The Roundup & Open House on Saturday, Nov. 2 showcased the Empire Ranch in all its glory — past, present & future! More than 2,000 came to enjoy presentations and demonstrations that engaged children and adults in the history and lore of the Old West. Throughout the day attendees relived cowboy traditions, watched exciting arena events featuring roping and riding, western skill demonstrations, “Cowboy Conversations,” kid’s corral, Western music, Western authors arena, food, auctions, raffles. The Roundup & Open House provided a day long Western experience at the Historic Empire Ranch.
Thank you to all the sponsors, presenters, volunteers and the Bureau of Land Management/Tucson Field Office that made this event possible. Special thanks to the Elgin Sonoita Cowbelles and Sierra Vista Girl Scout Troop for their support.
Mark your calendar for the 2014 Roundup & Open House, always the first Saturday in November — Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014
The Roundup is a community effort. Your support of this authentic event is greatly appreciated. Click here to learn about being a Sponsor, Auction Donor, or Volunteer.
2013 Lead Sponsors
|Anonymous||Jim Click Automotive Team|
|Arbuckles Coffee Roasters||National Environmental Education Foundation|
|Classic Tents||Roberts & Associates, PLLC|
|Green Valley Pecans||Schouten & Sullivan|
|Jack Furrier Western Tire & Auto||Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum|
2013 Friends & Supporters ($100-$499)
|Anonymous||Santa Cruz County Cowbelles|
|Babacomari Ranch||Barbara J Schild|
|Craig Bell & Maureen O’Brien||Jacqui Tibbs|
|Capital Wealth Investments||Trifam Foundation|
|Bonnie Day||Carl & Jan Vail|
|Katie & Bruce Dusenberry||Lea Ward|
|Hydra Leather||Donald & Nancy Webster|
Our Thanks to the Presenters at the 2013 Roundup & Open House
WESTERN ARENA EVENTS
Take I-10 east; take exit 281 onto Scenic Highway 83 south toward Sonoita; go 18 miles to just past milepost 40. Turn left at the “Empire Ranch Historic Site” sign. Driving instructions with map.