Avondale Mayor Kenn Weise

Avondale Mayor Kenn Weise participated in last year’s “barrel wars” at Billy Moore Days.

Billy Moore Days Festival takes place in Historic Avondale Oct. 17-20. This year’s event is bringing back the ever-popular Billy Moore Days Parade, Festival and Carnival. While Billy Moore Days is a fun family event, it also allows the community to give back to local and national organizations!

Several community non-profits will showcasr their organization by participating in the parade and hosting informational booths. The Boys and Girls Club, Tri-City/Thornwood Branch will host an interactive sports zone at their booth with free games outside the Club on Western Avenue from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19. 

The Cornhole Tournament, hosted by the Agua Fria High School Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) from 4 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19. The cost per team is just $40 with 50% of the proceeds benefiting the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. The remaining 50% will go towards prizes for the top three teams. 

Avondale Fire/Medical will challenge local fire departments in a Fire Hose Battle to push a barrel back and forth along a cable, much like tug-o-war, but with fire hoses! This event will be followed by the Fire Hose Frenzy benefitting the Southwest Lending Closet. The Southwest Lending Closet is an all-volunteer non-profit that lends durable medical equipment to those in need, at no charge. The cost to enter the competition as a team is $500. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, prizes and more!

On Saturday, Oct. 19, and Sunday, Oct. 20, the West Valley Mavericks will serve as your bartenders at the Mavericks Saloon. The West Valley Mavericks is a non-profit organization based in the West Valley that helps people in need and work to improve the quality of life in West Valley communities. The saloon will be located near the main stage. They will be serving up Crescent Crown products including; Corona Premier, Modelo, Miller Lite and Bluemoon with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the West Valley Mavericks organization.

Hundreds of volunteers from various organizations have come together to make this event happen! I would like to extend a special thanks to Key Club, local National Honor Society groups, Grand Canyon University Student volunteers, Avondale Police VIPs, Avondale Police Explorers and more! I would also like to thank all those who helped plan this year’s event and worked to make this event a success.

To find out more about Billy Moore Days, including the parade, carnival rides, food truck, or how to register a team for an event, visit billymooredays.com.