Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival


                      DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS MARCH 5, 2016

Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival

March 19th & 20th, 2016

The Town of Camp Verde and it’s partners are pleased to announce that the 2016 Spring Heritage Pecan and Win Festival will take place in downtown Camp Verde on Saturday March 19th 10 am till 7 pm and March 20th 10 pm till  5pm. In addition to the Pecan and Wine Festival we will be having the Verde Valley Archaeology Fair and the Verde River Runoff, canoe and kayak race. See below for more information on these two great events. Our famous Fort Verde State Park is right next door and they will be sponsoring a Pecan Pie Contest and Vintage baseball game featuring

FV Excelsiors vs the Glendale Gophers.

Local Pecan Vendors will be selling bagged and shelled pecans for your pleasure. There will be wine tastings from 12 different local wineries. Cost for the wine tasting is $12 for 6 tasting tickets and a commemorative wine glass that is yours to  keep.  We  have a variety of  vendors selling everything from grill tools and knives to hand made furniture, from jewelry and gems to candles and lotions and potions and everything in between. We will have music for your enjoyment, and games of cornhole and pecan toss.



On March 19, 2016 the Verde River Runoff will once again host their very popular river event during the Pecan & Wine Festival. This 10 Mile CANOE/KAYAK race is along a remote and beautiful stretch of the Verde River from White Bridge, Camp Verde to Beasley Flats! Join the Awards and After-Party, March 19th at the Pecan and Wine Festival behind the Camp Verde Community Center, 395 S Main Street, Camp Verde, AZ. All proceeds benefit the conservation and outdoor recreation in and on the Verde River Valley. With multiple categories for entry, the Verde River Runoff is a great river run for a variety of experienced paddlers. VRRO is made possible through a Special Use Permit from the Prescott National Forest District. Please complete one Event Registration for each participant. Entry fee is $50 per participant. See YOU on the RIVER!

DIRECTIONS: White Bridge is located 2 miles east of I-17 on State Highway 260 at the corner of South Quarterhorse Lane and Hwy 260, southeast of old town Camp Verde, Ariz.

Phone: 928-300-3880
eMail: vrvno.info@gmail.com

                                      OPEN REGISTRATION IS February 1st

                                   The link will be on the webpage for VRRO at



                                        The Historical Society Museum 

 The Historical Society Museum – Located inside the Visitors Center at 435 South Main Street will be open on Saturday March 19th from 10am – 4pm and Sunday March 20th 10am – 4pm. The historical 1933 Camp Verde Jail located at 44 E Hollamon Street will be open Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm with a Black Smith Demonstration on Saturday 10am to 2pm. Down the street at the same time is the famous 1917 George Hance House at 229 Coppinger Road.


The Fifth Annual Verde Valley Archaeology Fair and Invitational American Indian Art Show will be March 19th, and 20th. There will be several films throughout the two days of the show. There will also be several presentations about the  American West and especially Arizona.  Please visit our website for all the great events scheduled that you won’t want to miss.  www.verdevalleyarchaeology.org/fair

Also on March 18 – Capital Campaign Kick-Off -5:30 pm – Javelina Leap Vineyard

With the acquisition of 15 acres in Camp Verde, containing a prehistoric pit house village, the Center has embarked on an ambitious Capital Campaign to raise the necessary funds to build a repository, museum, auditorium, classrooms and Native American Heritage Park. The public phase of the campaign kicks off with a wine dinner with entertainment at the Javelina Leap Vineyard in Page Springs. Tickets for $95 go on sale on February 1.

For more information 928-593-0364

BIRDING EXCURSIONS – There is always plenty of wildlife to see along the river trails – – –

Free birding excursions to be held on Sunday, March 20th, 2016.  We will see and hear plenty of birds and also   learn much about the natural history of the Verde River, one of the premier birding venues in the southwest!  The excursions will depart from Rezzonico Family Park at 8:30 a.m.  and will last approximately 90 minutes. Rezzonico Family Park is located in the Town of Camp Verde at the southwest corner of Montezuma Castle Highway and the Verde River at Black Bridge. It is 2.85 miles from I-17 on Montezuma Castle Highway toward Camp Verde, and .55 miles on Montezuma Castle Highway from Main Street in Camp Verde.  If you have binoculars, please bring them.  Drinking water and walking or hiking shoes are also recommended.   Pre-registration is required. Please e-mail whiskycobra1@gmail.com or call 480-242-1996 to register or to request more information regarding these trips.

Fort Verde State Historic Park (Park Fees Apply)

Adults $7  Youth 7-13  $4  Under 6 Free

Pecan Pie Baking Contest: Pies need to arrive between 3 – 4pm on Friday March 18th at the Fort Museum

 Judging will take place at 11:30 am on Saturday March 19th.

Adobe Brick Making Workshop 10am Saturday only March 19th

Living History Presentations throughout the day

For more information call Sheila at 928-567-3275

A shuttle will be run from the old ALCO building at the Bashas Shopping Center 

Please park in the area directly in front of the ALCO building.


Early booking on hotel and attraction reservations are highly recommended.  These events attract a large number of visitors and accommodations can be hard to find.  We have linked some of our hotels and attractions  for your convenience.

Be sure to mention you are here for the event to receive your discount.


Room Discounts:

  1. Cliff Castle Casino:                                Call 800-381-7568 or Book Now online
  2. Comfort Inn:                                          Call 928-567-9000 or  Book Now online
  3. Days Inn:                                                 Call 800-225-3297 or Book Now online
  4. Fort Verde Suites                                   Call 928-567-0275 or Book Now online
  5. Super 8                                                    Call 800-454-3213 or Book Now online

Attraction Discounts:

  1. Out of Africa                                           Call 928-852-4577 or visit the Website
  2. Verde Valley Kayak & Canoe                Call 1-928-468-3474 or visit the Website
  3. Arizona Off-road Tours                        Call 928-451-1777 or visit the Website