Events

October 2014
Saturday 
Oct 11
20th Annual Fly-In & Classic Car Show - Oct. 11- Wickenburg, Arizona
(928)684-0977
Flyin2014Plans are underway for the 20th annual   Fly-In & Classic Car Show sponsored by the Wickenburg Chamber, and Town of Wickenburg Airport Advisory   Commission.The event is on October 11th from 7:30am -12:00 p.m. at the Wickenburg Municipal Airport-Wellik Field.During the day you'll have an opportunity   to view a variety of aircraft flying into the event, classic cars on display,  and learn more about the services available   at the airport. The Chaparral Pancake breakfast will be served from 7-10:00   a.m., followed by Lions Club “Lunch Stop” 10:30   a.m.-12:00 noon.  Information and other vendors on site.  Also during the day you’ll see over 75   Classic Cars on display.For more information contact: The Chamber at   (928) 684-5479 Email: events@wickenburgchamber.com   Flyin Information Vendor application             Discover   Aviation Month – “Out Wickenburg Way!”              
 
Saturday 
Oct 25
15th Annual Wickenburg Chamber Golf Invitational
(928)684-5479

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The Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor its Annual golf tournament on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Wickenburg Country Club, 1420 Country Club Drive.

 

The 15th ANNUAL WICKENBURG CHAMBER GOLF CLASSIC is a four person scramble with shot-gun start at 12 noon. Registration fee is $65 per player, $260 foursome, and includes green fees, cart, prizes and banquet at Ringo’s.

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November 2014
Fri-Sun 
Nov 14-16
Bluegrass Festival-35th Annual- November 14-16, 2014
928-684-5479

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Toe-Tappin' Music “Out Wickenburg Way”

 35th Annual Bluegrass Festival & Fiddle Championship

   The Four Corner States Bluegrass Festival on November 14-16, 2014 is sponsored by the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, and is one of the oldest bluegrass festivals in the Southwest.

Featured bands entertaining all three days at the festival are James Reams & The Barnstormers, Dry Branch Fire Squad, and Chris Jones & The Night Drivers Additionally, contestants will compete in thirteen categories for prizes and cash awards. Some of the categories bring Championship designation, such as Open Fiddle, Mandolin, Flat Pick Guitar, and Banjo. The festival is held outdoors at the Everett Bowman Rodeo Grounds, 935 Constellation Road, just 1/2 mile east of Highway 60/93 in Wickenburg. Limited reserved self-contained RV camping is arranged through the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce.

The festival opens on Friday to the public at 11 am, with entertainment from 1 pm- 5:30 pm. On Saturday and Sunday, gates open at 7:00 a.m. for a pancake breakfast, and entertainment follows from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Tickets for the Bluegrass Festival are: $18 adults, $15 senior citizens, $10 children; 3 Day Passes are $45, $40 and $25 at the gate.  Advance tickets available from our Eventbrite website and The Chamber Office. At the festival for the three days, you'll find food & drink concessions, arts/crafts, and a designated Kids Zone. Organizers prohibit bringing in alcoholic beverages, food, dogs, and coolers.  A covered Ramada with bleacher seating is available, however, spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs sit on if desired. Below is the link to order tickets online from Eventbrite.

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/35th-annual-bluegrass-festival-fiddle-championship-tickets-12226641213

 Email: Events@wickenburgchamber.com   Phone: (928)-684-5479 www.facebook.com/wickenburgazbluegrass

Location: Everett Bowman Rodeo Arena 935 Constellation Rd. Wickenburg, AZ 85390

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Bluegrass Camping Form   General Information

Contestant Application   Contestant Rules

VENDOR APPLICATION  Vendor Rules

December 2014
Fri-Sat 
Dec 5-6
26th Annual Cowboy Christmas Poetry Gathering
928-684-5479
Untitled-23 26th Annual Cowboy Christmas Poetry Gathering We invite you to visit our western community for this special heritage event. Featured cowboy poets & entertainers include: Mary Kaye, Mike Beck, Amy Hale Auker, Ross Knox, and Chris Isaacs. The CowboyReception is on Friday, December 5th and includes beer/wine and appetizers at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, located at 21 North Frontier Street. Several of our featured cowboy poets & entertainers will be performing to give you a small taste of what will be featured at the Saturday Night show. Limited tickets are available for the reception @$10 per person advance/ $20 at the door; 6-7:30 p.m. – Doors open 15 min earlier. Most of the action will take place on Saturday starting with a cowboy Dutch-oven biscuits n' gravy and cowboy coffee from 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - $5 donation in the north side parking area of the Wickenburg Community Center, 160 N. Valentine Street in the historic district of downtown Wickenburg. A line-up of invited cowboy poets will take place inside the community center from 9-12 Noon and 1:30 -3:30 p.m. Admission is free for the day sessions. The featured cowboy poet's performance is scheduled on Saturday, nightat 7:00 p.m. at the Wickenburg Community Center, 160 N. Valentine Street. Admission: $15 advance tickets - $25 after December 1st. Sponsored by: Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce Tickets for the Gathering are available from The Chamber - 928-684-5479 www.wickenburgchamber.com    
Friday 
Dec 12
19TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE OF LIGHTS
19TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE OF LIGHTS - "Out Wickenburg Way!" Friday, December 12, 2014 -Historic Downtown Wickenburg Sponsored by The Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, Town of Wickenburg and APS. 127Businesses are finishing their entries, children plan on riding bicycles, marchers are making plans to light limbs and antique cars will be aglow for Wickenburg's 19th Annual Christmas Parade of Lights, Friday Evening, December 12th. The parade will start at 6:30 p.m. on Yavapai Street in front of the Wickenburg Christian School, traveling to historic Frontier Street near the Chamber of Commerce Office and continuing down Frontier near the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, ending at Tegner and  Yavapai Street at WCO's " Little Red Schoolhouse" 245 N. Tegner Street Visitors and residents around the state will gather to watch the illuminated entries and have the opportunity to visit with Santa Claus after the parade at the awards ceremonies in front of the "Garcia Little Red Schoolhouse", next to Bashas' Frontier Shopping Center 245 N. Tegner Street entertainment and refreshments will be served. Awards ribbons will be given to the winners in each category, and the "Best Over-All" Entry will receive the "Tinsel Award" Information call Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce at (928) 684-5479.    Parade application      Christmas Parade Map A panel of civic leaders will judge the parade entries.  Announcers will be stationed at Wickenburg Christian School, Wickenburg Unified School District, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, in front of the historic Santa Fe Depot-Wickenburg Chamber Office and Remuda Ranch on Frontier Street. Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the unique shoppingXMAS POSTER (2) copy opportunities in Wickenburg. "Bring Christmas Home from Wickenburg."       "Like" the Christmas Parade of Lights Facebook Page: Click Here
February 2015
Fri-Sat-Sun 
Feb 13-15
Gold Rush Days and Senior Pro Rodeo-66th Annual
(928) 684-5479
 

