Arizona’s Only All Day, All Night Halloween Event Planned For October 27

Halloween will be spookier than ever during this year’s Cave Creek Wicked. Beginning Saturday, October 27, Cave Creek Wicked kicks off with fun for families, couples and singles from 11am-4pm. During this portion of the event, visitors will enjoy fun on the entire west end of Cave Creek along Cave Creek Road including the popular costume contests. Have you ever seen a horse dressed as a bride…a pooch garbed as a petunia or a goat dressed as a jailbird? You will if you attend Cave Creek Wicked. Horses don their best at 11am in the tamarisk grove in town and pets parade their costumes from 1:30-3pm on the west lot of Frontier Town. Kids get to show off during their costume contest from 2-3pm. Trick-or-treating also will be offered to all children. Other activities include:

• community-wide trick-or-treating
• haunted maze in the Town’s tamarisk grove
• horse decorating (in the grove)
• Adaptive Force Thriller dancers
• face painting and balloon fun
• pin-up and make-up demo
• pumpkin bowling
• music
• kids’ carnival
• arts and crafts
• fire and police fun at Clearance Time
• fashion show and crystal and glitter tattoos
(Pink Cadillac)
• food and beverage
• Desert Ridge Music Academy will play great music on the street

For the late night costumed crowd, beginning at 7pm-2am on October 27, board a complimentary bus from that continuously loops to and from the Town’s top saloons for wicked staggered costume contests, specialty themed cocktails and prizes. The saloons are:

Big Earl’s Greasy Eats
Buffalo Chip Saloon

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Cave Creek Wicked Chili Cook-off Benefit
Cave Creek Wicked will feature the third annual chili cook-off at the American Legion to benefit the Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center. Chili aficionados are encouraged to enter the contest, which costs only $15. Chili makers must be on-hand to serve their chili from 11am-4pm on the American Legion lot, which is located at 6272 East Cave Creek Road. Winners (individuals, groups and restaurants) of the chili cook-off will receive the following recognition:

• First place: Best Overall Chili
• Second place: People’s Choice
• Third place: Best of the Best

For more information call 480.488.1145 or send an e-mail for a form.

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