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   If you know of an upcoming event in the desert that you would like to publish on the site, please contact me    HERE
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Train Rides
Nevada State Railroad Museum
600 Yucca Street
Boulder City, NV 89005
(702) 486-5933
Passengers will be able to ride in refurbished enclosed air-conditioned/heated Pullman Coaches, which date to 1911. For the more adventurous passengers who wish to be closer to nature we offer an open-air coach and for passengers who need assistance boarding the train, we have an ADA/Handicapped coach with a lift for wheelchairs and passengers needing additional assistance.
Rides are available every Saturday and Sunday.
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For a complete list of all the local events in and near Yuma, Arizona visit the Yuma Visitors Center. Events & Festivals. Dining, Hotels, Shopping, Business directories and more information for the area. A lot to see here!

For Listings of Events at Anza-Borrego State Park
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   We'd like to thank all the viewers who have sent in events to help keep us updated, Thanks so much!
Linda

Welcome back Winter Visitors!

This looks like it's going to be a great winter
in the desert Southwest!

October 6th to October 8th, 2017
4th Annual Helzarockin' Gem & Mineral Annual Outdoor Show!
Location: Helzapoppin Arena
802 N 1st St. (Miller Rd.) (Bid Canal and Miller Road) Buckeye, AZ
Helzapoppin Arena hosts raw rock material for lapidary enthusiasts, gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, beads and cabochons for sale. Enjoy demonstrations and a raffle, and kids enjoy a free rock scavenging hunt daily. For More Info: Click Here

October 6th to October 29th, 2017
133rd Annual Arizona State Fair!
Location: 1826 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ
Celebrate autumn in Arizona with family entertainment, animals, food, new attractions and rides, top-notch concerts, exhibits, motorized events and a rodeo every Tuesday through Sunday. For More Info: Click Here

October 7th, 2017
9th Annual Flagstaff Oktoberfest at Wheeler Park!
Location: Downtown Flagstaff, AZ
Enjoy a day packed with music, food, beer, costume contests, yodeling, Findlay's Stuff the Bug, Arizona Snowbowl's Frozen T-shirt and Satchmo's BBQ Brat eating contests, all benefitting Feeding Northern Arizona's Future. For More Info: Click Here

October 7th to October 8th, 2017
16th Annual Tucson Reptile & Amphibian Show & Sale!
Location: Tucson Expo Center
3750 East Irvington Rd., Tucson, AZ
Enjoy 50,000 square feet of reptiles for sale and display, petting zoos with alligators, giant tortoises, monitor lizards, snakes, reptile supplies, art, books and clothing. Safely view venomous snakes and participate in a photography symposium. For More Info: Click Here

October 7th, 2017
AZ Off-Road Swap Meet!
Location: Westworld
16601 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ
The AZ Off-Road Swap Meet is back for round 2. October 7th at Westworld of Scottsdale. Clean out those garages and be one of the first to get a vendor spot. Time: 6 AM - 6 PM MST For More Info: Click Here

October 13th to October 15th, 2017
Thunder on the River - Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing at BlueWater Resort & Casino!
Location: Blue Water Resort & Casino
Parker, AZ
Watch some of the fastest runs ever in the Top Fuel Hydro category, where speeds have already surpassed the 260 mph mark in as little as 3.3 seconds on a 1,000-foot race course.

October 14th, 2017
23rd Annual Fly-In and Classic Car Show
Location:
(See Below)
Wickenburg Municipal Airport/Wellik Field, off U.S. Route 60, hosts this annual show. Hours are 7 to 11 a.m. Free admission.
Food will be Available. Please NO PETS and NO SMOKING

October 14th, 2017
33rd Annual Fall Chili Cook Off!
Location: CROWN KING SALOON & CAFE
7219 Main Street, Crown King AZ
Crown King Saloon hosts the town's biggest event of the year, where visitors sample unique chili and vote for their favorite.
For Time Call: 928-632-7053

October 14th to October 15th, 2017
43rd Annual Huachuca Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show
Location: Cochise Community College
901 N. Colombo Ave., Sierra Vista, AZ
Cochise College wil host demonstrations, displays, rocks, jewelry, gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary supplies and more from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free admission and parking.

