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Wyatt Earp Days 2009

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Well, it was another rousing weekend this last Memorial Day for Tombstone’s Wyatt Earp Days!  I saw friends there I hadn’t seen in years; those that only come to the event weekends.  Even with all the political hoopla that’s been going on there, I still managed to have a great time.  I even got to sit in on a couple of shows with the Tombstone Territorial Actors; chief of which I was allowed to go up on the balcony above the now “Longhorn Restaurant” but what used to be the “Bucket of Blood Saloon”.  I believe I was up there, along with a Winchester rifle, for about 45 minutes all together.  I even managed to get off 3 rounds before I was “shot”!  Wyatt Earp Days seems to run in a cycle; one year good attendance, the next year, not so good.  This was a good year.  Obviously, there was a noticeable drop compared to yeatrs gone by due to the economy, but not like it was last year.  Tombstone, despite its small-town bickering and politics, still has a lot to offer for those of us seeking a little fun and release from the everyday.  Keep checking back folks, more to come!

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4 comments so far

Nancy W.
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We just visited Tombstone for the first time earlier in May. I had been wanting to visit for years, ever since the Haunted History episode came out in the 1990’s. Tombstone surpassed my expectations – what a pleasant surprise, especially for 2 Old West history lovers such as my husband & I. Pulling into town was like stepping into a time capsule. What a wonderful treasure you have. Don’t change a thing. We were treated warmly everywhere we went. An extra big treat for us was to not only visit and tour the famous Bird Cage Theatre, but to go on a ghost hunt! That was the ultimate. Thanks Nova, Tombstone Boarding House, and everyone who made our trip special. We’ll be back!

May 30th, 2009 at 4:56 pm
Peter Navarro
 2 

I went in May to Wyatt Earp Days and really enjoyed it. I just moved here from California and will attend that function from now on every year. I have since gone back to Tombstone on a weekday to take some visiting relatives. In California we had places we visited yearly as tradition. I think well advertised functions on weekends would be well attended. I would go to different functions if they were offered. However, people need to be made aware. I hope in the future there will be more functions throughout the year like the Wyatt Earp Days. I would love to see a function around the Christmas Holidays portraying Christmas in the old west.

September 21st, 2009 at 10:03 am
Peter Navarro
 3 

There are large functions that will stay in town for weeks like the Renaissance Fair which travels to different states and set up camp. In California they put on the Fair for about three weeks at different locations. They attract thousands of people. Some peiple attend two or three times during the time they are there. They may be willing to come to Tombstone if contacted. There is also the Dickens Fair, they are somewhat similar to the Renaissance Fair. The Circus can also be contacted they travel alot between states. These are great functions that come yearly and most people will attend every year sometimes more than once.

September 21st, 2009 at 10:13 am
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My wife and I went last year to Wyatt Earp days and just had a blast. We hit a few bars,(Big Nose Kates!) watched the mock gun fight, bought a few things and just tripped around town. We have been to Tombstone numerous times as we live in Tucson and are looking forward to going back for Wyatt Earp days again in two weeks. This time, we are taking the kids. We’ll hit the mine tour and The Birdcage is always cool too. Couldnt find a hotel around town so we are going to stay at The Copper Queen in Bisbee, another one of our faves. Tombstone is the best. Great people, good food and drinks!

May 21st, 2010 at 4:39 pm

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