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Annual Gathering of the Gunfighters


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Event# 928-783-4771

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CANCELLED FOR 2018 - Each January, Old West reenactment groups ride into Yuma, Arizona for the Annual Gathering of the Gunfighters.

Once their dust settles, the Southwest Ghostriders, Arizona Ghostriders, Pistols & Petticoats and the WesTroupe acting groups begin their skits, set in the time period between 1876 to 1909, for coveted prizes. The event draws thousands from around the Southwest to experience the old west lore in this historic territorial prison setting.

The quiet streets of Yuma will once again be filled with the anguished wails of innocent citizenry crying out: "They robbed the bank!" A host of individual and group competitors from nasty outlaws, rough and ready cowboys, audacious saloon gals, to some just plain ol' low-down dirty, rotten characters will assemble for a day of fun, competition and mayhem.

Serious Wild West enthusiasts and families looking for fun will enjoy the authenticity of the performers' clothing and firearms as well as the colorful and amusing skits. The competitors will perform skits judged on costume, plot continuity, dialogue, character portrayal, verbal expression, body language, use of weapons, stunts, timing, and entertainment value. Judges deduct points for vulgarity, forgotten lines, just plain carelessness, and wearing that 'dern' modern apparel. Vittles, libations, and western wear are available for edification and perusal!

Annual Gathering of the Gunfighters

Address : Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park Yuma AZ
Phone : 928-783-4771   (Always call and confirm events.)

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Admission Fee : Park Entrance Fee Adult (14+): $6.00 Youth (7–13): $3.00 Child (0–6): FREE

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