Skip to Main Content

Knott's Berry Farm

Skip to Next Section

What to wear to Ghost Town Alive! - Easy DIY Cowgirl Skirt

Melanie Walsh

Knott's Anniversary Ambassador
Blogger. Crafter. Over-punctuator.  My name is Melanie Walsh, and I’m thrilled to be a Knott's Anniversary Ambassador.  When I’m not hunting down boysenberry treats, I am exploring all of the family fun Orange County has to offer on my blog, Clementine County.  There you’ll find travel, crafts, recipes, and fun!

Cowboy hats, bandanas, and vests...oh my!  It’s time to let out your inner miner as we welcome Ghost Town Alive! back to Knott’s Berry Farm this summer!

Ghost Town Alive! is back as the town of Calico comes to life in an interactive scavenger hunt brought to life by a lively cast of characters and YOU, the park guests. Calico has transformed into a boom town as gold was discovered by Peg Leg Cinch who hit the motherlode. Will the rest of town be shouting “Eureka!” this Founder’s Day?

What makes the Ghost Town Alive! experience so unique is that guests engage with the influence how the story plays out. From solving puzzles to joining a gang, citizens and newcomers will be prospecting by day and celebrating at the hoedown by night. 

One surefire way to make your visit even more engaging is by dressing the part.  For my littlest cowgirl, I opted to make her a super easy DIY cowgirl skirt. 

Easy DIY Cowgirl Skirt

What You’ll Need:

  • Elastic
  • Needle & Thread
  • Fabric and Bandanas
  • Roll of Tulle
  • Tape measure

Instructions:

Measure your child’s waist & cut elastic accordingly.  Remember that elastic will stretch so there’s no need to allow for any extra.

Place one inch of elastic over the other end and sew to form a waistband. I won’t tell Miss Donna over in the dress shop if you’d rather safety pin than sewing!

Measure your child from waist to knees. You’ll want to double this length to create fabric strips for your skirt.  My strips were 24 inches by 6 inches. For my 4-year-old, I used two yards of fabric total, one bandana, and a partial roll of tulle. 

Once the fabric’s cut, make a loop at the center of each strip behind your elastic.  Place both ends through the loop and pull taut.  Keep knotting the strips until your skirt is full and ready for a hoedown.

If you’re hoping to skedaddle into town a little bit faster, you can pick up your Ghost Town Alive! gear in the park.  Grab the 2018 Commemorative Roleplay Combo with a t-shirt, bandana, and pin for $16.99 at the General Store, Gold Trails Hotel, Little Spurs, or the Stroller Shop (while supplies last). The bandana is something truly special with the design featuring a map of Knott’s!

Throughout Calico, you’ll find other options for gear to get into the fun for Ghost Town Alive!  Find vests, satchels, and hats to complete your look.  You can even visit the town barbershop for a freshly trimmed mustache.

Grab your flannels, your suspenders, or Ghost Town Alive! tee and head down to Knott’s Berry Farm now through September 3rd to experience Ghost Town Alive!  Enjoy the entire season of fun with Season Passes. Y’all hurry over to Ghost Town Alive! 

Share This

Melanie Walsh

Knott's Anniversary Ambassador
Blogger. Crafter. Over-punctuator.  My name is Melanie Walsh, and I’m thrilled to be a Knott's Anniversary Ambassador.  When I’m not hunting down boysenberry treats, I am exploring all of the family fun Orange County has to offer on my blog, Clementine County.  There you’ll find travel, crafts, recipes, and fun!

Post a Comment

Skip to Next Section

Knott's Physics Day

Last month Knott's Berry Farm hosted its annual Physics Day events for junior high and high school students as they took part in activities like a roller coaster building contest and racing rubber band powered cars. Berry Blogger Jilleen, takes a closer look at how Knott's Berry Farm makes learning fun!
Read More

The History of Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant

The iconic restaurant that sits just outside the Knott's Berry Farm main gate has been serving up over 80 years of tradition. Join author Jeff Heimbuch as we explore the origin story of Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restuarant.
Read More

Boysenberry Festival Entertainment Guide

While Knott’s Boysenberry Festival is known for all its Boysenberry deliciousness, there’s also a lot to see and do. Of course, there are always the thrilling rides. But you don’t want to miss out on the fun-filled Boysenberry Festival entertainment. Meet the Simple Sojourns as they guide you through the appetizing entertainment of the Knott's Boysenberry Festival.
Read More

What's new at the Knott's Boysenberry Festival

From sweet to savory and everything in between, Berry Blogger Caryn Bailey breaks down what's new at the Knott's Boysenberry Festival 2018.
Read More

5 Beer and Wine and Boysenberry Foods You Need To Try

During the Boysenberry Festival, the Wilderness Dance Hall transforms into the Wine and Beer Garden. Check out Berry Blogger, Pattie and her 5 favorite alcohol and festival food pairings to enjoy at the Knott's Boysenberry Festival.
Read More

How To Celebrate National Boysenberry Day at Knott's Berry Farm

On Tuesday, April 3, we are celebrating National Boysenberry Day at Knott's Berry Farm. All boysenberries in the world can trace their roots back to Knott's Berry Farm, here in Buena Park, California so join us as we celebrate the little berry that started it all!  Here are some of the ways you can celebrate with us at Knott's Berry Farm!
Read More

Boysenberry Festival Event Guide and Tips

The most delicious time of year is here! The Knott's Boysenberry Festival is the springtime celebration of all things BOYSENBERRY from food, to merchandise to special live entertainment. Here is your official 2018 Boysenberry Festival Map and Event Guide along with some of our favorite tips and tricks to enjoying the Knott's Boysenberry Festival. 
Read More

The Boysenberry Dream

Once upon a time, in the Land where Oranges grow, came a simple farmer from the Land of Pomona, with a berry and a dream.  His name was Walter Knott, first of his name and protector of the great berry.  It was a quintessential California Dream.  But as with all dreams, speedbumps do happen along the road to success.  Knott's Berry Blogger, David Elliott, tells the story of Walter Knott and the Boysenberry Dream.
Read More

History of Melodramas At Knott's Berry Farm's Bird Cage Theatre

As a tribute to Knott’s past, the Bird Cage Theater will once again be the home of musical comedy melodrama during the Knott's Boysenberry Festival, March 16 - April 8. Author Jeff Heimbuch takes us on a trip down memory lane in this blog post about the history of the legendary Bird Cage Theater at Knott's Berry Farm that helped launch the career of Steve Martin.
Read More

HangTime Construction Update

Join us for an update on the newest roller coaster coming to Knott's Berry Farm this summer, HangTime including the reveal of the new coaster trains!
Read More