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Photos from 2011 Palm Springs WestFest and Western Design Expo

The 2012 Western Design Expo is canceled for Palm Springs, producers look at other venues in appropriate cities in the West.

 

Western Design Expo presented by Cowboys & Indians magazine

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Best of Show in the Western Design Expo Competition was won by Old Stone Furniture.

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Winner in the Fashion/Leather category, these hand-tooled boots by Tres Outlaws tell an intricate story.

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Featured artist Amado Pena works on his art during the Western Design Expo.

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Dutch Dortch was on hand in support of his charity, Happy Trails.

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Antonio Mendoza of Zapoteca Rugs demonstrates his antique loom.

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Western artists and authors line the hallway of the Renaissance Palm Springs.

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WestFest celebration of the Old West,

Music and Cowboys

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Just one example of the Old West Mercantile outside the Palm Springs Convention Center.

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Gabby character performs on the True West Stage.

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Kids loved the handforged horseshoes with their name on them.

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Native American music was a popular part of the WestFest

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This Old West Teepee beckoned visitors to the WestFest.


 

Fashion Week El Paseo

Our 45-minute Runway Show produced by Sharon and Michael Guli

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Tombstone Tony revved up the audience with a rousing gunspinning routine.

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Frank Bogert Memorial Rodeo Scholarship

Frank Bogert Memorial Scholarship - College of the DesertThe paperwork has been submitted and the Frank Bogert Memorial Scholarship to College of the Desert is becoming a full-blown reality. This fall, Antonio Aguilaera received the first $1,000 toward 2 semesters , and a permanent endowment will be funded through the end of 2011...

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Rodeo to Return Next Year

pswf_logo_smOrganizers of the rodeo in Palm Springs this weekend - the city's first in nearly two decades - called the event a success Sunday and said they plan to bring it back next year.

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Palm Springs Gets Back in the Saddle with First Rodeo in 17 years

A professional rodeo will rumble into Palm Springs for the first time in 17 years today, along with 140 animals, two stages of live music, 6,000 square feet of “high-end” Western retail merchandise, carnival rides and vendor booths.

“It's like cowboy Christmas,” local business owner and rodeo enthusiast Sig Hall said Thursday, as staff and volunteers set up the Palm Springs Wild West Fest and Mayor Frank Bogert Memorial PRCA Rodeo. The event runs through Sunday on a 10-acre site next to the Palm Springs Convention Center.

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Worth the Drive: Palm Springs Wild WestFest

Spa Resort and CasinoYour job: Decide to get out of town and fast. Our job: Help you find where you're headed. This week, NBCLA's Worth the Drive takes us to... Palm Springs Wild West Fest: Because our year could use a serious dose of yippee-ki-yay-ing right about now, and merely wearing boots or pressed denim isn't cutting it.

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