March 16 Parade Kicks Off Two Weekends of Cave Creek Rodeo Days Events

Now in its 42nd year, Cave Creek Rodeo Days will take place March 22–24 at Cave Creek Memorial Arena, offering three days of thrilling PRCA rodeo performances featuring top-ranking Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association contestants.

This year’s festivities kick off Saturday, March 16, with the Cave Creek Rodeo Days Parade. Sponsored by Wells Fargo, the parade starts at 9am on the west side of town by Cave Creek Town Hall and travels east to Harold’s Corral ending at approximately 11am. The fun continues that day at The Buffalo Chip Saloon with Mutton Bustin’ at 1pm (sign up is at noon). The Buffalo Chip Saloon is also sponsoring the Kick-Off Dance that night.

This year’s grand marshals for the parade are three PBR cowboys, who are sure to set the tone for an entertaining morning featuring horseback riders, draft hitches, floats, unique automobiles, rodeo royalty, clubs, organizations, bands, trick riders, clowns and other decorative and patriotic entries.

“We’re very excited that The Shriners will be involved this year…their entry is like a parade within a parade,” said Kristin Lewis, parade coordinator and owner of Sage Medical Company.

The parade will have seven announcing stations located at Local Johnny’s, Big Earl’s Greasy Eats, Frontier Town, the Kiwanis Marketplace, Outlaws, The Buffalo Chip and Harold’s Corral. Each entry will be announced as they pass by each station.

Sanderson Ford is the 2019 title sponsor. For complete Rodeo Days information, visit www.cavecreekrodeo.com.

Enjoy Two Weekends of Fun During Cave Creek Rodeo Days

Whether you grew up on a ranch or moved here from a big city, you’ll love the excitement of Cave Creek Rodeo Days.

Now in its 42nd year, with Sanderson Ford as the 2019 title sponsor, the rodeo performances will take place at Cave Creek Memorial Arena March 22–24 with three thrilling PRCA rodeo performances featuring top-ranking Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) contestants.

This year’s event kicks off Saturday, March 16, starting at 9am with the festive Cave Creek Rodeo Days Parade through town. The fun continues that day at The Buffalo Chip Saloon with Mutton Bustin’ at 1pm. (sign up is at noon). The Buffalo Chip Saloon is also sponsoring the Kick-Off Dance that night.

On Monday, March 18, the Cave Creek Rodeo Days Golf Tournament will take place at Tatum Ranch in Cave Creek.

Ride to and from town to participate in all the exciting events going on and be sure to take the bus Saturday if you are going back to Harold’s Corral for the Official Rodeo Dance March 23.

Rodeo weekend, the town will be packed as locals and visitors take advantage of the free shuttle buses to the rodeo grounds. (Buses run Friday and Saturday only). Gates open at 5pm both Friday and Saturday, March 22 and March 23, with PRCA performances starting at 7:30pm. Gates open Sunday, March 24, at noon with the PRCA performance starting at 2pm. 

Rodeo tickets purchased in advance cost $22; premium seating is also available in the Ranchero Club for $50 with a Yetti Cooler drawing (value of $400) for all who purchase seating in the new Club. Ranchero patrons will also have a finger food and two free drinks included in their ticket purchase. Finally, there is the ultimate experience enjoyed by event sponsors in the Stockman’s Club. Limited tickets are available for $150 per person, which includes a full dinner, drinks (hosted bar) and exclusive seating on the arena for an up-close rodeo experience. The Skybox is also available on Saturday and Sunday for $5,000 includes private bar and food service in Stockman Club. All tickets at the gate will be $5 more per ticket.

While parking at the rodeo arena is free, taking the free shuttle bus from town is easy, plus save $3 when purchasing tickets on the bus. Pick-up locations are in Downtown Cave Creek and also at the corner of Cave Creek Road and Carefree Highway. Check the website for specific locations and departure times. Ride free, with or without a ticket.

To purchase rodeo performance tickets, go to www.cavecreekrodeo.com and click the ticket button.

For up-to-date information, please visit www.cavecreekrodeo.com, call 480.304.5634 or email info@cavecreekrodeo.com.

For more coverage on the 2019 Cave Creek Rodeo Days check out our special pull-out edition and events calendar on the centerfold.

