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Buckeye Days celebrates city’s roots

Post Date:01/13/2020 1:43 pm

Buckeye history comes alive Jan. 23 – 26 with Buckeye Days in Historic Downtown. The event features a cattle drive, parade, carnival, wild west show, rodeo, vendors, great food and live entertainment throughout the weekend. Cowboys driving cattle down Monroe Ave

Here’s the schedule of festivities each day: 

Jan. 23 – 26, Carnival at Bayless Park, 300 E. MC 85.

  • Thurs. - 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Fri. - 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sat. - Noon to 10 p.m.
  • Sun. – 1 to 9 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 24

  • 6:30 p.m. - BBQ dinner at Buckeye Elementary School, 623 E. Monroe Ave. with live music, entertainment and a 50/50 raffle to benefit Friends of the Library.
  • Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children under age 10, and can be purchased at either the Coyote or the downtown library.

Saturday, Jan. 25

  • 9:30 a.m. - Cattle drive and parade along Monroe Avenue
  • 10 a.m. – Vendor marketplace opens at 6th Street Plaza
  • 11 a.m. – Dr. Buck’s Wild West Show
    • Participate with world champion performers in tick roping, six gun spinning, bullwhip cracking and trick horse ridingWild West Show
    • BBQ lunch at the Buckeye Museum, 116 E. MC 85 ($5 per person)
  • Noon – Gates open for the PRCA Rodeo at South Buckeye Equestrian Center,
    • 10300 S. Miller Road
    • Rodeo starts at 2 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday
    • 5 p.m. - Cocktail hour and Wild West Show, Buckeye Elementary School
    • 6 p.m. – Steak Fry and Silent Auction (benefiting local high school scholarships) at Buckeye Elementary School

Sunday, Jan. 26

  • Noon – Gates open for the PRCA Rodeo at South Buckeye Equestrian Center,
    • 10300 S. Miller Road
    • Rodeo starts at 2 p.m.

Put on your cowboy boots and hat and go back in time to celebrate Buckeye’s roots. For more details, please visit the Buckeye Mains Street Coalition Facebook page.