Heritage Days & Apacheland Reunion 2017

Orange Icon Lizard - Special Event Date(s): 01/14/2017 - 01/15/2017     Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


The Superstition Mountain Museum’s annual two-day Superstition Mountain Heritage Days and Apacheland Reunion, a celebration of the history, lore and culture of the Superstition Mountains and Apacheland Movie Ranch is scheduled for 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan.14th and 15th, 2017.

2017 Heritage Days Schedule of Events (.pdf, 152kb)

This is our annual fund-raiser, with the admissions charges going towards the upkeep and management of the Museum. Admission to the event is $5 per person; children 10 years of age and under will be admitted free.

On Sunday, Jan. 15th only, we will have a “Lost Dutchman look-a-like” contest. Anyone dressed as the Lost Dutchman will be admitted to the event free. If a dog dresses up like the “Dutchman”, the dog, as well as his owner, will also get free admission. All look-a-likes will be viewed and Judged at 3:00 by Teton Ken. The winner will receive a free one-year membership to the Museum. In the event a dog wins, it’s owner will receive the membership.

Superstition Mountain Heritage Days and Apacheland Reunion - Saturday and Sunday, Jan 14 & 15, 2017

2017 Heritage Days Poster (.pdf, 236kb)

Entertainment will be headlined by the world famous Yellow Bird Indian Dancers performing twice daily.

Internationally-renowned “Yellow Bird Productions” is comprised of members of the Duncan family and based here in the Valley. At this museum event, they will be performing a repertoire of authentic Native American dances which are both colorful and educational. The dances are enhanced by commentaries.

John Wayne impersonator Ermal Williamson & wife Paula, the Champion Yodeler

John Wayne Impersonator Ermal Williamson and Champion Yodeler Paula Williamson will also be highlights of the two-day event, performing twice daily.

Visitors can tour the historic Audie Murphy barn and the Elvis Chapel, the last remaining structures from Apacheland. Apacheland alumni Michael Dante, Ron Nix, Hank Sheffer, and Charlie LeSueur, will be on hand all weekend to sign their books and tell tales of the old days at the Apachland movie ranch.


Steve Cassat, known as “Cowboy Steve” will perform rope tricks and lariat feats.

The Arizona Buffalo Soldiers – Ladies and Gentlemen of the Regiment will present colors on Saturday, January 14th, and Sunday, January  15th.

Teton Ken and (Daisy the Donkey) Friend

Teton Ken, portraying the Dutchman, will be spinning tales of the Lost Dutchman Mine and demonstrating how to pan for gold.

A number of Native American artists and Western vendors will offer merchandise for sale. Food will be available on the grounds.

Note: for this event only, we are allowing only authorized personnel to carry firearms onto the grounds.

Artist & Crafter Vendor Application Forms for 2016 – 2017 Season

Application forms for Artist & Crafter space at these events are available online (below) and are also available in the Museum Store.

2017 Vendor Application Form – Heritage/Apacheland Reunion Days (.pdf, 681kb)
2017 Vendor Application Form
Heritage/Apacheland Reunion Days (.pdf, 681kb)

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