Sept. 19, Bisbee Blues Festival
Sponsored by Old Bisbee Music, the Fourth Annual Bisbee Blues Festival will feature live blues from a variety of bands. Food and beverages will be available. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
Details: 11a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19. For more info, visit www.bisbeebluesfest.com, or call the Bisbee Chamber of Commerce at 520-432-5421.
Sept. 19, 5th Annual Sierra Vista Fiddle Contest
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the sounds of good old-fashioned fiddle music at the 5th Annual Sierra Vista Fiddle Contest. The event even features a solar powered sound system. Watch fiddlers compete for more than $3,000 in cash prizes. It will feature the “Pot O’ Gold Playoff” Celtic music competition. The contest is organized by and benefits the non-profit Cochise County Youth Orchestra.
Details: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19 at Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd. in Sierra Vista. Admission is free. Visit www.ccyo.info and click on “fiddle contest” for more information.
Sept. 25, 21st Annual Elks Oktoberfest
Authentic German food and music, games for kids, dancing. Wine and beer are available.
Details: 4-10 p.m., Sept. 25 at the Elks Lodge, #1 Elks Lane, Sierra Vista. Admission is free. For more information, call 520-458-2065.
September 24-27, Cochise County Fair, Douglas
Enjoy carnival rides, 4-H demonstrations, livestock auctions, collegiate rodeo, bull riding, food concessions, retail booths, animal exhibits, arts and crafts, and live entertainment.
Details: 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Thursday through Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday at the Cochise County Fairgrounds, Leslie Canyon Road in Douglas. Admission is $6 got adults; $3 for seniors (age 60+) & children (age 6-17); Free for children (age 0-5). For more info: Cochise County Fair Association, 520-364-3819 or www.cochisefair.org.
Oct. 1-4 Rex Allen Days, Cowboy Hall of Fame Ceremony & Banquet
The Cowboy Hall of Fame is the kick-off for the Rex Allen Days celebration. Western fun, Willcox style, this event honors their hometown hero. Rex Allen gained fame as a singer, cowboy movie star and narrator for Walt Disney Productions. This year will celebrate 20 years of Rex Allen Days, and the First Annual Western Heritage Award will be presented. Activities for Rex Allen Days include a parade, rodeo, General Orlando B. Willcox International turtle race, cowboy dances, a country music concert and more.
Details: Full days of fun at the Willcox Community Center and in Willcox. Admission varies for each event. For more info, contact the Willcox Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, 520-384-2272 or visit the Rex Allen Museum website. You can also see the full schedule of events.
Oct. 2 & 3, Bisbee Turquoise Hunt
The annual Turquoise Hunt will take place in what locals call “Number 7,” the Queen Mine’s dump. For two hours each day, rock hounds can scour the earth for the rarest and, some would say, most valuable “Bisbee Turquoise” along with other minerals.
For more info, contact the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum at 520-432-7071.
Oct. 3 & 4, 38th Annual Art in the Park, Sierra Vista
This is one of the Southwest’s largest outdoor arts and crafts fairs, attracting more than 200 vendors. Fine art, sculpture, fountains, jewelry, clothing and much more!
Details: Oct. 3 & 4; Sat. 9 am – 6 pm, Sun. 9 am – 4 pm. at Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd. in Sierra Vista. Admission is free. Call 520-3378-1763 for more information or visit the website at www.huachuca-art.com.