8th Annual Ridgecrest Petroglyph Festival Attracts Thousands
Ancient Native American rock art is the central theme for the eighth annual Ridgecrest Petroglyph Festival in Ridgecrest, California. The celebration during the weekend of November 6-7, 2021 includes a street fair, Native American live music, crafts from Native American artists, and a tribute to local Petroglyphs, including a full slate of Native American dancers and drummers.
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. We are excited to be able to present a virual reality exhibit at the newly developed California Welcome Center - Ridgecrest, a part of the Visit Calfornia network of welcome centers throughout California.
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 Festivaland brings a world-class collection of cultural experts.
With nearly 20,000 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. VENDOR REGISTRATION vendor application.
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IMPORTANT NOTE: Petroglyph Tours are not available in China Lake due to earthquake reconstruction. Virtual Reality tours are available at the California Welcome Center - Ridgecrest throughout the festival hours.
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