Join Local First Arizona and the the City of Cottonwood tomorrow, November 12th, for Walkin' On Main- the town's annual celebration of Historic 89A and the Verde Valley. The day of art, wine tasting, live music, and classic cars will start at 11:00am and run until 5:00pm.
We are proud to announce that 37 members of Local First Arizona's Business Coalition will be involved in this year's event. Through their participation, these locally-owned businesses and organizations are carrying out the Local First Movement to strengthen their community through collaboration, support, and pride of their home town.
Selfie spots and photo opportunities will be scattered at key Old Town landmarks during the event. We will be using #WalkinOnMain across all social media platforms, and we hope you will too! Hashtag your photos on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to show your support for rural communities.
November 12th is Not Your Average Day in the Verde Valley! Check out our blog to see what else is happening in the community the day of Walkin' On Main!
Old Town Frame Co. Presents the Jurried Art Show
Old Town Frame Company is revamping the Jurried Art Show at this year's Walkin' On Main! They received some great submissions in each of the four jurried categories - oil & acrylic, watercolor, photography, and 2D mixed media - so be sure to stop by the gallery for a look at the amazing show.
A Taste of Local First Arizona Winemakers
Verde Valley winemakers and vineyards will host an outdoor wine tasting on Main Street. Eight of which are some of Local First Arizona's finest members! This portion of the program is brought to you by the Verde Valley Wine Consortium, who are also proud members of Local First Arizona. The mission of the Verde Valley Wine Consortium a non-profit organization is for the overall advancement of the wine industry, tourism, economic development and education in the Verde Valley.
Eric Glomski & Maynard Keenan purchased the historic Dos Cabezas Vineyards in early 2007 and renamed the Willcox vines Arizona Stronghold Vineyards. They believe the soils and climate at the vineyard stand up to the finest in the world, feeling strongly that their wines express, first and foremost, Arizona, and secondarily the grapes and hands of the vignerons involved. They believe that great wine doesn’t have to be expensive; it doesn’t have to be pretentious; and it doesn’t have to be hard to find.
Pillsbury Wine Company is the evolution of a Dream-Come-True project by New Zealand film director Sam Pillsbury. Sam is committed to making regional wines and does not import grapes or wine. The wines made at Pillsbury Wine Company come from the Verde Valley region and the product is phenomenal. The reds are distinctively fragrant, powerful and complex, and the whites have a unique viscous quality, with pronounced tropical fruit characters. Sam is partial to Rhone varieties, and wants to plant Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Malvasia and Viognier. One of his ambitions has always been to make a great Arizona Chateauneuf..
Expression comes in many forms. Caduceus Cellars wants theirs to be known as… "Liquid Love Letters & Time Capsules.” Their mission is to accurately capture and bottle sunlight and fleeting moments from specific places and they believe your mission is to set them free. "Our gift to you and yours. May these Liquid Love Letters & Time Capsules become the new staff of the messenger Hermes, the Herald of Temporality and Transformation, Commerce and Communication, Eloquence, Intellect, and Change."
Chateau Tumbleweed is a collaboration of four friends —two husband-and-wife teams—who, after working more than 30 combined years for other Arizona wineries, recently left their “day jobs” to focus on their own project. "We have a great friendship, a penchant for absurdity and complementary skills in vineyard management, wine making, sales and administration. Beginning as a concept dreamed up in Arizona’s beautiful White Mountains, we crafted our first wine—only three barrels—in 2011. After three vintages of making our wine at the Four-Eight Wineworks Winemaker’s Co-operative in Camp Verde (2012-2014), we took the plunge, purchased the building we’d been eyeing for the previous year and converted it into one of Clarkdale’s first commercial wineries and tasting rooms."
Four-Eight Wine Works, in reverence & reference to our 48th state, is Northern Arizona’s first Winemakers Co-Operative. An incubator for the driven on their quest not only to survive, but to make their mark in our fledgling wine region.
The historic D.A.Ranch is a small, family-owned vineyard, working ranch and special event destination located in the heart of the Verde Valley. The D.A.Ranch and its 100-year-old red barn mixes past and new family traditions and is representative of a new contemporary sensibility towards the land and its use.
Page Springs Cellars is a family owned vineyard and winery crafting fine Arizona Wines tucked into the volcanic landscape overlooking pristine Oak Creek. Page Springs Cellars Arizona winery offers delicious Rhône style wines, gourmet food selections and breathtaking views. Their tasting room is just 15 minutes south of Sedona and provides the experience of a true taste of Arizona. Their experienced staff can suggest tasting flights from our extensive wine menu to delight your palate.
Burning Tree Cellars specializes in small batch, meticulously maintained, boutique wines utilizing the finest available fruit sources, quality oak, and patience. Their wines will never be pushed through chain supermarkets or over-marketed, but rather built through the power of suggestion and knowledge that we are all part of something special. "These wines are, and always will be for each other, our families, and our friends."
Tickets for the wine tasting will be sold at the event: $15 for 5 tickets – comes with a bottle of water and a wine glass. You can purchase additional tickets for $2 or 6 for $10
Members On Main
Many members of Local First Arizona's Business Coalition are located in the heart of Old Town Cottonwood and will be opening their doors to the Walkin' On Main celebration.
Bite to Eat or Drink
- Crema Craft Kitchen and Bar
- Fire Mountain Wines
- Kactus Kate's Saloon
- Nic's Italian Steak and Crab House
- Pizzeria Bocce
- Red Rooster Cafe
- The Tavern Grille
Specialty Food Shops
Arts, Culture, & Entertainment
- Allegra Design
- Art Glitter
- Blazin M Ranch
- Heart of Arizona Gallery
- Old Town Center for the Arts
- Old Town Frame Company
- Spirit Rising Yoga and Healing
- Verde Adventures
- Verde Valley/Sedona Activity Center
Special Acknowledgement to the Community Organizations That Support the Local First Movement
- Old Town Association
- Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce
- Cottonwood Economic Development Council
- Cottonwood Parks and Rec Department