Annual Bull Bash at Stargazer Pavilion Oct. 11-12
CAMP VERDE – No bull. Yes, bull.
Yes, the bulls are coming back to Cliff Castle Casino Hotel’s Stargazer Pavilion.
At 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 12, Cliff Castle Casino Hotel will again host the Bull Bash, in conjunction with the annual Fort Verde Days.
Stargazer Pavilion is located off I-17 next to Cliff Castle Casino Hotel, at 555 W. Middle Verde Road in Camp Verde. Gates open at 5 p.m. both nights.
Riders will compete for cash prizes, including a share of the 100-percent payback of entry fees as well as $3,500 in added money.
Says James Perry, Director of Marketing for the Yavapai-Apache Nation, “the more who ride, the bigger the prizes are.”
Championship buckles will be given out for both classes, Perry said. Entry fee is $100.
The Bull Bash will also feature novice riders, and a 6 p.m. Mutton Bustin’ competition both nights for children ages 6 and younger.
Novice riders pay $75 to enter, limit 10 novice riders each night. Entry fee for the Mutton Bustin’ competition is $15. Top-five mutton busters each night will also compete during the Bull Bash. Winner gets a buckle.
Mutton busters register as walk-ups. All walk-ups must be registered one hour before start of event.
Tickets are on sale now at the casino cashier cage and online at Cliffcastlecasinohotel.com. Tickets are $10 in advance for each night, $15 on the day of the show. Kids 12 and younger are $5 both nights.
After the Saturday competition, watch the Mike Reeves Band perform live at The Gathering. Tickets are $5 night of the show. Anyone who competes in the Bull Bash can attend the concert for free, with wristband, Perry said.
For more information about the Bull Bash or about Cliff Castle Casino, visit cliffcastlecasinohotel.com.