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October, 13

Fort Verde Days

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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 60th 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.

Orienteering: learn how to navigate in the world from our skilled Boy Scouts.

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. $18.50 online. At Gate: $25. Sunday-only carnival tickets for $20.00 each.

Carnival tickets can be purchased online for $18.50. Your tickets will be at the Camp Verde Business Alliance Booth, just south of the Bud Truck as you come into the big gate. Also tickets will be on sale beginning September 25th, at Camp Verde Feed Store, south of the field, at 584 S Main Street. They will also be available at Bashas’ Grocery Store, 650 Finnie Flat Road. These tickets will be sold in the store until 4pm on Friday October 13th or when we run out of tickets, whichever comes first. We will also sell Carnival Tickets on Sunday for only $20. That will be at the ticket booth inside the Carnival.

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!

Event Calendar

Friday, October 13th, 2017:

4 PM -11 PM:  Carnival opens on the Soccer Field 

4 PM – 9 PM: Vendors & Beer Garden is open on the Soccer Field

4 PM – 8 PM:

Craft Fair in Community Gym – Browse and purchase handmade crafts by local artisans. 

Camp Verde High School Art Show in Room 305 – Admire the work of our talented high school art students.

4 PM – 7 PM

Live Entertainment by Sweet Baby Ray Blue Smoke on the Soccer Field Stage

6:30 PM

Kingdom of the Spiders Movie: Free at the Camp Verde Community Library

6 – 9 PM

Corn Hole Competition: Cash Prizes:  $50/25 A minimum of 10 Teams needed. More teams, more CASH!

7:30 PM – 9 PM:

Live Music by Emanant Day on the Soccer Field Stage

Saturday  October 14th, 2017

7 AM – 9:30 AM:

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast in the Community Center Kitchen

8 AM – 3 PM:

Lions Club Car Show at the Rio Verde Plaza

9 AM – 12 PM:

Jail-a-Thon Parade Route begins: Arrest $5, Get Out of Jail $5. No Bail? 15 minutes in JAIL!

10 AM- 9 PM: Vendors Open

10 AM: Parade starts 

10 AM – 9 PM: Beer Garden opens in Soccer Field

11 AM – 8 PM:

Craft Show opens in Community Gym – Browse and purchase handmade crafts by local artisans.

11 AM – 6 PM

Camp Verde High School Art Show in Room 305 – Admire the work of our talented high school art students.

11 AM – 11 PM: Carnival in Soccer Field Opens

12 PM – 3 PM:

Live Entertainment by Cheap Sunglasses at Soccer Field Stage

1:30 pm:

Presentation of Colonel’s Daughter at Soccer Field Stage

2:30 PM:

Presentation of Parade Awards

4 PM – 6 PM:

Live Entertainment by Dave Rice at Soccer Field Stage

6 PM – 9 PM:

Corn Hole Competition: Cash Prizes: $50/25 A minimum of 10 Teams needed. More teams, more CASH!

6:30 PM – 9 PM:

Live Music: Thunder & Lightin’ on Soccer Field Stage

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

11 AM – 4 PM:  Hispanic Amigo Sunday

11 AM:

Stick Horses Race:  6-9 yrs  Stick horses provided

12 PM – 1 PM:

Salsa Contest –    Two Categories:   Hot & Regular, Cash Prizes, located at Ramada

2 PM:

Pinata Games in the Ramada

11 AM:

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

11 AM – 2 PM:

Camp Verde High School Art Show in Room 305 – Admire the work of our talented high school art students.

11 AM – 3 PM:

Craft Show Community Gym: Browse and purchase handmade crafts by local artisans.

11 AM – 4 PM: Vendors, Beer Garden and Carnival open on Soccer Field

1 PM – 4 PM:

Entertainment by Mojo’s Music Box Productions Featuring Hispanic Music on Soccer Field Stage

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