NOV 5-6, 2016 Ridgecrest, CA

RIDGECREST PETROGLYPH FESTIVAL

NOW AT PETROGLYPH PARK!
Celebration and Performances honoring Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Celebration

3rd Annual Ridgecrest Petroglyph Festival Attracts Thousands



About The Ridgecrest Petroglyph Festival

Ancient Native American rock art is the central theme for the third annual Ridgecrest Petroglyph Festival in Ridgecrest, California. The celebration during the weekend of November 5-6, 2016 includes a street fair, Native American Film Showcase, crafts from Native American artists, tours to the Coso Petroglyphs, and a full slate of Native American performers, dancers and authentic Native American Music.

Ridgecrest serves as the perfect location for the events, as the home of artifacts and petroglyphs dating more than 10,000 years old. Little Petroglyph Canyon alone contains over 20,000 documented images, one of the largest concentrations in the Western Hemisphere. The unique location of the petroglyphs are protected, which have kept them in remarkably preserved condition, and are only accessible through tours with the Maturango Museum. In an effort to increase accessibility for visitors hoping to see the petroglyphs, special bus tours have been designed for the weekend of the festival. Tickets for the Petroglyph tours must be purchased in advance at here.

Master Class Speakers Series

Cultural specialists with a deep knowledge of the region's Native American history will provide a variety of presentations, films and talks that allows visitors to have an incredible experience bringing this world of knowledge to add context and understanding of California's most unique cultural treasurers.

These speakers are presenting during the weekend of the Ridgecrest Petroglyph Festival and brings a world-class collection of cultural experts.

Festival Vendor Information

With nearly 15,000 visitors from all around the world the Ridgecrest Petroglyph Festival provides vendors a unique opportunity to reach travelers who are looking for an authentic desert experience. By providing unique products and services, our vendors have a great appreciation for the fellowship and fascination with the region's ancient culture and traditions. click here to download the vendor application.

Event Schedule


Petroglyph Festival Sunday, November 6th


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Attendees

3

days

10

workshops

80+

Vendors

Master Class Speakers
Maturango Museum

Rod Blankenship

ROD BLANKENSHIP

"Buffalo Man"

Speaking about the importance of the buffalo in the Native American's daily life.

Tina Guerrero

TINA GUERRERO

Presentation from Tina Guerrero, Tubatulabal Tribe

John Doe

ALEXANDER "SANDY" ROGERS

Sandy Rogers is the archaelogy curator at the Maturango and will discuss "The Discovery of the Coso Petroglyphs."

John Doe

DEATH VALLEY JIM

Jim Mattern

Presentation by Death Valley Historian Jim Mattern

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Street Festival
FREE
  • Nearly 100 Booths
  • Entertainment
  • Educational Speakers
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Museum Wine Tour
$20
  • Light Refreshments
  • Wine and Beer Tastings
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Petroglyph Tour
$40
  • Personalized Tour Guide
  • Van Transportation
  • 2 Hour Tour
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TESTIMONIALS

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A life-changing experience. The tour of the petroglyphs was an authentic experience of ancient Native American life. The secret California that I was hoping for.
Rebecca Aldridge Manchester, England
The festival was a finely-tuned balance between Native culture and contemporary interests. Congratulations on finding the critical juncture.
Professor Ian McDougal Chicago, IL
Just tell me that this will continue forever! I took my kids and they LOVED all the neat things that I could be confident that were family friendly and didn't have to worry about inappropriate content. Kudos!
Allison Strong Las Vegas, NV

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LOCATION - PETROGLYPH PARK


Location - Petroglyph Park
  • 400 North China Lake Boulevard, Ridgecrest, CA 93555
  • info@rpfestival.com
  • (760) 375-8202
  • November 5-6, 2016
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