The 19th annual Empire Ranch Cowboy Festival (formerly Roundup and Open House) will be held on Saturday, November 2 from 10a.m. to 4p.m. It’s a family event featuring Western music & entertainment; history & culture demonstrations; ranch life exhibits; kid’s activities and much more. This year exciting new attractions include an opportunity to meet members of Southwest Association of Buffalo Soldiers and the Tucson Presidio Trust Garrison to learn about their contributions to AZ history. Author Alan Day will talk about “Life on the Lazy B Ranch as Lived by an American Cowboy.” The Spanish Barb Horse Association will bring descendants of these historic horses originally transported to America in the 16th & 17th centuries. Safely view the sun through the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association’s telescopes, or dress in period clothing and purchase a photo taken by Tumbleweed Tillie.

Plan to join us for a fun-packed exciting day. A $10 parking donation is requested. Detailed program information will be posted on the Foundation’s website: