Events

 

 

 Benson Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

January 1, 2015    1:00 pm 3:00 pm                                                 Kartchner Caverns First Day Hike

Kartchner Caverns State ParkŪ (Benson)


1 - 3pm. Nature Walk/ Scavenger Hunt


Join us on New Year's Day 2015 in search of plants, animals and geologic formations at the Park. Learn about the biology and geology of the Park while participating in a fun photo scavenger hunt. Prizes will be awarded to winners! Join Ranger Sean and Park volunteers for this fun adventure as we explore the surface of Kartchner Caverns State Park along the Foothills Loop Trail. Bring a camera for the scavenger hunt. Moderate difficulty hike - please wear close-toed shoes, and a hat, and bring water. Family-friendly activity.  ) (928) 289-4106

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January 25, 2015  1:00pm                                                Singing Wind Cowboy Cowgirl Roundup

The singing wind bookshop will be having their annual Cowboy Cowgirl roundup on Sunday January 25th.

 

 

Benson July 4th Celebration 2015

 

10:00 am                                Firefighter Water Fights @ Lions Park

 

July 4th Celebration

          Saturday, July 04, 2015 at 9:00 AM

           Benson will celebrate 4th of July starting with our parade at 9:00am. the

           festivities will move to Lions Park at 10:30 for our yearly "Water Fight". After

           the Water Fight, there will be entertainment all day long.

            Come join us for this day of family fun!

October 9, 10 & 11 2015                                 _  Butterfield Overland Stage Days

Butterfield Overland Stage Days & Rodeo




Friday, October 9, 2015

 

Butterfield Rodeo Queen:

  •  Queen Horsemanship Competition 4:00 pm.
  • Admission is free to the public.
  • Arena Bar and Rodeo Grounds, 250 N. Prickly Pear.
  • Queen Contestant Contact Information - (480) 223 - 8261.
  • Queen Contestant Information can be found at www.bensonbutterfieldrodeo.com.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Parade:
 
  • 9:00 am
  • 5th Street
  • Parade Theme "San Pedro Valley Education - 100+ years and counting!"
  • Contact Info - Kiffany Stollings (520) 221 - 3011 or redhatr51@yahoo.com.
At the Museum:
 
  • 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • 180 S. San Pedro at 5th Street
  • Farmers and Artisans Market in Museum yard. Museum & Gallery Gift shops will be open.
  • Pony Express meets at Museum, 10:00 am. Commemorative envelopes and stamps for sale by museum personnel.
  • Pony Express leaves to deliver mail to Dragoon Post Office 12 noon.
  • Contact Info - (520) 586 - 3134.

Two Day Rodeo:

  • Saturday, October 10th Children's Events 3:00 pm Rodeo 5:00 pm.
  • Sunday, October 11th Children's Events 1:00 pm Queen Coronation and Rodeo 2:00 pm.
  • Arena Bar and Rodeo Grounds, 250 N. Prickly Pear.
  • Contestant and Queen information can be found at www.bensonbutterfieldrodeo.com.
  • Queen Contact Information - (480) 223 - 8261.
  • Rodeo Contact Information - (520) 686 - 1602.
Car Show Sunday, October 11, 2015:
 
  • Registration 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Show 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Door Prizes, 50/50 Drawings, DJ, Food and Vendors
  • 435 N. Adams Street, Lions Park
  • Additional Information
  • Contact Info - (520) 265 - 8031 or info@bensonchamberaz.com

November 7 & 8, 2015        Holy Trinity Monastery Fall Festival of the Arts

            The Holy Trinity Monastery will be having their Fall Festival of the Arts. There will be 150+

            booths of Arts & Crafts as well as Entertainment and variety of food. For information call

            520 720-4642 ext 22 http://www.holytrinitymonastery.org

 

 November 22, 2015                                                      Thanksgiving Fiesta of Books

 Singing Wind Bookshop celebrates regional books at the annual Thanksgiving Fiesta, Sunday,

                    Nov 24, 1:00 p.m.  Readings by regional authors in history, fiction, national history and more.

                     munchies, valet parking. Take I-10 to Benson exit 304, 2-1/4 mi north,

                    right on Singing Wind Road.  

        For information call 520 586-2425  

            Directions to Singing Wind Bookshop

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 November TBA                                         Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Tuesday November 24, 2015 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Museum corner of 5th & San Pedro

 

 

 December 5th & 6th, 2015                        34th Annual Cascabel Christmas Fair

 

 

             10am to  4pm

December 12, 2015                                                             Christmas on Main Street

             The Benson Chamber of Commerce has been putting on Christmas on Main Street for the

              past several years. It has been a favorite of the community since it started in 2004.

 There will also be a visit from Santa Clause. It will be a day of

            fun for the whole family.  It  Will be held on the corner of 4th St. and Land Ave. from 9am until 5 pm.       

For more information call the Benson Chamber of Commerce at 520 265-8031.

 

December 12, 2015    8:30 am  7:00 pm                                                  Christmas at the Museum

 

December 12, 2015  6:30pm                                                Christmas Light Parade

The City of Benson will be having a Christmas light parade. The parade starts at 6:30pm.  

 The staging area is behind the High School Football Field with entry off of Union Street