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Wickenburg Gold Rush Days Returns for 2023!

When it comes to great rodeos in the western United States, perhaps none are more popular with fans of all ages as the Wickenburg Gold Rush Days Senior Pro Rodeo in Wickenburg, AZ. This year’s event is the 74th in the event’s history and promises to be bigger and better than ever. Held from February 10-12, it’s expected to draw thousands of visitors to Wickenburg, where the NSPRA always puts on a show to remember!

Credit to Gold Rush Days Facebook

Founded 74 years ago, Wickenburg’s Gold Rush Days has remained an integral part of Arizonan history. Part of that history is 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.

There is never a dull moment at these incredible NSPRA events, and the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce has really gone all out this year to bring the best attractions to the center stage. Every cowgirl and cowboy has been training hard to do their best at the NSPRA events, and no matter who wins, the viewers have the best opportunity to watch their favorite stars shine in the arena. The events all draw together to celebrate the town’s origins as a mining and ranching community, and one of America’s oldest living legacies.

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Schedule for Wickenburg Gold Rush Days 2023

Friday, February 10, 2023

  • Opening Ceremonies | Frontier Street at 10:00 am with western stuntman, Will Roberts
  • Carnival | Downtown District | Opens at 10am (also open Thursday 4-10pm)
  • Artisan Fair | Valentine Street in the Historic District | 9am – 5pm

Saturday, February 11, 2023

  • Carnival | Downtown District | Opens at 10am (also open Thursday 4-10pm)
  • Artisan Fair | Valentine Street in the Historic District | 9am – 5pm
  • Gold Rush Days Parade | Downtown | 11am | Theme: Back in Gold!
  • Gold Rush Days Senior Pro Rodeo | Everett Bowman Rodeo Arena | Gates Open at 12pm, Rodeo Starts at 2pm
  • Rodeo Dance | Wickenburg Community Center | 6-10pm | $10 Presale & $12 at the door

Sunday, February 12, 2023

  • Carnival | Downtown District | Opens at 10am (also open Thursday 4-10pm)
  • Artisan Fair | Valentine Street in the Historic District | 9am – 5pm
  • Gold Rush Days Senior Pro Rodeo | Everett Bowman Rodeo Arena | Gates Open at 12pm, Rodeo Starts at 2pm
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Ticket Pricing

  • $20 adults (ages 19+)
  • $15 seniors (ages 60+)
  • $10 students (ages 13-18)
  • Children 5 and under get in free

Come join Cowboy Lifestyle Network as we celebrate 74 years of wild western action in Wickenburg, Arizona! You can see a full schedule and learn more at WickenburgChamber.com/annual-events.

Living the Cowboy Lifestyle since 1988. CLN Team member since 2012. Arizona native. Corona del Sol High School, University of Arizona & SAE Alumni. Favorite Quote: "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." W. Churchill

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