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Celebrate Rawhide’s 2nd Annual Snowy Christmas

Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse announced Rawhide’s 2nd Annual Snowy Christmas where the magic of the season sings “Let it Snow” all month long! The whole family will enjoy Rawhide’s town decorated with thousands of holiday lights and snow – Yes, it snows at Rawhide for the Holidays!

Drop off your letter to Santa at Rawhide’s “Delivery to the SW Pole” mail box; every kiddo who sends Santa a letter will hear back from Ol’ Saint Nick! Are you on the “Naughty or Nice” list this year?   You can find out and have your picture with Santa at the Photo Emporium.

Every night join Santa for the nightly snow fall and tree lighting ceremony on Main Street that will be a spectacular sight!

December 3 – 5th        Town Open    5:00pm-10:00pm
December 6th              Town Open    Noon-10:00pm
December 7th              Town Open    Noon-8:00pm
December 10 – 12th    Town Open    5:00pm-10:00pm
December 13th            Town Open    Noon-10:00pm
December 14th            Town Open    Noon-8:00pm
December 17 – 19th    Town Open    5:00pm-10:00pm
December 20th            Town Open    Noon-10:00pm
December 21st            Town Open    Noon-8:00pm
December 22-23rd      Town Open    5:00pm-10:00pm
December 26 – 27th    Town Open    Noon-10:00pm
December 28th            Town Open    Noon-8:00pm
December 29 – 30th    Town Open    5:00pm-10:00pm

Sweet Sally’s
Looking for unique stocking stuffers or maybe you just have a sweet tooth? Pick up a couple pounds of homemade fudge or old fashion treats that will take you right back in time from Rawhide’s own Sweet Sally’s candy store.

Through December 30, buy a pound of fudge get a half pound free.

Rawhide Mercantile
Searching for a perfect gift?  Rawhide Mercantile is a western lifestyle upscale boutique featuring regional, community and western artists.  Here, you will find exquisite furnishings, hand-made jewelry and brands you won’t find anywhere else. From traditional to trendy, Rawhide Mercantile carries a full line of boots, apparel, jewelry, accessories, gifts and home decor.

December 3rd – 14th Holiday Sale! 25% off select items
December 17th – 30th Last chance Holiday Sale 50% off select items

General Store
Make an impression and give that one of a kind gift that you can only find at Rawhide’s General Store; Holiday Specials all month long.

December 3rd – 14th Holiday Sale! 25% off select items
December 17th – 30th Last chance Holiday Sale 50% off select items

Can’t decide on that perfect gift?  A Gift Card from Rawhide is always a great idea to use at Rawhide’s famous steakhouse, shops or attractions.

Rawhide Steakhouse
Reservations are highly recommended during the holiday season.   Reservations can be made at (480) 502-5600 or reso@rawhide.com.


Rawhide Serves Up Spectacular Thanksgiving Buffet

The chefs at Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse will be cooking up a storm this Thanksgiving holiday in true western style, inviting families and visitors to celebrate the spirit of the season, enjoy the hometown hospitality and indulge in a holiday meal that’s guaranteed to please the palate.

On Thursday, November 27th from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, guests will enjoy an authentic western buffet of traditional holiday favorites that includes a mandarin orange cranberry salad, maple roasted turkey, honey baked ham, rosemary crusted prime rib, cornbread stuffing, garlic roasted mashed potatoes and homemade gravy, candied carrots and pumpkin bisque.  Dessert offerings top the list with pumpkin pie, apple crisp, fudge brownies, seasonal cookies and an ice cream bar.

Prices for Rawhide’s Thanksgiving menu are $18.95 for adults, $9.95 for children 12 and under.* Reservations are encouraged by calling 480-502-5600 or email reso@rawhide.com.  *(Prices do not include tax or gratuity.  An automatic gratuity of 12% will be applied to parties of 8 or more.)
All of Rawhide’s famed sites and attractions will be open on Thanksgiving Day including the zip line, petting zoo, panning for gold, mechanical bull, rock climbing wall, burro and hay wagon rides and the Six Gun Theater.  Rawhide’s specialty shops and boutiques offer a myriad of western themed gifts, leather goods and home decor – offering perfect holiday gifts for friends and family back home.


