5th Annual Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off
NOVEMBER 7 THROUGH NOVEMBER 9
This free look at historic cooking methods and authentic 1880s chuck wagons is a grea tevent for buckaroos of every age. Chuck wagons from around the Southwest compete to cook the best meals fit for cowboys on the trail. Enjoy delicious chuck wagon meals amidst a campfire glow, live music and exciting tales of Western history.
Tumbleweed Ranch at Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen Road, Chandler, 480.782.2751, chandleraz.gov
Mesa Old West Days
Come and celebrate Mesa’s rich pioneer and territorial history at this Old West Fest. Quick draw competitions, cowboy crafts, gun fight reenactments, a shooting gallery and kiddie rides will turn back the clock as you enjoy delicious food and great live music. This year’s musical acts include Desert Dixie, Jimmy Pines and Washburn Jere, Trailer Queen and Red Mountain Bluegrass Band. Admission is free to this fun family event.
129 W. Main Street, Mesa, 480.890.2613, mesaoldwestdays.com
American Heritage Festival
NOVEMBER 21 THROUGH NOVEMBER 23
Presented by We Make History, this highly interactive educational festival is a celebration of the diverse and exciting history of the United States. Presentations of American life starting in colonial times and through the 20th Century will feature a cast of experienced historical interpreters from around the country. With speeches by famous Americans of the past, historic fashion shows and battle reenactments, this festival will truly bring history alive for you and your family.
Schnepf Farms, 24810 S. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek, 480.777.1776, americanheritagefestival.com
ArtFest of Scottsdale 2014
NOVEMBER 22 THROUGH NOVEMBER 23
Enjoy beautiful weather and wonderful arts at this free open air festival. Over 180 artists from across the country will be featuring art and crafts that will help you get a jump on your holiday shopping. Live music, tasty food and hands-on kids activities make this the perfect festival for the whole family.
Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza, 7380 E. Second Street, Scottsdale, 480.963.5353, 888artfest.com