Cochise County events, Oct. 17-19

Another fun weekend in Cochise County! Check out Helldorado Days in Tombstone, the biker rodeo in Benson, the Bisbee Stair Climb in… well, Bisbee and guided tours of Buffalo Soldier Historic Sites in Sierra Vista!

Oct. 17-19, Helldorado Days, Tombstone  

What started out as the town’s 50th anniversary celebration in 1929 has turned into a famous tradition. Events include reenactments, a parade, fashion shows, carnival, live music, contests and street entertainment.

When: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Where: Tombstone, Admission: varies per event, Info: 520-457-3291 or

Oct. 17 & 18, SAHR Biker Rodeo, Benson

Every year in October, the Southern Arizona Harley Riders put on their Biker Rodeo at The Arena in Benson. Featuring a bike show, games for kids and bikers, a charity auction, vendors and door prizes.

Where:  Big Boy Arena in Benson Admission: $15, Info: or contact Nick Confer at

Oct. 18, Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb, Bisbee

This event can be a challenging competitive run or an explorative walk of Bisbee’s over 1000 historic stairs. The Ice Man, “the event within the event,” involves carrying blocks of ice with old-fashioned ice tongs up 153 stairs in a timed race-fun to participate in or just to watch!

When: 9 a.m. race start, Pre-registration: 7-8:30 a.m., Where: Bisbee, Registration: $25 in advance, $30 on race day, Info: 520-432-1585 or

 Oct. 18, Guided Tour of Buffalo Soldier Historical Sites, Sierra Vista
Learn about the accomplishments and history of Fort Huachuca’s famous Buffalo Soldiers. Guided bus tours to historic post sites will be given by members of the Southwest Association of Buffalo Soldiers.

When:  11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m., Where:  Visitor’s Center, 3020 East Tacoma St., Admission:  Adults $12; children under age 12 free; Info: 520-417-6960 or 

Note: The post is an active military installation. Visitor passes are available to US citizens at the Main Gate with a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance (or rental vehicle agreement). All passengers over 13 must have photo identification.

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