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Silver Mine Sponsors



August 17th to 19th - Festival Carnival

Carnival Round Up Sponsors

Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley

National Chavez Center

Southern California Edison

The excitement of the Carnival will again be part of Mountain Festival. The rides, the lights, the fun! There will be rides and fun for all ages.

The Carnival will be located at the corner of Robinson and D Streets across from Wells School Playground. Carnival hours are Friday, August 17th from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Saturday, August 18th from 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 19th from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Presale tickets at a reduced price will be available at the Chamber office on July 25th. Presale tickets will be 20 tickets for $15.00, at the carnival booth ticket prices will be 1 ticket for $1.25, 20 tickets for $20.00 and 50 tickets for $40.00. Sunday, August 19th will be "Pay One Price" day from 12-8 p.m. The presale price for a wristband that will enable you to ride as often as you like will be $25.00; on Sunday at carnival booth cost is $30.00. Wrist Bands are good for Sunday, August 19th only from 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Come by the Chamber office and get your Carnival presale tickets at a reduced price when they go on sale on July 25th. The last day to purchase your tickets and wristbands at this special price will be Thursday, August 16th at 3:00 p.m. For more information call 661-822-4180.

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August 17th and 18th - V.F.W. Live Music and Dinner/Dance

Start your weekend on Friday, August 17th with live music and dancing. On Saturday night, come and enjoy a delicious dinner, then dance the night away under the stars to another of your favorite country bands. Dinner is served starting at 6:00 pm. The V.F.W. is located at 221 W. Tehachapi Blvd. For information, call 661-822-7500.

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August 18th - Mountain Gallop 5K/10K

The Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District will once again present the Mountain Gallop 5K/10K on Saturday, August 18th. Entrants will meet at Aspen Builders Inc Activity Center/West Park, 410 West D St. Registration begins at 6:00 a.m. and the race will start at 7:00 a.m.

You can register online at

Information and map of the route will also be available online soon.

Early Registration January 1 - June 1 $30 for 5K / $35 for 10K, June 2 - July 15 $35 for 5K / $40 for 10K, July 16 - August 16 $40 for 5K / $45 for 10K. Day of Race Registration $45 for 5K / $50 for 10K. Includes championship timing, refreshments, technical race shirt, great course, finisher's medal and awesome swag.

For information call 661-822-3228.

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August 18th - Pancake Breakfast

Before heading to any of the Festival events on Saturday, August 18th, come and enjoy a pancake breakfast, sponsored by the American Legion Post 221, and prepared & served by the Royal Rangers of Tehachapi in the Veterans Hall at 125 East F Street. Breakfast will be available from 7:00 to 9:30 a.m. The Royal Rangers will be serving their traditional "all you can eat" Mountain Festival Pancake Breakfast, which is sponsored by the American Legion Post 221. Pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice will be available within steps of the festival parade. Tickets will be on sale in July and advance ticket prices are $5.00 for adults while children 10 years and under can eat for just $4.00. Tickets bought at the door will cost 50 cents more.

The Royal Ranger is a Christian organization for boys, ages five through fourteen. Camping out is among their many activities, along with trips to Knott's Berry Farm and Magic Mountain. The boys also participate in an annual derby involving model cars handmade from wood blocks. The Royal Rangers hold their meetings at the Christian Life Assembly Church on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Contact Christian Life Assembly, at 822-3813 for more information or to purchase tickets.

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August 18th - Festival Parade

Come see the local celebrities, fun floats, high school band, horses, clowns, and much more. The entries will be judged and trophies awarded to winners. Don't forget to stop by the Gazebo at Central Park for the announcement of winners. The parade route will be on F Street, from Mulberry Street to Hayes Street. Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 18th. For parade application click click here.

