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Arizona Wild West Festival to be held this weekend


CAVE CREEK – Arizona Wild West Festival is set for March 11-13, in Cave Creek. This family-friendly event will feature something for everyone, including live music, shooting performances, living history demonstrations, a motorcycle contest, and more. The festival will take place at various landmarks around town.

During Kickin’ ‘n Pickin’, western, country western, and southern rock bands will battle for the top title as the best local western band around. The winning musical act will receive a prize. The two-day music event will be held at The Horny Toad, Hideaway Grill, Local Jonny’s, Silver Spur Saloon, the Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse, Buffalo Chip Saloon, Roadhouse, and Harold’s Corral.

At the Guns of Anarchy competition, gunfighter performers from around the U.S. will compete for first, second, and third place cash prizes during the two-day event at Frontier Town.

Show off your old-time duds at Elegance in History at Frontier Town. Contestants will showcase their best in period-correct wardrobe. In addition, Tales from the Past living history characters will come to life and share their characters.

Rope & Chrome will be the first western motorcycle contest to showcase the most imaginative western dressed motorcycles and their western dressed riders. Horse riders are encouraged to enter their horses as motorcycle entries (reverse Rope & Chrome). The event will be held at the Roadhouse.

Vermillion Promotions will be presenting the Visions of the West art show and sale at Stagecoach Village during the festival.

Bust the Dust will feature action-packed arena entertainment as some of Arizona and Hollywood’s best stuntmen compete on an arduous obstacle course filled with high falling, knuckle brawling challenges for prizes and bragging rights. Bust the Dust is set for March 12, at Hogs & Horses.

Members of the Cowboy Fast Draw Association will demonstrate their shooting skills and assist event visitors interested in learning to shoot during Arizona Gunslingers, located at The Horny Toad.

Western rodeo professionals will compete for top bragging rights during Battle with the Saddle, located at Hogs & Horses.

During Bullets & Beauties, participants can show off their best western wear for the chance at prizes.

Rock the District musicians from the Cave Creek Unified School District will showcase their talent on March 12-13. Rock the District features an eclectic and talented group of young musicians, who will be performing at Big Earl’s Greasy Eats.

For more information on the Arizona Wild West Festival, call (602) 400-3330 or see