2018 Program

 2018 Program 

 

MAIN ARENA DEMONSTRATIONS — 

  • 10:00 am        National Anthem and Posting  of the Colors – B Troop
  • 10:15 am         Lanny Leach Horsemanship
  • 11:30 am         Charros y Modelos de Tucson 
  • 12:15 pm         BLM Wild Horse & Burro        
  • 2:00 pm         Charros y Modelos de Tucson 
  • 2:45 pm          Lanny Leach Horsemanship

ENTERTAINMENT ON THE MUSIC STAGE

FIELD ARENA DEMONSTRATIONS

WESTERN SKILLS DEMONSTRATIONS

  • Adobe Brick MakingChris Schrager
  • BlacksmithingCasey Abbs
  • Boot Making – Ozuna Boot Company
  • Branding – Bill Schock
  • Mule Packing & Cross-Cut SawCoronado National Forest
  • Reata Braiding – Dick Schorr
  • Saddlemaking – Brad Faulkner
  • Silversmithing – Byrd Moss

 COWBOY CONVERSATIONS

Cowboy Conversation Tent 1

  • 10:30 am – “In Front & Behind the Camera” – Marty Freese, Bunker DeFrance,  & Russell True
  • 11:30 am – “History of Old Tucson: 1939-today”Van Fowers
  • 12:30 pm – “Movies In/Around the Empire –  Marty Freese
  • 1:30 pm – “Ranching in Eastern Santa Cruz County”Dick Schorr
  • 2:30 pm – “Dude Ranching in Arizona”Russell True

Cowboy Conversation Tent 2

  • 10:30 am – Ranching within the Endangered Species Act” – Mac Donaldson
  • 11:30 am – Rancheros y Vaqueros:  Mexican  American History and Ranching Culture in Southern Arizona” –  Patricia Preciado Martin
  •  12:30 pm – “The Total Wreck Mine”Greg Dowell
  • 1:30 pm – “Thomas Jefferson Turner” – Gary Turner
  • 2:30 pm – “The Boice Family Legacy”Steve Boice, Faith Boice

Ranch House Room 1

  • 12 noon – “The Story of Vail, Arizona”J.J. Lamb
  • 1:00 pm – “Vail Family Vignettes” Susan Vail Hoffman
  • 2:00 pm – “The Gardner-Lopez Connection to the Empire Ranch”Eddie Gardner

Ranch House Room 4

  • 11:00 am – “Vaqueros and the Influence of Spain & Mexico on the Ranching Culture in the North American West” – Michael Brescia
  • 12 noon – “Tom Jeffords, Friend of Cochise”Doug Hocking
  • 1 pm – “Ranching for Generations”Steve Lindsey
  • 2 pm – “Photographic Archaeology of Empire Ranch Headquarters”Robin Pinto

OLD WEST ENTERTAINMENT

ANIMAL DEMONSTRATIONS

HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES & LEARNING

  • Non-profit Partners- Representing land, culture, nature & conservation: Arizona Game and Fish Department; Arizona Historical Society; Boulder Crest Retreat; Bureau of Land Management; BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program; Canelo Cowboy Church;  Coronado National Forest; Elgin-Sonoita Cowbelles; Old Pueblo Hall Crafters, Sahuarita 4-H;  Patagonia Museum; Pima County Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation; Save the Scenic Santa Ritas;  Tucson Corral of the Westerners;  University of Arizona Poetry Center; Western Music Association, Arizona Chapter
  • Western Authors – Gail Corkill, Doug Hocking, PJ Lawton, Elle Marlow,  Russell True
  • Statistical Research, Inc.

SILENT AUCTION

The Silent Auction will be held in the Adobe Haybarn.  Plan to stop by and bid on the special items donated by ERF supporters

GREAT GRUB

  • Las Vigas Steak Ranch–two meal choices available, $10/plate.
    • Mexican–Carne Asada or Grilled Chicken, Rice, Beans, Tortilla, Salsa
    • BBQ–Pulled Pork Sandwich or BBQ Chicken, Cole Slaw. Ranch Beans, Bread
  • E-Z Cattle Company–coffee and cobbler
  • Kettle Corn – AJ’s Concessions

VENDORS