Cornfest

T. B. Thorson, a local retired photojournalist & Media Producer was kind enough to take and share over a hundred photos of Cornfest 2014 with us.  Here are just a few.  Enjoy!

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More great Cornfest pictures from T. B. Thorson under the “Photo” tab at the top of the page.

 

 

 

 

 

The CAMP VERDE CORNFEST will be held on Friday and Saturday, July 18th and 19th, 2014.

The Verde Valley of central Arizona has the best sweet corn you have ever tasted! The Camp Verde Cornfest started in 1991  as a way to not only feature our wonderful corn, but to have fun with our friends and neighbors at the height of the corn season and the summer.

We always begin on Friday at 3pm with activities for all ages, music, vendors and, of course, hot, roasted, buttered sweet corn. We will also sell uncooked corn by the dozen.

Saturday is a full day with more delicious corn and even more to do.

Scroll down to the birding excursions section for more details

 

Early booking on hotel 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 for your convenience.

Days Inn-  Days Inn is offering a 10% discount if you book early and tell them you are here for the Cornfest.  Located just off I-17, it is a pet friendly hotel offering complimentary breakfast daily.  http://www.daysinn.com/hotels/arizona/camp-verde/days-inn-camp-verde-arizona/hotel-overview

Fort Verde Suites-  http://www.stayinverde.comHere you will be in the heart of the action, this motel is right in downtown Camp Verde.  They offer a free breakfast and are pet friendly.

Comfort Inn-  Comfort Inn is offering a flat rate of $79.99 if you call in advance and tell them you’re here for the Cornfest.  This hotel is by I-17 and is just a couple miles from downtown Camp Verde.  Pet friendly and beautiful mountain views.  http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-camp_verde-arizona-AZ818#listpos1

Super 8-  Have pets?  At Super 8 they can come with you.   You are close to several dining options and just a short distance from where the Festivities will take place.   http://www.roomstays.com/hotel/636710

Cliff Castle Casino & Hotel-  At Cliff Castle you are just 3 miles from all the activities at the Cornfest and when that’s over you can  play a few hands of blackjack, try your luck at the 400+ slot machines or just go to your room and relax.  If you brought the kids along that’s not a problem either, they have a game room, child care services and a bowling alley.  http://www.cliffcastlecasinohotel.com/accommodations

Next year – or ANYTIME – – – Consider a river rafting adventure down the Verde River – -

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Visit the Out of Africa Wildlife Park  3505 W. State Rt. 260, Camp Verde – – -

                                                                                                                      

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

Free Cornfest birding excursions to be held on Saturday, July 19th.  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 both 6:00 a.m. and 7:30 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.

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Tour Fort Verde State Historic Park, Main St. and Hollamon, downtown Camp Verde.