We still have one room available (Mattie’s room) for this year’s Helldorado Octobers 21-23. Please visit out website, www.virgilscorner.com for reservations.
The Tombstone at Twilight committee has announced KGUN9 news anchor Guy Atchley as the Guest of Honor for the November 28 event. It will be the third time the popular media personality and noted photographer has been selected for that honor.
“Guy Atchley does so much to promote Tombstone that we invited him back again to show our appreciation,” explains Patricia Moreno, councilwoman and Tombstone Forward member. “He spends a lot of time in town and through his incredible photo-graphs he captures the heart and soul of what Tombstone is about.”
Tombstone at Twilight is celebrated on the fourth Saturday of every month to draw tourists and residents to the historic district during evening hours. Activities kick off at 5:00 pm in front of the Visitor Center on the corner of Allen Street and 4th. “I first loved Tombstone because of its many colorful characters, and now a lot of those characters are good friends,” says Atchley. “To be invited for Tombstone at Twilight presents another great opportunity to see my friends — and take their pictures.”
Several activities are planned for the event, including the premiere of a three-act skit by the Blood at Dusk Gunfighters. According to show director Chris Douglas, this month’s performance is titled The Grinch Stole Tombstone’s Christmas until the Earps Saved It.
“Our inspiration for the new skit comes from local history and the Dr. Seuss holiday classic,” explained Douglas. “We’re excited to be part of the Twilight activities and look forward to performing for everyone on Allen Street.”
Act 1 begins at 5:15 pm on Allen Street between 5th and 6th, followed by Act 2 at 5:45 pm in front of Big Nose Kate’s. The final act begins at 6:15 pm in front of the OK Corral.
Immediately following Act 1 there will be a Pie Smash fundraiser for the Tombstone Food Bank outside the Visitor Center. High bidders will be able to target the fire chief, a councilmember and others with a pie in the face. The food bank will also be collecting non-perishable food items appropriate for Christmas meal baskets.
Between 5:30-7:30 pm, Randy Davis will host a shooting competition at his Big Iron Shooting Galley located at 510 Allen St. Three categories (men, ladies, and kids 12 and under) will compete by aiming a period-correct single action .45 caliber Long Colt at paper targets. There is no entry fee, and all competitors must use the firearms and ammo provided by the Gallery. The winner of each category will be based on whose target had the most shots closest to the center cross-mark. Winners receive a $25 Fry’s gift card.
In addition to our regular street buskers, the Cameo Ladies will sing a parody holiday song followed by a street dance at the Visitor Center with firefighters serving as DJs.
With Christmas only weeks away the two dozen small businesses that open on Twilight are a great source for unique holiday gifts. Shoppers who make qualifying purchases at participating merchants are eligible for a raffle drawing of three donated prizes.
The Vigilettes will be set up at 513 Allen Street to collect new, unwrapped toys as part of their annual Christmas Present Drive. Everyone who donates a gift will receive a coupon for $1.00 off a hot chocolate at Tombstone Sweet Memories.
The Twilight Committee is selling special raffle tickets for an 1883 Morgan Silver dollar that was minted during the time period that Tombstone silver was in use. Tickets are $2.00 and only 200 will be sold. Tickets for the Silver Dollar raffle can be purchased in advance at many Tombstone businesses or at the Visitor Center during Twilight. The winner will be announced at 8:00 pm on Twilight night and need not be present to win.
Live entertainment will be offered around town, including at 4 Deuces Saloon and Crystal Palace. Wild County will be at Big Nose Kate’s and Doc Holliday’s Saloon has karaoke.
Those arriving prior to the Twilight activities can take in a special 4:30pm show at the Gunfight Palace (524 Allen St). Discount coupons for that show can be found at Sister Paranormal, Tombstone Sweet Memories, and OK Café starting at 2:30 pm.
For more details see www.facebook.com/TombstoneAtTwilight or call 520-314-1879.
Tombstone at Twilight in honor of Law Enforcement September 26, 2015
On September 26th, enjoy an evening of shopping and entertainment in historic Tombstone, Arizona as we say thank you to the Law Enforcement agencies in Cochise County and honor the newly formed Tombstone Company of the AZ Rangers.
Shops will stay open late and there will be three new gunfights in the streets, featuring the Blood at Dusk Gunfighters. The first gunfight will take place at 5:30 in front of Bronco Trading, between 4th and 5th Street. It is a reenactment of the song Big Iron in honor of the newly formed Tombstone Company AZ Rangers. This will be the first skit ever performed during Twilight with a horse. The second gunfight, Two Cowboys One Dove, will take place at 6:15, in front of the Chamber. The third gunfight will take place at 7:00 in front of the Sister Paranormal, known, back in 1889, as Watt and Tarbel Undertakers. This is a perfect location for this skit, because rumor has it they will need the undertakers.
