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Date(s) - 03/15/2019 - 03/17/2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Old Tucson


Spirit of the West Fest!

Join us in celebrating western heritage and culture March 15 – 17 at our Spirit of the West Fest! There will be special activities and performances all weekend long, including:

  • Guns of the Wild West & Gatling Gun Demonstration – Noted weapons expert Gary Harper discusses and demonstrates historic firearms
  • Johnny Hotshot  – Trick shooting, whip cracking, trick roping and a wit as fast as his draw!
  • Tombstone Vigilettes and Tombstone Forward – Authentic period fashion groups offering demonstrations and shows that depict the history of Old West Fashion
  • The Buffalo Soldiers of Arizona
  • Petting Zoo presented by Bell Livestock





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  1. Please send me dates, times, and cost (6 seniors) of tickets for a performance of The Sons of the Pioneers, which you have scheduled in mid March

    • Hi there, thank you for your interest in this event. Currently, we do not have finalized pricing or times for The Sons of the Pioneers performance, as we are still a few months out. It will be put up onto our website when tickets are ready to go on sale and details are finalized.

      • Hi.
        Is it general admission this weekend, (March 15-17) or is Spirit of the West Fest a special event?
        If so, what´s the ticket price?


        • Andre,
          Yes, it is a special event weekend, with added entertainment and cultural presentations, all added to our signature entertainment. There is NO additional charge and discounts do apply for the weekend. We offer a number of special event weekends all year long and unless otherwise noted, (our Film Series, for example) all are included with regular admission. We look forward to seeing you at Spirit of the West!

    • Mr. Graetz,
      We don’t really have “celebrities” at our Spirit of the West Fest. Rather, we bring in our cultural partners (Buffalo Soldiers, Civil War groups, Native American groups), Mariachi and Flamenco dancers and other special entertainment. Gary Harper comes and provides a weapons demonstration tracing the history of the guns during the Territorial period, and we’ll often have a guest sharp shooter who adds to our regular signature entertainment. Hope this was helpful!

    • Christine,
      That depends on the nonprofit. As noted in an earlier response, we have the Buffalo Soldiers, Buffalo Soldiers and other groups that are part of our region’s history on property for the weekend, and they’ll do demonstrations and have educational materials to share with our guests. If a nonprofit is relevant to the theme, we will allow them to have space in the park. If you’d like to discuss further, call Mary Davis at (520) 908-4811.

    • Gail,
      You sure can! And if you come here often and love bringing guests, you should be a Wagon Wheel annual pass holder! You get guest passes when you sign up, unlimited access to the day park activities (excludes Nightfall and our Loft Film series, although pass holders do get a discount for the films), 20% off food and nonalcoholic beverages and special notices of added events! You can also purchase additional guest passes throughout the year. Check it out here: https://oldtucson.com/wagon-wheel-pass/. Look forward to seeing you this weekend!

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