2015 Events

September

Oktoberfest
Friday Sept. 11 from 5pm-11pm –  Saturday Sept. 12 from 11am-11pm
Location: Veterans’ Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd. Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
www.sierravistaaz.gov

Sierra Vista’s largest and best fall festival is coming. Enjoy two days of family fun and entertainment. Autumn in Sierra Vista is Arizona at its finest. The cooling temperatures and the leaves changing on the trees of the Huachuca Mountains create an atmosphere like no other time of year. It is the perfect time to enjoy a variety of cuisine available from various food vendors. Live entertainment will enthrall you at Der Biergarten. Make your plans now to come out and fill your weekend with great entertainment.

11th Annual Bisbee Blues Festival
Friday, Sept. 11 at Bisbee Royale Main Stage
Saturday, Sept. 12 from 12pm-10pm – Main Event at City Park
Sunday Sept. 13 from 10-3- 2nd Annual Blues Village will also take place at Central School Project
Location: City Park, Bisbee, AZ  85603
www.bisbeebluesfoundation.com

Tickets for The Bisbee Blues Festival are available at Bisbee Office Supply and High Desert Market and Cafe, all Zia Records locations in Tucson and Phoenix, and online.

Rootstock at Zarpara Vineyard
Saturday Sept. 19
12pm-5pm
Location: 6777 Zarpara Ln, Willcox, AZ 85643
$10 includes tasting flight and glass
www.zarapara.com • 520-222-7114

Directions: From I10, take exit 336. Head south on highway 186 for 6 miles, take a right onto Kansas Settlement Rd for 6 miles, then take a left onto Arzberger Rd for 2 1/2 miles, Turn left at Lucky Ln and follow the signs.

Celebrate the 2015 harvest at Zarpara Vineyard with music, wine and art. Two amazing Arizona bands will be playing on the crushpad - De Grazia and Touch of Gray - and Klein Art will be exhibiting new artwork. Taste our new wine releasing while enjoying the music.

Tombstone Territorial Days
Sept. 19-20
8am-5pm
Location: Allen Street, Tombstone, AZ 85638
www.tombstonechamber.com/event/tombstone-territorial-days-2015

A Celebration of Arizona’s Military and Cultural History 1863-1912. Save the date for Tombstone, AZ’s newest event weekend. Come to Tombstone September 19th & 20th, 2015 for a unique living history weekend featuring cultural, educational and entertaining activities centered on Arizona’s Territorial period 1863-1912.

Cochise County Fair
Sept. 24 -27
Location: Cochise County Fairgrounds - 3677 North Leslie Canyon Road, Douglas, AZ 85607
www.cochisecountyfair.org
(520) 364-3819

Features fun tor the entire family including a Rodeo, livestock show, music, entertainment, rides, kids activities, agricultural exhibits, commercial vendors and a wide variety of food.

Fun Festival
Friday, Sept. 25, 4 - 11 PM
Saturday, Sept.26, noon to 11 PM
Sunday, Sept. 27, noon to 6 PM
Location: Veterans Memorial Park

The entire family can enjoy this fun festival. There will be carnival rides and games, live entertainment, food and more.  For more information please call 520-417-6960.

Tombstone at Twilight
Saturday Sept 26 – 4th Saturday of every month and will continue through Dec
4pm-9pm
Location: Allen Street, Tombstone, AZ 85638
Free

Every fourth Saturday of the month Tombstone stays open a little later for this wonderful event. There will be raffles, gunfights and many other fun activities.

October

64th Annual Rex Allen Days
Oct. 1-4
Location: Willcox, AZ

The first Rex Allen Days featured a rodeo, parade and an appearance by Rex. That format remains, but has been expanded to four days of fun - "Western Fun ~ Willcox Style". However Rex Allen Days is a whole lot more. The weekend starts out with the Annual Cowboy Hall of Fame Banquet on Thursday night. Friday has a variety of events to choose' including the Rodeo Queen Competition, appearances by Rex Allen Jr., and other entertainers at the elementary school and the NCCH Nursing Home. Saturday starts with a large parade that goes through Historic Downtown Willcox. The professional rodeo begins on Saturday and continues on Sunday. If you love having a good time and are willing to "let your hair down" and have some real fun, then Willcox is the place to be!

