Day of the Cowboy returns to GC this Oct.

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GOLD CANYON, Ariz. – The sixth annual Gold Canyon Day of the Cowboy celebration will take place this year on Oct. 13 and 14 in Gold Canyon. The “Day of the Cowboy” event celebrates the contribution that the American Cowboy has made to this region’s rich Western history.

On Sat. October 13the event will kick off with a golf tournament to benefit the Peralta Trail Elementary School hosted by the Gold Canyon Golf Resort. Contact Ryan at 480-671-5566 or email for tournament details.

Later that day, the Mojave Muleskinners (western Gunslingers) will be creating western fun with skits and shootouts at the Gold Canyon Golf Resort starting at 4:00 p.m. and throughout the evening.

The Resort will also be hosting a vendor fair and Old West games and rides from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. that will include face painting, hot air balloon, petting and reptile zoo, as well as western photos, live music and more. Western attire is encouraged. The outdoor afternoon and evening events are free to the public.

A barbeque buffet dinner will be available at the Resort starting at 5:00 p.m. Call 480-671-5517 for indoor seating reservations. Lighter fare barbeque will also be available at the outdoor Snack Shop that evening.

Rounding out the evening, families are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy live music from 4:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and a fireworks display starting at 8:00 p.m.

Some parking will be available at the Resort with additional event parking available courtesy of Gold Canyon United Methodist Church (6640 S Kings Ranch Rd.). Free Shuttle Service will be provided from the Church parking lot to the Resort from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

On Sun. October 14, the Gold Canyon United Methodist Church will host a community picnic. Enjoy free hay rides, games for kids, live music, free treats and hot dogs. This event will run from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For more information including scheduling updates, visit (not .com).

The Fireworks display is being made possible thanks to donations from the following sponsors: SRP, Gold Canyon Golf Resort, Curis Resources Arizona Inc/ Florence Copper, Mountain Vista Medical Center, Gold Canyon Business Association(GCBA), Central Arizona College (CAC), Sysco Foods, Lori Blank and Associates, Brown and Brown Insurance, Shamrock Foods, MountainBrook Village HOA, Rossmar and Graham, Wells Fargo Bank, Right Away Disposal, Edward Jones-Matt Rupert , Edward Jones – Darnell Grossi, Horne Ford and Golden Eagle Distributors.

Assistance is being provided by the Apache Junction Fire District, and Pinal County.

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