The event scene in Kingman is kickin this October! From bluegrass to mountain biking, from a gun show to a survivalist expo, from car shows to a small town parade. If you're looking for an escape the Valley heat, or a Fall Route 66 road trip, check out these dates.
Oct 2: Kingman Shrine Circus has three rings of affordable family fun. Come see the death-defying aerial acts, animal attractions including tigers and elephants. Give your kids, young and old alike, the unique opportunity to ride and pet different types of animals.
Oct 9 & 10: Welder’s Without Borders/Welding Thunder where welding teams compete to make a fold-and-go picnic table and grill.
Oct 3 & 4: High Desert Events Gun, Knife Collectibles Show is Kingman's largest gun and collectibles show, at the Mohave County Fairgrounds. Show includes vendors and information on firearms, ammunition, knives, military items, jewelry, art, post cards, old west memorabilia and much, much more.
Oct 16, 17 & 18: The 2nd Annual Pickin' in the Vines Bluegrass Festival will fiddle up Oct 16-18. Hosted at Stetson Winery & Event Center, located in the beautiful Arizona desert near Route 66, this live music event will feature Larry Gillis & West Coast Swampgrass, Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show, Lonesome Otis and other bluegrass greats.
Oct 17: Cella Wines Pasta Night. Enjoy the Pickin’ in the Vines Bluegrass Fest at Stetson Winery & Event Center and stop just down the Road at Cella Wines for meatball & sausage home-style pasta, live music and handcrafted Estate Wines (book in advance only).
Oct 17: Old Miner’s Day in Chloride with gun fights at 11am and 1pm. Parade at high noon down Tennessee Avenue. Vendors and shopping all day.
Oct 17: Rattler Mountain Bike Race. Come out for a fun local Mountain Bike Race For all Ages. This is a specially prepared technical 10-30 mile course for all levels of riders, from beginner to expert. There will also be local food vendors, DJ, raffle, prizes and more! Colorado River Trail Alliance (CRATA) is working with BLM and Arizona State Parks to add more trails to the Cerbat Foothills Recreation Area system. The goal is for 100 trail miles. This year marks the second annual Rattler Mountain Bike Race, it is expected to become a professional trial competition by 2018, drawing competitive mountain bikers Internationally.
Oct 17: Chillin on Beale Street to warm up for Chillin’, visit the “Nifty Fifties” Car Show at the Kingman Presbyterian Church (2425 Detroit Ave. a short turn off from Route 66), 11am to 3pm. Then head over to Beale Street in Downtown Kingman for the last Chillin’ of the 2015 season to see the classic cars. An outdoor screening of Edge of Eternity on the corner of Fourth and Andy Devine Avenue.
Oct 17-18: Kingman Survivalist / Preppers Expo "Back to the Land" Don’t be caught up creek without a paddle. Vendors and seminars all about surviving natural disasters, living off the grid, gardening & food storage, water purification, medical supplies, all types of solar devices. Everything for self-sufficiency, being prepared for any emergency, along with "Back to the Land" farming & ranching lifestyle – all at the at the Mohave County Fairgrounds!
October 18: Sounds of Kingman Concert in the Park, the season finale. Flagstaff’s authentic German polka band, “Polka Katzen” will come down from the mountain to wind up the Sounds of Kingman 2015 summer concert series. The band regularly perform at the Westside Lilo’s German Fest in Seligman.
October 23-24: Kingman HamFest. The 2015 Arizona State HAM Radio Convention, aka the “West Fest”, will be hosted in Kingman at the Mohave County Fairgrounds. Not just for the ham radio person, the event is open to the public! Vendors, exhibitors, tailgating swap meet and special guest Gordon West (WB6NOA). The Kingman HamFest is an American Radio Relay League (ARRL) sanctioned event.
Want to see even more events? Click here for our Kingman Event Calendar