Dine Under the Stars
Saturday Oct. 3
6pm-9pm
Location: University of Arizona Sierra Vista Campus -1140 N. Colombo Ave., Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
www.sabo.org

This annual scholarship fundraising event includes dinner, music, a silent auction, raffle, and stargazing through the Patterson Observatory telescopes and Huachuca Astronomy Club's telescopes. This year's theme is "Denim and Diamonds" and is hosted by the University South Foundation. For information and tickets, 520-458-8278 x2129

44th Annual Art in the Park
Oct. 3-4
Location: Veterans Memorial Park – 3105 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

Art in the Park, Sierra Vista is coming up on its 43rd year. Come and celebrate the longest running arts and crafts festival in S.E. Arizona. Over 200 vendors selling original handmade items and art. Be sure to come out for great food, fun and creative craftsmanship. Hours: Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Plein Air Competition
Oct. 9-10
Artists Reception Friday at the Central School Project. Judging & Prizes. Hosted by Central School Project & Bisbee After 5. Contact Kathy Sowden - 520-432-2900

41st Annual Huachuca Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show
Saturday Oct. 10 from 9am-5pm – Sunday Oct. 11 10am-4pm
Location: Cochise College - 901 N. Columbo Ave., Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Free
www.huachucamineralandgemclub.info/Gem_Show.html

A certified gemologist will be on hand for free identification of your mystery gemstones. Raffle prize for this year is a large quartz crystal cluster. Live Demonstrations * Educational Displays * Gems * Jewelry * Lapidary Supplies * Finished and Raw Mineral Specimens * Raffles * Food & Beverages * Fluorescent Display

28th Annual Cars in the Park
Saturday, Oct. 10
Location: Veterans Memorial Park

Entries start at 8 AM and awards are 3 PM. This popular annual event features a fantastic display of cars.  Enjoy the cars, music, food and product vendors, raffle, door prizes and more.  For more information please call 520-417-6960.

Butterfield Overland Stage Days & Rodeo
Oct. 10 – 11
9am-2pm
www.cityofbenson.com

This year will be the Car Show, Motorcycle Show, Antique Tractor Show, Pony Express, Antique Tractor Pulls, and Antique Engine Display, so there will be quite a bit going on at the park. The event is from 10a.m. (after the parade) until 2 p.m. The Rodeo starts at 3.  Parade theme this year is "Everyday Heros". Hope to see everyone out and about for the whole day of fun!!!

Cochise County Cycling Classic
Saturday Oct. 10
6:30am-1:30pm
Location: Cochise County Fairgrounds - 3677 N. Leslie Canyon Rd., Douglas, AZ 85607
www.perimeterbicycling.com

Cyclists of all ages and abilities have the opportunity to ride the perimeter of Cochise County in 165, 95, 47 or 27-mile events with the start/finish located at the Cochise County Fairgrounds in Douglas, AZ. This fundraising event will benefit DARC (Douglas Association of Retarded Citizens). The event is expected to challenge as many as 400 cyclists.

Vintage Bisbee Wine Tasting
Saturday, Oct. 10
4pm–7pm
$45

Wine Tasting and Taste of Bisbee!  Wines from around the world and Arizona.  Food from over ten local restaurants.  An amazing event that attracts 500+ each year. Visit www.bisbeerotaryclub.org for tickets. Call 520-266-2194 for more information.

Relay for Life of Douglas, AZ
Saturday Oct. 10
10am
Location: Copper King Baseball Stadium – 15th Street Park, Douglas, AZ 85607
http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY16GW?pg=entry&fr_id=69747

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Today, with the support of thousands of volunteers like you, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day.

