Peg Leg Smith Liars Contest

Cultural in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

This hilarious contest honors Thomas 'Peg Leg' Smith (1801–66), a gold prospector and master in the Western tradition of telling tall tales. Amateur raconteurs can follow suit as long as the story is about lost gold and/or Peg Leg Smith, is less than five minutes long and is anything but the truth.

The event is held at the memorial about 7 miles east of Borrego Springs.