Old west festival returning to Sacramento museum

August 18, 2013 by  

Families from Sacramento and other nearby communities are set to experience the excitement of the Gold Rush era with a special event at the Crocker Art Museum on Labor Day.

For the third year in a row, the non-profit organization will be hosting Little Buckaroos Day for the entertainment and education of the public. The need for postcard printing may be on the increase as the museum’s gift store prepares for a large number of visitors.

The event will offer numerous outdoor activities for young children, including guided art projects and craft-making demonstrations which will be inspired by local Native American traditions. There will also be a petting zoo that features sheep, goats, and several other animals.

Throughout the day, attendees of all ages will hear about life in the Old West and enjoy performances from dancers and musical artists. Last year, a children’s troupe put on a ballet folklorico show for the crowd. A bluegrass band took to the stage as well.

Visitors will also be welcome to wander indoors and peruse the museum’s galleries, which include works of art from California and around the world.

The event will take place on Monday September 2 from 11:00am until 3:00pm. Admission will be free for all guests.

The Crocker Art Museum, which is among the oldest of its type in the country, is located at 216 O Street. Those who would like to learn about the Labor Day festivities in more detail are encouraged to call (916) 808-7000.

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