Festive event features shoot outs, a parade, bull riding, pig races, mutton bustin’ & more
CAVE CREEK, Ariz. (Oct. 17, 2016) – History will come alive as the Prescott Regulators & Their Shady Ladies reenact scenes from Arizona’s past during the 13th Annual Cave Creek Wild West Days.
Coordinated by the Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association (CCMEA), Wild West Days takes place throughout town from Wed., Nov. 2 through Sun., Nov. 6.
Visitors at Wild West Days won’t want to miss Saturday’s and Sunday’s shows by the Prescott Regulators, voted “Best Reenactment Group in the U.S.” by Wild West Magazine. The G-rated western entertainment will be fun for the entire family, reenacting local history with a touch of humor.
“We show people what Arizona used to be like,” says Dave Schencar, of the Prescott Regulators. “That includes the way people talked, the way they dressed, and the relationships that developed when cattle ranchers and sheep growers had to compete for their water and their land.”
Free performances range from 10 to 15 minutes and will take place continuously throughout the day on Sat., Nov. 5 and Sun., Nov. 6. Covered seating for the shows will be available in in the West Lot at Frontier Town, located at 6245 E. Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. Special guest appearances from the Arizona Gun Fighters, Dr. Buck and the Wild Bunch, Guns of Cripple Creek, Boothill Express and Arizona Ghost Riders will also take place throughout the day.
In addition to the reenactments, attendees can enjoy a parade Saturday at 9 a.m. and fun events hosted throughout the day by local merchants, including Quick Duck Draws and a half pie-eating contest at Frontier Town, pig races and Cow Pie Bingo at Harold’s Corral, mutton bustin’ at the Buffalo Chip and much more.
Founded in 2004, the Prescott Regulators and their Shady Ladies is a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit made up of unpaid volunteers from throughout Prescott and surrounding areas. The group uses the funds it raises for scholarships for local veterans.
Admission to Cave Creek Wild West Days is free. For more information, email WildWestDays2016@gmail.com or call (480) 437-1110.