2nd annual Red, White and Rawhide

red-white-rawhideRED, WHITE & RAWHIDE benefitting H.A.A. RAWHIDE presents! LIVE ON STAGE July 4th “JAY PEREZ” 5 TIME Grammy Nominated, Male Vocalist and show band of the Year winner Jay “The Voice” Perez, “Shining Star” out of Chicago one of the most well-known Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Bands, “Ambixion” Tejano favorite known for their Tex-Mex Conjunto sound. And keeping within true Rawhide tradition, “AZ-Tex” and “AirZona” deliver top-notch music with a Southwestern flavor performing Latin, R&B, Old School, and Funk. July 5th “NEON CIRCUS” a Brooks and Dunn tribute act of the highest caliber and of course local favorites as well. An all weekend event full of great and diverse music at a super affordable price for that’s easy on every family’s pocket book. And don’t forget one of the best firework shows in the Valley!

This 4th of July weekend celebration is sure to be a Fun filled event with Great Music, Tasty Food, Fantastic Fireworks, Beerfest, Food Trucks, Vendor’s, Attractions* and a Party so BIG it could only be done at Rawhide! Gates open at 5 pm and the fun goes all the way to 11:00pm. This special event will include Live Music performances throughout the evening and into the night as we celebrate Independence Day. Don’t pass up the opportunity to enjoy one of our shows or attractions all of which are included in our value packed ticket. And if you purchase an advanced ticket you will save even more!

Attendees can expect a true Southwestern experience second to none filled with free attractions, Country and Latin music.

Rawhide has something for every family member, including cowboy flare, gunfights, face tattoos and more! The evening promises to be a family-friendly celebration with Rawhide’s authentic western tradition mix matched with Latin flavor.

Admission includes all entertainment, attractions* and firework show. Tickets cost, per day, $15 presale, $20 at the door. Children 5 & under are FREE! Please pre-register at www.rawhide.com or text “RAWHIDE” to 60259.

Meet Market: More business leaders seeking atypical event solutions

Competitors always seek an edge over an opponent.

That’s especially true in business where corporate meetings and team-building events are taking competition to a whole new level.

“We will do more than 1,000 corporate events this year,” says Scott Sanders, founder and president of Octane Raceway, which offers high-speed kart racing on an indoor-outdoor track in Scottsdale.

Octane is part of a growing trend that has seen a growing number of companies move away from staging their corporate events at the nearest airport hotel meeting room and evolving their events into more unique, fun and fresh environments.

“Companies are looking for different ways to engage their employees,” Sanders says. “One of the things we pride ourselves on is creating a memorable event. It’s not like people leave and say, ‘We went to a meeting and accomplished our business objective.’ When they come to Octane, they get to go off site, experience something together and get their competitive juices flowing. Companies are starting to recognize that team building not just as a line item on their budget, but something that has a true return on investment when it comes to having productive teams and having employees who feel appreciated.”

Octane Raceway isn’t the only place in the Valley where business leaders can effectively mix business with pleasure and team building. Here are just a few options:

casino-del-solCasino del Sol
In addition to its 18,000-square-foot ballroom that divides into five smaller rooms to allow meeting planners to hold multiple events side-by-side throughout their stay, Casino Del Sol Resort offers its corporate visitors world-class gaming, a Ty Butler- and Notah Begay-designed golf course, scenic hiking trails, mountain bike trails and horseback riding. casinodelsolresort.com

tontoClubhouse at Tonto Verde
The Clubhouse at Tonto Verde offers companies a unique way to recharge after a half-day or full day executive meeting on its 18-hole natural grass putting course, offering a fun alternative event for golfers and non-golfers alike. The Clubhouse at Tonto Verde has customized programs to meet your business needs that include a variety of food and beverage packages. tontoverdeweddings.com

dave-and-bustersDave and Busters
With all the amenities of a hotel plus customized team building options, D&B guests attend an experience, not just a meeting. By-products of a D&B event result in building team cohesion, melting strong personality types and re-energizing your strongest asset – your employees. Now that’s a way to justify your meeting dollars. daveandbusters.com

hardrockHard Rock Cafe Phoenix
The Hard Rock is the perfect venue for parties and special events, large and small. Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, Hard Rock can host a variety of events, from corporate meetings to elegant galas, each with a custom design to fit clients’ specific needs. The venue provides guests with a legendary culinary experience, along with a one-of-a-kind memorabilia collection, giving each event its own built-in vibe. hardrock.com

