OCTOBER 16, 2013

Wild West Days happenings

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Famously non-motorized western parade
One of Arizona’s only non-motorized parades will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at 9 a.m. during Arizona’s largest western event, Wild West Days. The all western parade begins on the west end of the Town of Cave Creek and concludes on the east end of town. Its unique character draws visitors from around the globe.

Gun Down by Sundown
Gun Down by Sundown by Six Gun Entertainment, LLC will present an impressive gunfight competition. Gunfighters will stage and perform gunfights on the west lot of Frontier Town (6945 E. Cave Creek Road), known as the Blood Creek Stage, from 12 – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 and on Sunday, Nov. 3, from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. the Six Gun Justice Gunfighters will perform a special show on the main stage. Participating are numerous groups from around Arizona and the nation including: Arizona Justice, Guns of the Round Table, Pistols & Petticoats, The Guns of Cripple Creek, Winchester Widows, Deguello Gunslingers, Copper State Regulators, Prescott Regulators & Their Shady Ladies and Mojave Muleskinners.
At the end of the two-day event, awards will be presented to the winners by a panel of distinguished judges.

Mutton bustin’
Mutton bustin’, a rip-roaring fast-paced western event that features kids trying to stay on the longest while riding sheep, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. at The Buffalo Chip Saloon, 6811 E. Cave Creek Road. The event is one of the highlights of Wild West Days. You won’t want to miss it! You will want to treat yourself to another Buffalo Chip event – Wild West bull fest – live bull riding competitions – Friday night at 8 p.m.

ACMSA Mounted Shooting
Arizona Cowboy Mounted Shooters Association (ACMSA) Mounted shooting is an exciting, timed event where the rider shoots blanks at targets from horseback using two single action 45 caliber revolvers. The fast-paced mounted shooters negotiate different courses while garbed in western wear, often 1880s period correct. You can catch the excitement Saturday at 12:15 p.m. and Sunday at 11:15 a.m. in the Hogs ‘N Horses (HNH) arena, 6705 E. Cave Creek Rd. The association’s members put their multi-talented horses through a number of paces, all techniques critical to mounted shooting. ACMSA is part of the Cowboy Mounted Shooters Association, which puts on events all over the world.

4D Barrel Racing
For the first time this year, Wild West Days attendees will enjoy 4D Barrel Racing on Saturday, Nov. 2 with Time Only runs from 3:15 – 4 p.m. at which time 4D Competition opens. Registration is from 2:30 – 4:15 p.m. The event will be held at the Hogs N’ Horses Arena, 6705 E. Cave Creek Road. A portion of the proceeds benefit Horse Lover’s Park at REACH 11.

The Cowboy Gathering
The Cowboy Gathering, a dinner affair to benefit the Cave Creek Museum, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 4:30 to 11 p.m. at Frontier Town, 6945 E. Cave Creek Road. Proceeds from sales of $55 tickets for the evening event go directly to the museum’s general fund.
The Cowboy Gathering gives visitors the chance to meet and speak with an outstanding roster of western talent and celebrities including Dave Stamey, Bob Boze Bell, Charlie LeSeuer, Gary Sprague, Lee Anderson and The Arizona Duude. Lance Headlee, internationally known for his unique, progressive-western style artwork, will sign this year’s limited edition Wild West Days artwork.

Period costume contests for adults
A popular period costume contest for adults will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The competition, which will be judged by costume experts from Tombstone, Ariz., will be held on the main stage, which will be located on the west lot of Frontier Town, 6245 E. Cave Creek Road on the west end of Cave Creek. On Sunday, Nov. 3, a living history competition will be held in the same location from 10 - 11 a.m.

Pig Races
A nationally renowned group of celebrity piglets make their way to Cave Creek each year while on tour for Wild West Days. There are three show times for the races this year beginning Saturday, Nov. 2 at 3:30 p.m. Sponsors are being sought for each pig; the cost of sponsorship is $300. Visitors can bet on their favorites as there is a complete betting booth and track. Stay to enjoy a half-time show and prize awards. All the action takes place at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, located at 6895 E. Cave Creek Road.

Cowpokes ‘n Little Folks
Cowpokes ‘n Little Folks is a western play land for kids and families that will be staged at Wild West Pawn located at 6032 E. Cave Creek Rd. This event will feature Detour Company, the Prescott Regulators & their Shady Ladies, Guns of the Round Table, Adaptive Force Performing Arts, Desert Foothills Theater on tour, the Arizona Duuude, gold panning, temporary tattoos, the water feature Ride the Orb, Liberty Wildlife and the Buffalo Soldiers.
The official Arizona Centennial Buffalo Soldiers of the Arizona Territory, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Regiment, Mesa will perform at 12:30 p.m. Commander Marable, Michelle London-Marable and volunteers who wanted to keep the Buffalo Soldiers’ history alive founded the official group in 2007. For more than six years, the troupe has delivered over 185 presentations. The Arizona Centennial Buffalo Soldiers was awarded the proclamation "Buffalo Soldiers Day,” with Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett who recognized the organization as notable people whose events impact Arizona's history.