Arizona Wild West Fest debuts in Cave Creek March 11-13

A Gun Fighter (submitted photo)

A Gun Fighter (submitted photo)

Arizona Wild West Festival, Arizona’s newest and largest western/music festival, will take place March 11-13, in Cave Creek.

This one-of-a-kind event will feature a number of first time, signature, family-friendly activities including, but not limited to:

  • Kickin’ & Pickin’: western, country western and southern rock bands battle for the top title as the best local western band around. The two-day music event, which will be judged, will conclude with a prize for the winning musical act. Locations: The Horny Toad, Hideaway Grill, Local Jonny’s, Silver Spur Saloon and Harold’s Corral
  • Guns of Anarchy: top gunfighter performers from around the U.S. will compete during a two-day competition for first, second and third place cash prizes, the largest purse in the West; professionally judged; at Frontier Town
  • Cowpokes & Little Folks: a western play zone for young and teen children that will feature western fun
  • Rope & Chrome: the first western motorcycle contest to showcase the most imaginative western dressed motorcycles and their western dressed riders, among other activities; to be held at the Roadhouse
  • Visions of the West: a western/Indian art show at Stagecoach Village
  • Rock the District: teen bands play their best country music for the crowds at Big Earl’s Greasy Eats
  • Bust the Dust: Two days of 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 at Hogs & Horses
  • Elegance in History: contestants showcase their best in period correct wardrobe. In addition, living history characters will come to life and share their characters; professionally judged at the Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse
  • Arizona Gunslingers: Members of the Cowboy Fast Draw Association, who share a common interest in preserving the history of the Old West, will demonstrate their shooting skills and assist event visitors interested in learning to shoot; at The Horny Toad
  • Battle with the Saddle: Western rodeo professionals compete for top bragging rights at Hogs & Horses
  • Bullets & Beauties: Women are invited to show off their best western wear for the chance at a prize; at Hideaway Grill with judging by the Hideaway, Pink Cadillac and Sonoran Beauty
  • Show your Patriotism: American Legion Post 34 provides patriotic flags and activities along with a pancake breakfast
  • Period vendors and other western entertainment

“This is the first ever western/music festival of its kind,” stated Fran Booth, chair of the event, in the release. “Festival attendees will enjoy everything from gunfight performances and competitions to a professional stuntman rivalry, wild and crazy, western entertainment to some of the best music in the territory. There has never been a festival like it in Arizona.”

Arizona Wild West Festival is produced by Six Gun Entertainment, LLC, in conjunction with cavecreeklive.com, Booth Communications, Inc. and other community sponsors.

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