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Cave Creek Wild West Days happening Nov. 2-6


CAVE CREEK – Mark your calendar for the 13th Annual Cave Creek Wild West Days event, set for Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 2-6. The popular event kicks off with a bull riding event on Wednesday night, Nov. 2 at The Buffalo Chip.

“We invite everyone to join in on the fun as we celebrate Cave Creek’s historic heritage,” said Evelyn Johnson, Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association president and event chair. “We’re bringing back some of the popular events and also featuring new performers and activities. Come see why so many people love the spirit of our Creekers!”

On Nov. 3, Harold’s Cave Creek Corral will host a Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction. Proceeds benefit CCMEA and are split evenly among Desert Foothills Land Trust, Cave Creek Rodeo, and the town’s 4th of July Fireworks celebration. The bidding starts at 7:30 p.m. with live music at 9 p.m. Registration will be online at www.haroldscorral.com for entries for the bachelor and bachelorette participants, along with information regarding bidding.

Friday night, Nov. 4, features a new, lively Battle of the Bars bull riding competition at The Buffalo Chip and a Ms. Wild West Days contest. 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 early Saturday morning, Nov. 5.

The event’s parade starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday on the west side of town by Cave Creek Town Hall and travels east to Harold’s Corral ending at 11 a.m. 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, a cornhole tournament, and live music by Mogollon at Harold’s Corral; and mutton bustin’, and a special performance by Jan Marrou, “Legends of the West” at The Buffalo Chip.

On Sunday, Nov. 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 CCMEA will sell tickets to eligible adults for a special gun raffle. Tickets will be sold for $20 with proceeds benefiting CCMEA.

Admission to Cave Creek Wild West Days is free, and free shuttle service around town will start after the parade. Parking is also free.

For more information about the 13th Annual Cave Creek Wild West Days, email WildWestDays2016@gmail.com, call (480) 437-1110, or visit WildWestDaysCaveCreek.com.