October 19th, 2017
Relics & Rods Cruise!
Location: Downtown Havasu District (Main Street), McCulloch Blvd., Lake Havasu City, AZ
Join in the kickoff to the 40th Annual Relics & Rods Run to the Sun. Stroll down nostalgia lane and check out the fantastic vehicles on display, a beer garden, vendors, live music and activities from 5 to 9 p.m. Admission Price: Free to the public.
For More Info: Click Here

October 20th, 2017
Halloween Spooktacular and Car Show!
Location: The Shops at Norterra
2460 W. Happy Valley Road, Phoenix, AZ
Were hostinghosting a boo-tiful night of free family fun, including a car show, trunk-or-treating, costume contests, a kids dance party, live music, giveaways, food samples and more from 6 to 8 p.m. For More Info: Click Here

October 21st to October 22nd, 2017
8th Annual Arizona Taco Festival at Salt River Fields
Location: 7555 N Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ
More than 60 restaurants, food trucks and chefs compete for $10,000 in cash, while an expected 40,000 attendees nosh their way through more than 100 types of tacos, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Also includes a margarita tent and other activities.
For More Info: Click Here

October 21st, 2017
Old Miner's Day!
Location: Chloride, AZ
Honor the hard-rock miners who came to Chloride looking for their share of gold, silver and other precious minerals in the 1860s with a parade, gunfight performance, vendors, live music and raffle.

October 21st, 2017
11th Annual Tucson Classics Car Show
Location: The Gregory School
3231 N Craycroft Rd., Tucson, AZ
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., this annual event aims to raise more than $1 million for children's charities. See classic cars, and enter to win a 2008 Corvette convertible or other great prizes. Admission is $5 per person and $25 per car. For More Info: Click Here

October 21st & 22nd, 2017
Halloween Ball Bash Co-Rec Tournament
Location: PAAC 1700 E. 8th St., Yuma, AZ
Time: Games start at 8:00 am. For More Info: Click Here

Oct. 27 and 28th, 2017
Camp RZR
Location: Glamis, CA
Save the date, Camp RZR is Glamis bound! Join us for an action-packed weekend to celebrate 10 years of RZR Oct. 27 and 28th! Check back here and follow the event page where we will release details as they become available. For More Info: Click Here

October 6th - 8th, 2017
4x4 Rock Climbing Challenge!
Location: Caballo Lake State Park
Highway 187, Caballo, NM
Caballo Lake State Park will be home to the annual 4x4 Rock Climbing Challenge. The event will run from October 7th through the 15th. The Riverside Group Shelter Area will be the main meeting area for all participants. We expect a very large turnout for this event. Please be aware that all Riverside campsites are expected to be filled quickly by event participants. Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Regular Entrance Fee.
Contact: any staff 575-743-3942

October 11th, 2017
History of Nature and Man at LDSP
Location: Leasburg Dam State Park
12712 State Park Rd., Radium Springs, NM
Join Leasburg Dam State Park staff for a guided, moderate 2mi hike and experience the diverse environments, wildlife and geothermal springs, Fall weather and learn about the different Chihuahuan Desert plants and peoples that have made this area their home over the centuries. Bring water shoes if you wish to experience the hot springs. Event is free with paid camping permit. Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Regular Entrance Fee. Contact: Alex Mares 575 524-4068

October 14th, 2017
Down and Dirty Mountain Bike Race!
Location: Sugarite Canyon State Park
211 Highway 526, Raton, NM
Challenge your mountain bike skills in this "Down and Dirty" (DAD) mountain bike race in the rugged and beautiful mountains of Northern New Mexico. This will be the inaugural event of this 24-mile race. Participants are required to attend a mandatory orientation meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, and the race will begin at 10 a.m. that day. For registration and other information call: 575-445-2413. Regular Entrance Fee. Contact: park staff 575-445-5607

