Have a Wild West evening near your Cottonwood home.This summer is a great one for a staycation, and if you live in a Cottonwood home, there’s plenty to explore without going far. If you’d like a little trip back in time, head over to Blazin’ M Ranch for the Chuckwagon Supper and Western Stage Show. There are shows most Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m., but plan to get there early to explore the ranch. Gates open at 5 p.m.

Take a ride on the pull tractor. Meet the animals--goats, an alpaca, and more. Let the ranch cowboys show you how to lasso a steer (made out of hay bale with a carved head attached). Practice your aim in the shooting gallery. Dress up in vintage clothing and take a photo to remember your evening. Visit Woody’s to find fun gifts for the kids in your Cottonwood home. There are cuddly stuffed horses, cap guns, fun Wild West books, chocolate rocks, and more. Head into Brandin’ Iron to find ranch gear, books on local history, and a great selection of Arizona wines and beers.

Cottonwood Real Estate Owners Dig Into a Chuckwagon Supper

When the dinner bell rings at 6:30, head to the dining barn and get ready to enjoy a real cowboy meal. Load up on barbecued chicken, baby back ribs, baked beans, a baked potato, prickly pear coleslaw, and a biscuit. Be sure to save room for the delicious desert of caramel apple crisp served a la mode. Choose between lemonade, iced tea, and coffee to drink. Eat a leisurely meal, then get ready for a hand-clapping, toe-tapping musical performance and laugh-out-loud comedy at 7:30. The Blazin’ M Cowboys are fun for everyone. The show wraps up at 8;45. You can take last-minute photos and make any final purchases at the gift shop.

Visit Blazin’ M Ranch online and plan your visit to the historic Cottonwood real estate location. Get details about public shows, buy tickets, or plan a private event.