CAVE CREEK RODEO DAYS 2018: March 17-25

It is one of the biggest events taking place in the Town each year, and the Cave Creek Rodeo Days celebration rides into town this month. Cave Creek Rodeo Days is celebrating 41 years of preserving western heritage and promoting the sport of professional rodeo this month, with events taking place March 17–25. Cave Creek Rodeo Days is comprised of an all-volunteer committee that is sponsored by Sanderson Ford in Glendale. The Kiwanis Marketplace in Cave Creek is a Platinum Sponsor for the 2018 Cave Creek Rodeo Days.

“We cherish our western lifestyle,” says Cave Creek Mayor Ernie Bunch. “Our entire community is coming together for Cave Creek Rodeo Days. This event celebrates everything we love about our town.”

After the naming of the 2018 Rodeo Queen and Teen March 10, Rodeo festivities officially kick off Saturday, March 17, with the Cave Creek Rodeo Days Parade through the Town of Cave Creek. The parade begins at 9am, and several businesses will be serving breakfast along the way. Immediately after the parade, the Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse will host mutton bustin’ for the children, and the official kick-off dance beginning at 8pm.

The Cave Creek Rodeo Golf Tournament takes place Monday, March 19, at Tatum Ranch Golf Course, and the live rodeo action will thrill spectators with three performances, March 23–25.

Cervi Championship Rodeo is supplying championship stock for the Cave Creek Rodeo. The Cervi family oversees and participates in every aspect of the rodeo production.

Cave Creek Rodeo was voted first place for the 2017 Justin Boot Best Footing Award in the Turquoise Circuit. The award is given to the rodeo that had the safest, most consistent ground conditions throughout the entire rodeo. It ensures a safe and level playing field for the barrel racing contestants and their horses.

The three performances of the Cave Creek Rodeo (and two Slack performances) will take place March 23–25 at the Cave Creek Memorial Arena, 37201 North 28th Street in Cave Creek. In the middle of the action, join the Kiwanis Club of Carefree for a pancake breakfast Saturday, March 24, 7–11am, in Carefree’s Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion.

Those who would like to enjoy the 41st Cave Creek Rodeo Days VIP style need to be in the Stockman’s Club, a private area that offers catered food, complimentary beverages, preferred parking, and “up close to the action” seating for every PRCA performance. Friday night’s banquet will be served by Peaks & Valley Restaurant, Saturday night by Indigo Crow, and Sunday by Q-to-U-BBQ. Purchase tickets online at www.cavecreekrodeo.com.

 

See full Cave Creek Rodeo Days coverage here:

2018 Cave Creek Rodeo Days Issue

Western Lifestyle, Open Spaces & Vibrant Town Life: It’s Time To Celebrate Cave Creek!

The 2017–18 Cave Creek season officially returns in October, and area residents can get a preview of all the fun in this month’s Cave Creek Special Events pullout. The issue highlights everything from celebrating the area’s best food and drinks, to experiencing its Western heritage — and everything in between.

Kicking off the season is the Town’s signature event, The Taste of Cave Creek, held this year October 18–19 (www.tasteofcavecreek.com). The two-day event showcases all the best that the town offers year-round, including its more than 25 area restaurants, live music, wine tasting, beer garden and some favorite artists and area vendors.

For those who are cowboys and cowgirls at heart, the 15th Annual Wild West Days takes place November 1–5 (www.wildwestdayscavecreek.com). After a two-year hiatus, the ever-popular Desert Foothills Christmas Pageant is back December 2–3. In the spring, the Cave Creek Rodeo Days celebrates 41 years of professional rodeo in Cave Creek. The parade is March 17 with the rodeo held March 23–25 (www.cavecreekrodeo.com).

The Town wraps up its season by celebrating Independence Day with patriotism and family-friendly fireworks July 3–4.

In between Cave Creek’s main events are an abundant variety of things to do and places to go, and the Town invites everyone to celebrate its western lifestyle, explore its open spaces and enjoy its varied and vibrant town life. |CST

 Look for the Cave Creek 2017–18 Calendar right here!

Celebrate Forty Years Of Rodeo and Western Heritage

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2017 Cave Creek Rodeo Days

Cave Creek Rodeo Days is slated to take place Saturday, March 25, through Sunday, April 2, celebrating the town’s Western heritage, and the 40-year anniversary of continuous Pro Rodeo Cowboy Association events in Cave Creek.

The all-volunteer community celebration is sponsored by Sanderson Ford, and supported by the Town of Cave Creek. Get the full scoop here!

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