Red River Under the Stars

Over 200 western movie fans attended the planned  outdoor screening of Red River at Empire Ranch Headquarters on July 13, 2019.  Due to the weather the movie was shown in the Adobe Haybarn.  Retired stuntman Bunker DeFrance told a few filming tales prior to the showing.  Many enjoyed the chuckwagon dinner provided  by EZ Cattle Company Cow Camp Cafe’ Chuck Wagon Catering!

Special thanks are due to The Loft Theater, Tucson, for making this free event possible as part of their Loft Film Fest on the Road series.


Updated  7/17/2019

National Day of the Cowboy

Plan to celebrate National Day of the Cowboy at the Historic Empire Ranch on Saturday July 27, 2019, 9am-1pm.  It’s a FREE family event with demonstrations, presentations, ranch tours.  Rex Dalton’s chuckwagon lunch fixin’s will be available for purchase.

Click here to view photos of the the 2018 celebration.


Posted 4/20/2019


The Empire Ranch Foundation is proud to present Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones starring in “Oklahoma” as our 2019 Western Movie at the Loft Cinema in Tucson on September 15th. Doors open at 2:00 pm, with a special exhibit of the “Surrey With The Fringe on Top” that was used in this musical, followed by the 3:00 pm show time.

Tickets are $15 for ERF members and $20 for non-members.  Click here to purchase tickets online at Eventbrite or call 888-364-2829.

Posted 5/23/2019

2019 Cowboy Festival

Be sure to put the Empire Ranch Cowboy Festival on Saturday, November 2, 2019 on your calendar. Program details will be posted by August 2019.  Click here for the 2018 program listing, and  here to see photos of the 2018 Festival.

Updated  5/4/2019