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Shootout on Whiskey Row will attract whole family

Members of the Arizona Gunfighters from Mesa re-enact the gunfight at the O.K. Corral during the ninth annual Whiskey Row Shootout. This year’s event is July 23-24, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. both days in downtown Prescott.

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Members of the Arizona Gunfighters from Mesa re-enact the gunfight at the O.K. Corral during the ninth annual Whiskey Row Shootout. This year’s event is July 23-24, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. both days in downtown Prescott.

The 11th annual Shootout on Whiskey Row takes place this weekend, July 23-24, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. both days. The Prescott Regulators and Shady Ladies (PRSL) host the re-enactment competition that provides continual entertainment all day long with at least nine different groups from around the state. Watch for gunslingers, cowboys and U.S. Marshals at the corner of Goodwin and Montezuma streets. And bring a camera!

The event is free with a costume contest on Saturday at 12:15 p.m. in which anyone in 1800s garb can enter. Also on Saturday, riders will arrive downtown finishing a 10-mile trail ride as part of National Day of the Cowboy celebrations.

A Western dance from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday costs $3 per person or $5 for two, with music provided by Five in the Wheel.

Dave Schenkar, PRSL member, said the actors do not use “blood and gore” in their skits, and there are gun safety demonstrations throughout both days. Vendors and exhibitors have Western clothes, leather goods, cast iron Dutch ovens and other items for sale.