13th Annual Walkin’ on Main Returns to Cottonwood November 12

Kendra Riley

The City of Cottonwood’s premier festival to shut down streets for family friendly event honoring veterans, featuring local wine, classic cars, live music, and local artisans.

On Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., the iconic annual festival Walkin’ on Main will return for its 13th year to Old Town Cottonwood. The family (and dog) friendly festival in celebration of Veteran’s Day – sponsored by the City of Cottonwood, Red Rock Collision and the Verde Valley Wine Consortium – will transform the city streets to include a full day of festivities, such as wine tasting (all vets receive an additional two tasting tickets), a classic car show, live music, and a variety of local vendors – all set amongst the shops, boutiques, tasting rooms and galleries lining the streets of Old Town Cottonwood.

“This is one of the city’s most widely attended events, where we can showcase all that Cottonwood has to offer to visitors from across the state,” said Paula Woolsey, festival organizer. “From classic cars and live music to local wine and artists, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy.” Walkin’ on Main is co-hosted by the City of Cottonwood and the Verde Valley Wine Consortium. This year’s premiere sponsor is Red Rock Collision. Activities for the day include the following:

Wine Tasting hosted by 10 local wineries within the Verde Valley Wine Consortium
Featuring some of the state’s finest quality wines, oenophiles can enjoy 6 tastes + a commemorative glass (tickets are available online at www.azwom.com, or $25 at the door – all veterans and VVWC members will receive 2 additional tasting tickets), as well as purchase wines by the glass, bottle or case to enjoy later or save for holiday gift-giving. Wineries in attendance will include:

  • Alcantara Vineyards
  • Arizona Stronghold Vineyards
  • Burning Tree Cellars
  • Caduceus Cellars
  • Carlson Creek Vineyard
  • Da Vines Vineyard
  • Lamarita
  • Oak Creek Vineyards (Carruthers Winery)
  • Page Springs Cellars
  • Pillsbury Wine (Vineyard Estates)

Live Sidewalk Art
The Mingus Union Art Club will be creating live art along the street sidewalks, along with fine art exhibits on display, nearby the charming art galleries and shops that line Old Town Cottonwood. Classic Car Show hosted by Red Rock Collision
Car lovers will rejoice to see some of the state’s most unique cars, trucks and collectible models that will be on display for photo opportunities and good ol’ fashion car talk. To register for the car show, go here.

Live Music Throughout the Day
Known for its entertainment, Walkin’ on Main makes music a priority with a full line-up throughout the day. Many local acts will be featured between 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., including Well Dressed Wolves and The Sammy Davis Band.

Local Artisans
From local artists and craft makers to dog adoptions, there will be a variety of local vendors in attendance, selling their wares, homemade fare and more.

To register as a vendor, go here.

Walkin’ on Main is FREE to attend. Wine tasting tickets are available for purchase online (at the early-bird rate of $22 for 6 tasting tickets) at www.azwom.com, or at the door day-of for $25 (all veterans and VVWC members will receive 2 additional tasting tickets).

For more information or a full lineup of entertainment, wineries, artists and vendors, visit www.azwom.com or call 928.639.3200.

Photo courtesy of the City of Cottonwood.

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