 67th ANNUAL GOLD RUSH DAYS & RODEO

  February 13-15, 2015

WESTERN FUN RIDES IN WITH THE 67th ANNUAL GOLD RUSH DAYS                FEBRUARY 13-15, 2015 - “OUT WICKENBURG WAY!” This event celebrates the town’s origins as a ranching & gold mining center in the days before there was a Phoenix.  The heritage event was founded 67 years ago, and today Gold Rush Days draws tens of thousands of visitors, during the 3 ½ days of activities.   Festivities begin on Thursday, February 12, with the Brown’s Amusements Family Fun Carnival opening at 4:00 p.m., in the downtown district.    The official opening gets underway on Friday, February 13 during the Opening Ceremonies on Frontier Street at 10:00 a.m. with a gunslinger-stuntman Joey Dillon, and gold rush officials kicking off the event.  Friday is the only day you will be able to see beautiful classic cars on Frontier Street from 9am -3 p.m.   The main festival area on Valentine Street in the historic district will see 150 exhibitors at the Wickenburg Art Club artisan fair, &  juried art show, family fun carnival, free stage entertainment, gold panning, 150 arts/crafts, and much more from 10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., with the carnival running throughout the evening.   One of the highlights on Friday is the first show of the Desert Stagers old fashioned melodrama, held in the historic Saguaro Theatre at 7:00 p.m., nightly throughout the celebration.   The parade is on Saturday at 10:00 a.m., and one of the largest in Arizona with over 100 entries including 1,000 horses within the entry classes, classic auto’s, floats, marching bands, and youth groups will also be participating.  Spectators line the street as one of the largest parades in Arizona passes by.  The parade theme is to be announced.  On Saturday the main event activities are the same, but include the additions of a Western Barbeque sponsored by the Wickenburg Saddle Club at 11:00 a.m., and the first performance of the National Senior Professional Rodeo & Open Rough Stock, held at 2:00 p.m. at the Everett Bowman Arena, located at 935 Constellation Road, just one mile east of the downtown area. Admission: $10 adults, $9 seniors, $5 students (13-17), children (5-12) $3 & under 5 are Free. Gates open at Noon.  The National Senior Pro Rodeo Association selected the 2013 Gold Rush Days Rodeo as their “Rodeo of the Year” and recognition will take place in the arena on Saturday.  On Saturday night you’ll find another Old Fashioned Melodrama performance from the Wickenburg Desert Stagers, held in the historic Saguaro Theatre at 7:00 p.m.  On Sunday the activities include arts/crafts area, gold panning, family carnival, rodeo performance, melodrama, and special day events such as the Lioness Pancake Breakfast at 7:30 am – 11 am inside the Community Center; traditional Mining events - Mucking & Drilling Contest at 10:00 a.m. where contestants compete for money and prizes and spectators can bid in a Calcutta Auction for a contestant; and the Arizona Gold Panning Championship, where contestants compete for money and prizes while panning for gold starts at 1:00 p.m.  The second performance of the Senior Pro Rodeo is at 2 p.m., and at 7:00 p.m. is the final performance of the Melodrama.  This annual western celebration is the Signature Heritage event for Wickenburg, and was named in 2012 as one of the Top Rural Events in Arizona by the Arizona Festival & Event Association, and in 2013 garnished two first place media awards for best television commercial and commemorative poster.  Other accolades over the years include 2011 & 2012 Arizona Centennial event; 2009 Arizona’s Best Special Rural Event by the Arizona Office of Tourism.  Gold Rush Days most significant recognition is from the Library of Congress, whereas Gold Rush Days is one of America’s Living Legacies.   The Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce is the proud producer of the celebration each year, along with partners and sponsors. For more information, and tickets call (928) 684-5479