Returning for its 22nd year, on Saturday, March 18 – Sunday, March 19, 2023, is the 22nd Annual Camp Verde Pecan & Wine Festival hosted by the Verde Valley Wine Consortium and the Town of Camp Verde, sponsored by Yavapai College and their Southwest Wine Center, SRP, the Arizona Office of Tourism and Larry Green Chevrolet. Celebrating two of the areas prime tourism draws – wine and pecans – the festival, which is FREE to all, will feature 10+ Arizona wineries along with a variety of pecans for pairing, a very competitive Pecan Pie contest, a Budweiser Beer Garden, food trucks and 70+ local artisans.
Held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 18 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 19 in downtown Camp Verde (75 E Hollamon Street, Camp Verde, AZ 86322), the two-day festival retuns with all of its best features, in addition to some new changes.
“The Verde Valley American Viticulture Area (AVA) has achieved so much acclaim since its designation in 2021 that we are expecting a great turn out this year,” said Parks & Recreation Manager Michael Marshall. The scheduled entertainers include:
Saturday, March 19th:
12 - 1:10 p.m.: Eric Ramsey, the 2022 International Blues Festival Solo Winner
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.: AZ Blues Hall of Fame Singer/Guitarist Tommy Dukes
2:50 - 4:00 p.m.: Steve Estes, with the Thunder and Lightning Band
Sunday, March 20th:
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.: Peaceful Outlaws
1:35 - 2:15 p.m.: Big Daddy D & The Dynamites
2:40 - 4:00 p.m.: Cros Charles Mac
A dozen of the best local wineries within the Verde Valley will be in attendance, pouring their newest releases by the glass, bottle and case. These include:
- 1764 Vineyards
- Alcantara Vineyards
- Arizona Stronghold Vineyards
- Bodega Pierce
- Caduceus Cellars/Merkin Vineyards
- Cove Mesa Vineyard
- Da Vines Vineyard
- High Lonesome Vineyard
- Laramita Cellars
- Oak Creek Winery
- Page Springs Cellars
- Salt Mine Wine
- Southwest Wine Center
Entry to the festival – for all ages – is FREE. Wine tasting tickets (for attendees 21+) are available for $20 in advance by visiting www.verdevalleywine.org or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/camp-verde-pecan-and-wine-festival-tickets-479518782587. Tickets will also be available at the door day-of for $25/person. Both include a commemorative glass (provided by the Arizona Office of Tourism) and six wine tasting tickets. Additional wine tasting tickets will be available for purchase at the event.
For more information on the 22nd Annual Camp Verde Pecan & Wine Festival and other upcoming events within the Town of Camp Verde, visit cvaz.org or verdevalleywine.org.
Pecan & Wine Festival
Kendra Riley, Dawning PR
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