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9/18/2013 10:24:00 AM
Learn to pan gold, enjoy art, music at Old West Day Saturday in Dewey-Humboldt
Brandon Minier, Mayer, left learns how to pan for gold from Woody Wampler. Wampler and other members of the Gold Prospectors Association of Phoenix and the Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society will be on hand at Saturday’s Old West Days in Humboldt.
Trib File Photo/Sue Tone
Brandon Minier, Mayer, left learns how to pan for gold from Woody Wampler. Wampler and other members of the Gold Prospectors Association of Phoenix and the Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society will be on hand at Saturday’s Old West Days in Humboldt.
Trib File Photo/Sue Tone
Schedule of events:
10 a.m. Opening welcome from J.P. Gorham.

10:30 a.m. Pet Parade.

11:15 a.m. Boot Races for kids and adults.

11:30 a.m. Steer roping, two age groups.

12 p.m. Cow Pie Toss.

12:30 p.m. Western Attire Contest, individual and group, followed by the Best Beard Contest.

2 p.m. Quilt raffle drawing.

2:30 p.m. Silent auction for horse print.

3 p.m. 50/50 drawing.

4 p.m. Closing.


The Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society offers an Old West Day full of fun activities from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the D-H Historical Museum on Main Street, Humboldt. Food vendors, Western art and crafts, children's games, and music will take place.

The Old Time Fiddlers and special guest Virgil Funkhouser, Potato Patch Spring Band, and Ron Smith will perform. The Gold Prospectors of Phoenix return to demonstrate and teach how to pan for gold. Eric LeBlanc will present the Art of Blacksmithing. Studio Three Yarn & Fiber will have weavers and spinners present. Boots and Bustles, the Arizona Rangers, and fun and games for young cowgirls and cowboys round out the activities.

Food available for purchase includes White Eyes Indian Fry Bread, Rockin' Red's BBQ, Scoopz Ice Cream, and Jackie Boyz Pizza.

Admission button is $2 day of the event or $1 if purchased from local D-H businesses and the Museum prior to Sept. 21.


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