Events Art Festivals Monterey Cowboy Festival



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For over a dozen years, cowboys, cowgirls and their fans have been gathering in Monterey, the place where the Old West began, for the country's greatest "ode-down": the Monterey Cowboy Festival.

The festival takes over the Monterey County Fair & Event Center for an entire day of country music. 2018's line-up includes Jon Pardi, Midland, Corb Lund and many more! 

For a complete schedule visit the Monterey Cowboy Festival's official website.

Monterey County Cowboy Culture

Cowboy culture in Monterey County is a year-round sport! While Carmel may be known for its shopping and fine dining, it's also home to the historic Mission Ranch; this former working farm still has plenty of Western flavor, but is loaded with creature comforts.

The most authentic cowboy experience can be found in Parkfield, where visitors can actually join in on an authentic cattle drive and learn every skill a cowboy needs. The Parkfield Inn, located at the V6 Ranch, will give you a comfortable place to rest your head if you find yourself plumb tuckered out after a day on the range!

Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival Hotels

Several hotels of Monterey and Seaside are all within a short walk or drive of the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. Various campgrounds and campsites are also available within a short distance to the venue.

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