Festival

Billy Moore Days will take place in Historic Avondale October 18-21, with the return of  the event’s favorite elements including the Billy Moore Days Parade and Carnival, and marks the 72nd anniversary of Avondale’s incorporation.

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Billy Moore Festival MapWhat’s happening at the festival!  

Festival activities are held along Western Avenue between 3rd Street & 6th Street.  

Friday, October 19: 6pm -11pm
Saturday, October 20: 11am – 11pm

Parade

Saturday, October 20th at 9:00am
Western Avenue from Litchfield Rd. East to 5th Street, then North to Agua Fria High School.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS ON THE PARADE

CLICK HERE FOR PARKING INFORMATION

Carnival Rides

Thursday: 6pm – 10pm
Friday: 6pm – 11pm
Saturday: 11am – 11pm
Sunday: 12pm – 10pm

Deconcini Park will come alive with carnival rides, games and snacks!  A variety of rides will be available for all ages

Carnival Ticket Prices:
Individual tickets $1.50
10 Tickets for $12
20 tickets for $20
Unlimited wristband for $30 per day  |  $25 pre-sale
Discounted pre-sale tickets will be available soon at the following locations:
– Sam Garcia Library – 495 E Western Ave, Avondale, AZ 85323
– Avondale City Hall – 11465 Civic Center Dr, Avondale, AZ 85323
– AZFire Arms – 215 E Western Ave, Avondale, AZ 85323

ONGOING ACTIVITIES (BOTH Saturday & Sunday): 

 

The Saloon: 

Stop into our saloon to wet your whistle!  Only for our adults guests, our beer garden will feature Crescent Crown products to include Corona Primer, Modelo, Miller Lite and Bluemoon.

Dr. Buck’s Wild West Show: 

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 Wild West ShowWest Tales with old west Historian Cowboy Lee Anderson.  MORE DETAILS

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.  On Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28th from 6-8pm Three Rivers Historical Society will provide volunteers to staff the display and share tidbits about Avondale’s past.

Western Games:

Free kids activities give a flavor for the old west with panning for gold, Bow & Arrow Bulls Eye Quest, Rubber Band Gun Shootout and Rodeo Calf Roping.  We’ll even have a branding station where your kids can receive free western themed face painting!

Games and Contests

In honor of Avondale being named an All American City we have a variety of all American games and contests to participate in including sack races, yee-haw hollerin’ contests and more.  Check back for more details and to sign up.

Petting Zoo
Friday – 6PM-11PM | 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.

SATURDAY ONLY ACTIVITIES:

Avondale’s Got Talent
Saturday 11am – 2pm – Family Stage

The 1st annual Avondale’s Got Talent will show case some of the valley’s best undiscovered talent.  Performers of all different skills from dancing and singing to twirling baton and comedy, who knows what will hop up on stage next.  To learn more about how to enter the talent show CLICK HERE

 

village_inn_logo_4c_2012Pie Eating Contest
Saturday 2:30 pm

Join us for good old fashion fun at our pie eating contest at 2:30 pm on the Family Stage(4th Street & Western).

Divisions for: Pie eating 2
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 1:30 pm

Barrel Wars!Barrel Wars 2
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, click here for more details. Come cheer on your favorite team and cool off as water flies!

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Corn Hole Competition
Saturday 4pm – 10pm

Come join us at Billy Moore Days in Avondale on Saturday, October 27th as we run two different cornhole tournaments. Bring your own partner and compete in either the social division (casual/backyard players welcome – $5 per person) OR the experienced division (regular/consistent players $10 per person). Both tournaments start at 4pm but you can check in and warm up starting at 3pm.  A link to register will be available soon.