What: 16th annual Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival, which includes the Verde Valley’s largest wine tasting, Verde River Runoff Canoe and Kayak Race and the Verde Valley Archaeology Fair
Where: In beautiful and historic Downtown Camp Verde, AZ, at the corner of Main Street and Hollamon Street. Race launches form White Bridge River Access Point.
When: Saturday, March 18 (10 p.m. to 6 p.m.) and Sunday March 19 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), 2017
Cost: Free admission. Charges apply to wine tasting and race entries
The Town of Camp Verde and its partners announced today the 2017 Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival, March 18 and 19. Taste the region’s award-winning wines, race your canoe or kayak, and celebrate the rich agricultural history, as well as the rich and ancient cultural heritage of Arizona’s Verde Valley.
Pecan and Wine Festival: Featuring wine tasting from a dozen or more of the valley’s premiere wineries along with 60+ food and craft vendors from Sedona and the area.
Verde Valley Archaeology Fair: Hosted by the Verde Valley Archaeology Center, this popular family event includes activities surrounding Arizona State Parks’ Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month, the International Archaeology Film Festival and the Festival of American Indian Art.
Verde River Runoff Canoe and Kayak Race: A ten-mile race open to competitive boaters as well as pleasure boaters.
Fort Verde State Historic Park is right next-door and will be sponsoring a Pecan Pie Contest and Vintage baseball.
Camp Verde is located on the banks of the Verde River, just over an hour’s drive north of Phoenix on Interstate 17 and less than an hour from Prescott and Flagstaff. Offsite shuttle parking available at the Bashas’ store parking lot on Finnie Flat Road.