Billy Moore Days will take place in Historic Avondale, it marks the 73rd anniversary of Avondale’s incorporation with the return of the event’s favorite elements including the Billy Moore Days Parade and Carnival.
Location: Festival activities are held along Western Avenue between 3rd Street & 6th Street.
Friday, October 18 – 6pm – 10 pm
Saturday, October 19 – 11am – 10pm
What’s happening at the festival!
BY ACTIVITY: SALOON | WILD WEST SHOW | TALENT SHOW | PETTING ZOO | PIE EATING | BARREL WARS | CORN HOLE
ONGOING ACTIVITIES (BOTH Saturday & Sunday):
Stop into our saloon to wet your whistle! The saloon is located near the main stage. Only for our adults guests, our beer garden will feature Crescent Crown products to include:
– Corona Premier
– Miller Lite
Take a trip back in time to gun fights, roping, horsemenship and good old fashioned fun! Dr. Buck’s Wild West Show will include The Wild West Comedy Gun Fight and Stunt show, The Wizard of the West Mysterioso Magic show, True West Tales with old west Historian Cowboy Lee Anderson. 2019 schedule coming soon.
Free kids activities give a flavor for the old west with panning for gold, Bow & Arrow Bulls Eye Quest, Rubber Band Gun Shootout, Rodeo Calf Roping, sack races, yee-haw hollerin’ contests and more. We’ll even have a branding station where your kids can receive free western themed face painting!
The City of Avondale’s History on Display
During the weekend event, visit the lobby of the Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library to learn about the history of our city. A display will be up that will showcase a historic timeline, pinpointing key features in Avondale’s history, as well as feature the legend of Billy Moore, Avondale’s founder.
FRIDAY ACTIVITIES ONLY:
Avondale’s Got Talent
Friday 7pm Main Stage
We are inviting talented individuals and groups from across the valley to showcase their talents on our stage, singers, dancers, magicians, jugglers or whatever talent you have please join us. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. The 1st place winner will also perform on Saturday just prior to the headliner.
SATURDAY ONLY ACTIVITIES:
Saturday – 11AM to 2PM
On Western between 3rd Street & 4th Street
Prepare yourself for the best mobile Petting Zoo in Arizona. Carters Farm didn’t invent the petting zoo, but they’ve made theirs the best in town. Their friendly animals are raised on their farm for one purpose…..being loved on. Their employees will wow you with knowledge and care for these wonderful critters. There will be 18 – 25 animals available in the petting zoo.
Pie Eating Contest
Saturday 2:00 pm
Join us for good old fashion fun at our pie eating contest at 2:00 pm on the Soundbite Stage(4th Street & Western).
Adult (12 years or older)
Young Adults (6-11 years)
Kids (0-5 years) divisions (with smaller pies)
There is an opportunity for everyone to participate! Pies provided by Village Inn and prize will be given. To sign up stop by the Village Inn booth by Saturday 1:00 pm
Saturday 3:00 pm – Western Avenue just east of 3rd Street
Come and witness this fantastic battle of the hoses! Watch Avondale Fire Department challenge other local fire departments in a battle with their fire hoses pushing a barrel back and forth along a cable. Following the fire department challenge will be the Southwest Lending Closet Challenge. If you are interested in participating, registration information will be available her shortly. Come cheer on your favorite team and cool off as water flies!