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August 18th and 19th - Arts & Crafts Fair & Park Festival

Gold Rush Sponsors

Sim Sanitation

Silver Mine Sponsors

City of Tehachapi

Terra-Gen Operating Company, LLC

Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District

The UPS Store

Bring the whole family to Philip Marx Central Park, there's something for everyone!! There will be over 100 vendors of beautiful handmade arts & crafts including Jewelry, Clothing, Leather Purses and Wallets, Photography, Quilts, Wooden Children's Toys, Metal Yard Art, and so much more... A large variety of local non-profit organization and commercial food booths with everything from Tri-Tip, Pulled Pork and Hotlink Sandwiches, Funnel cakes, Hand Scooped Ice Cream, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, Italian Ice and Roasted Corn on the Cob, Baked Potatoes, Greek Gyros, a beer garden, commercial booths filled with items for sale and informational handouts, live entertainment in the park at the Gazebo, fun and games for the kids that include Bounce Houses, a Giant Inflatable Slide and Obstacle Course, and so much more.

So grab your blanket or lawn chair and spend the day with family and friends in beautiful Central Park. Don't forget to stop by the Chamber tent and purchase your "Official Mountain Festival T Shirt". All this will take place at Philip Marx Central Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. ADMISSION IS FREE....

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August 19th - 21st Annual Tehachapi Mountain Festival® Car & Truck Show

The 21st Annual Tehachapi Mountain Festival® Car & Truck Show "Thunder on the Mountain" will return to downtown Tehachapi at Green & F Streets. The show will be held on Sunday, August 19th from 9 am to 3 pm.

Pre-Registration Fee is $35 ($40 day of show). The first 150 to register receive a free T-Shirt. *Registration is limited to 300 Entries.* The registration form should be mailed no later than August 9th to ensure receipt by the Car Show Committee. Parking is *First Come, First Served*. If you want to park with your club or group of friends, plan to arrive together and park. Event parking begins at 6:00 a.m.

Trophy awards, 50/50 and major raffle drawings begin at 2 PM. Entry forms can be picked up at the Chamber office or by clicking here. For more information visit, email or call 661-821-2316.

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August 17th & 18th - PRCA Rodeo

Come and celebrate the western heritage of Tehachapi at the 53rd Annual Tehachapi Mountain Festival© PRCA Rodeo August 17-18 at the Tehachapi Event Center and Rodeo Grounds on Dennison Road.

Family members of all ages will thrill to the high flying, head jerking, spine tingling excitement that only a day at the rodeo can bring. Even the most seasoned rodeo fans will be delighted by the antics of the clowns and amazed at the bravery of the bullfighters.

Festivities begin on Friday, August 17th at 7:00 pm (gates open at 5:00 pm), followed by more action on Saturday starting at 5:00 pm (gates open at 3:00 pm).

Tickets will be available at a discounted rate at Albertson's Customer Service Booth, the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce, Hemme Hay in Tehachapi and Lancaster. In Bakersfield at Emporium Western Store, and Boot Barn in Bakersfield and Lancaster. Presale ticket prices are $15 for adults and $13 for children 5-10, seniors 65+ and past & active military with ID.

Tickets will be on sale at the gate prior to both performances. Gate prices are $17 for adults and $15 for children and seniors.

For additional questions or information about sponsoring the Tehachapi Mountain Festival© PRCA Rodeo, please call 661-557-7336 or visit

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August 18th & 19th - Mountain Festival Entertainment

Saturday, August 18th
12:00 pm
Black Gold Cloggers
12:50 pm
Tehachapi Martial Arts Center
1:20 pm
Parade Awards
1:45 pm
David Reeves Carpenter
3:30 pm
Bear Mountain Boys

Sunday, August 19th
9:00 am
Church Service - Christian Life Assembly
11:00 am
Pat Strong Trio +2
12:30 am
3:00 pm
Muleskinner Revival

Gazebo Entertainment Sponsors
Airstreams Renewables, Inc. Banks Pest Control
BSE Rents
'hachapi Tees
Kaiser Permanente
Race Communications
The Woods Pavilion
Wood Family Funeral Service

Branding Iron T-Shirt Sponsors
Bakersfield Family Medical Center/Oaktree Medical
City of Tehachapi
'hachapi Tees
Sim Sanitation, Inc.
Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District
Terra-Gen Operating Company, LLC
The UPS Store
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