In need of a road trip? The Town of Camp Verde and the Verde Valley Wine Consortium have the perfect excuse: the 22nd Annual Camp Verde Pecan & Wine Festival, being held in downtown Camp Verde on March 18 - 19, 2023.

Sponsored by Yavapai College and their Southwest Wine Center, SRP, the Arizona Office of Tourism and Larry Green Chevrolet, the two-day event celebrates two of the areas prime tourism draws – wine and pecans - by featuring fifteen Arizona wineries along with a variety of pecans for pairing, a very competitive Pecan Pie Contest, a Budweiser Beer Garden, food trucks and 70+ local artisans. And it is FREE to attend!

Held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 18 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 19 in downtown Camp Verde (75 E Hollamon Street, Camp Verde, AZ 86322), the scheduled entertainers include:

Saturday, March 18th:

12 - 2 p.m.: Eric Ramsey, International Blues Challenge Winner

2:20 - 4:20 p.m.:  Tommy Dukes Band

4:40 - 7:00 p.m.:  Thunder and Lightning

Sunday, March 19th:

12:00 - 2 p.m.:  Chicago Bob & The Blues Squad

2:15 - 4 p.m.:  Sky Daddy

Fifteen of the best local wineries within the Verde Valley will be in attendance, pouring their newest releases by the glass, bottle and case. These include:

  • 1764 Vineyards
  • Alcantara Vineyards
  • Arizona Stronghold Vineyards
  • Bodega Pierce
  • Burning Tree Cellars
  • Caduceus Cellars/Merkin Vineyards
  • Clear Creek Vineyards
  • Cove Mesa Vineyard
  • Da Vines Vineyard
  • High Lonesome Vineyard
  • Laramita Cellars
  • Oak Creek Winery
  • Page Springs Cellars
  • Salt Mine Wine
  • Southwest Wine Center
  • Su Vino

Entry to the festival – for all ages – is FREE. Wine tasting tickets (for attendees 21+) are available for $20 in advance by visiting www.verdevalleywine.org or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/camp-verde-pecan-and-wine-festival-tickets-479518782587. Tickets will also be available at the door day-of for $25/person. Both include a commemorative glass (provided by the Arizona Office of Tourism) and six wine tasting tickets. Additional wine tasting tickets will be available for purchase at the event.

For more information on the 22nd Annual Camp Verde Pecan & Wine Festival and other upcoming events within the Town of Camp Verde, visit cvaz.org or verdevalleywine.org.