Hoedown Honey

For the last three summers Knott’s Berry Farm has offered Ghost Town Alive, which can best be described as a real life, family-friendly version of Westworld, the fictional theme park of the 1973 movie, and current HBO TV show under the same name, where guests get to live out the wild west, but at Knott’s it’s with actors, and not robotic “hosts” because, hey, we aren’t that advanced yet. Because of my love of westerns Ghost Town Alive became a staple of my summer, and last weekend its third season came to a close.

My outfit for the finale, a blue peasant top, and skirt of orange, red, yellow, and green which features an illustration of a barn dance.

Tiny Mayfield, leans against a doorway to prepare to rob the bank. His kerchief on his face and gun in hand.

My outfit for the finale, a blue peasant top, and skirt of orange, red, yellow, and green which features an illustration of a barn dance.

My outfit for the finale, a blue peasant top, and skirt of orange, red, yellow, and green which features an illustration of a barn dance.

The Mayfield Gang stand outside the bank talking with the new bank guard, Antonino.

Levi stands behind the desk at the post office transcribing telegraphs as they come in.

My outfit for the finale, a blue peasant top, and skirt of orange, red, yellow, and green which features an illustration of a barn dance.

Close-up of my necklace, which features miniature wooden wagon wheels and circular faux coral stones.

My outfit for the finale, a blue peasant top, and skirt of orange, red, yellow, and green which features an illustration of a barn dance.

Looking Glass, the photographer for the Calico Gazette leans on his camera.

Deputy Stillwater aims at some of the Mayfield gang as they run across the balcony of the Calico Saloon.

My outfit for the finale, a blue peasant top, and skirt of orange, red, yellow, and green which features an illustration of a barn dance.

The skirt pulled wide to showcase the design of couples in western attire dancing in a barn, complete with hay on the floor, a fiddle player offers up the music.

My outfit for the finale, a blue peasant top, and skirt of orange, red, yellow, and green which features an illustration of a barn dance.

Phyllis Mayfield, peeks out the window of the saloon at an awaiting posse, as she is suspected of robbing the bank.

Drawing "wanted" posters is an activity for guests. Here is my illustration of Dead Eye Jackson, wanted for supposedly robbing the bank.

Donna is the new dress maker's assistant, and also a bit of a matchmaker. She helps romance along and writes notes to other citizens.

My outfit for the finale, a blue peasant top, and skirt of orange, red, yellow, and green which features an illustration of a barn dance.

Close-up of the couple dancing. Women where different color dresses, and men in cowboy hats and western shirts dance with them.

My outfit for the finale, a blue peasant top, and skirt of orange, red, yellow, and green which features an illustration of a barn dance.

Cannonball, the town's banjo players offers music to passersby.

My outfit for the finale, a blue peasant top, and skirt of orange, red, yellow, and green which features an illustration of a barn dance.

My outfit for the finale, a blue peasant top, and skirt of orange, red, yellow, and green which features an illustration of a barn dance.

Ghost Town Alive has not only been a success for Knott’s Berry Farm in terms of guest enjoyment and attendance, it has been award winning, receiving an “Outstanding Achievement” award from the Themed Entertainment Association this year.

While Ghost Town Alive may have come to close, it’s more than likely it will return for a fourth season next year, and I cannot recommend it enough if you’re a fan of unique theme park experiences and/or westerns! In the meantime Knott’s is prepping to become Knott’s Scary Farm for the 46th year. And this year I will be writing up a “Survival Guide” here on the blog for those who have never been, so stay tuned!

Outfit
Peasant Top: Pinup Girl Clothing
Skirt: Found by my dad
Shoes:Β Re-Mix
Necklace: Match Accessories
Earrings: Gift
Purse: ???

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