Best of The West Schedule of Events 2022

Friday, May 27, 2022

8:00 GATES OPEN

9:45 TRAIN RIDES BEGIN* (PRICING NOT INCLUDED)

10:00 FOOD AND BEER OPEN

10:00 BLACKSMITH DEMOS BEGIN

10:30 TRACTOR PARADE (TRACTOR AREA)

12:00 MILITARY SALUTE (BAR AREA)

12:45 MILITARY PARADE

1:15 LAST CALL ON TRAIN

1:30 TRACTOR PARADE

2:00 EARTH MOVING DEMO (TRACTOR AREA)

3:00 PLOWING DEMO (TRACTOR AREA)

5:00 GATES CLOSE

Saturday, May 28, 2022

8:00 GATES OPEN

9:45 TRAIN RIDES BEGIN (PRICING NOT INCLUDED)

10:00 FOOD AND BEER OPEN

10:00 BLACKSMITH DEMO BEGINS

10:30 TRACTOR PARADE (TRACTOR AREA)

12:00 MILITARY SALUTE (BAR AREA)

12:45 MILITARY PARADE

1:30 TRACTOR PARADE

2:00 EARTH MOVING DEMO (TRACTOR AREA)

2:00-4:00 AIRPLANES CAN BE VIEWED AT AIRSTRIP (PEOPLE MOVERS TO PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION)

3:00 PLOWING DEMO (TRACTOR AREA)

4:45 LAST CALL ON TRAIN

5:00 GATES CLOSE

Sunday, May 29, 2022

8:00 GATES OPEN

9:45 TRAIN RIDES BEGIN (PRICING NOT INCLUDED)

10:00 FOOD AND BEER OPEN

10:00 BLACKSMITH DEMO BEGINS

10:30 TRACTOR PARADE (TRACTOR AREA)

12:00 MILITARY SALUTE (BAR AREA)

12:45 MILITARY PARADE

1:30 TRACTOR PARADE

2:00 EARTH MOVING DEMO (TRACTOR AREA)

2:00-4:00 AIRPLANES CAN BE VIEWED AT AIRSTRIP (PEOPLE MOVERS TO PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION)

3:00 PLOWING DEMO (TRACTOR AREA)

4:45 LAST CALL ON TRAIN

5:00 GATES CLOSE

*Trains leave every 60 min or so (come on, it’s an old train, she gets going when she gets goin’) from 9:45am – 4:00pm on Saturday and Sunday; except during the Military Salute; pricing is not included in ticket admission. Friday Train service is limited.
Food Court: Farm Bureau Tri Tip, Heavenly Hot Dogs, Jerry’s Tacos, Bellow Pizza, Templeton Drama Cotton Candy, Cruising Cones Ice Cream

Lodging for BOTW

Coming in from out of town? The Holiday Inn Express in Atascadero is offering a special rate for Best of the West participants. The hotel offers hot breakfast, complimentary truck/trailer parking, and is an easy 10-minute drive from the Ranch. For more information, check out the “Local Lodging” page on the website.

Of course, there is plenty of room for RV or trailer camping, if you’d prefer to stay where the action is! (“Dry” camping only and campfires are prohibited.) To stay on the Ranch, please submit a registration form, found here.

(There are many other local accommodations within 10 or 15 minutes from the venue.)

Participate!

We’re always looking to add to the show!

Interested in exhibiting? Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Tractors, implements and vintage articles utilized in farming, earthmoving, logging and general rural life. Dated 1970’s and older.
  • Engines. We welcome steam or gas engines dating 1850 to 1950, including hit and miss engines and power units.
  • “Classic” automobiles and motorcycles.
  • Military vehicles, tanks, halftracks, jeeps, trucks, and any other tracked or wheeled type of vehicle used in the military of any country at any time.
  • Horses and Mules. The “original tractor,” we love having animals with wagons, carts, plows, graders, etc.  (Please contact Wade Taylor of the Paso Robles Pioneer Day Committee if interested in bringing equine; 805-550-1078.)
  • Trucks. This includes antique trucks, firetrucks, and trailers utilized in farming, ranching, construction, trucking or commerce of any type.
  • Any other items and displays that are complementary to the above. Blacksmithing? early-American history reenactments? If in doubt, email us with a description and photo.