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Celebrate the best of the west at Wild West Days

10/28/2015

CAVE CREEK – Love all things Wild West? Don’t miss the 12th Annual Wild West Days Cave Creek, running Nov. 6-8. Wild West Days will be held throughout Cave Creek.

For the first time this year, Wild West Days will feature a rodeo. The rodeo will be held at the Cave Creek Rodeo Arena, 37201 N 28th St, in Cave Creek on Friday, Nov. 6, 6 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 8, 1 p.m. It will be an open invitational rodeo put on by the Dirty Money Cattle Company. Rodeo tickets are being sold strictly on a first-come, first-serve basis, so make sure to come early to buy tickets.

Event Chairman Marshal Adam Stein noted that this is the first year Wild West Days has its own rodeo, saying that it is “celebrating our western heritage.”

Also new this year is the first Wild West Days cattle drive.

“We’re going to have a giant big-horned steer leading the parade,” Stein said. The first-ever cattle drive will be led by Watusi cattle, which are a unique breed of cattle known especially for their huge horns, which can reach eight feet, tip to tip.

The Rocky Mountain Oyster Eating Contest on Saturday, Nov. 7 is also a first for this year’s Wild West Days. Whoever eats the most oysters in the allotted time will be awarded a to-be-announced prize.

Patty Pollnow, who is handling marketing for Wild West Days, noted that Cory McCloskey, weatherman for Channel 10, will be this year’s parade marshal.

Pollnow has spearheaded a campaign to convince Ari from The Ellen Show to come out for Wild West Days, specifically for the Rocky Mountain Oyster Eating Contest. It’s a long shot, but it just might work out!

Other Wild West Days special events include pig races, mutton bustin’, bathtub races, and a vendor zone. Inflatables, bounce houses, a petting zoo, and more will be featured in the kids’ zone. 

Proceeds from Wild West Days will cover the event costs and benefit the Cave Creek Museum.

Check out all the details on Wild West Days at www.wildwestdayscavecreek.com.

 

Wild West Days Event Schedule

Friday, Nov. 6

4 p.m.: Vendors at Cave Creek Rodeo Grounds
6 p.m.: Dirty Money Cattle Company Invitational Rodeo, Cave Creek Memorial Arena Rodeo Grounds, 37201 N 28th St.

 

Saturday, Nov. 7

9 a.m.: Wild West Days parade
10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Prescott Regulators/Shady Ladies, Inc.
10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Vendor Zone & Kids Zone
11 a.m.: Mutton Bustin’, Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse
12 p.m.: Pig Races, Harold’s Corral
1 p.m.: Bathtub Races, Jack Cartwright Pass Road
3 p.m.: 1st Rocky Mountain Oyster Eating Contest

 

Sunday, Nov. 8

9 a.m.: Poker Run Trail Ride
10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Prescott Regulators/Shady Ladies, Inc.
10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Vendor Zone & Kids Zone
11 a.m.: Mutton Bustin’, Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse
11 a.m.: Vendors at Cave Creek Rodeo Grounds
1 p.m.: Dirty Money Cattle Company Invitational Rodeo