THE 50TH ANNUAL FIESTA DAYS HONORS A HALF-CENTURY OF MOUNTAIN MEMORIES & COMMUNITY SUPPORT IN FRAZIER PARK.
LONGEST-RUNNING CELEBRATION IN MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES
Friday August 4th, Saturday August 5th and Sunday, August 6, 2017
“Little House On The Prairie” TV Show Cast Members Alison Arngrim, Brian Part, Rachel Lindsay Greenbush Are Grand Marshalls For Fiesta Days Parade Along W/ Honorary Mayor, Tammie Goddard .
Fiesta Days Parade, 1969
This year’s 50th Annual Fiesta Days taking place Friday, August 4 (1-10pm), Saturday, August 5 (10am-10pm), and Sunday, August 6 (10am-10pm), celebrates and pays tribute to a half-century of Mountain Memories, while continuing it’s uninterrupted run as the longest-running, family-friendly multi-day celebration in the Mountain Communities. As per previous years, admission and parking are free (rides and game tickets can be purchased; some family contests have entry fees). Frazier Mountain Park, 3800 Park Drive. Info: (661) 623-2340 or http://frazierfiestadays.com. Vendor applications available on-line. Presented by Mountain Memories Association, this year’s Fiesta Days fully expects to eclipse last year’s attendance figure of 6,000 people, who come from as far away as Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon.
Alison Arngrim, who played Nellie Dalton on “Little House on the Prairie,” will be one of the three cast members serving as Grand Marshalls at Saturday’s Fiesta Days Parade.
Little House On The Prairie Stars Serve As Parade Grand Marshalls
Fiesta Days is proud to announce three cast members from the long-running television hit “Little House on the Prairie” – Alison Arngrim (who portrayed precocious teen Nellie Dalton on the series), Brian Part (Mr. Edward’s youngest son, Carl), and Rachel Lindsay Greenbush (who along with her twin sister, portrayed the role of Carrie Ingalls) – will serve as Grand Marshall for Saturday’s famed Fiesta Days Parade at 10am. There will be a Meet-And-Greet with all three from 11:30am to 1:30 pm open to the public. Angrim will be selling and autographing her book, Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated.There will also be a live music performance on Saturday by “The Parts” (Brian Part and his wife, Melody) at the Center Stage from 2:30pm-4:30pm.
Fiesta Days promotional poster, circa 1973
50th Annual Fiesta Days – Schedule of Daily Events
- Friday: The ever-popular Pet Show takes place Friday afternoon. Come watch our animal friends parade across the stage! Enter your furry feline or scaly snakes in the Pet Show! Three categories to choose from: Best Dog, Best Small Animal and Best Dressed. There’s also one trophy awarded for Best Overall.
- Saturday: Starting 10am it’s the Dale Hansen/Ed Perine Memorial Parade – come see one of the longest-running Mountain Communities parade. Floats, horses, and other entries will parade from the Assembly of God Church to the Park. This years’ Grand Marshalls feature the cast members of hit NBC show “Little House on the Prairie:” Alison Arngrim, Rachel Lindsay Greenbush , and Brian Part; and Honorary Mayor/Frazier Park business woman, Tammie Goddard. Meet & Greet with “Little House” cast members from 11:30AM -1:30PM. Also on Saturday: VFW Pancake Breakfast in the Community Building at the Park from 7-11 am; Family Games; Carnival and Amusements, with rides for all ages.
- Sunday: VFW Pancake Breakfast in the Community Building at the Park from 7-11am; Worship in the Park – join the community wide worship service held in the park with music and singing. Horseshoe Tournament – Enjoy this annual event on Sunday afternoon. Trophy given to the winner; everyone enters individually. Entry fee applies. George Erb and Brian Prosser Log Sawing Contest – show off your strength in one of four categories: Men’s, Women’s, Mixed Couples, Teens and Juniors. Medals given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each category. Entry fee applies.
50th Annual Fiesta Days – Live Entertainment Schedule