Cave Creek… It’s Where You Want To Be

Cover photos, from top left: Cave Creek Indian Market – Naiche Duncan; Photo: AO Tucker Cactus Classic Fiesta Days – Photo: Ric Andersen Wicked All Day & All Night The Taste of Cave Creek Fiesta Days – Photo: Ric Andersen Wild West Days – Photo: Mike Pintar Magic Bird Festivals Treasure Fest Wild West Fest Center: Vermillion Promotions; Sarah Foster jewelry

Cover photos, from top left: Cave Creek Indian Market – Naiche Duncan; Photo: AO Tucker; Cactus Classic; Fiesta Days – Photo: Ric Andersen; Wicked All Day & All Night
The Taste of Cave Creek; Fiesta Days – Photo: Ric Andersen; Wild West Days – Photo: Mike Pintar; Magic Bird Festivals Treasure Fest
Wild West Fest; Center: Vermillion Promotions – Sarah Foster jewelry

The 2016-17 event season gets underway

By Kathryn M. Miller ~ The 2016-17 Cave Creek season of events officially kicks off in October, and the Town of Cave Creek putting out the welcome mat and pulling out all the stops and for locals and visitors. The town invites everyone to “Enjoy all that Cave Creek has to offer, from our great restaurants to our amazing special events,” says Marshal Adam Stein. “Cave Creek…it’s where you want to be.”

Kicking off the season is Taste of Cave Creek, a Town of Cave Creek signature event.

“Come on out and enjoy this year’s The Taste of Cave Creek October 19 and 20,” says Stein. “Enjoy live music, great food and an all-around great atmosphere.”

Also in October is Biketoberfest at Hideaway Grill and the ever-popular Cave Creek Wicked – an all day and all night Halloween party. In addition, Sonoran Arts League teams up with Foothills Food Bank for the Empty Bowls Project.

November brings the 13th Annual Wild West Days, hosted by the Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association, the 20th Annual Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour and Sale, Desert Discovery Days at Jewel of the Creek Preserve and so much more

The season offers multiple cultural performances and art exhibitions, as well as opportunities to explore and support Desert Foothills Library and Cave Creek Museum – all family friendly and just minutes away.

From a homecoming parade and game, foot and bike races to events for the biker set, history buffs, foodies and theater and art lovers; from Halloween to Wild West and Fiesta Days celebrations to hot air balloons and Fourth of July – and everything in between – there is surely something for everyone in Cave Creek this season.

Save the Cave Creek 2016-17 Calendar of Events and keep it handy all year long. And we’ll see everyone out and about town this season. |CST

Cave Creek Gets Ready To Rodeo

March 2016 CST.inddOne of the biggest and most anticipated events of the year is headed to Cave Creek – the annual Cave Creek Fiesta Days Rodeo, presented by Sanderson Ford.

“We are extremely excited for another outstanding Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) rodeo in 2016 with the Cervi Brothers Rodeo Company, along with their championship livestock and award winning contract personnel,” says Traci Casale, president of Cave Creek Pro Rodeo. “Cervi is bringing back Justin Rumford, a four-time PRCA Clown of the Year winner, to Cave Creek this year to entertain our rodeo fans as our 2016 Barrelman.”

The annual Fiesta Days Kickoff Celebration will be held Saturday, March 19, starting at 9am with the Historic Parade through the Town of Cave Creek, followed by Kid’s Mutton Bustin’ at Buffalo Chip Arena and the CCFDR Official Kickoff Dance at Cave Creek’s Roadhouse (21 and over) that evening.

The festivities continue throughout rodeo weekend (April 1-3) at the Cave Creek Memorial Arena with three PRCA rodeo performances featuring top-ranking PRCA and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association contestants. Rodeo fans can see many of the contestants that make the National Finals in Las Vegas competing during Fiesta Days. New this year, Daryle Singletary will perform live in concert after the rodeo Saturday night.

Performances are selling out, so purchase rodeo tickets in advance at TicketForce.com. For more information, visit www.cavecreekprorodeo.com.

Click here to see the 2016 Fiesta Days issue beginning on page 21!

Cave Creek Kicks Off Its 2014-15 Events Season

September 2014 CST.inddBy Kathryn M. Miller The Town of Cave Creek is gearing up for another spectacular season of events.

“Cave Creek is not only known for its spectacular desert, but also for its vibrant Town activities,” says Mayor Vincent Francia. “For each of the 12 months there is a promotion. Although these promotions are varied – from the cuisine of October’s Taste of Cave Creek to the rodeo of March’s Fiesta Days – the one thing they have in common is fun and good memories are guaranteed.”

The 2014-15 Cave Creek season kicks off with its signature event, Taste of Cave Creek. The two-day event showcases the best that the town has to offer, including its more than 25 area restaurants, live music, wine tasting, beer garden and some favorite artists, artisan shops and area vendors.

“Cave Creek is a small town that offers our residents that old town, charm, where we know our neighbors and our kids can play out in our yards…safely,” says Town Marshal Adam Stein, who is also chair of the Taste of Cave Creek. “Cave Creek is special in many ways, from our Western culture to our open space and hiking trails.”

In November, the 11th Annual Wild West Days returns to Downtown Cave Creek and Stagecoach Village. The event is Arizona’s largest western celebration and features five days of nonstop family entertainment.

“Spend the day, and say hello to your friends and neighbors; see why Cave Creek truly is where the Wild West still lives,” says Stein.

The season continues with art shows and studio tours, classic car and custom bike shows, a trail run, the annual Balloon Festival and Pro Rodeo and wraps with annual Independence Day celebrations – and so much more.

“Coming to Cave Creek because of a promotion is a good way to get to know the Town,” continues Francia. “You’ll come back. And we’ll love to see you again.” |CST

Are You Ready To Rodeo?

34th Annual Cave Creek Fiesta Days Rodeo & Parade

Photo by Katie Moore

Mark your calendar to attend one of the Valley’s biggest weekends as the Fiesta Days Rodeo heads to Cave Creek Wednesday, March 28 through Sunday, April 1. Presented by the Desert Foothills Community Association (DFCA), the 34th annual event kicks off Wednesday, March 28 with a golf tournament at Tatum Ranch Golf Club, followed by dinner, fundraising and awards at Harold’s Corral. The festivities continue throughout the weekend at Cave Creek Memorial Arena with three full thrilling PRCA rodeo performances featuring top-ranking Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) contestants.

New this year: Renowned stock contractor Cervi Rodeo will bring their world champion bucking horses and bulls to this year’s Fiesta Days Rodeo, elevating the event’s standing in the national rodeo circuit. DFCA organizers say Cervi will infuse a new, fresh energy into the rodeo and attract new contestants.

Also new this year: Parking is free, but event organizers will continue to collect non-perishable food donations to support the Foothills Food Bank.

Friday night’s performance is “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” in support of the fight against cancer. The Fiesta Days Parade kicks off at 9am on Saturday, March 31 in the Town of Cave Creek. Mutton Bustin’ for the little Buckaroos will be on Saturday afternoon, followed by the Saturday night rodeo performance. Sunday’s performance is Wrangler National Patriot Day in support of America’s wounded and fallen soldiers and their families. Rodeo dances with live music will be held both Friday and Saturday nights after the rodeo at Harold’s Corral in Cave Creek.

Rodeo admission is $12 for adults and $6 for children ages six to17. Children five and under are free. For up-to-date information or advance ticket sales, visit www.cavecreekprorodeo.com.

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