Casa Grande preparing for ‘Cowboy and Indian Days’ festivities

February 2, 2013 by  

This month, Casa Grande area residents will have a chance to celebrate their community’s heritage and get a taste of the old West, as the city hosts its own ‘Cowboy and Indian Days’.

Individuals and families of all ages are invited to attend this series of festivities, which will include carnivals, roping contests, and two rodeos. Banner printing will likely be in high demand as the celebration’s sponsors order promotional material for all of the events.

The first weekend will feature competitions that are specifically for Native American participants. On Friday, February 15, members of various local tribes will show off their skills in a round of jackpot roping. The highlight of the following two days will be an ‘All-Indian Rodeo’, which will feature members of the Salt River Pima, Gila River, Ak-Chin, and Tohono O’odham nations.

A host of additional events will take place during the week of February 18. These will include the ‘Maple Leaf Classic’, a roping contest for Canadian citizens, and a barrel race for women. Spectators will have the opportunity to watch the ‘Ranch Rodeo’ over the weekend of February 23. Attendees will also be able to purchase Native American arts and crafts, enjoy live entertainment from local bands, watch a golf tournament, and attend a cowboy-style Sunday church service.

A majority of the events will take place at the Ed Hooper Rodeo Grounds at 2525 North Pinal Avenue. Those seeking more specific information about Casa Grande’s Cowboy and Indian Days may call the city of Casa Grande at (520) 421-8600.