Schedule of Events
2014


Charity Golf Tournament

Sunday, February 9th

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 22nd

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

Lost Dutchman Days Annual Bratwurst & Budweiser Party

Thursday, February 20th

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, live entertainment, AZ Legend Gunfighters and all new model T and antique tractors on display all day. So don't miss this FREE event. All proceeds benefiting local youth charities.

Entertainment includes the following bands and show times:


12:00 - 2:00 P.M. - Hungry Five Plus (Polka Band)
  2:00 - 4:30 P.M. - Silvia’s Arizona (Polka Band)
  5:00 - 8:00 P.M. - Exit 40


The Main Event Center

February 21st, 22nd & 23rd

$2.00 admission includes free parking. 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, 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 20th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd

The 50th 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.


Kiesner The 50th Annual Lost Dutchman Days professional rodeo would like to welcome this year’s specialty act Rider Kiesner. Rider is a 4X World Champion Trick Roper, 2X World Champion Gun Spinner, 2X World Champion All Around Western Performer and reserve World Champion Whip Cracker. Rider has performed in 9 countries, and performed at the National Finals Rodeo 2 times along with some of the most prestigious rodeos in the United States and Canada. Rider was given a Will Rogers trick roping kit when he was 9 years old as a Christmas present and the rest is history! The Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo Committee looks forward to having Rider perform at this year’s rodeo.


See 2014 Rodeo Results Here.

Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo Royalty Pageant

Thank you very much, for your interest in the 2014 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 2014 are due by DECEMBER 1st, 2013. A mandatory pageant meeting will be held on Dec 13th.

Important LDD Royalty dates: See Our Schedule of Events

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 the LDD Rodeo Royalty Director -  Eileen Raffaelli
E-mail: misslostdutchmandays@yahoo.com

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

2013 Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo Royalty
Queen- Katelyn Tappan
Sr. Teen- Krista Holmes
Jr. Teen- Shianne Crowder-Morehead
2013 Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo Royalty Court

Previous Year's Royalty

Please select to display prior year's LDD Rodeo Pageant finalist


Carnival Events

February 21st, 22nd & 23rd

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.

Select Advance Tickets for more Ticket Information.


Parade

Saturday, February 22nd

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 17th, 2014. Application fee is $30 for non-commercial and $100 for commercial or political. Select 2014 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 22rd

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.


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.

Happy Trails and "May the Horse Be With You" from the Cowgirls Historical Foundation! www.cowgirlshistoricalfoundation.com


Kick-Off Dinner

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2013 Awards

The New Honorary Dutchman Award
Calvin Williams



The New Heritage Award
"Cowboy" Dan Knodl - Owner of the Mammoth Steakhouse & Mo Russell and Hux and Sandie Russell






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