Western fest will feature gunslingers, parade and more
(Recieved via Gmail) — The Wild West comes to life on Saturday, November 4, 2017 during Wild West Days in Cave Creek, Ariz., with loads of fun western activities for children and adults alike. The excitement begins at 9:00 AM with a western parade throughout the Town of Cave Creek then continues with a number of special events and activities:
Gunfighters Show How the West Was Won
Gunfighters and beautiful towns ladies, part of Six Gun Entertainment, will roam and perform impromptu shows and engage with the public in Frontier Town from 9:00 AM-8: 30 PM. Six Gun Entertainment is an award-winning, western acting and stunt entertainment company that performs in Arizona and beyond.
While gunfighters entertain the crowds, Frontier Town will host a number of family-friendly activities. The Cave Creek Museum will provide gold panning; Prince Charming will have a photo booth onsite; children will be able to build a stick horse all day long; a half-pie eating contest will take place at 11:30 AM; and a gold nugget hunt will get underway at 2:30 PM.
Triple R Horse Rescue will hold a winter round-up fund-raiser at Frontier Town from 4:00-9:00 PM with all proceeds earmarked to feed and care for the herd at the rescue’s site. The round-up, which costs $45 for adults in advance and $50 at the door, includes a brisket dinner and one cocktail. For kids under 18, the cost is $25 in advance and $30 at the door and includes a brisket diner or a kids’ hot dog dinner for $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Children under five are admitted free. The event within the event will feature music by Pick O’ the Litter and bar service presented by Dirty Tequila. Tickets for advanced sales can be found at triplerhorserescueaz.com through October 28. Other fun includes games for kids, a silent auction, dancing, a tack sale, a dessert dash and a 50/50 raffle. Triple R will add to the action with stick horse races at
American Legion Post 34 Food & Fun
During the parade, the American Legion Post 34 will hold a breakfast from 6:00-9:00 AM. Hearty western breakfast favorites will include biscuits and gravy, eggs, bacon, sausage and potatoes, all sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion (SAL). The American Legion Post 34, which is located at 6272 E. Cave Creek Road, roars to life from 12:00–4:00 PM with a popular BBQ featuring brats, hot dogs and hamburgers with all the popular sides, presented by the American Legion Riders. All of the Legion’s activities that day are open to the general public. In addition, the Post 34 will have music from 12:00-3:30 PM performed by the Cave Creek Legends Band. The action continues when the Patriotic Guards conduct a fund-raiser for two causes beginning at noon. The Guards are raising monies for Snowball Express, which provides transportation and housing for the widows and their families of veterans killed in action; the second fund-raiser will benefit the Arizona Patriotic Guard Scholarship Fund. The organization selects outstanding students of veterans and provides them with tuition monies. Along with the fund-raisers, the Arizona Patriotic Guard will host two bands from 3:00-10:00 PM.
Cowboy Fast Draw
The Association of Arizona Gunslingers, members of the Cowboy Fast Draw Association, will demonstrate shooting skills and assist event visitors interested in learning to shoot during Wild West Days at The Horny Toad.
The fast draw experts, who will be onsite on Saturday, November 4 and November 5, will host a Town Alley event known as Come Try Cowboy Fast Draw, beginning at 9:00 AM both days. Town Alley is a safe, organized event for the public to try their hand at Cowboy Fast Draw. Visitors can test their skills for only $5 for 10 shots.
Cowboy Fast Draw is one of the fastest growing shooting sports and the closest thing to a real gunfight. The Arizona Gunslingers use real single action .45 caliber six shooters but will use wax bullets propelled by a primer. The shooting pros wait for a light, draw, aim, fire and hit a 24-inch round target 21 feet away before the opponent does. In addition to the fast draw fun, local artist Randy Hume will create caricatures for guests and visitors and The Horny Toad will feature flat iron steak with cowboy beans, baked potato and garlic bread for only $14.95. The Horny Toad, Cave Creek’s oldest and most popular restaurant, is located at 6738 E. Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek, Ariz.
For more information about these events, contact Fran Booth, ABC at 602.317.8282.
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