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Annual CoyoteFest Slated

Now is the time to sign up for the parade, car show or a booth and take part in the annual Coulterville CoyoteFest, coming up on Saturday, Sept. 23.

The Car Show entry fee remains at just $25 through Aug. 1. Early bird registered cars also get dash plaques and a “Goody Bag” and any car entered into the show is “comped” into the parade for those interested, just note it on the application. For those entering the parade using other means of transportation … feet, hoofs, tractor, or other vehicle, registration is just $10. Forms for both of these events as well as vendor applications can be downloaded on the website, or you can fill it out there and even pay online. For those who still resist technology, just call the museum, 209-878-3015, leave your contact info and the type of application you want and one will be mailed to you.

The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. sharp, People’s Choice judging is from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., and the Coyote Howl Contests, live music, food and merchandise booths and other entertainment goes from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Coulterville Park. Coyote Howl signups are on site the day of the event, you can sign up for the Horseshoe contest that day or in advance by calling 209-742-6653.

Facebook fans are invited to “like” the CoyoteFest page and stay updated on the information about the annual festival.


The vendor list for the fest has more than doubled. For the kids, in addition to the Kid’s Korner there will be: Pony Express pony rides, Zippy Rides, Krinklies Face Painting and Balloon Critters, and Jim’s Bounce House. Also featured will be plenty of great food including: JD’s BBQ, MacDoogles Kettle Corn, Chuchita’s Authentic Tacos as well as hamburgers, hot dogs, chili cheese fries, nachos, popcorn, slushies, cotton candy, water and sodas, all from Genesis Entertainment. Merchandise and craft vendors include: Jan Deshera’s loom demonstration along with her hand spun woven crafts; Raymond Morey’s ‘28 Chevy pickup and “Crack’n Corn” demonstration; Mike’s Horseshoe Art; Chaps and Leather Goods by Debra Mason; Rustic Barb Wire Creations by Doreen; Mountain Mama’s Artisan Breads and Critters; Barbara Plemon’s Fairy Gardens and Succulents; A Mothers Quest by Sandy Lee; Harvest and Hearth by Terry and Amy Hicks; Stitched with Love by Tammy Lewis; Jewelry by Elise Lane; Lee Beldon’s Born Again Pallet Wood Crafts; Hand Painted Art Glass and Images by Brenda Gorsuch; Caroline Fruth’s Pathos Screen Printing, Raven’s Rose Candles and Crafts by Patricia Boyer; Krystal Parker’s Damsel In Defense; Handmade Crafts by Melissa Johnson and Brent Jerner’s Renewable Solar Energy booth.