Founders' Day Festival


Founders' Day Festival • Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 (5-9 pm)
Founders' Park (22407 S. Ellsworth Road)

Historic Queen Creek
Historic Queen Creek
Historic Queen Creek


The community is invited to come out and celebrate Queen Creek’s 26th anniversary at a family-friendly community event in Founders’ Park. The event will feature fun activities, great music and entertainment, pig races, vendors, antique tractors, a 4-H zone with equine experiences, and the Battle of the Badge relay style competitions.

Event Schedule
5 p.m.               Welcome
6:15 p.m.          Pig Races
7:15 p.m.          Battle of the Badge - Fire vs. MCSO
8 p.m.               Battle of the Badge - Award Presentation
8:15 p.m           Raffle Prize Drawing

Free Admission
  • $5     General Wristband (includes All Battle of the Badge Participant Relays)
  • $7     All Inclusive Wristband (includes All Battle of the Badge Participant Relays PLUS 
             inflatable/interactive attractions)     

Activities and Experiences

10th Anniversary

4-H Zone

  • Small Stock Area (chickens, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs)
  • Guinea Pig Races
  • Agility Dog Demonstrations
  • Equine Obstacle Course (barrels, jumps, roping)

Antique Tractors
Antique Tractors will be on display

Inflatables & Interactive Attractions (All Inclusive Wristband Required)

  • Rock Wall
  • Pony Rides
  • Joust Arena
  • Bungee Run

Pig Races
Beginning at 6 p.m., attendees will have the opportunity to pick the winning pig. There will be four pig races; individuals can select the swiftest swine in each of the races. Everyone who picks the winning pig will receive one raffle ticket. Races will be held every 15 minutes with fun activities between each race including seed spitting, pig calling and pig trivia. Swine can be selected up until five minutes before the race begins with the last call for picking the winning pig at 6:55 p.m.

Sustainability Square

  • 5 C's Display
  • Arizona Archaeological Society
    • Archaeological display with puzzles and information for the youth
  • San Tan Historical Society
    • Historical crafts (cloth dolls, paper bag rattles, coloring, etc.)
    • Founding Families Display
  • Olive Mill

Tot Spot
The Tot Spot is a free area within the event specifically for those ages 5 and under.

  • Moon Bounce
  • Ball Pool
  • Jumbo Blocks
  • Jumping Animals
  • and More...

Battle of the Badges

Battle of the Badge Rematch

7:15 p.m. Battle of the Badge - Fire vs. MCSO

Youth are invited to join the Queen Creek Fire & Medical department and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for a friendly competition that will be one for the record books (and one for the cameras!)

Teams will compete in various competitions and the winner will take home the trophy (and bragging rights!) Youth participation is limited and registration is a first-come, first-served basis.

Participant Relays
1. Obstacle Course Relay - bu Bounce Boot Camp                       9. Tire Flip
2. Dummy Steer Roping - by 4H                                                10. Egg & Spoon
3. Potato Sack Races                                                                11. Javelin Toss
4. Progressive Dress                                                                 12. Giant Darts
5. Team Skiing                                                                         13. Obstacle Course - by Dignity Health
6. Giant Stick Horse                                                                  14. Land Obstacle Course
7. Giant Adult Tricycle                                                               15. 3 legged Race
8. Kids Tricycle 

Earn Raffle Tickets and win prizes! 

Battle of the Badge sponsors will need to provide a minimum of two staff or volunteers to run the assigned relay competition and provide a prize (minimum value of $10) to be used as a raffle item. All supplies for the relay competitions will be provided by the Town of Queen Creek. The sponsorship fee is $50 and the deadline is Thursday, August 20. Sponsors will be listed on the event website, on competition signage, announced during the event and can set-up a promotion table in the competition area. The fun, family-friendly event draws over 3,500 attendees. For more information, download the Battle of the Badge sponsor application below.

Battle of the Badge - Sponsor Application

Battle of the Badge Sponsored by: Event Team

EventTeamInc Logo        4-H          Song of Life - Color       

Wanted! Battle of the Badge Sponsors

Parking and Shuttle Service

  • Event Parking at Library lot for FREE shuttle service.
  • Event parking at Dog Park, MSB, Founders' Park.
  • Handicapped Parking available at Founders' Park Community Center lot.

Get Involved

Become a Sponsor
Queen Creek event sponsorship opportunities serve as a great way to help market your business and expand upon your community outreach. 

For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Erica Perez at 480-358-3719 or

Vendor Opportunities
Would you like an opportunity to display or sell your business goods and services? Be sure to reserve your space today. 

Vendor Information 

Vendor Application


Become a part of the special events team by volunteering your time at this exciting fun family event. To volunteer, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 480-358-3700. 

Volunteer Application

 Sponsored by:
EventTeamInc Logo 
JoyRide Express Car Wash  KidsFirstPediatricDentistry 

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