October 21st, 2017
Star Party
Location: City of Rocks State Park
327 Hwy 61, Faywood, NM
Visit City of Rocks State Park for a night of star and plant gazing through our 14 inch Mead telescope at our monthly Star Party. If Weather Permitting. Time: 6:15 PM - 9:45 PM Fees: Regular Entrance Fee. Contact: Gabriel Medrano 575-536-2800.

October 21st, 2017
12 Annual Pancho's Car Show
Location: Pancho Villa State Park
400 West Highway 9, Columbus, NM
The Friends of Pancho Villa State Park will host the 12th Annual Pancho's Car Show at Pancho Villa State Park from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2017 with vintage to late model show cars, motorcycles and choppers. Enjoy music, food and drink, the park's Exhibit Hall and some of the best show cars and motorcycles in the southwest. Those interested in registering a show vehicle should call the park at 575-531-2711 or to download a registration form, HERE
. Regular Entrance Fee. Contact: John Read 575-531-2711

October 28th, 2017
Zombie 5K Fun Run
Location: Ute Lake State Park
1800 540 Loop or PO Box 52, Logan, NM

Friends of Ute Lake will be hosting a Zombie 5K Fun Run. Registration at 4 pm at VC. Entry Fee is $20. 1st 30 to pre-register by October 14th get a t-shirt. The event will be throughout North Area Entrance. Time: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Regular Entrance Fee. Contact: State Park Office 575-487-2284

October 7th, 2017
Atlatl Rock Guided Petroglyph Hike
Location: Valley of Fire State Park
29450 Valley of Fire Hwy., Overton, NV (Meet at Atlatl Rock picnic area.)
Stop by the Atlatl Rock picnic area to join a ranger on a short guided hike showcasing the petroglyphs located around Atlatl Rock. Participants will be led to numerous petroglyphs that are not located along marked or maintained trails. Topics discussed during the walk will include the processes commonly used for dating and interpreting petroglyphs, and also what is known about the peoples that created this ancient rock art. Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and again from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

October 8th, 2017
Petrified Logs Guided Hike
Location: Valley of Fire State Park
29450 Valley of Fire Hwy, Overton, NV
(Meet in the lower parking lot at the Valley of Fire Visitor Center)
This approximately one-mile roundtrip hike offers participants the unique opportunity to a visit a restricted access area consisting of a vast amount of petrified wood. As participants are led by a ranger to impressive collections of petrified wood, topics such as what kind of trees the petrified wood is believed to have been from and the petrification process will be discussed. Please meet in the lower parking lot at the Visitor Center - participants will caravan to the trailhead from there. Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

October 14th, 2017
"Experience the Atlatl" - Demonstration & Participation Activity
Location: Valley of Fire State Park
29450 Valley of Fire Hwy, Overton, NV
(Meet at Atlatl Rock picnic area.)
Stop by Atlatl Rock picnic area to learn about the ancient spear-throwing tool known as the atlatl, its history in the Southwest and how exactly it was used. A brief demonstration is included, and participants will then be given the opportunity to try throwing atlatls on their own. Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

October 15th, 2017
Hidden Arch Loop Guided Hike
Location: Valley of Fire State Park
29450 Valley of Fire Hwy, Overton, NV
(Meet in the lower parking lot at the Valley of Fire visitor center.)
This strenuous, 1.25-mile off-trail loop predominantly follows washes and small ravines, leading past a rock formation sometimes referred to as "Crazy Hill," as well as a hidden arch. This hike will give participants an opportunity to see areas of Valley of Fire State Park that are not accessible via marked trails. Please note that this hike requires some basic scrambling. Participants should be comfortable with walking over rocky, uneven surfaces. Please be sure to wear comfortable closed-toed shoes, and bring plenty of water. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

