Get Ready for the 2019–20 Cave Creek Special Events Issue!

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As the Town of Cave Creek gears up for its season of events around town, CITYSunTimes, in conjunction with the Town, is hard at work on October’s 2019 Cave Creek Special Events Issue. This annual issue includes a calendar of events for the upcoming season, a special advertiser’s section and a preview of some of the biggest events heading to town for the season.

“Cave Creek is preparing for yet another busy special event season,” says Town of Cave Creek’s Marshal Adam Stein. “Each year we are seeing more and more visitors coming to our great events in Cave Creek. Residents and visitors alike are realizing that Cave Creek is the place to be and the place everyone wants to visit. The town has welcomed more and more special events in town and driving through our town during the ‘busy’ season will clearly show you that Cave Creek is a happening place. From mountain bike events to Cave Creek Bike Week to the Taste of Cave Creek and Hidden in the Hills.

“People who want to have fun…come to Cave Creek. Welcome back to our friends and visitors, and if you have never come to Cave Creek…what are you waiting for? All your friends are visiting us, see what you are missing.” |CST

Cave Creek Celebrates Its Western Heritage

It’s Time for Wild West Days 2017!

Cave Creek Wild West Days, one of Arizona’s largest western celebrations, and a Town of Cave Creek signature event, will celebrate its 15th year by welcoming over 10,000 people to the heart of one of America’s most authentic western towns.

Managed by the Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association (CCMEA), the 15th Annual Cave Creek Wild West Days is set for Friday, November 3 through Sunday, November 5. Festivities will include a Battle of the Bars Bull Riding Competition, Wild West Days Parade, Mutton Bustin’, Half-Pie Eating Contest, Pig Races, the Wild West Days Dance and a ton of family-friendly fun in between.

Wild West Days kicks off November 3 with the lovely Jan Marrou singing the national anthem and then Battle of the Bars Bull Riding officially gets the fun started at 7:30pm.

The Wild West Days Parade, sponsored by the Town of Cave Creek, starts the morning festivities Saturday, November 4, at 9am. Right after the parade, head on down to Buffalo Chip for the crazy antics of the junior rodeo riders in the Mutton Bustin’ competition, sponsored by Cowtown Boots and Cave Creek Dentistry.

After Mutton Bustin’, head on back to Frontier Town for an amazing afternoon and evening of true cowboy fun. At 11:30am, pick a favorite half pie and enter the Half-Pie Eating contest for some good, messy, sweet fun. Throughout the day, Frontier Town will be bustling with gunfighters, their “ladies” and cowboys of every kind; try not to cross these ornery critters or you may find yourself in the middle of a shootout. Visitors can pan for gold, courtesy of the Cave Creek Museum; have a picture taken with Prince Charming, the most adorable miniature horse around, and help hunt down those mangy varmints in the Quick Duck Draw, where every player is a winner. Attendees can also build a stick horse to enter in Triple R’s Winter Roundup Stick Horse Race later that evening. At 2:30pm is the Gold Nugget Hunt throughout Frontier Town.

Triple R Horse Rescue’s Annual Charity Winter Roundup dinner takes place at Frontier Town, beginning at 4pm. There will be music by Pick O’Litter, a BBQ brisket dinner and the Dirty Tequila girls will be running the bar. Stick horse racing takes place at 5pm, along with other family friendly events. For tickets and information on the Winter Roundup, visit http://www.triplerhorserescueaz.com/winter-roundup.html.

East of town, Harold’s Corral is hosting the pig races at 1pm and 3pm, cornhole tournament at 6pm, and the official Wild West Days Dance kicks off at 9pm with music by Mogollon.

http://news.citysuntimes.com/special-events-issues/Wild West Days wraps up the fun-filled weekend Sunday, November 5, with the Second Annual Motorcycle Poker Run sponsored by Buddy Stubbs Harley Davidson, Law Tigers and The Roadhouse.

Find details on all of the 2017 Wild West Days events in this issue of CITYSunTimes, and keep current with the latest information at http://www.wildwestdayscavecreek.com and facebook.com/cavecreekwildwestdays.

Taste of Cave Creek Celebrates Twenty-Five Years

tasteofcc_2015The Town of Cave Creek is putting out the welcome mat and setting the table for its annual, two-day community celebration of good food and good times – The Taste of Cave Creek.

The festive event features more than 25 restaurants in the spectacular outdoor setting of Stagecoach Village. Marshal Adam Stein is once again heading up the 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.”

Returning favorites to the event will include Brugo’s Award Winning Gourmet Pizza, Bryan’s Black Mountain BBQ, Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse, Café Bink, Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, Chef Sara’s Vegan Academy, Desirable Desserts, El Encanto Mexican Food, Harold’s, Hibachibot Food Truck, Indigo Crow, It’s a Divine Bakery, Le Sans Souci, Local Jonny’s, J Chen Restaurant, My Sweet Blessing Bakery, Silver Spur, The Bourbon Cellar, The Grotto Café, The Horny Toad, The Neighborhood Treatery, Tonto Bar & Grill, Z’s Asian Fusion and more.

