31st annual Pleasant Valley Days in Young July 17 - 19


Sixguns and rifles will blaze just after High Noon on July 18 when the Oxbow Outfits and Payson Petticoats stage a famous Old West re-enactment in the usually quiet and peaceful town of Young, Ariz.

On Saturday they’ll re-create the first gunfight of the Pleasant Valley War, a keynote event during the annual Pleasant Valley Days weekend -- three days of history, heritage, food and drink; parade, roping and more. See below for the day-by-day event schedule; also posted in full length at discovergilacounty.com

The gunfighters’ Saturday performance follows the High Noon chainsaw raffle. On the third weekend each July the infamous Pleasant Valley War is remembered, and local history celebrated, during Pleasant Valley Days.

Where to eat?

The Hitching Post, Pleasing Palate and Community Center open early for breakfast - and the latter has a beer garden which opens at noon.

Sample unique wine variates at Bruzzi Vineyard (the rare vidal blanc grape is Bruzzi’s local specialty); the Pleasant Valley Community Center has crafts vendors, concessions. The Perkins Store, site of a famous and bloody ambush, and now a museum, opens to the public. Bring cash for food and drink  (burgers, bean and cheese burros, chicken tenders, french fries, onion rings, cheesecake and other snacks and drinks at the community center); most everything else is free! Read the complete schedule at  facebook.com/PleasantValleyMuseum/

Schedule

Friday, July 17

5 a.m.- 7 p.m. The Hitching Post opens

7 a.m.-8 p.m. Cherry Creek Store opens

6 a.m. The Pleasing Palate opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner

8 a.m.-6 p.m. Buddi’s Mini Mart opens

7 a.m. Breakfast available at the Pleasant Valley Community Center - and from 8-5 craft vendors and exhibitors
9 a.m. Lightning Creek Forge blacksmith Don Wagner demonstrates the art of iron work outdoors near the Pleasant Valley Museum

11 a.m. Valley Bar opens

11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Bruzzi’s Vineyard open

12 p.m.-7 p.m. PVCC Beer Garden, Bud, Bud Light, Coors, Coors Light

5 p.m. live band at the community center 3rd and Long

Saturday, July 18

5 a.m.- 7 The Hitching Post opens

7 a.m.-8 p.m. Cherry Creek Store open

6 a.m. The Pleasing Palate has breakfast, lunch and dinner

8 a.m.-6 p.m. Buddi’s Gas and Mini mart opens

8 a.m. Team Roping Events begin in PV Arena

7 a.m. Breakfast available at the Pleasant Valley Community Center - and from 8-5 craft vendors and exhibitors

10 a.m. the Pleasant Valley Community Council Parade starts (Hwy 288 will be closed). This year’s Grand Marshall will be Jim Boyse - longtime resident and business owner, veteran and outdoorsman

10 a.m. Lightning Creek Forge blacksmith Don Wagner demonstrates the art of iron work outdoors near the Pleasant Valley Museum

9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Children’s Western activities and games at the community center

11 a.m. Valley Bar opens

HIGH NOON: following the chainsaw raffle, the Oxbow Outfit and Payson Petticoats re-create the first gunfight of the Pleasant Valley War

11 a.m. Bruzzi Vineyard open

12-7 p.m. PVCC Beer Garden

5 p.m. Italian supper at the community center, lasagna, salad and strawberry shortcake for $10

SUNDAY

7 a.m. The Hitching Post opens

7 a.m.-8 p.m. Cherry Creek Store open

6 a.m.-? The Pleasing Palate has breakfast, lunch and dinner

8 a.m.-6 p.m. Buddi’s Gas and Mini mart opens

7 a.m. Breakfast available at the Pleasant Valley Community Center - and from 8-5 craft vendors and exhibitors

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Historical Museum open; free admission, and Don Wagner from Lightning Creek Forge will demonstrate

10 a.m. tour of the historic Q Ranch, $10 per person.

Call Jonathan Rogers at 928-970-0219 for reservations, or visit qranch.com

11 a.m. Valley Bar opens

11 a.m. Bruzzi Vineyard open

Noon-7 p.m. PVCC Beer Garden

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