Apache Leap Mining Festival
Oct 22nd – Oct 24th
- Hours5-11pm Friday, 10am-11pm Saturday, and 11am-5pm Sunday
A long-cherished annual tradition in Superior for 33 years, the Apache Leap Mining Festival showcases the town’s history, with a focus on the past, present and future of the mining industry. The Festival will launch on Friday, October 22 with a carnival, vendors selling handcrafted goods, music and dancing on Main Street. The fun will continue on Saturday and Sunday, and will include the annual parade, with burros and big rigs and hilarious Chihuahua races, which feature a runoff between the fastest small dog and the fastest Chihuahua. Live entertainment will contribute to the upbeat atmosphere throughout the event. Attendees of all ages will not want to miss the Festival’s popular hands-on activities, including a mining competition in which participants perform grueling tasks such as sawing, mucking, spiking and drilling in a battle to win a coveted prize. In addition to all the fun, the Apache Leap Mining Festival offers fascinating educational opportunities, such as historian speakers bringing to life the area’s mining stories from the past.
Superior locals and visitors alike are encouraged to experience this unique, entertaining event which is free to the public. Festivities will run from 5-11 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit www.superiorarizonachamber.org, call 520-689-0200 or stop by the Superior Chamber of Commerce at 165 W. Main St., Superior, Ariz. 85173.