Date(s): 11/02/2019 Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fall Family Fun Fest Kicks Off Museum Season
We are kicking off our 2019/20 season with a specialFall Family fun Fest! Everyone in the community is invited to attend this free event! Bring the whole family out to enjoy this full day of excitement and fun. It will be a special day full of activities and entertainment designed to delight children of all ages! This is our way of saying THANK YOU to the communities of the Superstition Mountain areas for supporting the Museum for all these years.
To entertain your kids, we will have:
(This is last year’s line-up, will be revised as details are finalized)
•Teton Ken, Aka “the Dutchman” offering burro rides. Henny Penny the Piano Playing Chicken will be back this year.
•Cowboy Steve, Trick Rope Artist, performing his awesome rope tricks at the Amphitheater. Steve will also be roaming the grounds.
•The Superstition Mountain Regulators performing gunfights in front of the “Old West Town”.
•Baxter, the Diamondbacks mascot from 11 to noon.
•The Stormtroopers of Star Wars Fame, from 1 to 4
•Metates demonstration. Learn how to grind corn the way they did in the Old Days.
There will be a special Kids’ Area set up in the new Flex Area immediately behind the Amphitheater, in which the kids can find all kinds of fun activities:
•Face Painting – 2 different face painting booths for your kids to visit
•Games – Bean bag toss, Giant Jenga, and other fun games
•Crafts – Renowned Native American craftsman Tommy Jackson will bring copper strips and his tools for the kids to create their own artworks.
•Kids’ Coloring contest – all the kids will be invited to draw and color a picture of their favorite attraction at the Superstition Mountain Museum. After the event, 12 winning kid artists will be selected and featured in our 2019 Calendar.
Kids can join in the all-day scavenger hunt. They can roam our grounds looking for hidden treasures and mysterious messages from years past. Prizes for all, including a chance to win $25.00 cash!
Kids will be able to pan for gold in front of the barn. Who knows? They may find a piece of “gold” or even an “ancient” fossil.
The Huge G-scale Model Train Exhibit will be making its debut for the season. The train folks have added some new things to see this year, so you won’t want to miss it. To help celebrate the return of the big trains, the folks from Arizona Big Train Operators (ABTO) and the “Short Line Railroads”, local train clubs, will be setting up moving displays in the and around the barn.
Stamp Mill demonstrations will take place at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. You can also visit the newly refurbished Assay Office, the Eighth of an Inch Mine, and the Arrastre.
There will be free admission to all to the Museum Exhibit Gallery so you can see the new “Gold Seekers” exhibit. You can check out our gift shop. For this day only, we will be offering a special discount of 20% off kids books!
Refreshments will be available in Charlie’s General Store in the Barn, and from several food vendors around the grounds.
On the patio of the Museum will be several cool raffle prizes you can take a chance on; tickets will be $1.00 each, or 6 for $5.00.
While you are here, you can also buy a ticket for our Season-long 50/50 cash raffle. The drawing will be held on April 4th, at end of the Lecture Series Final musical concert by Lee Alexander. The holder of the winning ticket will receive 50% of the cash collected during the season from raffle.