Experience the flash of gunfire in the evening hours. Shopping will get you an extra treat in the form of a raffle ticket. For every purchase you make after 5:00 p.m. you will receive a ticket for one of three raffle prizes during the evening. You must be present to win. Take the gamble and a buy a ticket for the 50/50 raffle.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/TombstoneAtTwilight for more details.
Have a fun weekend in the town too tough to die. Military Encampment and drill competition, non-motorized parade, and chuck wagon competition and military ball. Also appearances by the La Paloma Folklorico Dancers, Lee Andrson, living historian and horseman, and more. September 19-20 2015. For more information call 520-457-3707 or visit TombstoneTerritorialDays.com.
We now have a vacancy for Wyatt Earp Days May 22-25. Go to our website, www.virgilscorner.com and request a reservation.
On Saturday March 14th, and Sunday March 15th the Wild West Detachment, Marine Corps League is proud to present the 6th Annual Tombstone Wild West Days – A Salute to the Brave Men and Women of the Armed Forces.
On Saturday March 14th, there will be Street Entertainment 10am-4pm and a USO style canteen dance at Big Nose Kate’s Saloon 6pm-9pm. Sunday, March 15th, there will be a Salute to the Troops/St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
On Sunday March 15th, the Wild West Detachment, Marine Corps League is honored and thrilled to announce this year’s Parade Marshall will be Congresswomen Martha McSally, Colonel, USAF Retired. She is currently a member of the United States House of Representatives (R), representing Arizona’s 8th district.
She is the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat, flying the A-10 over Iraq and Kuwait during Operation Southern Watch. She is the first female in U.S. history to command a USAF fighter squadron, the 354th Fighter Squadron (354 FS) based at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. In 2001-2002, Martha McSally earned national recognition for successfully overturning a military policy requiring all U.S. servicewomen to wear a Muslim Abaya and headscarf when off base in Saudi Arabia.
The parade starts at 11am on historic Allen Street, Tombstone, AZ
Red, White and Blue, as well as, the “Wearing of Green” are encouraged!
TOMBSTONE ASSOCIATION OF THE ARTS: OPEN SHOW FOR ARTISTS Begins March 1 and runs until March 31, 2015. Come and enjoy this wonderful art show, open to all Local Artists! Please contact 520-457-2380 for any questions.
OPEN HOUSE at THE ROCKING “R” RANCH EQUINE ASSISTED LEARNING CENTER The Rocking “R” Ranch in Tombstone would like to invite you to their grand opening event! Come visit, meet the Staff, say “Hello” to the horses and learn about “Equine Assisted Learning. Where you say? 1561 Bent Barrel Trail in Tombstone; Friday March 6 – 2pm-5pm & Saturday March 7, 9am-noon. Refreshments, Raffle, Demonstrations.
TOMBSTONE WILD WEST DAYS – March 14 – 15, 2015 On Saturday March 14th, and Sunday March 15th the Wild West Detachment, Marine Corps League are proud to present the 6th Annual Tombstone Wild West Days – A salute to the Brave Men and Women of the Armed Forces. Saturday will feature Street Entertainment from 10am – 4pm on Allen Street, USO Canteen Dance from 6pm – 9pm at Big Nose Kate’s Saloon. Silent Auction during the evening. Sunday features a Salute to the Troops & St. Patrick’s Day Parade at 11am. If you would like to submit an entry into the Parade, there is no Entry Fee. Signup will be on 6th and Allen Streets Starting at 9:30am the day of the parade. The ‘Wearing of Green’ is encouraged! This event is Open to the Public For any additional information please contact Bill Pakinkis at 520.266.5266 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Raffle will be going on Saturday and Sunday
The Auction will be Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
There will be shows by the Vigilantes and other reenactment groups every half hour to hour from 10-4 Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
The Chili Cook-off will be from 10-12 on Saturday
Sign up for the Fashion show and parade from 9-11am on Sunday, Tourists will be voting on their favorite outfits!
The Folklorico Dancers of Douglas will be preforming at 1pm on Sunday
Welcome to Tombstone at Twilight where the shops stay open later in the night on one Saturday each month. The next Tombstone at Twilight is February 28th. Annual Tombstone Quilt Show runs through February 28th with free classes Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon For more information call (520) 457-2380. Annual Vigilante Days, February 14th through 16th commemorates Tombstone’s unique heritage.
Virgil’s Corner B & B is proud to announce a Sweetheart Deal for February. A discount of 15% will be given on any reservation of two days or more during the month. Just make your reservations on our website, www.virgilscorner.com, and put Sweetheart Deal in the comment section. Hope to see you then.