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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.  There are no age restrictions or special clothing requirements.  Bring your cameras and enjoy this unique view of the mine.

For information contact David Hernandez at 928-633-3252 OR the Bagdad Townsite Office at 928-633-6001Please call in advance, especially if there has been inclement weather.

 

 

 

 

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: