Old West Christmas Fest

 

Held the first Saturday of December, this annual event is kid-oriented and getting better every year. Local Ovando handcrafted items for sale, soul warming foods, horse-drawn wagon rides, a downtown filled with Christmas lights, and the smell of wood fires in the air; that is Ovando’s Old West Christmas Fest. Kids of all ages can make gingerbread houses, learn how to throw axes- competition style, enjoy crafts and games, and visit with Cowboy Claus, who arrives on horseback to the Museum after riding in along highway 200.

 
Gingerbread houses

Gingerbread houses

Wagon rides

Wagon rides

 
Axe-throwing competition

Axe-throwing competition