Brewery Gulch Daze, Sunday, August 31, 2008

Bisbee will remember 128 years of history with the 44th Annual Brewery Gulch Daze.  The Gulch, once considered the wildest street in North America, was home to breweries, saloons, gambling halls and the Line, across which ladies of the evening plied their trade.  The celebration harks back to the days of Crazy Horse Lil, Irish Mag, Katie Elder and Black Jack, who dressed like a man, and recalls the Opera House, Kentucky Home Bar, the Hermitage and Mariotte’s French Kitchen.  The Queen of the Copper Camps celebrates her heritage in carnival with plenty to do, see, hear and taste.

All events are scheduled for Brewery Ave. between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.  They include:

7:30 to 11 a.m.                        Pancake Breakfast

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.              Bar-B-Que and Hot Dog Lunch

9 a.m.                                      Waiter & Waitress Relay Competition

9 a.m.                                      Pet Parade

12 p.m. to 2 p.m.                         Polynesian Dancers and Jump Roping Contest

10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.                Little Kids Carnival at Goar Park

2 p.m.                                      Miz Old Biz – all contestants welcome as long as they dress in a lady-like manner

2 p.m. to 6 p.m.                     Buzz and the Soul Senders play in Brewery Gulch

Nestled in the mile-high Mule Mountains the Crown-Jewel, Bisbee is located 90 miles southeast of Tucson and offers old-world charm, antique shops, fine restaurants, sidewalk cafes and unique lodging.  Sponsors include: City of Bisbee, Bisbee Boy’s & Girl’s Club and the Bisbee Grill.

For further information and visit for official tourist information, www.discoverbisbee.com.  Or, call the Bisbee Visitor Center at (520) 432-3554.