First Saturdays in Arivaca resumes with a Horse and Rider Gala at DanSun Ranch, 38725 S. Ruby Road, and a range of family-friendly activities in downtown Arivaca, Saturday, Oct. 6. A farmers' market with locally made tamales, artisanal goat cheese, honey, arts and crafts, and fresh produce, takes place from 9 a.m. to noon. Village tours begin at the cemetery at 10 a.m.; live music is featured in the afternoon. All downtown events are free. Events at the ranch include a Western-wear contest, a Western-art display, a swimming pool, a roping machine and horseshoes; $5, free younger than 12. Riding competitions begin at 10 a.m., for $400 in prize money; $20 entry fee. Visit dansunranch.com
for more information.