Our newest book, which includes Arizona Highways iconic photography and maps, is sorted by region and is written for car-campers and families. Detailed information about accessibilty, amenities and fees is included for each campground.
Note: Dates and activities could change. Before planning to attend events, phone for fees and to confirm days and times.
8th Annual Prescott Pow Wow; September 19-21; Prescott;www.prescottpowwow.org. Watson Lake Park hosts an intertribal social powwow, native song and dance, and food. Audience participation is encouraged through “Round Dances.”
14th Annual Thunder Valley Rally; September 19-21; Cottonwood; 928-639-3200; www.cottonwoodaz.gov. All are welcome at Old Town for fun, food, music, prizes, a raffle and more.
Celtic Harvest Festival; September 20; Sedona; 928-282-7333; www.celticharvestfestival.com. Celebrate traditional Celtic arts with music, dance, piping, storytelling, sheepdog demos, whiskey-tasting, vendors and a Scottish tea room.
Antiques on the Square; September 21; Prescott; 928-443-8909. Enjoy downtown Prescott while visiting 50 vendors showcasing antiques, collectibles and furniture. Admission and parking are free.
Annual Fiesta Peoria; September 27; Peoria; 623-773-7538; www.arvizu.com. This annual multicultural signature event for the City of Peoria promises fun-filled family activities, national and local live musical entertainment, a kids party zone and a great food booth.
Scottsdale Spice Culinary Event; September 27; Scottsdale;www.scottsdalespice.org. The Venue of Scottsdale hosts a spicy fiesta that features area chefs competing in three heat levels: mild, medium and hot. How much heat can you take?
Sedona WineFest 2014; September 27-28; Sedona; 928-284-8657; www.sedonawinefest.com. The Sedona Airport hosts his two-day wine festival celebrating the wine-growing industry of Arizona and will feature great wines from the Verde Valley, Prescott and Southern Arizona. Enjoy Sedona cuisine, live music, vendors and more.
Oktoberfest; September 26-27; Fountain Hills;www.fh.az.gov. Bring the entire family to Fountain Park for German music, food, beer, contests and a designated children’s area.
44th Annual Vertielee Floyd Memorial Old Time Fiddlers Contest Arizona State Championship; September 26-28; Payson; 928-474-5242; www.arizonaoldtimefiddlers.org or www.paysonrimcountry.com. Listen to the best fiddling in AZ by contestants ages 6 to 86 at the Payson Event Center. Included in the festivities are food, country and bluegrass music, Irish step dancers, a children's music workshop, crafts, fiddle makers and leather workers.
26th Annual Verde River Day; September 28; Cottonwood; 928-634-7593; www.cottonwoodchamberaz.org. Develop awareness of the importance of the Verde River at Dead Horse Ranch State Park with 40 environmental exhibits, hands-on activities, live entertainment, sand-castle-building, animals, canoe rides, nature hikes, fishing and nature walks.
Wander the Wild; September 28; Prescott; 928-776-9550; www.highlandscenter.org. This auction and dinner is the Highlands Center for Natural History’s biggest fundraiser. Bid on exotic travel and experience items, and enjoy live music and a menu of locally grown and produced delicacies. Proceeds benefit the center’s youth-education programs.
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