Vigilante Days - 2019

Feb 16-17, 2019

This year, 2019, the Tombstone Vigilantes celebrate our 73rd year of service to the community of Tombstone, Arizona and to Cochise County. Come see us Saturday, February 16th, and Sunday February 17th, 2019.

 There will be plenty of street entertainment from 10:00AM to 4:00PM daily. 

If you have a re-enactment group and would like to perform, or you have an entertainment group along the lines of singin’, dancin’, guitar pickin’, banjo strummin’, etc, or you would like to tell a story or two, CONTACT US by February 13th, 2019, and we can add you in. 

We will be selling our world famous Tombstone Vigilante shirts. And of course, our Most Infamous “Hanging Tree” will be up and running. We also have a Geo Coin, for those of you who are into GEO Caching. 

We will, once again be raffling of a ROSSI Model 92, .45 cal long colt lever action rifle and handmade case. [$1.00 per ticket or 6 tickets for $5.00]. The drawing will be held about 3:30PM on Sunday, Feb. 17th. We might have the CASI chili cook of back this year. Stay tuned for more on that.

Although, Vigilante Days has moved from August to President’s weekend in February, the 10K run will still be held on the 2nd Sunday in August. 

On Sunday, August 11th, 2019, the 33nd annual 10K run will kick off at 6:30AM with registration starting at 5:30AM in the city park, 3rd and Allen St. A 2K fun run will kick off at approximately 6:40AM. Fill out the online 10K Run Entry Form no later than Friday, August 09th, 2019. 

** NOTICE **The Tombstone Vigilantes will be hosting the Labor Day Weekend event,  “Showdown In Tombstone”,  August 31st – September 1st, 2019. We will be raffling off a black power pistol  that weekend. Tickets will be on sale at $1.00 a ticket or 6 tickets for $5.00. The drawing will be held about 3:30PM on Sunday, Sept 1st.

Continuous entertainment for both days 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Tombstone Vigilettes and various other forms of entertainment will also be here. If you would like to participate in Vigilante Days - 2019, please give Steve a call at 520.457.3291. You can also go to our Contact Us page for information by e-mail.

If you are not a Gunslinger or Saloon Lady, come down and see the world’s best re-enactors perform to bring the Old West to life.

While you are enjoying the festivities you can be hung or have someone hung by the Tombstone Vigilantes at the hanging scaffold.

10K Run - 2019 @@ CANCELLED @@

Showdown In Tombstone - 2020

Sept 05 - Sept 06, 2020




Guys, and gals, what about that pistol raffle?  $1.00 per change or 6 changes for $5.00.

Arizona Gunfighters and Satin and Spurs, will be here along with the Tombstone Vigilettes and various other forms of entertainment.

There will be continuous street entertainment starting with the National Anthem at 10:00 AM and running till about 4:00 PM both Saturday and Sunday.


Showdown 2020 Costume Contest

On Labor Day 2020, The Tombstone Vigilantes will be hosting our Showdown event featuring an Old West Costume Contest. The contest will be a two day event. Sunday will be the big finally with a BEST OF SHOW winner!!!!


The following are the categories for this years event:

  • **Town Person Lady
  • **Town Person Gentleman
  • **Lady of the Night
  • **Law Dog
  • **Gunslinger/Cowboy
  • **Historical Figure(Teddy Roosevelt, Annie Oakley, Buffalo Bill, China Mary, Billy The Kid, etc.)
  • **Specialty(Maid, Miner, Indian, Black Smith, Train Engineer, etc.)
  • **Child (12 & under) NO ENTREE FEE

Registration will take place on Saturday morning starting at 10:00 am. There is an entree fee of $20.00. You can also per-register by sending your name, address and phone number along with the category you wish to enter and your entree fee to:

Sue Simons

2741 S. Moson Rd.

Sierra Vista, AZ 85650


On Saturday the judging will start at 1:00 pm and we will place each category 1st, 2nd, 3rd. (The child category will be placed but with different awards). First place is a custom made award ($100.00 value), 2nd place $50.00, 3rd place $25.00. The winners will be announced at about 2:30 pm.

Sunday will be the judging for the BEST OF SHOW!! The judging for Sunday will start at 1:00 pm. All the first place winners of each category from Saturday will return in the same costume they won in. Also as an added incentive.....all those who did not receive an award on Saturday can return to be included in the Judges Award. The winner of the Judges Award will then be added to the first place winners and will vie for the Ann Marie Kelly Memorial BEST OF SHOW award!!!!

The contest is open to all and we hope some of our visitors to town will want to have some fun and participate also!!! We hope that those who do not win an award on Saturday will return to try on Sunday for the Judges Award!!

Welcome to Authors in the Park

 During the Tombstone Vigilantes Showdown In Tombstone event on Saturday August 31st and September 1st, from 10am to 4pm each day, there will be numerous old west authors set up in the Tombstone Park on Allen Street for book signing and sales! Also Carol Markstrom an award winning singer and song writer will have her music available for sale as well as entertaining with her great music from the gazebo. 

Find out more

Doug Hocking - Old West Author


Rod Timanus - Old West Author


Carol Markstrom - Desert Rose - Singer Songwriter


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