October 21st, 2017
All Hallows Eve
Location: Fort Churchill State Historic Park
10000 U.S. 95 Alternate, Silver Springs, NV
This family-friendly event will feature a variety of activities, including harvest games on the museum lawn, a scavenger hunt around the fort ruins and pumpkin carving and scarecrow building contests (please bring your own pumpkin carving tools and clothing to dress your scarecrow (pumpkins, straw, and scarecrow frames will be provided). Time: 3:00pm to 6:00pm

October 4th - 7th, 2017
2nd Annual Trail Hero Event
Loation: Sand Hollow, Hurricane, UT
Trail Hero is built around joining together the drive for more access and awareness to our trail system and sport. With the combination of 4 days of wheeling trails from mild to wild and our themed days, to provide those less fortunate the opportunity to the great outdoors; Trail Hero is truly built with everyone in mind. For More Info: Click Here

October 7th, 2017
Special Exhibit - Paleontologists at Work!
Location: Dinosaur Discovery Site - 2180 E. Riverside Dr. - St. George, UT
Ever wonder what paleontologists do? They expand our knowledge of ancient life by making discoveries in the field and the lab and sharing their discoveries through scientific publications and public engagement. Come find out more! Hours: Monday-Sunday 10am-6pm, free with museum admission. ... This exhibit is part of Washington County Works!, a county-wide celebration of work that accompanies the Smithsonian The Way We Worked exhibition, stopping in Leeds from September 16 to November 4, 2017 at the Silver Reef Museum. For more information about Washington County Works! visit ArtsToZion.org. The Way We Worked, an exhibition created by the National Archives, is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Utah Humanities, is touring in partnership with the Silver Reef Museum and Arts to Zion. Time: Start: 10:00 am. Length: 8 hrs.

October 7th, 2017
Special Exhibit - Silver Reef: A Beautiful, Substantial Mining Camp!
Location: Silver Reef Museum - 1903 Wells Fargo Rd. - Leeds, UT
Skilled carpenters and stone workers created buildings in Silver Reef, which made it exceptional for a mining town of its era. Come learn about the craftsmanship that went into the construction of the town of Silver Reef in this special exhibit. While you're here, explore the many work exhibits in the museum and visit our new "mock mine" exhibit downstairs. Hours: Thursday-Monday from 10am-5pm, free with general museum admission. ... This exhibit is part of Washington County Works!, a county-wide celebration of work that accompanies the Smithsonian The Way We Worked exhibition, stopping in Leeds from September 16 to November 4, 2017 at the Silver Reef Museum. For more information about Washington County Works! visit ArtsToZion.org. The Way We Worked, an exhibition created by the National Archives, is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Utah Humanities, is touring in partnership with the Silver Reef Museum and Arts to Zion.
Time: Start: 10:00 am. Length: 7 hrs

October 26th - 28th, 2017
19th Moab 2017 Jeep Jamboree!
Location: Moab, UT
Jeep Jamborees are off-road adventure weekends that bring together the outdoors, down-to-earth people, and their Jeep 4x4s. These off-road treks have a long tradition dating back to 1953 when 4×4 pioneer Mark A. Smith organized the first-ever Jeep Jamboree and voyaged across the Sierra Nevada Mountains by way of the old Rubicon Trail. In 1954, Willys Motors - then manufacturer of Jeep vehicles became involved with the adventure, and Jeep Jamborees have been an off-road tradition ever since.
For More Info: Click Here

October 26-29, 2017
Cedar Livestock Heritage Festival
Location: Main St. Cedar City, UT
Iron County has rich and inspiring history which is worth celebrating. Fall is a very special time of the year, for it means the harvesting of crops and the trailing of livestock from the high mountain ranges to the desert for winter, which is a yearly tradition. May we never forget the people, animals and resources that built such a great community and legacy. For More Info: Click Here

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