The small communities sprinkled throughout Cochise County celebrate events in uniquely colorful ways that reflect the heritage and energy of the southeastern Arizona. Blues, Cowboys, Cool Cars, the Arts, and Wine all blend together for a great mix of weekend getaways.

October

car28th Annual Cars in the Park – Sierra Vista
Saturday, Oct. 10
Location: Veterans Memorial Park
Entries start at 8 AM and awards are 3 PM. This popular annual event features a fantastic display of cars.  Enjoy the cars, music, food and product vendors, raffle, door prizes and more. For more information please call 520-417-6960.

Cochise County Cycling Classic – Douglas
Saturday, Oct. 10
6:30am-1:30pm
Location: Cochise County Fairgrounds – 3677 N. Leslie Canyon Rd., Douglas, AZ 85607
Cyclists of all ages and abilities have the opportunity to ride the perimeter of Cochise County in 165, 95, 47 or 27-mile events with the start/finish located at the Cochise County Fairgrounds in Douglas, AZ. This fundraising event will benefit DARC (Douglas Association of Retarded Citizens). The event is expected to challenge as many as 400 cyclists.

Butterfield Overland Stage Days & Rodeo – Benson
Oct. 10 – 11
9am-2pm
This year will be the Car Show, Motorcycle Show, Antique Tractor Show, Pony Express, Antique Tractor Pulls, and Antique Engine Display, so there will be quite a bit going on at the park. The event is from 10a.m. (after the parade) until 2 p.m. The Rodeo starts at 3. Parade theme this year is “Everyday Heros”. Hope to see everyone out and about for the whole day of fun!

41st Annual Huachuca Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show – Sierra Vista
Saturday Oct. 10 from 9am-5pm – Sunday Oct. 11 from 10am-4pm
Location: Cochise College – 901 N. Columbo Ave., Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Free
A certified gemologist will be on hand for free identification of your mystery gemstones. Raffle prize for this year is a large quartz crystal cluster. Live Demonstrations * Educational Displays * Gems * Jewelry * Lapidary Supplies * Finished and Raw Mineral Specimens * Raffles * Food & Beverages * Fluorescent Display

flagSierra Vista Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert
Saturday, Oct. 17
7 PM
Location: Buena Performing Arts Center, Sierra Vista, AZ
This special concert conducted by Dr. Linus Lerner will feature classical music written by Spanish, Mexican and Latin American composers to celebrate and honor our friendship with our Mexican neighbors. For more information please call 520-417-6960.

25th Annual Bisbee 1000 The Great Stair Climb
Saturday, Oct. 17
7am-11am
The most unique physical fitness challenge (or friendly fitness walk) in the USA! Bisbee 1000 The Great Stair Climb is the only outdoor stair climb in the U.S. and is arguably one of the most unusual and challenging events in the world. The 4.5-mile course features nine staircases (over 1000 total steps) connected by winding roads, with a total course elevation gain/loss of ~1175 ft. While enjoying the challenge, runners and walkers alike see some of the most scenic parts of Old Bisbee.

86th Annual Helldorado Days – Tombstone
Oct. 17-18
10am-4pm
Location: Allen Street, Tombstone, AZ 85638
$20 pp $15 for bike passenger
What started out as the town’s 50th anniversary celebration in 1929 has turned into one of our oldest traditions. Come join in on the fun at the 86th Annual Helldorado Days. Activities include: Reenactments, street entertainment, fashion shows, live music, beard contest and a parade on Sunday.

Willcox Wine Country Festival
Oct. 17-18
Location: Historic Railroad Avenue – 100 S Railroad Ave Willcox, AZ 85644The Willcox Wine Country Festival is a two-day fun-filled event at historic Railroad Park in downtown Willcox. Admission to the festival is FREE – listen to music and browse vendor and wine booths without charge. Tasting glasses and tickets may be purchased for $20-$25  Wine, Food, Music, Fine Art, Crafts, Local Produce & More. Choose from over 70 wines from 17 Arizona wineries. vendors featuring locally grown and made products, live Music on Saturday & Sunday.

November

untitledBisbee Mariachi Festival
Saturday, Nov. 7
Location: City Park, Bisbee, AZ

The Bisbee Coalition for the Homeless with the Friends of The Bisbee Animal Shelter, are working together in bringing a Mariachi Festival to Bisbee. For additional information, contact Kathy Sowden at 520-432-2900

4th Annual Sidepony Express Music Festival – Bisbee
Nov. 13-15
Showcasing independent music from the Southwestern underground at venues all over Old Bisbee!

alteredAltered Books Show #5 – Bisbee
Saturday, Nov. 14
5pm-8pm
Fundraiser for the Friends of the Copper Queen Library on Saturday, November 14th at the SAMPOE Gallery during the

Bisbee After 5 “Just Desserts” artwalk.
33rd Annual Bisbee Home Tour
Nov. 27-28
Location: Bisbee, AZ
Planning is underway for the 33rd Annual Bisbee Home Tour, entitled “Hidden Treasures”, which will take place on the Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving. We have an incredible variety of homes and public buildings planned for this year’s tour – just a sampling of the architectural splendor that is Old Bisbee.

To see more information about these events and more in Cochise County, please visit www.explorecochise.com/2015-events

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