One of the state’s oldest restaurants — where several Western movies were filmed, Dick Van Dyke played the drums (pictured above), and four Steelers Super Bowl parties were held – turns 80 years old in September.
Iconic Cave Creek Restaurant Turns 80
If you’ve never been to Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, now is a great time to learn about the iconic restaurant’s colorful, rich history! A man named Johnny Walker built the original structure of Harold’s Corral in 1935. Back then it was known as The Cave Creek Corral Bar, and it became popular with patrons who spent their days building Bartlett and Horseshoe Dams. Somewhere around 1950, Harold and Ruth Gavagan purchased the building, changing the name to Harold’s Cave Creek Corral.
Harold’s Corral 80th Anniversary Events
Several Harolds Corral 80th Anniversary events are being planned including…
Wednesday, September 9 2015
An Employee Reunion
Saturday, September 12 2015
Love Corral Night for couples who met there
Thursday, September 17 2015
Cave Creek Elementary School Reunion
Sunday, September 20 2015
Bigger events include:
Tuesday, September 15 2015
A History Dinner with emcee Dolan Ellis at Harold’s from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. that will benefit Cave Creek Museum. Tickets are $50 prior to Sept. 11 and $55 after. RSVP to (480) 488-2764 or purchase tickets online at www.cavecreekmuseum.org.
Saturday and Sunday, September 26 & 27
The big Harold’s 80th Birthday Bash featuring live music, kid’s activities and more is set for . The weekend blowout party will feature current and former bands and musicians who have performed at Harold’s.
During the month of September, those who dine at Harold’s can enter to win a gift certificate for $19.35 (drawn daily) and anyone 80 years or older can dine for free on Monday, Sept. 14, Sept. 21 and Sept. 28.
About Harold’s Cave Creek Corral
As Cave Creek’s original “Wild West Saloon and Restaurant,” Harold’s is a landmark and popular stomping ground for both locals and tourists. Harold’s features seating for 600 inside, 200 on outside patio, 2 bars, a large stage and dance floor, free Country Dance Lesson on Friday’s from 7:30pm to 8:30pm and Live Entertainment by some of the BEST bands in the valley Wednesday through Sunday.
Located at 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd. in Cave Creek. 480-488-1906