AUGUST 29, 2012
Cowpokes ‘n Little Folks set to debut during Wild West Days November 2-4 in Cave Creek
August 22, 2012, Cave Creek, Arizona – Wild West Days, Arizona’s largest western venue and a Cave Creek signature event, will feature an exciting new activity area for children and families. Cowpokes and Little Folks, which will be located on the west lot of Frontier Town in downtown Cave Creek, will offer ongoing activities for all ages including:
• shooting gallery
• gold panning
• basic gunfighter stunts
• trick horse show
The area also will feature scheduled shows by the Mojave Muleskinners, Detour Company Theater and Arizona’s top trick trainer Gary “Bad Dog” Bennett and his amazing horse, Blue-eyed Jack. Wild West Days will be held from November 2-4, 2012 throughout the Town of Cave Creek.
Wild West Days and the Gun Down by Sundown will be held from November 2-4, 2012 throughout the Town of Cave Creek. The three-day venue kicks off with a golf tournament at Rancho Manana Golf Club followed by three days of non-stop family entertainment, mutton bustin’, a period costume competition, musical performers, period vendors, a western parade and Walk for 100 benefit, bathtub races, the Trainer’s Challenge, Miss Wild West Days and various horse-related activities and other festivities have made Wild West Days a renowned annual western experience. This year’s title sponsor is Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Lincoln on Bell Road.
This year’s Wild West Days features the second annual Gun Down by Sundown. Led by the town’s entertainment company, Six Gun Entertainment, LLC, the two-day event will feature gunfighter groups from throughout the West that will perform in a gunfight competition all day long, on November 3 and 4. The final performance will feature a special centennial show in honor of Arizona’s 100-year anniversary. Six Gun Entertainment’s Six Gun Justice Gunfighters also will give award-winning performances on
Other exciting Wild West Days activities include:
• Walk for 100 (Saturday during the parade): Hundreds of firefighters, police and service men and women on horseback and on foot walk in silence to honor and pay tribute to colleagues who have fallen in the line of duty. The events winds up with a western cowboy church and breakfast at the Buffalo Chip.
• Western parade (Saturday, 9:00 a.m.): numerous non-vehicular entries bring the true spirit of the west to Cave Creek visitors
• Bathtub races (Saturday): Homemade bathtubs race down the street for the grand prize
• Pig races (Saturday): pigs race as fast as they can to show their personal best to festival visitors
• Cowboy Gathering: an evening with some of Arizona’s top cowboys and historians
• Brandi Lyons: See top horse trainers like Brandi Lyons demonstrate how horses learn to do amazing tricks
Wild West Days, now in its 10th year, is an annual experience hosted by the Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit business-to-business entity that serves the businesses and organizations of Cave Creek, a prominent Arizona destination locale. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the chamber and the 100 Club of Arizona. In addition, the event will provide charitable support to several horse-related organizations in community, which help to preserve the community’s Western heritage. A comprehensive list of scheduled events and activities will be updated at: www.wildwestdayscavecreek.com.