2022 Pioneer Days

Thank you to all who participated and made this year's event such a success!

July 22-23, 2022: Settlers and Soldiers

This year’s theme of “Settlers and Soldiers” is intended to build on the heritage of our greater community.  This past December-January marked the 175th anniversary of the 1846-47 Mormon Battalion march through this valley. 

When a small group of families under the direction of Philemon Merrill, a former member of the Mormon Battalion, returned to settle the San Pedro Valley in 1877, they built a small fort for their families and most of them spent the summer of 1878 helping to construct the new Camp Huachuca facility. 

We hope the theme will inspire participants to reflect on all aspects of our shared local history and the sacrifices of generations of our veterans.

Events will include the traditional parade, games, pioneer activities, BBQ Beef luncheon, evening vendors, Heritage Quilt drawing, and Grand Finale Fireworks.


New in 2022! – Pioneer Days Art Show, farm tours, and more!

Do you want to get involved? Itching to be more than a spectator this year? Read below for opportunities. We’d love to hear from you!

The drawing for the 2022 Heritage Quilt will happen just before the fireworks on the evening of July 23. Need not be present to win. Click here to purchase quilt tickets.

Getting Involved

CALL TO ARTISTS! The Gallery of Dreams, located in St. David, is partnering with the St. David Heritage Society to sponsor our first Pioneer Days Art Show. This juried show will be open to artists of all mediums and age groups. Click here for more information about the show and how to enter.

CALL FOR VENDORS! We are looking for vendors to be present during the Saturday evening events. Click here for more information about becoming a vendor.

CALL FOR PARADE ENTRIES! The parade is begins at 9:00 a.m., July 23, on North Miller Lane and proceeds to the school parking lot. Entrants can be individuals, families, churches, businesses and more — on foot, equestrian, or vehicle.

CALL FOR SPONSORS, DONORS, DRAWING ITEMS! Contact us at saintdavidheritage@gmail.com if you would like to donate a Fireworks Drawing item or become an event sponsor. Use the form on page 4 of our newsletter to make a donation or purchase Heritage Quilt tickets, qualify for free books, and more. Proceeds support St. David Schools’ historic auditorium and classroom rehabilitation project and provide funds for student scholarships.

LOCAL FARM & BUSINESS TOUR PARTNERS! We plan to showcase our rural lifestyle during Pioneer Days. If you would like more information on how we can highlight your farm or small business, please contact us at saintdavidheritage@gmail.com.

Sponsors and Partners

A huge thank you to all our sponsors and partners. Check out their websites and social media pages below. We couldn’t do this without them!