Spirit of the West Festival Circa 2010

This was the official website for the Spirit of the West Festival held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Content is from the site's 2010 archived pages.

Check out the current website for the festival and get all the most up to date news at: http://spiritofthewestfest.com/

Phone: Bill or Jeanne Pattison at (605) 334-9202
Address: 1100 Southeastern Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57103-2376


A celebration of all things western from the 1800's to the present.

Visiting the Spirit of the West Festival will allow you to travel back in time, be entertained, and shop from one of the many vendors during our three day event. There's plenty to do for everyone, so please come and join us.

The goal of the Spirit of the West Festival is to keep the history and spirit of the cowboys and old west alive. Whether you're attracted by the history of the west, western collectibles, an exhibitor, or the lore of the cowboy, there's something for everyone at the Spirit of the West Festival.

Located at 6200 N. Kiwanis Ave in Sioux Falls, SD.


An aside: Recently I was trying to recollect how many years we have been making the trek to the Spirit of the West Festivals where ever they end up. The most recent festivals are now held in Beach, North Dakota, but I remember the 2009 festival held in Sioux Falls, SD as well. It was a disappointment when the 2010 was canceled. We go to the festival to enjoy the music and check out the western collectibles. We just bought a condo in a very contemporary building in NYC to use as a pied-a-terre for whenever we wanted to spend time there. My wife is throwing out her normal decorating book when it comes to furnishing the place and is opting to go full in selecting quite striking Italian contemporary furniture. We're headed to Philadelphia to the showroom of a store she found online that is an authorized dealer of the most respected Italian furniture designers and manufacturers available in the market today. Apparently they carry large collections of such Italian furniture manufacturers as Bonaldo, Cattelan Italia, Fiam Italia, Foscarini, Gamma Arredamenti, Pianca, Presotto Italia, Tonelli and Tonin Casa. I was concerned that none of our western collectibles or artwork would be compatible with the "look" my wife was creating. But she said that of course we would display some pieces of our huge western collection in the condo. I'm looking forward to our trip out west later this year. We will be at the next Spirit of the West Festival for sure.


COWBOY MIKE entertaining the crowd.


Spirit of the West Festival 2009


General Admission September 17-19, 2010.

Gates open at 10 a.m. (subject to change)
Gates Close at 7 p.m.(subject to change)

Regular Pricing

• Adults $10.00
• Seniors $8.00
• Children (5-12) $0.00
• 3 day Pass $24.00

Special Pricing (Call for Advance Sale & Large Group Pricing)

• Seniors $7.00
• Children (5 - 12) $0.00


Arena Events & Trail Rides

7th Cavalry
Company D

Lowell Kruse
(605) 678-2445
Mick Nesseim
(605) 368-2922

Dakota Territory Cowboy Mounted Shooter

Contact Mike

The 4th Iowa Battery D III Corps
Contact First Sergeant David L Peterson
(712) 470-0410
Brian Bausch
(231) 740-3218
13th US Infantry
PO Box 90012
Sioux Falls, SD 57109-1012
Mardy Gulbranson
(605) 647-2830
Trail Ride
3:00 PM $20

9:30 AM $10

Bring your own Horse & Tack
2009 Winner Todd Goldammer




Sherwin & Pam Linton

The Cotton Kings


Peter Brown
Actor TV Series Lawman & Laredo


Robert Fuller Actor TV Series Wagon Train, Laramie & Emergency


>Willam Smith
Actor TV Series Laredo & Hawaii-Five-O

Movie: Any Which Way You Can


Ty Hardin Actor TV Series Bronco

Movies: Battle of the Bulge & PT109


James Stacy
Actor TV Series Adventuries of Ozzie & Harriet & Lancer


Ed Faulkner Actor Movies McLintock, Chisum, Undefeated & Green Berets






Ron Affolter

Amanda Swenson

Christi Swenson
(605) 397-4549

Clell Swanson

Cassandra Swanson
(605) 743-527


Ron & Jane Cote

(605) 351-9233

Swanson Cowboyography

Cassandra Swanson
(605) 743-5270


Adam Winrich

Garret Popek

Silver Creek Mavericks

Marshal Mike at buckskin@svtv.com


Cowboy Fast Draw Competition


Cowboy Mike

Mike Wooldridg


Char at

Old West Society of Minnesota


Trial of Jack McCall

Trail of Jack McCall


The Dover Brothers

Greg Hager

Richard and Donna Best

(330) 940-2354 or Cell (330) 475-6184

Gentlemen of Old Deadwood

Randy Christensen (605) 721-6543 or (605) 484-0338








In Sioux Falls, South Dakota Exit 83 on I-29 go east on 60th St. North to Kiwanis/Westport Ave and go north on Kiwanis Ave 1.5 miles go East .5 miles.