Wyatt Earp Vendetta Ride
Sunday Oct. 11 – 16
6am-6pm
Location: Allen Street, Tombstone, AZ 85638

This is a five-day historic ride that shadows Wyatt Earp and his posse's bloody trail of revenge against the Cowboy faction after the assassination of Morgan Earp. Horses, tack, food, wranglers, historians and more are provided.

Southern Arizona Harley Riders MC 21st Annual Biker Rodeo
Friday Oct. 16 – 18
12pm-10am
Location: Arena Bar - 250 S. Prickly Pear Ave, Benson, AZ 85620
www.sahr.us

Bands, Bike Show, Biker Games, Have a Clue Ride, Vendors, Food, 50/50 Charity Auction. Free on-sit Dry Camping. CMA Breakfast Saturday and Sunday for donation. This is a charity event. We support various charities throughout Cochise County.

25th Annual Bisbee 1000 The Great Stair Climb
Saturday Oct. 17
7am-11am
www.bisbee1000.org

The most unique physical fitness challenge (or friendly fitness walk) in the USA! Bisbee 1000 The Great Stair Climb is the only outdoor stair climb in the U.S. and is arguably one of the most unusual and challenging events in the world. The 4.5-mile course features nine staircases (over 1000 total steps) connected by winding roads, with a total course elevation gain/loss of ~1175 ft. While enjoying the challenge, runners and walkers alike see some of the most scenic parts of Old Bisbee. Take a delightful journey up the stairs and down the roadways in Europeanesque Old Bisbee!

86th Annual Helldorado Days
Saturday Oct. 17-18
10am-4pm
Location: Allen Street, Tombstone, AZ 85638
$20 pp $15 for bike passenger

What started out as the town's 50th anniversary celebration in 1929 has turned into one of our oldest traditions. Come join in on the fun at the 86th Annual Helldorado Days. Activities include: Reenactments, street entertainment, fashion shows, live music, beard contest and a parade on Sunday.

Annual Elks Oktoberfest
Saturday, Oct. 17
2 - 11 PM
Location: Elks Lodge, Sierra Vista, AZ
Enjoy the afternoon and evening at this traditional event that features live music, dancing, authentic German food and more. For more information please call 520-417-6960.

Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert
Saturday, Oct. 17
7 PM
Location: Buena Performing Arts Center, Sierra Vista, AZ

This special concert conducted by Dr. Linus Lerner will feature classical music written by Spanish, Mexican and Latin American composers to celebrate and honor our friendship with our Mexican neighbors. For more information please call 520-417-6960.

Willcox Wine Country Festival
Oct. 7-18
Location: Historic Railroad Avenue - 100 S Railroad Ave Willcox, AZ 85644
Tasting glasses and tickets may be purchased for $20-$25
www.willcoxwines.com

The Willcox Wine Country Festival is a two-day fun-filled event at historic Railroad Park in downtown Willcox. Just an hour's drive east of Tucson on I-10 - the Willcox Wine Country Festival is a perfect getaway for Phoenix & Tucson residents. It's not too far, but feels a world away. Admission to the festival is FREE - listen to music and browse vendor and wine booths without charge. There are several downtown shops and cooperative events within walking distance. There are two Willcox wine festivals each year. The spring wine festival is held on the 3rd weekend in May and the fall festival is on the 3rd weekend in October. Keep up-to-date with Willcox wine events year-round by following us on Instagram and Twitter or like us on Facebook.

Wine, Food, Music, Fine Art, Crafts, Local Produce & More! Choose from over 70 wines from 17 Arizona wineries! Vendors featuring locally grown and made products! Live Music on Saturday & Sunday!

