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71st Annual Wickenburg Gold Rush Days

Wickenburg, Arizona, a modern town with an abundant historical past is proud to welcome you to the 71st Annual Wickenburg Gold Rush Days this February 7th-February 10th.

Wickenburg, Arizona, a modern town with an abundant historical past is proud to welcome you to the 71st Annual Wickenburg Gold Rush Days this February 7th-February 10th. Throw on your boots and dust off those cowboy hats because it’s time to hit the trail to Wickenburg, “where the west is still wild!” This February enjoy the thrills of the wild west at the 71st Annual Wickenburg Gold Rush Days. A town known for its cowboys and culture, Wickenburg is proud to bring its western heritage to the forefront as it celebrates 3 ½ days of ranching, rodeo, and gold mining history.

Photo courtesy of Rockin’ U Photography

Founded 71 years ago, Wickenburg’s Gold Rush Days has remained an integral part of Arizonan history. In fact, the event is so significant that it is recognized by the United States Library of Congress as one of America’s Living Legacies. Part of that legacy being Wickenburg’s rich past in rodeo and the western lifestyle! The National Senior Pro Rodeo Association (NSPRA) is proud to bring rodeo action to Wickenburg this February. NSPRA rodeo events include Bareback & Saddle Bronc, Barrel Racing, Bull Riding, Tie Down Roping, Ribbon Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, and Ladies and Men’s Breakaway Roping.

Activity kicks off on Thursday, February 7th with the opening of Wickenburg history exhibits at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum at 10am. The fun continues when the Brown’s Amusements Family Carnival opens its gates at 4pm and continues throughout the weekend. Nashville country artist Tracy Bird can be found singing away at the Del. E Webb Center on both Thursday and Friday evening at 7:30pm.

Image courtesy of the Gold Rush Days & Senior Pro Rodeo Facebook Page

February 8th marks day 2 of activity. Friday morning kicks off early at 9am with classic car shows, an artisan’s fair, arts and crafts for the kids, and lots of high flying carnival rides. Opening ceremonies will officially commence at 10am followed by gold panning and other historical activities and performances.

Image courtesy of the Gold Rush Days & Senior Pro Rodeo Facebook Page

Saturday, February 9th marks day one of rodeo action! Start your day off bright and early with the Gold Rush Parade, the 4th largest parade in Arizona. The Gold Rush Parade was also named #3 in Arizona Edventures, “Top 10 Parades in Arizona.” Equestrian teams, school bands, various community organizations, and many more will be present at this year’s parade. Gates at the Everett Bowman Arena will open at 12pm. Come ready to shop and grab a bite to eat before the rodeo action begins. The rodeo will officially kick off at 2pm. Throw on your cowboy hat and come support your favorite human and animal athletes!

Image courtesy of the Gold Rush Days & Senior Pro Rodeo Facebook Page

Historical and modern activities alike will continue Sunday, February 8th. Rodeo ground gates will open at 12pm and the final rodeo performance will start at 2pm. Finish off the evening with a Desert Stagers Melodrama at the Saguaro Theater!

Image courtesy of Rockin’ U Photography

Come join Cowboy Lifestyle Network as we celebrate 71 years of wild western action in Wickenburg, Arizona!
Rodeo ticket pricing is as follows:

Adults:                            $15.00

Seniors (60+):             $12.00

Students (13-17):     $5.00

Child (5-12):                 $3.00           

Under 5:                          FREE

For more information, visit: www.outwickenburgway.com

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Taryn Cantrell is an Arizona native who has spent many hours in the rodeo arena. Having competed in various barrel racing competitions over the years, having served as the 2017 Gilbert Days Rodeo Queen, and as a current member of the Cowgirls Historical Foundation, Taryn is passionate about her western heritage and all things rodeo. When she’s not on horseback, Taryn can be found playing her bass guitar, painting, and singing opera and musical theatre. Taryn is a graduate from Arizona State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance. Taryn is proud to combine her love of the arts with her love of rodeo and has been honored to sing The National Anthem at various rodeos across the beautiful state of Arizona. Alongside her love for art and music, preserving her western heritage and promoting the sport of rodeo are just two of Taryn’s many passions. Taryn is so honored to share her love of rodeo with Cowboy Lifestyle Network’s wonderful audience.

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