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Chipping Yard Guidelines

For the convenience of our residents, any grass, tree, or yard debris can be dumped in the chipping yard.

The yard is located behind the McClure RV Park and is open continuously to Bagdad residents.

Guidelines:

  • Please remove all debris from any plastic bags and ensure no trash is left behind.
  • The chipping yard is not for dumping any trash, processed wood, concrete, metal, glass etc.
  • Any violators may be prosecuted and fined.

Gold Rush Days – Wickenburg

WESTERN FUN RIDES IN WITH THE 68th ANNUAL GOLD RUSH DAYS-February 12-14, 2016

Gold Rush Days Schedule 2016
Gold Rush Days Program of Events

Information: This event celebrates the town’s origins as a ranching & gold mining center in the days before there was a Phoenix.  The heritage event was founded 68 years ago, and today Gold Rush Days draws tens of thousands of visitors, during the     3 ½ days of activities. Gold Rush Days most significant recognition is from the Library of Congress, whereas Gold Rush Days is one of America’s Living Legacies.   The Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce is the proud producer of the celebration each year, along with partners and sponsors.

Parking Map

Carnival: Brown’s Amusements Family Fun Carnival opens at 4:00 p.m., in the downtown district on February 11th at 4pm thru February 14th at 6pm.

 A LIMITED number of discount tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce, 216 N. Frontier Street, for Carnival Patrons.   Tickets are also sold at the carnival.                 

Senior Pro Rodeo: The National Senior Pro Rodeo and Open Rough Stock, Admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students (13-17), children (5-12) $3 & under 5 are Free. Gates open at Noon.  Tickets available at the Chamber office, at the gate or online (when available)  BUY TICKETS ONLINE

GRD Open-Rough-Stock-2016 Application
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The National Senior Pro Rodeo Association selected the 2013 Gold Rush Days Rodeo as their “Rodeo of the Year”.

Gold Rush Parade: The parade is on Saturday the 13th at 10:00 a.m., and one of the largest in Arizona with over 100 entries including 1,000 horses within the entry classes, Classic Automobiles, floats, marching bands, and youth groups will also be participating.

Named #3 Parade by Arizona Edventures‘ Top Ten Parades to attend in Arizona!!

68th Annual Gold Rush Days Parade Route

Old Fashion Melodrama: The Desert Stagers present an Old Fashioned Melodrama February 12th-14th with evening performances beginning at 7 p.m. in the historic Saguaro Theater.  Tickets available  at Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce office

Opening Ceremonies: The official opening gets underway on Friday, February 12 during the Opening Ceremonies on Frontier Street at 10:00 a.m. with a gunslinger-stuntman Joey Dillon, and gold rush officials kicking off the event.

Classic Car Show: Friday is the only day you will be able to see beautiful classic cars on Frontier Street from 9am -3 p.m.

Artisan Fair: The main festival area on Valentine Street in the historic district will see 150 exhibitors at the Wickenburg Art Club artisan fair, &  juried art show, family fun carnival, free stage entertainment, gold panning, 150 arts/crafts, and much more from 10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Contact: events@wickenburgchamber.com, 928-684-5479

Wickenburg Gold Rush Days Facebook Page

 

Bagdad Mine Overlook

Visitors are invited to come see the Bagdad mine overlook.  Guides will escort community members up to the overlook at 12:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays.  There are no age restrictions or special clothing requirements.  Bring your cameras and enjoy this unique view of the mine.

To visit the overlook, check in at the mine Security Gate at 12:30pm on Saturdays or Sundays.  Mine personnel will escort visitors to the overlook (visitors will drive their own vehicles on a well maintained dirt road).

For information contact Laura Phelps at 928-633-6633 OR the Mine Security Gate at 928-633-3211Please call in advance, especially if there has been inclement weather.

Mine Overlook Dec 2015

 

 

 

2015 Manford F. Swain Scholarship

Freeport-McMoRan Bagdad Operations is pleased to offer the 2015 Manford F. Swain Scholarship to a graduating senior from the Bagdad Unified School District.  The $3,000 scholarship is awarded through an application process.  The scholarship is made payable to any accredited 2 or 4 year college or university in which the recipient is enrolled.  Additional rules are listed in the application.   Applications must be submitted by April 24, 2015.

 

2015 Manford Swain Scholarship Application Documents:

 

 

4th of July Contest Winners & Volunteers

Thank you to everyone that participated, volunteered and attended the 4th of July events.  A special thank you to Terry Rigoni and the Bagdad Management Team for their continuous support.  Below are the lists of winners and volunteers for the 4th of July events.  The events would not have been successful if it weren’t for the many people that helped.  

