2nd Annual Verde Valley Wine Festival - Open Call for Participants

GET INVOLVED

The Verde Valley Wine Festival gives your business an opportunity to expand your horizons in the Northern Arizona market and truly promote your restaurant, brewery, distillery, or fine food products to some of the state's most elite clientele over Mother's Day Weekend.

We encourage participants to go the extra mile with an emphasis on presentation, on-site cooking, and preparation. Decorative and creative displays are strongly encouraged to enhance the experience for attendees. 

RESTAURANT & FOOD PURVEYOR APPLICATION

Restaurants and Fine Food Purveyors interested in participating in the 2017 festival are able to fill out the full application HERE.
(There is no fee to participate for restaurants and food purveyors).

BREWERY & DISTILLERY APPLICATION

Breweries and Distilleries interested in participating in the 2017 festival are able to fill out the full application HERE.
(There is no fee to participate for breweries & distilleries).

EXHIBITOR APPLICATION

Exhibitors interested in participating in the 2017 festival are able to fill out the full application HERE.
(Note: Exhibitor fee is $100 per day of the VVWF).

SPONSOR THE VVWF

If you are interested in being a cash or trade sponsor for the VVWF, you can view the full applications HERE.

2nd Annual Verde Valley Wine Festival - Open Call for Participants

The 2nd Annual Verde Valley Wine Festival returns to the historic Clarkdale Town Park in Clarkdale, AZ on May 13 and May 14, 2017 for two great days of wine, beer, spirits, food, live music, and art. The Verde Valley Wine Festival is Northern Arizona’s premier wine and culinary festival, presented by Four Eight Wineworks in partnership with the the non-profit arts organization, Made in Clarkdale. Clarkdale, AZ is located 20 minutes west of Sedona in the Verde Valley which is 1.5 hours north of Phoenix and 3 hours north of Tucson.

Festival organizers want you, the local Arizona business, providing high-quality products to extremely involved and interested "foodie" attendees.  Whether you are a trendy restaurant, catering company, sweet shop, coffee company, fine food purveyor, family-run or a pop-up eatery, the Verde Valley Wine Festival wants your culinary vision represented at our festival. We want Arizona breweries and spirit-makers dedicated to their libation craft who are excited to share their products and have a fun time too. The 15 Arizona wineries participating in the event were juried in with care by festival staff and represent some of the most award-winning vineyards in the entire country. 

Participation is limited to any and all Arizona owned and operated businesses - wines must be ARIZONA GRAPES; all other restaurants, breweries, chefs, distilleries, and purveyors must be local to the state of Arizona. Food trucks are not permitted at the festival at this time.
 

WHAT IS PROVIDED TO YOU
Participating as a featured restaurant, brewery or purveyor at VVWF comes with lots of benefits!

  • Extensive PR and marketing for the event. Enhancing the visibility of participating chefs and restaurants in print, radio and television prior to the event. 

  • Social Media tools and exposure for participating in the event

  • Onsite Event Benefits include limited paper goods for serving samples at the event, one 6 foot table at the event, and a 10 x 10 COVERED TENT exhibit space onsite.

  • In-house print media provided to restaurants (travelers, flyer, window decals, etc.)

  • Staff badges onsite at the event (for cooking and serving staff)

  • VVWF will provide each restaurant (or participant serving any food items) with a special event Health Department Application.

  • 2 complimentary tickets to the event to use for marketing, social promotions or customer loyalty program

  • Wineries, Distilleries, Food Purveyors with sealed products can sell items at the event

  • No fee to participate as this is considered a donation and promotion-style event.

  • Restaurants, breweries, libations or purveyors participating in the VVWF who live over 50 miles from Clarkdale, AZ will receive a $75.00 honorarium

Learn more about VVWF's rules and requirements to participate HERE.

About the VVWF

The Verde Valley Wine Festival highlights the community of Clarkdale and the Verde Valley at large, with the goal of featuring the finest Arizona wineries, breweries, spirits, and restaurants who are committed to creating homegrown products. Attendees at the festival will enjoy viticulture lectures, live music from local bands, and art produced by Made in Clarkdale artists.