2016 Roundup & Open House Program

Empire Ranch Roundup Poster for 2016 FINAL, cropped

MAIN ARENA DEMONSTRATIONS (Joe Dreyfuss, MC)

10 am         Welcome and National Anthem and Posting of the Colors – B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry (Mem.)

10:30 am   Cattle Handling – Arizona Ghostriders

12 noon      Mounted ShootingTombstone Ghost Riders

2:30 pm     Cattle Handling – Arizona Ghostriders

3:15 pm      Mounted ShootingTombstone Ghost Riders

ENTERTAINMENT ON THE MUSIC STAGE (John Komrada, MC)

10:30 am      Scattered Grass Bluegrass

11:15 am       Mariachi Alegre de Tucson

12:15 pm     Slim & Young Western Music

1:30 pm       Nancy Elliott, Western Music

2:15 pm       Scattered Grass Bluegrass

3:15 pm      Janice Deardorff, Western singer/songwriter

FIELD ARENA DEMONSTRATIONS

10:30 am      Military Riding Demonstration – B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry (Mem.)

1:30 pm        Saber Demonstration – B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry (Mem.)

3:00 pm      Pistol Course – B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry (Mem.)

FIDDLING in the Zaguan/Breezeway

All Day – Wilford Kennedy

WESTERN SKILLS DEMONSTRATIONS

  • Bits & Spurs – Byrd Moss
  • Blacksmithing – Casey Abbs
  • Branding Irons – Bill Schock
  • ChuckwagonRex Dalton
  • Cowboy Fast Draw– Old Pueblo Gunfighters
  • Dutch Oven Cooking – Carolyn Dumler
  • Leather Carving – Ben Claridge
  • Reata Braiding – Dick Schorr
  • Wood CarvingLouis David Valenzuela

 COWBOY CONVERSATIONS

Tent 1 – Movies and the Empire   

11 am         “Stuntmen: In Front & Behind the Camera” – Bob Collier, Marty Freese & Bunker DeFrance

12 noon    “Behind the Camera”Bob CollierBunker de France, Marty Freese

1 pm             “Meet Doc Holliday”Van Fowers

2 pm            “Movies In/Around Arizona”Marty Freese

Tent 2 

11 am          “Wyatt Earp and His Wives”Scott Dyke

Noon          “Thomas Jefferson Turner – A Great American Cowboy”Gary Turner

2:30 pm     “The Boice Family Legacy”Steve Boice, Faith Boice

Ranch House Room 1–Ranching Past and Present

11 am         “The Story of Walter Vail”Van Fowers

12:30 pm   “Current Ranching Practices”  – Ian Tomlinson of the Vera Earl Ranch 

1:30pm      “Women and Ranching” – Barb Jackson of the Jackson Ranch

Ranch House, Room 3 – Cowboys of the Empire

11 am “Buffalo Bill” – Dane Johnson

Noon  “The Gardner/López Connection to the Empire Ranch, 1878 to 1928″ – Eddie Gardner

2 pm  “Buffalo Bill” – Dane Johnson

OLD WEST ENTERTAINMENT

ANIMAL DEMONSTRATIONS

HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES & LEARNING

  • Kids Activities – horseshoe decorating
  • Non-profit Partners- Representing land, nature & conservation on the lawn near the Music Stage
  • Western Authors – Visit the authors in the Victorian Addition section of the Ranch House

SILENT AUCTION

Back by popular demand the Silent Auction will be held in a new venue–the Adobe Haybarn.  Plan to stop by and bid on the special items donated by ERF supporters.

WESTERN VENDORS

GREAT GRUB

  • Arbuckles’ Cowboy Coffee
  • Hamburger/hot dog, 2 sides & a drink served from 11am – 3pm.  Adults $10, Kids $5
  • Kettle Corn
  • Old Fashioned Sodas