Hot-AirHot Air Expeditions
Hot air balloon flights and tethered rides are fun and unique activities for meetings and events. Tethered rides are a great addition to an event and balloon flights are perfect for bonding outside of the office and showcasing the beautiful Sonoran Desert. Post-flight gourmet cuisine and optional teambuilding events and activities are available. hotairexpeditions.com

Mastro’s private dining space offers corporate clients an exclusive, fine dining experience in a business-minded atmosphere complete with audio-visual capabilities and high-level service. Options include Mastro’s Steak House, Mastro’s Ocean Club and Mastro’s City Hall. mastrosrestaurants.com

mimMusical Instrument Museum
MIM offers a stunning and unique setting for events, with world-class service, sumptuous cuisine, magical entertainment, and incomparable musical and cultural exhibits. Displaying more than 5,000 musical instruments and artifacts from around the world, MIM provides a one-of-a-kind event experience for seated dinners, cocktail receptions, corporate meetings, weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, fundraising galas and other special events. mim.org

octaneOctane Raceway
Companies can do a couple races per person with a catered breakfast, lunch or dinner. Off-track activities that can supplement the experience include a rock wall, Phoenix International Raceway Pit Crew Challenge, Segway course and other games. Expect to pay just $30-$60 per person or go all out and do the Octane Olympics for $100 per person. octaneraceway.com

rawhideRawhide Western Town and Steakhouse
at Wild Horse Pass

Rawhide offers companies an opportunity to enjoy a unique memorable experience with a true taste of the Old West. Rawhide can accommodate groups from 20 to 7,500 and has more than 14 different private Western-themed venues so corporate groups can enjoy a unique journey back in time. rawhide.com

stratumStratum Laser Tag & Event Headquarters
Stratum specializes in “meetings with a mission;” out-of-the-box programs with an out-of-the-ordinary and affordable setting. Teams will incorporate their meeting message, team-building effectiveness, entertainment, camaraderie and fun along with upscale food and bar packages, all at a lower cost than a hotel and within a unique setting. stratumhq.com

tpcTPC Scottsdale
TPC offers word-class golf accommodations for all corporate groups. Besides golf, TPC offers post0event function spaces, private meeting spaces and banquet areas that allow for corporate groups to enjoy a round of golf while including business activities. This can include a power point presentation before teeing off or a large post-event function area to entertain clients before or after their round. pgatourtpc.com

wild-horse-passWild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
With 12,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, Wild Horse Pass offers a great option for memorable meetings, epic events and special celebrations. Its showroom features amazing production possibilities for a general session for up to 1,400 people or a meal for up to 300. The venue also boasts five unique spaces from swanky lounges – including the popular AiRIA Unplugged — to a sports bar. wingilariver.com

Wrigley-MansionWrigley Mansion
The Wrigley Mansion is a breathtaking landmark built in 1932 by chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. as a 50th anniversary gift to his wife. Now celebrating its 20th year under the Hormel family’s ownership, the Wrigley Mansion offer a historical venue that specializes in meetings, conferences and every milestone celebration from a sit-down event for 20 to 300 to a reception-style event for up to 1,500. wrigleymansionclub.com


Red, White and Rawhide

This Fourth of July celebration is rounding up its cowboy and Latin roots to get Red, White and Rawhide! Be a part of the independence festivities on July 4 at Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the fun continues till midnight.

Attendees can expect a Western-Latin experience second to none filled with free attractions, Country and Latin entertainers, Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine, giveaways and a firework extravaganza!

Rawhide has something for every family member, including cowboy flare, gunfights, face painting and more! The evening promises to be a family-friendly celebration with Rawhide’s authentic western tradition mix and matched with Latin influence.

