Cowboy Kid

What could be better than a day of ziplining? Ziplining during Cowboy Day, of course!

Thanks to the good people at Arizona Zipline Adventures, the dream you never knew you had can be fulfilled this weekend—all part of a fun-filled event for the whole family meant to honor hard-working local ranchers and farmers.

The festivities take place this Saturday, Aug. 11 at Arizona Zipline Adventures in Oracle, Arizona, and the fun kicks off at 11 a.m. Games, such as egg race, sack race, and tug-of-war, will be played throughout the day. For those of any age handy with a lariat, there will be a goat-roping contest in the corral. And for those skilled with a fork, a pie-eating contest.

Over the course of the day, adventure-seekers can purchase rides on the business’s five ziplines of various lengths and speeds.

At 5 p.m., a raffle commences with a stainless steel grill and other items donated by Home Depot. Home Depot and area rancher Charles Goff are two of the sponsors for the second annual event. From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., the Oracle Ridge Band will be on stage in the corral playing local country music.

As for grub, pit-roasted, barbecue pulled pork, beans and coleslaw make for a real cowboy meal for $10. Soft drinks will be available, and adults are invited to BYOB.

Admission is free, and activities run until dusk. Arizona Zipline Adventures is located at 35406 S. Mt. Lemmon Road, Oracle, Arizona. Take Arizona Highway 77 (North Oracle Road) to American Avenue exit in Oracle. Turn south off American Avenue on East Mt. Lemmon Highway, which becomes South Mount Lemmon Road after about three miles. The ziplines are another three miles ahead on the right.

For more information, call 308-9350. 

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