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Friday April 26, 2013 at 12:00 PM PDT
Sunday April 28, 2013 at 4:00 PM PDT

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Capitol City Rifle and Pistol Club 

14318 Littlerock Road
(20 min south of Olympia, WA off of I-5)
Littlerock, WA

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FRIDAY, April 26th 2013

11AM -1 PM Registration

1 – 5 PM Live Demonstration Engraving by Steve Vance

6 PM Dinner

7:30 - 10 PM Social time

SATURDAY, April 27th 2013

7:30 -9 AM Breakfast & Registration

9:00 - 9:15  Call to Order and Welcoming - John Shorb

9:15-10 AM Powder Horn Design and the Golden Mean - Scott Morrison

10-10:30 AM What to look for in a cow horn and initial steps in making a powder horn. John Shorb

10:30 AM - Noon Live Demonstration in Starting 3 Different Styles of Powder Horns.  Different methods of Construction.


1 – 5 PM Live Demonstration on Lathe Turning Horn Bands for Banded Powder Horns - Staff

1 – 5 PM Live Demonstration on How to Make Applied and Screw Tips for Powder Horns - Staff

5 PM Prepare for banquet.

6 PM Banquet - Awarding of Ribbons and Raffle Prizes.  Horn Auction.

SUNDAY April 28, 2013

8 AM Breakfast

10 - 12 AM Rings, Grooves and Engrailing on Powder Horns - Staff  LUNCH

1-2 PM Books on Horns and Horn Working.  Jim Hayden.

2-4 PM Live Demonstration on Attaching Leather Ends to Woven Straps and more.

4 PM Tear Down, Clean Up and Depart

14318 Littlerock Road
(20 min south of Olympia, WA off of I-5)
Littlerock, WA

3rd Annual West Coast Horn Fair 

APRIL  26th, 27th and 28th 2013


This page is where you can: 

  •  register for the Horn Fair
  •  buy raffle tickets
  • connect to motel accomodations
  • Membership in the Honourable Company Of Horners is not required to attend this event.  This is not a sanctioned HCH event.  However, applications for membership will be available.

We look forward to seeing you there. 


  • Register for the event.  This year the registration fee is $55.00.  This includes entry to the 3 day event and all meals, including the Saturday Evening Banquet.  
  • DAY PASSES will be available. 15.00 Sat, 10.00 for Friday or Sunday. Meals are 5.00 each.
  • Register now and pay at the door!
  • Buy dispay tables - FREE
  • Raffle tickets - 5 for $10.00
  • If you are planning on attending the event, please register.  It will help us plan on how much food to buy.

Register Now! 

  • Buy Raffle tickets only, click on the powder horn!
  • You need not to be present to win!  Over 40% of the winners last year were unable to attend the event.  (100% of the raffle money goes to pay for the event)
     Morrison Faceted HornTo buy Raffle tickets by Pay Pal, Click on Horn.
  • The next screen will have "raffle tickets" on top and ask you for your email and where to mail the raffle ticket stubs.  Then click "Quanity".  (Quanity 1 = five tickets plus one extra, etc.) 

Connect to Motel Accomodations

For information on nearby motel accomodations, please click on the following link 

Hotels in Little Rock WA 

Hotels in Lacey WA 

Also, there are areas on site for tent camping and RV camping (sorry, no hookups available). Or, bring a mattress and a sleeping bag and stay inside the building.

Other Things to do in the Olympia Area

For a list of other things to do in the area, please click HERE

Details about this year's West Coast Horn Fair

  • Friday's engraving class is a hands-on all-afternoon event.  Bring your engraving project and tools and work on it.  Steve Vance will be available to critique, advise and assist with your work.

  • Many classes will be Live Demonstration.
  • There will be a horn judging contest for three categories: 
  • Engraved Powder Horn,
  • Non Engraved Powder Horn
  • Horn Item NOT a Powder Horn. 
  • Prizes for 1st and 2nd place and ribbons for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. 
  • You can enter items in all three categories if you want.
  • All persons attending the WCHF will be eligible to win the Commemorative Traveling Trophy, The David Rase Horn Oven.  Additional tickets for this prestigious item will be available on site for sale. Additional prizes for attendees will also be available. 

3rd Annual West Coast Horn Fair Horn Auction

Actually, we plan on having more than one auction.  The first one will be for the Sow's Ear/Silk Purse Horn by Scott Morrison.  Read the whole story of this incredible horn on the West Coast Horn Fair Web Page and then come to the Fair with your bidding jacket on, because the action just might get hot and heavy!

Then the demonstration horns that were made on Saturday are going to be put up for auction.  This will be a rare chance to own a very collectable powder horn.