Who We Are

The Empire Ranch Foundation (ERF) is a non-profit 501c3 volunteer organization that was established in 1997.

Acting in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the purpose of the Foundation is to protect, restore and sustain the Empire Ranch historical buildings and landscape as an outstanding western heritage and education center.

Cowboy Festival Steak Fry

Join us for a Steak-Fry at the Cowboy Festival on Saturday, November 5 from 4:30 – 7:30 pm! Click here to purchase your dinner tickets.

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Cowboy Festival Trail Rides

Plan to take a 45 minute trail ride at the Cowboy Festival.  Spaces are limited and may not be available the day of the event.  Click here to reserve your spot now.

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2022 Cowboy Festival

Save the date for the 21st annual Cowboy Festival on November 5-6, 2022.  It’s our annual public event celebrating Arizona’s Western history and culture.

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Volunteer Days

Dedicated volunteers have been key to preserving the historic Empire Ranch House and Headquarters.  Please join us on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 8 am. 

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Who We Are

The Empire Ranch Foundation (ERF) is a non-profit 501c3 volunteer organization that was established in 1997.

Acting in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the purpose of the Foundation is to protect, restore and sustain the Empire Ranch historical buildings and landscape as an outstanding western heritage and education center.

Cowboy Festival Steak Fry

Join us for a Steak-Fry at the Cowboy Festival on Saturday, November 5 from 4:30 – 7:30 pm! Click here to purchase your dinner tickets.

Continue reading...

Cowboy Festival Trail Rides

Plan to take a 45 minute trail ride at the Cowboy Festival.  Spaces are limited and may not be available the day of the event.  Click here to reserve your spot now.

Continue reading...

2022 Cowboy Festival

Save the date for the 21st annual Cowboy Festival on November 5-6, 2022.  It’s our annual public event celebrating Arizona’s Western history and culture.

Continue reading...

Volunteer Days

Dedicated volunteers have been key to preserving the historic Empire Ranch House and Headquarters.  Please join us on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 8 am. 

Continue reading...

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