Wild West Days 2016 Aims To Entertain

Jam-packed schedule kicks off November 2

Mark your calendar for the 13th Annual Cave Creek Wild West Days event set for Wednesday through Sunday, November 2 through November 6 to experience rousing fun with family and friends.

The popular event kicks off with a bull riding event and dance at 7:30pm on Wednesday, November 2, at The Buffalo Chip. On Thursday, November 3, Harold’s Cave Creek Corral will host a fun Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction. The bidding starts at 7:30pm with live music at 9pm. Registration will be online at http://www.haroldscorral.com for entries for the bachelor and bachelorette participants, along with information regarding bidding.

Friday night, November 4, features a new, lively Battle of the Bars bull riding competition at The Buffalo Chip and a Ms. Wild West Days contest. The fun starts at 6pm and the friendly competition challenges local restaurants, bars and other merchants to put together a team comprised of up to five professional bull riders and also enter one woman to compete in the Ms. Wild West Days contest that evening. Single and married ladies 21 and over who are passionate about Cave Creek are also encouraged to enter the Ms. Wild West Days contest.

Another new activity this year is a separate motorcycle run that will take riders out of town at 8:30am on Saturday, November 5.

The event’s lively parade starts at 9am on Saturday on the west side of town by Cave Creek Town Hall and travels east to Harold’s Corral ending at 11am. Merchants throughout town will host a number of mini-events and activities after the parade on Saturday including a half-pie eating contest, and special performances from award-winning re-enactment group, The Prescott Regulators & Their Shady Ladies at Frontier Town; pig races, Cow Pie Bingo and a cornhole tournament at Harold’s Corral; and mutton bustin’ (kids riding sheep) and a special performance by Jan Marrou, “Legends of the West” at The Buffalo Chip.

On Sunday, November 6, a Poker Trail Ride will start at Harold’s Corral with a continental breakfast and take horseback riders along a trail to collect five cards making up a poker hand. The ride will end at The Buffalo Chip where prizes will be given for Best Hand and Worst Hand and participants will also enjoy a barbecue lunch. The Prescott Regulators & Their Shady Ladies will also perform again on Sunday at Frontier Town.

Before and during the Wild West Days event, the Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association (CCMEA) will sell tickets to eligible adults for a special gun raffle. Cave Creek Armory is providing a variety of pistols and shotguns ranging in value from $450 to $1,000, and raffle winners will receive a gift certificate to pick up the guns from there. Tickets will be sold for $20 with proceeds benefiting CCMEA. The winners will be announced on Sunday after the Poker Trail Ride.

Admission to Cave Creek Wild West Days is free. The Town will close one lane of Cave Creek Road for the parade on Saturday and a shuttle will provide service from the east to the west side of town.

For more information about the 13th Annual Cave Creek Wild West Days, email wildwestdays2016@gmail.com, call 480.437.1110, or visit www.wildwestdayscavecreek.com.

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