10th Annual Wild West Days Rides Into Town


WWD LogoIt’s a western extravaganza, as Wild West Days, Arizona’s famed western venue rolls into the Town of Cave Creek from October 31 – November 3. The four-day festival features non-stop family entertainment of mutton bustin’, period costume competition, music, period vendors, a non-motorized western parade, various horse-related activities and other festivities. The 2013 Wild West Days theme focuses on embracing the importance of keeping the West alive from the horse’s perspective. The title sponsor is Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Lincoln on Bell Road.

This year’s Wild West Days features the third annual Gun Down by Sundown by Six Gun Entertainment, LLC. The two-day event will feature gunfighter groups from throughout the West that will perform in a gunfight competition November 2-3 throughout each day.

Other exciting Wild West Days activities include:

  • Cowpokes ‘n Little Folks
  • Bathtub races (Saturday)
  • Pig races (Saturday)
  • Thieves Market
  • Arizona Cowboy Mounted Shooters
  • Wild West bull fest
  • Headlining country music at many locations throughout the town all weekend

Visitors will also experience arena events, mechanical bull riding, Miss Wild West Days and more. During Saturday’s activities, one side of Cave Creek Road will be closed to vehicular traffic. Only wagons, horses and foot traffic will be permitted. In addition, the Town of Cave Creek will challenge the City of Scottsdale as the West’s most western town. Visitors will have the chance to see Cave Creek Mayor Vincent Francia challenge Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane to a quick draw shootout on November 2 at noon at the Horny Toad; Cave Creek Vice Mayor Adam Trenk and his town posse will challenge Scottsdale Vice Mayor Suzanne Klapp and her council to a round of horse soccer at the Hogs & Horses area at 1pm and Cave Creek Town Clerk Carrie Dyrek will challenge Scottsdale City Clerk Carolyn Jagger to an old fashioned pig race at Harold’s Corral at 3pm.

Wild West Days is an annual experience hosted by the Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association. For an updated list of scheduled events and activities, visit www.wildwestdayscavecreek.com.

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