Wild Western Festival Ropes in Arizona’s History - Entertainer Magazine

Wild Western Festival Ropes in Arizona’s History

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The Wild Western Festival is the perfect excuse for you to travel back in time to get a taste of what our great state was like in its beginnings.

Transforming the entire 17 acre Sahuaro Ranch Historic Park into a 19 Century boomtown, this event is plenty of cowboy fun for the whole family. Mingle with authentically dressed 1880s characters as you weave in and out of the park’s beautiful historical buildings from 1886. Artisans and crafters will provide you with endless opportunities to discover your “rare find” personal souvenir. There will be delicious festival foods, treats and even a saloon area for those cowboys and cowgirls over 21, plus a pie eating contest!

Don’t miss this chance to meet Dan “Grizzly Adams” Haggerty, Peter “Laredo” Brown, stuntman Neil Summers, Don “High Chaparral” Collier, and many more.

Attractions will include comedy gunfights and stunt shows by Hollywood stuntmen, blacksmith demonstrations, trick roping with Will Roberts, gun spinning with “Hotshot” Johnny and Trick Horse performances by “Bad Dog” Bennett. This year’s special guest is Mr. John Bianchi, the legendary holster maker for countless Hollywood stars.

Wild Western Festival Sahuaro Ranch Historic Park, 9802 N. 59th Avenue, Glendale, 623.882.9428, wildwesternfestival.com, Friday, October 24 to Sunday, October 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., $10 adults, $9 seniors, $6 military, $5 kids 5 to 12, kids under 4 free

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