A.B. Quintanilla will be kicking off celebrations hosting Latin All Star Richard Bean, Rudy and Steve Salas of Tierra, Lenny Williams of Tower of Power and Tex Mex Group “Los Garcia Bros”.

Country star Tom Wagner will follow, bringing his famous “lets bring the party” attitude. He’s an Arizona native who has shared the stage with big names like Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts.  Phoenix’s favorite country band, AirZona, will also perform. Closing the show in true Arizona fashion is the renowned Roger Clyne.

Guests can also enjoy a four-course Back Yard BBQ Buffet ranging from Creamy Jalapeno Coleslaw, Slow Roasted Baby Back Pork Ribs to BBQ brisket and more! Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine Patio will offer tequila tasting, signature margaritas and giveaways.

Admission includes all entertainment, attractions and firework show. Tickets cost $15 presale, $10 for children and $20 at the door. First responders get in free with identification. Please pre-register at www.redwhiterawhide.eventbrite.com or www.rawhide.com

Family Summer Fun

Family Summer Fun 2012

During the summer, two things increase: the temperature and the amount of time your kids spend at home — and both can be stressful.

Here are some fun and engaging activities for the whole family to enjoy so you can bank on some family summer fun!

Have you heard of the Heard Museum?

This museum has more than 32,000 pieces to display and is one of Phoenix’s first cultural attractions. Founded in 1929, the Heard Museum did not cease to amaze Arizonans, both young and old, of its variety of collections and exhibitions. For more information and to view upcoming events, visit its website at heard.org.

The Desert Botanical Garden

If you are looking for a more earthy and natural experience, the Desert Botanical Garden is the place for you. And if you didn’t know, they also have the “Music in the Garden” series of concerts and events, where the Garden hosts some of the most talent musicians. For a list of these events, visit dpg.org 

Yee-Haw! The Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse

Instead of complaining about the life of the west — and its heat — embrace it! And if you have little ones who would love to be cowboys and cowgirls when they “grow up,” you can’t miss out on Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse. Activities include bull riding, gold panning, camel rides, stunt shows and more. For more information, visit rawhide.com.

More fun, less heat? As You Wish

As You Wish pottery painting place is the perfect place for you and your kids to enjoy a day indoors. Here you can choose a pottery piece, select from a variety of colors, and paint it the way you like. You can then pick up your now fired and blazed pottery piece a few days after you’ve painted it. This makes for great memories. For more information on the way it works, visit asyouwishpottery.com.


Rawhide in Chandler, Ariz.

Rawhide: Where The West Is Still Wild

Have you ever wanted to see what life was like back before Arizona even became a state? If you want to go where the Old West is still alive, then Rawhide is the place for you.

Rawhide began back in the late 1800’s as a frontier town, started by Charles “Rawhide” Rawley, a tradesman who wanted to start a town and his own store to provide goods, services and jobs for other settlers in the area.

People began to settle there; a town was soon born, and that town eventually grew into the Rawhide that we can enjoy today. In fact, many of Rawhide’s more famous shops are run by the descendants of the people who originally built them.

Rawhide in Chandler, Ariz.Rawhide offers many different attractions celebrating its history and the spirit of the Old West. While you’re there, you can enjoy activities, including live-action stunt shows, a train ride around the town, burro rides for the kids, gold panning, rock climbing, and so much more.

Of course, the attractions aren’t the only reason to enjoy Rawhide; there’s also a good variety of shops to visit if you want a souvenir to bring back. Among others, there’s a blacksmith, a shop where you can buy Wild West-themed clothes, a candy store, a toy store and, of course, the Rawhide General Store that started it all.

Finally, there’s the biggest shop of all, the main attraction in the entire town — the world-famous Rawhide Steakhouse & Golden Belle Saloon, where you can dine on the finest Western-themed meals. Whether you’re in the mood for steak, barbecue or anything else, it’s all here, and it’s all served to live music and occasionally other live entertainment.

So if you want to see a piece of Arizona history, and a place where the West is still very much “wild,” then Rawhide’s a place you definitely won’t want to miss.

If You Go: Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass

5700 W. North Loop Rd., Chandler
(480) 502-5600