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West Fest 59

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The 59th annual Elk Grove Western Festival celebrating this years theme West Fest 59. Join us for a weekend filled with fun and excitement and help us celebrate the 3rd annual Elk Grove Western Festival & BBQ Championship brought to Elk Grove courtesy of the Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS).

WHEN? Friday April 29th - Sunday May 1st
WHERE? At the Elk Grove Regional Park

The festivities begin with the Western Festival Parade on Saturday, starting at 10:00 AM. The Parade starts on Elk Grove Blvd at the corner of Emerald Oak Drive and ends at the Elk Grove High School back parking lot.

All parade entries will be judged on their ability to celebrate the history of the Elk Grove Western Festival as it has been celebrated for the past 59 years. Judges will be looking for creative interpretation of this year's theme West Fest 59. 

Come and join us for two days of family fun and excitement at Elk Grove Regional Park. It will be a weekend filled with wonderful entertainment, great food, classic cars, art exhibition showing the talents of you local High School Students, the Kid's Zone, Crafter's and our fabulous carnival of fun.

KCBS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying barbeque, is the world's largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts with over 19,000 members worldwide. For more information about the KCBS, visit their website at For a complete schedule of the BBQ competition, go to or download the Free Town Planner App.


Come join in on the fun and excitement, become a volunteer for this year's Elk Grove Western Festival. There's plenty to do and lots to see and help is always appreciated.

If you love a parade, come and assist with this year's parade titled West Fest 59. Volunteers are needed for the following positions:

  • l Parade Marshals
  • l Parade Registration
  • l Parade Route Set-up
  • l Judging Coordinator
  • l Reviewing Stand Set-up/Tear-down
  • l Hospitality/Food

Volunteer help is always needed at the Elk Grove park getting things ready for the Festival. If you'd like to help out at the park, or with the parade, Click Here for more information.

Poster Contest

2016 Winning Posters

1st Place - $200 2nd Place - $100 3rd Place - $50
Cosumnes Oaks High
Teacher is Mrs. Wright
Jeremy Mar, 11th grade
Cosumnes Oaks High
Teacher is Mrs. Wright
Alexander Beymer, 12th grade
Franklin High
Teacher is Mrs. Miller
1st Place Poster 2nd Place Poster 3rd Place Poster
The winning posters will be exhibited at the “Art of Excellence Art Show,” hosted by Elk Grove Artists, in the Elk Grove Regional Park Pavilion during the Western Festival on April 30 - May 1.


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