can make a difference in a child's life with a much needed donation to the SAF's Wild West Fest.

Your generous contribution of $1,000 will allow one child to participate in the SAF's Wild West Fest in its entirety. As an expression of our gratitude, sponsors will receive 2 VIP tickets to each of the 2019 Wild West Fest events as well as a tax donation letter from the Sheridan Arts Foundation.

Those interested in pledging their support for the Wild West Fest should contact Ronnie Palamar by calling (970) 728-6363 ext. 1 or emailing or click below to donate online. All proceeds benefit the production of the Wild West Fest.