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Join us for Fort Verde Days in 2018! October 12th & 13th 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 two-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, and Saturday from 11 AM – 6 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 and 11 AM – 8 PM on Saturday. 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
Pima County Fairgrounds
The Brings Building