Tickets for Verde Valley Wine Festival ON SALE New Year's Day

The Festival returns! Four Eight Wineworks and The Clarkdale Foundation have announced the date for the 2018 Verde Valley Wine Festival, Northern Arizona's premier wine and culinary event.

Saturday, May 12
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 Clarkdale Town Park

Tickets for the popular event will go on sale to the public on New Year's Day,  Monday, January 1, 2018. Purchase your tickets at this link:  http://www.verdevalleywinefestival.com/tickets on or after January 1st in order not to miss this year's bigger and better event on Mother's Day weekend.

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A Local Showcase

Last year’s Verde Valley Wine Festival showcased the locally-sourced wine of more than 20 winemakers from the Verde Valley and other regions of Arizona, local beer breweries and distilleries, and 20 local specialty food vendors. More than 2,000 attendees from around Arizona gathered at Clarkdale Town Park for wine and beer tastings, food, live music and more. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit The Clarkdale Foundation’s philanthropic programs and the Arizona Vignerons Alliance.

Now in its third year, the Verde Valley Wine Festival highlights the community of Clarkdale and the Verde Valley at large, offering the finest of Northern Arizona’s growing ecosystem of wineries, breweries, spirits and restaurants. We’re committed to creating homegrown products for locals and visitors to enjoy, and we expect the 2018 Festival to be even bigger than last year, with more choices and experiences.
— David Baird, director of the Verde Valley Wine Festival and tasting room manager at Four Eight Wineworks.
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Want to be part of the big day?

Four Eight Wineworks and The Clarkdale Foundation are opening the call for local fine food vendors and event sponsors, as well as volunteers who live in the Verde Valley to help run the event. If you are interested in being a vendor or need additional information, email David Baird; [email protected]

Are you a Vendor?

Restaurants, breweries, distilleries, and fine food purveyors are encouraged to apply to secure a space at the event immediately, as they are limited and on a first come, first serve basis. Applications for wineries and wine vendors are now closed. The full lineup of wineries, restaurants, breweries, and food vendors will be announced on February 20, 2018. 

Do you Want to Sponsor the Event?

The Verde Valley Wine Festival is also accepting applications for event sponsors, including media sponsors. There are several tiers of sponsorship participation that can meet the budget needs of local businesses who want to raise their profile within the community. 

Be a Volunteer

In addition to choosing the date for the festival and opening up vendor and sponsorship applications, the organizers of the Festival are issuing a call for local volunteers to assist with the various functions of running the event. This includes tasks such as taking tickets at the entry gates, handling VIP guest check-ins, setup and break-down of exhibits, and other Festival operations. 

For more information about sponsorship, volunteering, or applying as a food or beer vendor, send an email to David Baird at [email protected].

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The Clarkdale Foundation is proud to partner with Four Eight Wineworks in bringing this festival back for another successful year. We’re looking forward to using a portion of the proceeds from the event to further our philanthropic support programs in Clarkdale. The wine industry is quickly becoming an important economic and cultural part of the Verde Valley, and this is an opportunity for the public to get to know the winemakers who live and work in their local communities.
— Nick Hunseder, president of the Board of Directors at The Clarkdale Foundation
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About Four Eight Wineworks

Four Eight Wineworks is Northern Arizona’s only winemaking incubator, providing access to the tools emerging viticulturists need to become full-fledged winemakers. Successful participants of the Four Eight cooperative program include Chateau Tumbleweed,  and The Oddity Wine Collective. Founded in 2013, Four Eight Wineworks intends to keep vintner talent in Arizona by providing the resources needed for high quality production. Visit the Four Eight Wineworks tasting room in Downtown Clarkdale, Arizona at 907 Main Street, or online at www.four8wineworks.com.

About The Clarkdale Foundation

Founded in 1998, The Clarkdale Foundation is a 501-c-3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance the community of Clarkdale, Arizona through philanthropic endeavors. For nearly 20 years, the Foundation has remained committed to creating an endowment as a legacy for future Clarkdale generations, support the enhancement of community facilities and providing financial assistance for the arts, education and cultural activities. For more information, visit http://clarkdalefoundation.org/.