October, 12

Fort Verde Days


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.


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