Schedule of Events

Charity Golf Tournament

Sunday, February 8th

Sponsored by the Lost Dutchman Days Committee, Apache Creek Golf Course, located at 3401 South Ironwood Drive, Apache Junction, will be hosting this one day GOLF event. $75 entry per person includes golf, golf cart and lunch. Sign-in starts at 7:00 A.M., shotgun start at 8:00 A.M. This charity event benefits local youth charities in Apache Junction. For more information call (480) 982-2677.

Rodeo Dance

Saturday, February 28th

The Rodeo Dance will be held from 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM at the Elks Lodge 2349 at the corner of Lost Dutchman (Brown Road) and Highway 88. This is the place to be on Saturday night on rodeo weekend - Entertainment by the Powder Keg Band from 7 P.M. - 11 P.M. This is a non-smoking event! MUST BE 21 years of age to attend. Dance admission is $5.00.

Lost Dutchman Days Annual Bratwurst & Beer Party

Thursday, February 26th

Join us from 12:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at the Apache Junction Elks Lodge #2349 for everyone's favorite- Johnsonville Bratwursts, drinks and live entertainment. All proceeds benefiting local youth charities. So don't miss the FREE entertainment.

Entertainment includes the following bands and show times:

12:00 - 2:00 P.M. - Hungry 5 Plus
  2:30 - 4:30 P.M. - Silivia's AZ Polka Band
  5:00 - 8:00 P.M. - Exit 40 Band

The Main Event Center

February 27th, 28th and March 1st

$2.00 admission includes free parking only. A donation will be made by the Lost Dutchman Days Committee to the Apache Junction Little League for their assistance.

The Main Event Center is located on 1590 E Lost Dutchman Blvd & Tomahawk Road at Rodeo Park in Apache Junction. This is where all the activities will be held including: FREE Entertainment Stages, Carnival rides, Vendor Booths, Rodeo, Rodeo Dance and the Crowning of the Miss Lost Dutchman Days Pageant Queen. Additional charges apply for the games and rides in the carnival area, purchases from the vendors, Rodeo & Rodeo Dance held at Elks Lodge #2349 .

The Gates open at 9:00 A.M. thru 11:00 P.M. on Friday and Saturday and 9:00 A.M. thru 6:00 P.M. on Sunday.
Select here for map and driving directions.

Lost Dutchman Days GCPRA Sanctioned Rodeo

February 26th, 27th, 28th & March 1st

The 51th Annual Lost Dutchman Days GCPRA Sanctioned Rodeo begins at 1:30 P.M. each day in the Rodeo Park in Apache Junction. Rodeo events include Bull riding, Saddlebronc, Bareback, Calf & Team Roping, Steer Wrestling and Ladies Barrel Racing and Breakaway Roping.

For more information regarding entry fees, dates and times, click here - Rodeo Information.

Mutton Bustin is The last event on Sunday, March 1. Entry fee is $10 or paid ticket stub from the rodeo for Sunday only. Sign up near the Secretary Office for the first 15 entrants. Helmets and vests provided. Age groups are 4-5 and 6-7.

Kiesner The 51st Annual Lost Dutchman Days professional rodeo would like to welcome this year's specialty act, Rider Kiesner.
  • Champion Trick Roper
  • Gun Spinner
  • Whip Cracker

See 2014 Rodeo Results Here.

Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo Royalty Pageant

Thank you very much, for your interest in the 2015 Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo Royalty Pageant. Our Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo Royalty Committee has been working all year to make this year the best Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo Royalty Pageant yet.

Applications for 2015 are due by January 3rd, 2015. A mandatory pageant meeting will be held on this day at the Elks Lodge in AJ at 11 AM. The Pageant will be held Saturday January 10th 2015.

For further information and application packet, click here.

Mission: "Putting Smiles on Kid's Faces." As Rodeo Royalty we wish to represent our community and uphold our western heritage, add to educational programs, awareness workshops, and public relations that are vital to the future existence of the sport of rodeo. Our Royalty will serve as "good will" ambassadors while traveling through out our beautiful state of Arizona to support the Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo and the rodeo mission.

The Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo Royalty Pageant is held annually to select 3 young ladies fulfilling the titles of:
  • Jr. Teen Queen Ages 10 - 13
  • Sr. Teen Queen Ages 14 - 17
  • Queen Ages 18 - 24
Any questions can be directed to Monica Robbins, the LDD Rodeo Royalty Director at 480-204-7913 or via email:

2014 Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo Royalty
Queen- Mackenzie Gleeve
Sr. Teen Queen- Bailey Robbins
Jr. Teen Queen- Megan Seliger
2014 Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo Royalty Court

Carnival Events

February 27th, 28th & March 1st

Lost Dutchman Days Carnival features 30 + rides and carnival events located in the Event Center. Carnival runs from 9:00 A.M. - 11:00 P.M. Friday and Saturday. 9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. on Sunday.

View our Carnival Flyer for further information.

Friday 3:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am-10:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Select Advance Tickets for more Ticket Information.


Saturday, February 28th

The Lost Dutchman Days Parade is a free event. It begins at 9:00 A.M. in downtown Apache Junction. Route: On Apache Trail, between Idaho and Ironwood -  begins at Phelps, just west of Idaho and goes west to Ironwood and returns. This parade allows viewers to see and line up on either side of the route.

All Applications must be in our office no later than February 13th, 2015. Application fee is $50 for non-commercial and $125 for commercial or political. Select 2015 Lost Dutchman Days Parade for online application. For further information on the LDD Parade contact us at (480) 982-3141.

Lost Dutchman Days Arts & Crafts Fair

Saturday, February 28th

Apache Junction Soroptimist Arts & Crafts Fair held at the Pinal County Complex is a one day only event on Saturday, between the hours of 9:00 A. M. thru 4:00 P.M. Come join us to see the artists and crafter's display their fine workmanship.

If interested in setting up a booth, down load your online Art & Crafts Application or call (480) 745-5820. Booth fees are $60.00. Deadline for Applications must be submitted no later than February 20, 2015.

Cowgirls Historical Foundation

Galloping with Gusto and Saddled Up for Service is the Cowgirls Historical Foundation! This talented group of riders has earned many accolades and awards; both as a team and individual riders. They have had the honor of being selected to ride in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade for the past 4 years. Donating hundreds of hours to community service and charity events; they reach out to share their time and talents. Working to preserve our western heritage, they present a fun educational program and "Wearing It Western" fashion show. The Cowgirls Historical Foundation loves the sport of Rodeo! Many of their riders have enjoyed the privilege of serving as Rodeo Royalty for rodeos across Arizona and the country. The CHF Drill team has performed at L.A.'s Equestfest and many rodeos.

Cowgirls Historical Foundation will be performing their special drills for the Rodeo and also set the pivots for the Grand Entry at each Rodeo performance.

Happy Trails and "May the Horse Be With You" from the Cowgirls Historical Foundation!

Kick-Off Dinner

January 22, 2015

LDD Honorary Dutchman/Kick-off dinner will be held Thursday, 6:00 P.M. at the Apache Junction Elks Lodge #2349. $6.00 dinner includes chicken breast or hamburgers with ranch beans and coleslaw. RSVP by Contacting Jane Walter at or 602.625.5214 before January 16, with your dinner choice. We will also be introducing queens, new honorary Dutchman and heritage award. This is a NON SMOKING EVENT.

2014 Awards

The New Honorary Dutchman Award
Don Van Driel presenting award to Denny Walter

The New Heritage Award
Sandie Russell presenting award to Paula Smith, Crazy Horse Saddle Shop

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