In addition, there will be live music in the gazebo and beer garden nightly from 6-10pm, and a craft beer garden and wine tasting will once again be included.

The Taste of Cave Creek runs 5-10pm, Wednesday, October 19, and Thursday, October 20. There is a $10 admission fee; children 12 and younger are free. Food tickets are $1 (food tastings are $2 to $5 each). Both may be purchased at the gate. Parking is available north of the Post Office with shuttles to and from Stagecoach Village.

For additional information, visit www.tasteofcavecreek.com.

Old Favorites and New Finds: Get a Taste of Cave Creek

Official Taste of Cave Creek artwork by Lance Headlee

Official Taste of Cave Creek artwork by Lance Headlee

The annual Taste of Cave Creek is a Town of Cave Creek signature event that brings food, wine, live music and more to the beautiful outdoor setting of Stagecoach Village. This year, the event premier sponsor is AutoNation Ford Scottsdale.

Marshal Adam Stein will again be heading up the festive event and invites residents and guests alike to get a Taste of Cave Creek on Wednesday, October 14, and Thursday October 15, with food samplings from more than 25 restaurants. A number of favorite restaurants are returning to the event, along with some new and soon-to-be favorites – all of which are sure to temp the taste buds. For a list of restaurants, visit the event website.

A craft beer garden and wine tasting (courtesy of Oak Ridge Winery) will once again have a presence at the highly anticipated event, and The Ryan Sims Band will play nightly in the gazebo.

Now in its 24th year, the event runs from 5-10pm. Stagecoach Village is located at 7100 East Cave Creek Road. There is a $10 admission fee, available at the front gates. Children 12 and younger are free. Food tickets are $1 and may be purchased at the gate. Food tastings cost $2-$5 each. Parking is available north of the Post Office (38406 North Schoolhouse Road) with shuttles to and from Stagecoach Village. For additional information, visit www.tasteofcavecreek.com.

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

Get Ready To Paint The Town!

TownofCaveCreekCave Creek Special Events Edition in September

By Kathryn M. Miller

The Town of Cave Creek is gearing up for another spectacular season of events!

The 2014-15 Cave Creek season returns in October with its signature event, Taste of Cave Creek. The two-day event will showcase all 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 and artisan shops and area vendors.

In November, the 11th Annual Wild West Days return to Downtown Cave Creek and Stagecoach Village. The event is Arizona’s largest western celebration and features five days of non-stop family entertainment. With everything from a non-motorized western parade and cattle drive to mutton bustin’, bull riding, bathtub races, live music and plenty of food and drink, it is a party that’s not to be missed.

Also in November, experience the Hidden in the Hills 18th Annual Studio Tour and Sale, as well as the Stagecoach Village Art Festival.

December will bring the 12th Annual Luminaria Run and the Fifth Annual Cruise & Car Show.

Always a family favorite, the annual Cave Creek Balloon Festival will once again soar over Rancho Mañana in January. The Annual Indian Market also returns in January.

The Fiesta Days and Cave Creek Pro Rodeo hits the Memorial Arena in March. Soak up a true cowboy rodeo experience with three days of pro rodeo events, a parade and dances.

And if that all isn’t enough, the Town will host the Cactus Shadows Homecoming Parade, Biketoberfest, Stagecoach Fine Art & Wine Festival, Wicked, Triple R fundraiser, Cave Creek Museum events, the Cactus Classic, Hideaway Custom Builders Showcase, Bike Week, Spring Classic & Collector Car Auction, Trail Run, Independence Day celebrations and so much more.

Whew! That’s a whole lot of events! But never fear, the Town (www.cavecreek.org) and CITYSunTimes is here to help residents and visitors alike plan for all of the festivities. Check out our September Cave Creek Special Events Edition. With a pullout calendar section and handy-dandy map, we’ve got you covered for the year. Now all you have to do is pull on those boots and get ready to paint the Town!

Celebrate Independence Day Cave Creek-Style!

The Town of Cave Creek’s spectacular 3rd of July Fireworks Display takes place at sunset on Thursday, July 3, and is being hosted by Harold’s Corral, 6895 East Cave Creek Road, The Buffalo Chip Saloon, 6811 East Cave Creek Road, and Cave Creek Tap Haus, 6900 East Cave Creek Road. The festive, family-friendly celebration starts at 5pm with live music, kid’s activities, food and drink specials at all three restaurants and great seating to view the fireworks, which begin at sunset behind Harold’s.

​The event is also co-sponsored by Carefree Resort & Conference Center, which is offering rates for the holiday weekend starting at $89, a breakfast buffet for $12.95 and an hourly shuttle for guests. ​Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association is also supporting the event as a sponsor.

For details about reserved seating​, contact Harold’s Corral at 480.488.1906 or www.haroldscorral.com; The Buffalo Chip Saloo​n at 480.488.9118 or www.buffalochipsaloon.com and Cave Creek Tap Haus at 480.488.3300 or www.cavecreektaphaus.com.

​To learn more about Carefree Resort & Conference Center’s special rates, call 480.488-5300 or visit www.carefree-resort.com.​

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