Fun For All Ages at 63rd Annual Conejo Valley Days

The 63rd Annual Conejo Valley Days (CVD), May 9 through May 12 at Conejo Creek Park South (23 Freeway/Janss Rd. exit) in Thousand Oaks has fun activities for every age. The festival celebrates the area’s western roots and community spirit. The four-day event includes carnival rides, live music, western line dancing, free corn hole play, a free petty zoo and kids’ arts and crafts.

Thursday, May 9 Opening night at CVD is $35 wristband night—go on all the carnival rides as many times as you want for one price. Thursday night also features local teen bands groups who have an opportunity to perform on CVD’s main stage. “Everyone is encouraged to come out and support these young musical artists,” says Veronica Browning, CVD general manager.

Friday, May 10 The evening features country music and line dancing. Whether a pro or beginner, festivalgoers will have a fun time line dancing under the guidance of line dance instructor Kristal Lynn Konzen. Lessons are at 5:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on the dance floor in front of the Golden Horseshoe stage. The DJ for the night’s line dancing is Josh Kelly

Rebel Heart, will perform southern rock, classic rock and original music at 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. A local fan favorite, this is the fourth year the band has performed at Conejo Valley Days.

Saturday, May 11 The entertainment lineup for Saturday, May 11 includes Action Down at noon, The Traveling Band (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover band) at 2:00 p.m. and the Collette Lovejoy Band at 4:00 p.m.

At 6:00 p.m., Peter Beckett lead singer of Player (performing its number one single, “Baby Come Back”) with special guest Elliot Lurie (number one single “Brandy”) take the stage.

The evening wraps up with Sitting on Stacy performing at 8:00 p.m.

In between acts, festivalgoers can enjoy local aerial performers, acrobats and flow artists just outside the Golden Horseshoe.

Sunday, May 12  Kristal Lynn begins the day with more western line dancing lessons at noon. The Colette Lovejoy Band performs at 3:00 p.m. and line dancing 4:30 p.m.

For a list of bands and performance times, go to www.conejovalleydays.us, click on “Entertainment” then “Band Schedule 2019”

Kids Activities Tawni’s Ponies & Animal World Petting Zoo will be bring its free petting zoo to CVD on Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12. In addition, kids can make country-themed craft projects all four days of CVD, sponsored by Macaroni Kid.

For corn hole enthusiasts of all ages, CVD will have its very own corn hole area when festivalgoers can try their hand at the game at no charge.

Over 30 food, craft and commercial vendors with be at CVD this year. In keeping with CVD’s western theme, all booth vendors will be dressed in western gear. The craft and commercial vendor booths will line a western-style street as visitors enter CVD.

Each year, Kastl Amusements brings carnival rides that are the largest and most elaborate in the Conejo Valley. The mega rides at CVD will include AirMaxx, Gondola Ferris Wheel, Sea Dragon, Kamikazee, Starship 2000 and Zipper. For young kids, rides such at teacups, bees, speedway, bear affair and a carousel are the right fit.

Conejo Valley Days hours are Thursday, May 9, 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday, May 10, 5:00 p.m. to midnight., Saturday, May 11, noon to midnight p.m. and Sunday, May 12, noon to 6:00 p.m.

Live entertainment and hands-on exhibits are included with general admission. Entry: $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6 through 12 and free for kids 5 and under. Elementary and middle school students can participate inCVD’s Read & Ride program and receive a pass good for three free carnival rides.

For more information, go to www.conejovalleydays.us or call 805-638-2007. Follow Conejo Valley Days on Facebook, www.facebook.com/ConejoValleyDays and Twitter, @CVDays63.


 

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