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October, 12

Fort Verde Days

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Scarecrows start showing up in Camp Verde during the month of September.  

Join us for Fort Verde Days in 2018! October 12th,13th, & 14th, 2018!

For sixty years, Fort Verde Days has served as the community’s annual homecoming while also celebrating the military post around which the town of Camp Verde grew.

A carnival, parade and a host of events at Fort Verde State Historic Park highlight the three-day event.

Our Board of Directors is working hard to plan a great festival for this 61st year. Our wish list is long and we hope to be able to do it all but it takes a lot of planning, a lot of volunteer work and a lot of leg work. Below are details about the events:

Camp Verde High School Art Show: Admire the work of our talented art students. The CVHS Art show will be open on Friday from 4 PM – 8 PM, Saturday from 11 AM – 6 PM, and Sunday from 11 AM – 2 PM.

Stick Horses Race: 6-9 yrs Stick horses provided. The Stick Horse Race is for fun on the field, for children

Pine Wood Derby Exhibition: Cub Scout Pack #7193 will present a Pine Wood Derby Exhibition on Wood Street.

Orienteering: Learn how to navigate in the world from our skilled Boy Scouts (Fort Verde State Historic Park.)

Scarecrows Around Town: Look for our Scarecrows popping up around town from September through Fort Verde Days.

The Colonel’s Daughter presentation (Saturday at 1:30PM):  watch the presentation of female contestants in the Colonel’s Daughter competition – the most competitive event in Fort Verde Days.  The winner is judged based on her ability to ride a horse, speak to an audience and dress to the period.

Carnival and Parade: Tickets: Presale: $18 at Bashas and Camp Verde Feed. $19 online. At Gate: $25. Sunday-only carnival tickets for $20.00 each.

Cornhole games: Two boards only, $50 1st prize/$25 second prize, subject to interest (minimum 10 teams.)

Local Craft Show:  Browse and purchase handmade crafts by local artisans. Our craft show will be in the community gym from 4 PM to 8 PM on Friday, 11 AM – 8 PM on Saturday, and from 11 AM to 3 PM on Sunday. For more information, please contact Mary Nordstrom 928-567-6951.

Fort Verde State Historic Park: FREE! enjoy a Vintage baseball game at noon on Saturday featuring  the Fort Verde Excelsior team.

Lions Club Car Show: Saturday from  8 AM – 3 PM.

Jail – a – thon: 9 AM – 12 PM Along the parade route. $5 to arrest your friend. And $5 to get out – Or don’t pay, and spend 15 min. in our Jail! Cash only

Event Calendar

Check back here as we get closer to the event for the 2018 Fort Verde Days’ Event calendar.

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Mailing AddressCamp Verde Promotions
PO Box 1970, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
Tel & FaxTel: 928-301-0922
Fax: 928-567-4025