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2015 Oildorado at the Museum


Taft Oildorado Days - an ambitious two-week anniversary party that pays homage to the community's heritage - is held in October every five years, and the next one is scheduled for October 9 - 18.

The West Kern Oil Museum serves as the official location for the Oldtimers Registration.  Anyone who has resided on the Westside for many years, previously or currently, is encouraged to register as an oldtimer during the Oildorado celebration.   Registration will take place Thursday thru Sunday, from 10am to 4pm, throughout Oildorado.  The Museum will be closed during the grand parade.  Tours will be available, and everyone is encouraged to visit the Museum and reunite with friends and family.

Boomtown Days will be held at the Museum on October 10, featuring a BBQ, tours and displays; and on October 18 the Museum will be open after the grand parade.  Food will be available, and all buildings and exhibits will be open.

Oildorado President Paul Linder says the event will once again be centered in the large tent on Rails to Trails.  It will be the site of the civic luncheon, queen pageant, costume/wiskerino/ponytail contests, entertainment and the Taft College Petroleum Summit.

A major concert, parade, melodrama, carnival, oil field skills competition, dances, barbecueus, contests and other activities will be held.

Click Here for a Complete Oildorado Calendar of Events

Click here for pictures from Oildorado 2015 Events at the Museum. 

For information about other Oildorado events visit: Taft's Oildorado Website ( or Oildorado Facebook Page

Updated Oct 10, 2015