Here is a must see video of Cornfest in motion by The Arizona Experience group,

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 15th and 16th, 2016.

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.

Corn Hole Competition:

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We will also be hosting a Craft Fair, to be held in the Parks and Recreation Gymnasium. The Fair will start at 3pm on Friday, 7-15-16 and close at 8pm and open again at 10:00am Saturday and close at 8:00pm. Spaces are $25 per space with two 8ft tables.

If interested call Mary Nordstrom – 928-567-6951




Next year – or ANYTIME – – – Consider a river rafting adventure down the Verde River – – Verde Valley Kayak & Canoe Rental (928) GOT-FISH or (928) 468-3474

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Visit the Out of Africa Wildlife Park  3505 W. State Rt. 260, Camp Verde – – – (928) 567-2840


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

There will be a Free Cornfest birding excursion on Saturday, July 16th.  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 8:00 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 or call 480-242-1996 to register or to request more information regarding these trips.



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


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.  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 (Vendors Only)
  3. Days Inn:                                                 Call 800-225-3297 or Book Now online
  4. Fort Verde Suites                                   Call 928-567-0275 or Book Now online
  5. Copper Canyon                                       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