Trickroping in No Man’s Land

Going back in time just a bit, Lewis Events was invited to participate in the Sabine Freestate Festival held in Florien, Louisiana. The annual festival highlights the unique period in history from 1806 until 1822 when a portion of the state was designated as “No Man’s Land” or the “Neutral Strip”. The region was a disputed area between Spanish Texas and the United States’ newly acquired Louisiana Purchase.  Local officers of Spain and the United States agreed to leave the Neutral Ground temporarily outside the jurisdiction of either country.

Over a period of two days, we performed multiple shows that included trick roping, whip-cracking stunts, storytelling, and virtual calf roping.

The festival offered a variety of activities and entertainment choices including a treasure hunt, BBQ contest, carnival, comedy show, folk music jam, parade, dance concert, vendor and food booths, a horse-drawn carriage, and the famous made-on-site sugar cane syrup. The mule did not seem to mind walking in circles all day long, powering the sugarcane-crushing machine. The syrup was then boiled over a wood fire until it reached the syrup stage.

We made a variety of great friends over the three days at the festival and enjoyed our wonderful experience in Florien.

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Turning City Slickers into Wild West Heroes

Lewis Events trick ropers in Kamas, UT

Not too long ago, in a town not too far away, busloads of folks descended on Kamas, Utah for a real live western experience. They came from all over this great country of ours to the High Star Ranch, as a reward for a year of hard work and dedication to their outfit. Lewis Events brought the old west alive.

Kamas Western Crowd

After a trick roping howdy welcome, guests got settled in socializing and relaxing. Then the camp cook served a plateful of mighty fine delectibles which kept guests busy for a spell. Then it was time to learn how to handle the Wild West.

There were plenty of lessons to be learned by the city slickers. We taught guests the fine art of trick roping, how to lasso a wild virtual steer, the excitement of discovering gold, creating intricate designs on leather bracelets, and all they needed to survive the next cattle drive.

Western party Utah sunset

Bellies were full, cups were empty and the sun began to set in the west. We now have a whole crop of new wranglers who are ready to tame the Wild West.

Virtual Roping Steer Lewis Events

We can now hit the trail with confidence knowing our steers will make it safely to the end of the long dusty trail. We also have the confidence that Lewis Events can deliver your important guests the best experience ever!

Happy Birthday Pasadena . . . Western Style

Happy Birthday Pasadena California!  For their official 145th birthday celebration, a western theme was chosen for the big event.  Lewis Events was honored to be chosen to assist in making their birthday extravaganza a huge success. 

Happy Birthday Pasadena Sign

Crowds gathered throughout the day for the trick roping show with the beautiful Fenyes Mansion serving as the perfect backdrop.  Featured performers in the show were Cowgirl Christy, Cowboy Brett, and Cowgirl Emily spinning their trick ropes and cracking the bullwhip.  Guests kicked up their heels with some western line dancing as part of the entertainment.

Trick Roping in Pasadena

DJ Brett played the best in contemporary and classical country-western foot-stomping tunes .

DJ Brett provided music

Cowgirl Emily taught the fine art of steer roping on the lawn.

Cowgirl Emily roping the virtual cow

One of the more popular activities was gold panning with crowds gathered all day long.  A few miners struck it rich as yells of eureka could be heard all the way up in the north forty.

Gold Panning Activity

Dignitaries gave speeches and presentations just before the massive birthday cake was served to all the guests.  

Pasadena City Birthday Celebration

The wild west did come alive once again in Pasadena even if it was just for a day.  See you next year.Trick Roping in Pasadena