16th Annual Spring Heritage Pecan & Wine Festival

This post is a press release from the Town of Camp Verde Economic Development Department.

16th annual Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival

Saturday, March 18 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 19 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This year's Spring Heritage Festival includes the Verde Valley’s largest wine tasting event, a Verde River Runoff Canoe and Kayak Race, and the Verde Valley Archaeology Fair. Come over to the beautiful and historic Downtown Camp Verde to experience this culture-rich festival.

Free admission. Charges apply to wine tasting and race entries.

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.

For additional Information please contact:
[email protected]

The Town of Camp Verde, Verde Valley Wine Consortium, Verde Valley Archaeology Center, and the Verde River Valley Nature Organization are pleased to announce the 2017 Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival, March 18 and 19. Come taste the region’s award-winning wines, race your canoe or kayak, and celebrate the agricultural history, as well as the rich and ancient cultural heritage of Arizona’s Verde Valley. 

Pecan & Wine Festival 

Local farmers will be selling their locally grown pecans as well as homemade goodies featuring pecans. There will also be featured wine-tasting from a dozen or more of the valley’s premiere wineries along with over 60 food and craft vendors.

Participating wineries include:

Check out the Consortium's Facebook Event for more details. 

Verde Valley Archaeology American Indian Art Show 

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. The Annual Verde Valley Archaeology Fair has included this special event as part of their mission to increase the understanding of Native American history in the Verde Valley. Enjoy art from emerging artists as well as native music and performances.

Check out the art show's Home Page for more details.

Verde River Runoff Canoe and Kayak Race:

Join the ten-mile race down the Verde River courtesy of the Verde River Valley Nature Organization - open to competitive boaters as well as pleasure boaters.

Check out the River Runoff Home Page for more details.


Events at the State Park

The Town of Camp Verde is also home to Fort Verde State Historic Park. In conjunction with the Heritage Festival, the State Park will be sponsoring a Pecan Pie Contest, a vintage baseball game, and an "Ancient Indian Technology Display & Presentation" exhibit. 

Check out the Fort Verde State Historic Park website for more details.

For additional Information please contact:
[email protected]