Relive the Nostalgia of Billy Moore Days with Contests & Competition
As part of the history of Billy Moore Days, fun competitions and contests were always a festive tradition. Contests of past included cotton bale rolling, donkey and lawn mower races, mustache and beard growing competitions, and local beauties could compete for the coveted title of ‘Miss Billy Moore Days’. To keep up with the tradition and bring back some of that nostalgic appeal, the event in 2016 will play host to some friendly competition. Participants can compete for the title of best ‘Yee Haw’ holler; kids are invited to take part in the Little Buckaroo/Buckarette Contest; softball and basketball teams can compete for a trophy.
Little Buckaroo/Buckarette Contest
Let your kids show off their best western attire as they compete for the title of Little Buckaroo and Buckarette. Kids, ages 10 and under, are invited to come on stage in western get-up. Prizes and title will be awarded, and winners will get to ride in the Billy Moore Days Parade on a special float. This contest will take place Friday, October 21 at 5:45 p.m. on the Main Stage located on Western and 6th Street. Entries must check in by 5:30 p.m. to participate in the contest. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the winners. There will be one Buckaroo and one Buckarette winner for a grand prize award of a Party Rental Package (valued at $245) from A to Z Party & Event Rentals. Parents are strongly encouraged to register for the contest ahead of time, prior to the event; http://www.billymooredays.com
Yee Haw Hollering Contest
Have you been told more than once to use your “inside voice?” Anyone with hollering skills can participate in the first ever Billy Moore Days Yee Haw Hollerin’ Contest. It’s easy to participate—simply step up on stage and give your best rendition of ‘YEE HAW’! The contest will take place Saturday, October 22 at 12pm in Serenas Plaza, located next to Sam Garcia Library on Western and 5th Street. Entries must check in by 11:45 am to participate in the contest.
Billy Moore Days Co-ed Softball Tournament
A co-ed ‘Wild West’ Softball Tournament for adults will be hosted Saturday, October 22 at Festival Fields Park located at 101 E. Lower Buckeye Road in Avondale. Get your team together, and gear them up in western wear (there will be a prize for best team costume). Each inning will have a different crazy rule such as running bases backwards, lasso carry, hitting off a tee, etc. This is a one day tournament with two games guaranteed. Fee to participate is $175 per team. Register for the tournament at: www.avondale.org/playnow using code #7682. Pre-registration deadline is Monday, October 17.
Billy Moore Days Basketball Tournament
Come shoot some hoops in a 12 team double elimination basketball tournament, Saturday October 22 at the Boys & Girls Club Tri-City West Thornwood Branch located at 301 E Western Avenue in Avondale. Tournament options are for youth ages 9-14 years and young adults 16-24 years. Fee to participate is $20 for youth teams, $40 for young adult teams. Stop by the Boys & Girls Club to register, or reserve your team spot by calling 623-932-1154. Pre-registration deadline is Wednesday, October 19.
Most of the Billy Moore Days festivities will take place October 21 – 23 in the heart of Historic Avondale, on Western Avenue . No cost to attend. Location: Historic Avondale – 495 E Western Ave Avondale AZ 85323. For more information and to get involved, visit http://www.billymooredays.com , or call City of Avondale at 623-333-2400. Follow the event festivities and information on Facebook.