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Giddy on up to Humpty’s Western Round Up

June 13, 2011

Fairytale Town's annual fundraiser, June 11   Good times will be a-rollin'!    Upcoming Fairytale Town fun

Fairytale Town’s annual fundraiser, June 11

Gather up yer youngins and mosey on over to Sacramento’s Fairytale Town this Saturday night for a rootin’ tootin’ good time!  The non-profit Fairytale Town has been preparing for its annual fundraiser, “Humpty’s Western Round Up“, and would love to have you and your family attend.

Good times will be a-rollin’!

Aspiring cowpokes young and old are in for an evening of fun!

Trick roper James Barrera will be entertaining the audience with flying lariats and cracking whips.  Having earned a huge fan base throughout the state, Barerra is considered a walking, talking, special effect; his roping act includes an awe-inspiring double-handed bullwhip routine snapping out rhythms alongside a live singer.  Beware — he might just lasso and hogtie an unsuspecting audience member.

The Dave Russell Band — based now out of Sacramento, but originally from North Carolina — has performed to sold out shows across the country and now heads to Humpty’s Western Round Up to provide the tunes required of any quintessential hoe down!  The Dave Russel Band is sure to get you up out of your seats, tappin’ yer toes, and screamin’ for more.

What’s a cowboy or cowgirl without a horse?  The Sacramento County 4-H Mini Equine Program will be on hand to answer questions, share information, and provide an opportunity for children to touch and interact with its collection of miniature horses.

Other fun activities and crafts unique to Humpty’s Western Round Up will be available Saturday evening.  Children can rope and wrangle faux ponies; knock down bottles from a fence post using precision aim; create a picture of the setting sun so they, too, can ride off into the sunset; and craft a good-natured rattle snake to rustle up a little fun for days to come.

Humpty’s Western Round Up at Fairytale Town is this Saturday, June 11, from 6 – 10pm.  It’s a special ticketed event, and tickets are available for purchase online. Prices, in advance, are $25 for adults, $10 for children aged 2 to 12, and free for children aged 1 and younger.  If purchased on the day of the event, prices are increased by $5.  Ticket cost includes park admission, all live entertainment and themed activities, barbeque eats prepared by Red Oak BBQ, a soft drink, and Crystal Ice Cream for dessert.  Saloon stations will be serving beer and wine for purchase.

Upcoming Fairytale Town fun

The excitement continues all summer long at Fairytale Town!  Open daily from 9am – 4pm, the park often organizes special events for the enjoyment of all visitors.  Save the dates for these fun opportunities to visit Fairytale Town AND see something a little extra:
International Celebration, July 2.  Cultures from around the world perform on the outdoor Mother Goose Stage, including Sangeet Bharati, Minyo Tanoshimi Kai, Kyla’s School of Highland Dance, Fenix Drum & Dance, Folklorico Aztlan de Sacramento, Hula 4 Fun, and Eastern Ways Martial Arts.

Twilight Concert: Sacramento Taiko Dan, July 13.  This Japanese style of percussion combines music and movement, creating a dynamic and visually exciting art form.

Very Special Arts Day, July 16, which features performances by very special artists, displays of visual artwork created by VSA arts students, and hands-on workshops such as collage, mobiles, yarn painting, block print-making, and ink-blot butterflies.

Children’s Concert Series, Sundays in July.  Matinee performances will feature favorite local children’s artists, including Francie Dillon, The Hipwaders, Mister Cooper and Octopretzel.

For a truly unique experience, Fairytale Town offers Family Camp Outs.  Sleep under the stars and awake to the sunrise.  Fairytales to be read before cozying up, of course!  Three special sleepover nights are offered through the summer months.

Children learn through play…

…and that’s what Fairytale Town is all about!  Find out more about this beautiful 2.5 acre children’s play park and outdoor children’s museum by visiting its website at www.fairytaletown.org.

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