COCHISE COLLEGE PIT FIRE
Thursday, Oct. 22
5pm–9 pm
http://www.cochise.edu/pitfirefestival/

The 9th annual Cochise College Pit Fire Festival- produced by the Douglas campus Art Department- is inviting the public to discover a myriad of ceramics, sounds, tastes, and visual and performing artists

Border Town
Thursday Oct. 22 – Wednesday Mar. 25
10am-4pm
Location: Allen Street, Tombstone, AZ 85638
Free

With the multiple week event: Border Town Cowboy Action Shooting Arizona State Championship coming to an end here in Tombstone, there will be plenty of activities to enjoy. There will be shopping and food venders to accommodate the public coming to watch the show!

Tombstone at Twilight
Saturday Oct. 24
4pm-9pm
Location: Allen Street, Tombstone, AZ 85638
Free

Every fourth Saturday of the month Tombstone stays open a little later for this wonderful event. There will be raffles, gunfights and many other fun activities.

B.R.A.T.S. (Bisbee Rolling Arts Transport Society)
Saturday, Oct. 24
www.discoverbisbee.com

The B.R.A.T.S. parade of gravity coasters starts at 11 am in front of the Ironman statue in old Bisbee and proceeds down Main Street. For additional information

November

Bisbee Mariachi Festival

Saturday, Nov. 7

Location: City Park

The Bisbee Coalition for the Homeless with the Friends of The Bisbee Animal Shelter, are working together in bringing a Mariachi Festival to Bisbee. For additional information, contact Kathy Sowden at 520-432-2900.

21st Annual Veterans’ Day Parade
Wednesday, Nov. 11
9am
Location: Begins @ Fry and 7Th to Veterans Memorial Park

Sierra Vista residents are invited to attend this parade to honor the area's veterans and active duty soldiers. The parade begins at 9:00 a.m. at Fry and Seventh, and will travel east on Fry Boulevard to Veterans Memorial Park. A short ceremony will take place at Veterans Memorial Park immediately following the parade.  Applications to participate in the parade are available at http://www.sierravistaaz.gov or at any Leisure Services facility. Applications need to be returned to the Oscar Yrun Community Center (oycc) no later than close of business on Friday October 30th. For more information please contact Laura Killberg at [email protected].

4th Annual Sidepony Express Music Festival
Nov. 13-15
www.discoverbisbee.com

Showcasing independent music from the Southwestern underground at venues all over Old Bisbee!

Altered Books Show #5
Saturday, Nov. 14
5pm-8pm
www.sampoegallery.com

Fundraiser for the Friends of the Copper Queen Library on Saturday, November 14th at the SAMPOE Gallery during the Bisbee After 5 "Just Desserts" artwalk.

Annual Festival of Trees
Sunday, November 22 through Thursday, December 3
Location: The Mall at Sierra Vista
Regular mall hours are Monday - Saturday, 10 AM - 9 PM and Sunday, noon - 6 PM.

This event is close to the hearts of our community's residents. A long time community tradition, the Festival of Trees has heralded the start of the holiday season in Cochise County and has become a highly anticipated and popular event that benefits local charities. For more information please call 520-417-6960.

Festival of Lights
November 27
Location: City Park
www.discoverbisbee.com

Small Town Holiday
Saturday, Nov. 28
10am-8pm
www.bisbeeafter5.com

"Small Town Holiday", an old fashioned holiday shopping event throughout historic Bisbee.  More than 30 shops and galleries will be open until 8 PM for your holiday shopping pleasure!  Vote for the "Best Decorated Window" and win great prizes.  For additional information, contact Kathy Sowden at 520-432-2900.

33rd Annual Bisbee Home Tour
Nov. 27-28
Location: Bisbee, AZ

Planning is underway for the 33rd Annual Bisbee Home Tour, entitled “Hidden Treasures”, which will take place on the Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving. We have an incredible variety of homes and public buildings planned for this year’s tour – just a sampling of the architectural splendor that is Old Bisbee.

Tombstone at Twilight
Saturday Nov. 28
4pm-9pm
Location: Allen Street, Tombstone, AZ 85638
Free

Every fourth Saturday of the month Tombstone stays open a little later for this wonderful event. There will be raffles, gunfights and many other fun activities.