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Andy Devine Days/Rodeo
at Mohave County Fair Grounds

There must be somebody who hasn't heard of Andy Devine, but if you like old western movies you have most likely seen him acting.

Andy is Kingman's favorite son and he is honored each year with Andy Devine Days which includes a parade and a rodeo.

Andy was a licensed amateur (ham) radio operator with the call sign WB6RER. The call is now owned by an amateur radio club in Kingman, AZ, which holds an annual event in memory of him.

His high-pitched, gravelly voice was the result of a childhood accident. While running with a stick (some accounts say a curtain rod) in his mouth, he tripped and fell, ramming the stick through the roof of his mouth. For almost a year, he was unable to speak at all. When he did get his voice back, at length, it had the wheezing, almost duo-toned quality that would ultimately make him a star.

John Ford picked him to play Buck, the stagecoach driver in "Stagecoach" (1939) because he had actual experience driving a six horse team. His salary for the movie was $10,000 in 1939.

The PRCA Rodeo is held at the Mohave County Fairgrounds in Kingman. It brings cowboys from all over the US compete in 8 events. The Andy Devine Days PRCA Rodeo is brought to you by the KINGSMEN, a group of local businessmen dedicated to the preservation of our area's ranching and rodeo western heritage, and the Kingsmen COWGIRLS.

The annual Andy Devine Days Parade is held in downtown Kingman, Arizona each year with a parade that is usually over 2 miles long with 100+ entries. The parade is so much fun and just keeps on going and going, lasting an hour and a half.

Kingman invites you to enjoy all the fun and entertainment including the dances, parade, chili feed, and of course, the Rodeo!

Hubbs Park 4th & Golconda
Locomotive Park Beale Street and Andy Devine
Metcalfe Park Beale Street and Andy Devine
Mohave Museum of History and Arts Beale Street and Andy Devine
Powerhouse Visitors Center 120 W. Beale Street
Railroad Water & Fuel Tanks Andy Devine
Route 66 Museum 120 W. Beale Street

Andy Devine Days & Rodeo 2600 Fairgrounds Blvd
Army Air Field Museum 4540 Flightline Drive
Beale Loop Fort Beale Drive
Beale Springs Fort Beale Drive
Beale Wagon Road Near Kingman High School
Firefighters Memorial Park West of fairgrounds & I-40
Former Air Force Radar Station Radar Hill
Flexible Gunnery School Radio Tower 7000 Flightline Drive
Hualapai Mountain Park 6250 Hualapai Mtn Road
Kingman Airport 7000 Flightline Drive
Lewis Kingman Park 2201 E. Andy Devine Ave
Mohave County Fair 2600 Fairgrounds Blvd
Monolith Garden Metwell Drive
Pioneer Cemetery 1301 Stockton Hill Road
White Cliffs Wagon Trail Park White Cliffs Road

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