A tradition since 1914, the annual Bisbee Fourth of July Coaster Races are back

Coaster speeds reach 40-42 mph and everyone’s safety is always a priority, with mandatory safety inspections, weighing and brake checks. (Photo credit: City of Bisbee) BISBEE – Planning for Independence Day often includes barbecues, fireworks and a baseball game. But a small town near the southern tip of Arizona hosts an event unfamiliar to many […]

Experiencing the Flavorful Tradition of Sonoita’s Vera Earl Ranch

In the fields of Sonoita, Arizona, just south of Tucson, Vera Earl Ranch. Vera Earl Ranch (Photo credit: Taylor Noel Photography) Located in the Sonoita Valley and west of the Santa Rita Mountains, the original ranch Burton Beck 1968 and his wife Betty Ann Betty Ann continued her husband’s dream of maintaining the ranch, running […]

Fiddle festival is a four-decade tradition | Eastern Arizona Lifestyle | Eastern Arizona Lifestyle

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“Can’t hardly miss it”: Tradition and pride at the Yuma County Fair

That’s not to say you can’t eat funnel cakes and cotton candy at the Yuma County Fair. After all, there is a middle ground between rides, games, and all normal entertainment. But that’s not the main story in this county, which boasts the state’s second-largest agricultural output. The center of gravity of the fair is […]