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Annual Empire Ranch Cowboy Festival

  • Watching the cowboys at work
  • Cowboy up
  • Back in the saddle


  • Celebrate Arizona's Western heritage at this family friendly event.
  • The Cowboy Festival takes place at the historic Empire Ranch in Southern Arizona's grassland country.
  • Learn about area history and watch the festivities including roping, military riding, fast draw and blacksmithing.
  • There's something for the entire family.

Annual Empire Ranch Cowboy Festival



Arizona's Empire Ranch is a 22-room wood and adobe building constructed in the 1880s and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The setting is the scenic 42,000 acre Las Cienegas National Conservation Area in Southern Arizona. Each year, the Empire Ranch Foundation holds an open house to celebrate Western history and culture in Arizona and to encourage the preservation of this historic site. The event attracts about 2,000 people who are treated to a variety of Western cultural demonstrations, livestock exhibits, entertainment and food. Among the festivities are roping, adobe brick making, military riding, blacksmithing, fast draw and dutch oven cooking plus much more. 
In addition, visitors will be treated to western music, dancing, bluegrass and plenty of activities for children. Of course, there's plenty of great food too. The event takes place November 2, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Parking is $10 per car. The Empire Ranch Foundation is located at 16655 E. Empire Ranch Road in Sonoita.

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Come visit us! 16655 E Empire Ranch Rd, Sonoita, AZ - 85637,US

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