Roaring Nights @ LA Zoo

“Roaring Nights goes Country” was one of the after hours themed events held last summer at the LA Zoo.  Lewis Events was invited to assist the zoo in making the tranformation to the wild west.  We brought in a variety of theme decorations, a western show and a unique collection of guest activities.  A quick set up had to take place while the daytime crowd transitioned to the Roaring Nights crowd.Colorful vignettes were set up at key locations within the zoo.

The western roping and variety show was staged directly in front of the elephant exhibit.  Before the show, we did a run through to make sure that the elephants were ok with the cracking of the bullwhip and the acts in general.  Then some pre-show filming. . . . Finally the crowds gathered and the show began. Definitely a first for Lewis Events.  Between shows we were able to have a behind the scenes tour of the zoo.

The elephants went on grass munching and wandering during the show and stunts . . . didn’t seem to mind all the lively western action and sounds one bit.

The crowd gathered as the show began and progressed. 

One of the event’s focal points was an activity area we created where Roaring Nights guests had the opportunity to try a selection of hands-on old west activities. Prospectors tried their hand at the gold panning station.  Fancy roping was taught in the trick roping area.  Cowhands had the chance to throw a lariat around one of the virtual longhorn steers.  A fun night in a truly unique venue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Crowds In Susanville

Way up north in Susanville in Lassen County, yes we go there too.  The Lassen County School Distrct brought all their 4th grade students (and there was a ton) to the Lassen County Fairgrounds for a California history program and activity day.  Busses traveled from all over the widespread county, filled with enthusiastic youth ready to  experience the old west.

Lewis Events was invited to bring California history to life for the unique experience.  So we packed up the truck and made the long trip.  Exciting activities included gold panning, rope  making, candle making, butter churning, old west games, virtual calf roping, trick roping,  jump rope contests, branding, dancing, and dress-up photos.

To acommodate the large crowd, activities were spread throughout the fairground’s facilities.  See you next year, Susanville!

After two busy days of shows and activities, we took a  road trip across the mountains and down the coast of California.