  Volunteers / Workers
Williamson Valley Fire/Rescue Bagdad Department LaFon, JP
Bagdad High School Football Team Love, Mike
Bagdad Lifeguards Love, Mindy
Brimhall, Golden Lyman, Fred
Bringle, Alice Lyman, Reina
Carpenter, Yady Maciejewski, Kristi
Carpenter, Yancy Martinez, Greg
Clean Harbors Martinez, Miranda
Colby, Tom McBride, Brian
Davis, Jamie McBride, Jack
Davis, Melvin Miranda, Christy
Decker, Bekki Murphy, Lori
Delgado, Angelina Nelson, Beau
Delgado, Jodi Phelps, Karl
Delgado, Tina Phelps, Laura
Delgado, Tom Provencio, AB
Dominguez, Rose Salazar, Danielle
Fitch, Brian Salazar, Hector
Great Outdoors Vigueria, Rueben
Hall, Steven Williams, Eric
Hulse, Michael Williams, Jan
Jackson, Sandy Williams, Ron
Jenkins, Rick Williams, Shannon
Killpack, John Williams, Tony

  

Parade Judges:

Bud Rudy Vicki Schmidt
Mary Wise Ray Jones
Bobby Galvaledon Pam Sipes

 

Thank you to Bashas’ and their personnel.  They helped with supplies for the salsa and watermelon contests, and donated water for the community.

Thank you to the American Legion for providing our Color Guard once again this year. 

Thanks to the Williamson Valley Fire/Rescue Bagdad Department.   Thank you to everyone else who contributed in any way!!!

  

Men’s Golf Tournament

1st Place Zach Allen & David Lawrence
2nd Place Ruben Vigueria & Dave Davenport
3rd Place Bruce Decker & Jesse Ferris

Closest to the Pin

#1 Jesse Ferris
#8 Harry Curley
#10 Zach Allen
#14 Ruben Vigueria
#16 Zach Allen

Women’s Golf tournament

1st Place Bekki Decker & Deann Ashby
2nd Place Kristi Maciejewski & Lynette Nelson
3rd Place Klenda Knauer & Billy Sanders

Closet to the Pin

#1 Bekki Decker
#8 Lynette Nelson

Glow Ball Golf Tournament

1st Place Alan Christopherson , Billy Duke, Greg Ramsey,  Tom Ramsey
2nd Place Bruce & Bekki Decker &  Jesse & Erin Ferris
3rd Place Justin Hollar , Ty Harness, Dom Romero,  Aaron Armstrong

Salsa Contest

1st Place 40.00 Tashena Aguilar
2nd Place 30.00 Traci Stacy

 

Parade

BEST EQUESTRIAN 50 Celebrating Bagdad Gymkhana Club “Western Freedom”Cheyenne Overson, Olivia Fitch, Landan Morrow, Scout Tewell, Kelbe Arntz
BEST PET 50 Rainbow Dash – My Little PonyEstefan, Gabe, Kelly , Annie
BEST RIDING 50 Harry Curley
BEST SHOW CAR 50 1953 Ford F-100Gary Snodderley
BEST WALKING 50 The New Generation WalkersRelay for LifeTammy Langston, Tara Sipes, Tanya Hammett, Terri Aholelei, Lucy Gavalia, Mikelle Langston, Taelor Langston, Tranice Trout
BEST YOUTH GROUP 100 Agency D3  – Discover, Decide, DefendBagdad Southern Baptist ChurchMarta Pinney
MOST HUMOROUS 100 LifeguardsBagdad Swimming PoolDillan & The Funky Bunch
MOST PATRIOTIC 100 Bagdad Physical TherapyWickenburg Community HospitalSueAnn & Carli
BEST ALL AROUND 200 Born in the USABashasKendrick, Athena, Adrian, Marrissa, Rio 

4K Run Boys

1st age Group 25.00  Chase Pacheco 15.00 Canyon Brimhall 10.00 Angel Sanchez
2nd age Group 25.00  Jack Stone 15.00 Benjamin Loveall 10.00 Connor Pacheco
3rd age Group 25.00  Steven Hall 15.00 Arcenio Sanchez 10.00  James Brimhall
4th age Group 25.00  Richard Underwood 15.00 Dan Roth 10.00 Enrique Bernal

 

4K Run Girls

1st age Group 25.00  Jazzi Pacheco 15.00  Hannah Pacheco 10.00 Grace Elliott
2nd age Group 25.00  Kierra Grimes 15.00 Haylee Pacheco 10.00 Sydney Johnson
3rd age Group 25.00  Laura Phelps 15.00 Toi Pacheco 10.00 Amanda Pezzuto
4th age Group 25.00  Lynn Yargus 15.00 Valisa Grimes 10.00 Joy Roth

 

Horseshoe Tournament 52 teams

1st place 250.00 Brenden Garza & Laken Yargus
2nd Place 170.00 Tommy O’Neill & Seamus Gallagher
3rd Place 100.00 Ron Williams & Mike Love