Ice Cream Fundraiser

Everyone loves ice cream and nobody does it better than The City Creamery in Cave Creek! The Cave Creek Visitor’s Guide publisher, Dale Samar, has teamed up with Chelsea Flaherty from The City Creamery to help raise money for the Foothills Food Bank on Tuesday, March 2nd from 5 – 7pm. Please come out to support all the businesses in the Prickly Pear Plaza and have some of the best ice cream in the country to help our local food bank! “I’ve been a regular at The City Creamery since they opened so I wanted to make sure everyone in town comes out to enjoy ice cream the way I do,” said Samar. “It’ll be a great evening to sit outside and enjoy the sunset along with some delicious, hand-crafted ice cream in Cave Creek”

Cave Creek Live Music

My heart really goes out to all the professional musicians that have suffered with all the lost income from live music that just couldn’t happen during the pandemic.
However, there are still some local venues in the area that have either continued or brought back live music that is so desperately needed for these artists to survive. Although you may have to remain in your seat with less dancing on the tables tolerated, you can still enjoy the sound of live music with a beverage in hand. Please join us in supporting these musicians and establishments during the upcoming months when many of them can perform on the patios or other safely spaced areas.
A special THANK YOU to Sticks Cigar Lounge for supporting live Comedy over the past 4 months! They also have some live music – check with them for details
More Area Events will be announced soon!


There is a great new option for football fans in the Carefree – Cave Creek area with Sticks Golf & Cigar Lounge recently becoming home for Kansas City Chiefs fans! We have Kansas City Barbecue during every Chiefs game, supplied by Phat Turtle Barbecue . It’s $15 a plate for the piled-high best barbecue you’ll have west of Kansas City!

We have nine widescreen TVs and the full NFL package, so there’s sure to be a seat for the game you want to see. There’s also an outdoor patio with television and a stunning view of Black Mountain.

We also serve wine and beer of course, and have the best humidor in metro-Phoenix. Our lounge is fully ventilated with a powerful HVAC unit that includes two specialized ‘smoke eater’ filters, so that while you will certainly enjoy a smoke, you won’t be bothered by smoke. With plenty of parking both front and back, Sticks is a convenient and relaxing place to have a drink and watch the game!

(And if you feel like hitting the links, our golf-simulator room stands ready for you to hit some drives on any of thirty famous courses!) For golf instruction, contact PGA Life Member, Dale Samar.

A Short History of the Chiefs

The team was founded in 1960 as the Dallas Texans by businessman Lamar Hunt and was a charter member of the American Football League (AFL). In 1963, the team relocated to Kansas City and assumed its current name.

The Chiefs joined the NFL as a result of the merger in 1970, and had early success, winning the SuperBowl in 1969, with players like quarterback Len Dawson and powerful defensive players like Bobbie Bell and Emmitt Thomas, and of course, Coach Hank Stram. Although always a contender, the Chiefs didn’t make back to the Superbowl until 2019, where under the skilled leadership of Andy Reid, and led by second year phenom quarterback Patrick Mahomes, they again captured the Lombardi Trophy!

Sticks Golf & Cigar Lounge is located at 37555 Hum Road in Carefree, Arizona.  Sticks is the only premium cigar lounge in Arizona that features indoor golf, a laser shooting range, and a member’s only lounge.  See our web site ( for additional details. For directions, click HERE.

Sticks Golf & Cigar Lounge
37555 Hum Road – Suite 109
Carefree, AZ 85377

New Tasting Rooms

Premium Bourbon and Vodka from Carefree & Cave Creek

With two tasting rooms within a few miles, Elysian Desert Distilleries has quickly created a buzz within the Cave Creek and Carefree communities. However, the process of producing Bourbon and Vodka takes time. The Carefree Bourbon that you drink today has been aged in charred oak barrels for years which allows for the perfect taste to be derived from the mixture of corn, rye and malt developed under the watchful eye of Renea and Michael McQuiggan.

The story of this journey to produce a high-quality brand of spirits actually began generations ago when Renea’s grandfather started acquiring farmland in north east Kansas with some of the finest soil in the country. This soil helps produce a superior quality of crops for the main ingredients that are now used in the premium products of Carefree Bourbon and Chakra Vodka.

Abigail Merritt, Renea’s daughter, developed the idea for this line of Vodka. Chakra is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning “wheel” or ‘circle.” Chakras are dynamic energy pockets that control and energize the vital organs of the body both physical as well as mental. Each flavor of Chakra Vodka contains ingredients that are meant to coincide with each Chakra within the energy wheel. For more information, please visit:

Ad Sales Starting

We’re starting to put the guide together a little earlier this year to help with busy production schedule throughout the upcoming year. The rates have been updated on the advertising page. I’ve also included a note I received from our distribution partner at Sky Harbor airport. Visitors love the guides!

Guide Distribution has Started

The new guides for the 2019-2020 season have arrived and distribution started on August 31st throughout Cave Creek. The hotel and visitor centers will receive the first batch of guides in the coming week as well. The guides turned out great. If you need more guides, feel free to reach out to us anytime and we will get more to you quickly. Our contact information is on the advertising page.

Guide Production has Started

We’re excited that the new guide production is well underway. The new guide will be ready for distribution around September 1st. Thank you to all the new and continuing advertisers! We’re looking forward to our 14 year of promoting this great town and surrounding area.

Next Annual Guide Advertising Sales Have Started

The Cave Creek Visitor’s Guide remained very popular again this year and we went through them faster than ever. I’m starting to put together our next guide – Our 14th ANNIVERSARY! Advertising can be reserved from now through June 12th or until space runs out so please let me know right away if you would like to be included.

Why is the Cave Creek Visitor’s Guide so successful? It is target marketing at its best and it has the best distribution of any Cave Creek visitor related publication – just look around town and you’ll always find a copy not to mention the airport and concierges. If someone picks up a copy of the guide, it is almost certain that they are planning to visit the Cave Creek area, are already in the Cave Creek area or are being recommended to visit Cave Creek area by an area resort concierge. This means your advertising dollars are very targeted to a person that is very likely to spend money in our area – make sure they spend some with you!

You can see the advertising information flyer on the Advertising page

A minimum of 45,000 guides will again be printed and distributed making it the best way available to reach visitors and residents in our area.

If you would like to talk to us about advertising, please contact Dale at