June 16, 2018
WestWorld of Scottsdale
Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center
Is Scottsdale too hot for you? To run the hottest race on earth? To participate in or watch the world’s most lucrative arm wrestling contest featuring the incomparable Travis Bagent? Or to enjoy the best craft beers in Arizona and the hottest cocktails the state’s best mixologists can concoct?
Welcome to the inaugural Scottsdale Fahrenheit Festival, a one of a kind event for arms, legs and kegs that will leave you thirsty for more. Produced by the owners of the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships, the most attended polo event in the country, it promises to be a new summer spectacle like Arizona has never seen.
So whether you want to see all that arms, legs and kegs have to offer, or just want to get out of the heat, there’s no better place to be in Scottsdale/Phoenix on June 16th than the Scottsdale Fahrenheit Festival.
The World’s Greatest Arm Wrestler Offers The Biggest Purses In The Sport
One weight class. One winner left-handed. One winner right-handed. $42,000 for each hand.
Qualifying is the name of the game to compete for the most money one of your hands can hold. It will cost you $50 to register to arm wrestle for each hand, or $100 total. Winners in ANY of the three weight classes – 179 pounds and under, 180-209 and over 209 pounds – will square off in Scottsdale, Arizona on June 16th. There will be one $42,000 winner for each winner, right-handed and left-handed. Registration fees also provide entry the same day into the National Arm Wrestling League’s competitions too! To find the qualifying tournament closest to you, click here. Or to organize a tournament, click here. Think you've got what it takes? Learn more here! Looking for the current brackets? Click here!
Are we too hot for you?
Scottsdale Beat The Heat is the Ultimate Challenge
The Summer Solstice is June 21st. The hottest day ever recorded in the Phoenix Metropolitan area was June, 26, 1990 at 122 degrees. Scottsdale Beat The Heat is the Ultimate Challenge. Join us for this one-of-a-kind 10.22k/5k Race and Walk. The race happened once before. In 2013, an Ethiopian Olympian called it "the hottest race he'd ever run."
So who's brave enough? Fit enough? Ready enough to join us on an amazing course through Scottsdale's greatest sights? For the hottest race on earth. Registration includes commemorative t-shirt and medal!
We're not starting at sunrise. Or in the morning. Or even at high noon. At 2:42 pm we'll start with the Racer's Prayer and National Anthem. We'll begin at 2:47 pm, the time when, once upon a time, the thermometer struck 122... degrees.
Can you take the heat? Learn more!
Arizona Ales and Cocktails Festival
In Cooperation With Top Mixologists, M Culinary, & Arizona Craft Brewers
If it’s hot outside, and the average temperature in Scottsdale, Arizona that day is well over 100 degrees, what better way to cool off than with some of Arizona’s coolest beers and cocktails?
The Arizona Ales and Cocktails Festival will not only quench thirsty racers and arm wrestlers it is its own stand alone event with the air-conditioned confines of the Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Enjoy the best booze Arizona has to offer with DJs and surrounded by an environment like no other.
There is no charge to enjoy the Scottsdale Fahrenheit Festivals’ hottest race on earth or the day’s arm wrestling competitions but there is to enter Arizona Ales and Cocktails Festival .
Event admission and additional drink ticket information is coming soon.
"America's Most Liveable City."
Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east. Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation’s most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in. Check out our latest awards and accolades.
Scottsdale’s vibrant downtown is considered the finest urban center in Arizona. It is home to more than 90 restaurants, 320 retail shops and more than 80 art galleries. Visit ExperienceScottsdale.com
Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve, in the city’s northern reaches, is the largest urban wilderness area in the United States and features more than 60 miles of trails through diverse and scenic desert terrain.
Whether you are coming before the Scottsdale Fahrenheit Festival or staying a few days after, Scottsdale offers a wealth of things to do and some of the best dining options you’ll find in any city. To help you plan your visit and ensure your Scottsdale Fahrenheit Festival experience is the best it can be, please look at our recommended places to stay and places to eat. See you soon!
Where to Stay in Scottsdale
Places to Stay and Things to Do!
From posh to playful, historic to contemporary and urban to out-of-the-way, Scottsdale’s hotels and resorts welcome you with accommodations that are as individual as you are. And in the summer, rates are affordable for everyone.
Feeling adventurous? Desert tours, guided hikes and championship golf are easily accessible from any resort. And, for kids, water parks, drive-in movies and kids’ camps are sure to please.
Let the Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau help you find the perfect place to make your visit for The Scottsdale Fahrenheit Festival the perfect getaway!