Chili Cook-Off and Holidays on the Homestead at Antelope Valley Museum

  • December 14, 2013 · 4:00 PM
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Please Note: Read the directions carefully below BEFORE you RSVP 'Yes' for this event.

1) I am hosting this event for both Gay Foodies and Pleasure Palate.

2) I will be arranging for a carpool that will be meeting at 4 PM in the Sepulveda Garden Center. Address is: 16633 Magnolia Blvd · Encino

We will meet at Rubio Avenue which intersects with Magnolia Blvd.

3) If you carpool, please give your designated driver at least $15 in CA$H for to compensate for gas and car maintenance.

4) Admission into the event and museum is $10. Bring a little extra cash in case you want to purchase chili for dinner and gift items to take home with you.

I heard good things about the Antelope Valley Indian Museum earlier this year. I found out they have a living history event that's Christmas cowboy themed on December 15th, so I figure why not check out the museum and enjoy the special event they host once a year. So come join me in Lancaster for the Chili Cook-Off and Holidays on the Homestead!

From their website:

"Visit the Antelope Valley Indian Museum on Saturday, December 15th from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. for an old-time country holiday celebration! The museum, which was built as a homestead in the 1930’s, will feature a chili cook-off, country craft boutique, homestead-era holiday décor, and cowboy songs and poetry from out on the range performed around a blazing bonfire! Explore the unique hand-built museum and soft, warm lighting of the whimsical historic grounds, with the wintery night sky sparkling over the desert.

Traditional cowboy songs and poetry are tales of life on the range that were composed by cattlemen during their journeys across the old west, passed on at the end of their long workdays around the campfire. Cowboy performers Michael Tcherkassky and Gary Robertson will be bringing the romantic imagery of this folk pastime to life under the stars! Michael, also known as “The Saddle Serenader”, has performed cowboy songs at the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival and other events around the country for many years. Gary draws from his own ranch life for his poems, leaning toward family stories with humor. These stories are about a lifestyle, and there are some funny things that go on at the ranch.

Artist and professional set designer Howard Arden Edwards built the Indian Museum to house his collection of American Indian artifacts, and decorated the storybook-style building with colorful representations of Indian culture and creative hand-made furniture. His wife Rose was known for her tasty chili and cornbread feasts at their 1930’s holiday celebrations. Their talents are being recognized with a chili cook-off, and a craft boutique of country style items- a great opportunity for holiday shopping."


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  • John C.

    Robert, how in the heck did you attend a chocolate salon in LA and a cook-off in Antelope Valley within 2 hours??

    December 14, 2013

    • Robert

      Did I mention I was able to attend my Santa Monica event that started at 9 PM as well? By now you should know my ability to get from place to place in day is legendary.

      December 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    soory - I am going to be moving and have to go out of toen

    December 10, 2013

  • Steev

    poo can't do this afterall :(

    December 3, 2013

  • Steev

    This sounds so fun! This museum is AMAZING. I will do my best to get there. I will update if I cannot attend. -S

    November 23, 2013

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