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Historic Home & Building Tour - INTERACTIVE GUIDED WALKING TOUR. Historic home, buildings & businesses
Sign Up NOW. 2nd Saturday of the Month.

Hear the stories about this small western town, once called the "Biggest Little Town in the State of Arizona." Local historian and storyteller, Karen Leff, the owner of the Cottonwood Hotel, the oldest hotel in Cottonwood, will take you on a trip to the past with this interactive HISTORIC BUILDING & HOME TOUR. Learn the history of the 1925 hotel (est. since 1917), a historic 1928 Spanish Colonial Revival home, working artist gallery, remnants of an old 1923 cellar, part of an old secret bootlegging tunnel, a 1929 haunted jail with Al Capone's name carved on an outside cell wall, while listening to bootlegging and ghost stories and more. The tour combines the old with the new. You will have interactive experiences, touring historic reuse through some of the local businesses. You'll meet local shop keepers who'll share their hospitality with appetizers and drink. You'll sample healthy & fresh flavors of Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders and stroll through wine tasting rooms (extra $$ for wine tasting). Combining the old with the new, you'll meet local shop keepers and working artist who'll share their hospitality with appetizers and drink, touring through historic reuse with local businesses.

-Cultural diversity contributes to the thriving and sustainable Old Town businesses and neighborhood.

-Limited tickets can be reserved in advance. Tour is limited to 20 people with a minimum of 4 persons. Call Karen at 928-634-9455 (office/message) or 928-202-2207 (direct).

-Wear good walking shoes. Bring your camera. There are some places on this tour, where only the tour group is allowed!

***Please come 15 minutes early. There is no public restroom in this small historic hotel lobby.

Address: Cottonwood Hotel, 930 N. Main St. , Cottonwood, Arizona
Ph: (928) 634-9455 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tours@cottonwoodhotel.com
Web: cottonwoodhotel.com/tours.html
Fee: Rates and Packages Vary

February

9AZ0514008e022 - Cottonwood Arts & Crafts American Style - Treat your Valentine to something special at the annual fair the second Saturday in February. Clemenceau Heritage Museum, North Willard Street, Cottonwood, AZ. This show brings in approximately 30 vendors with all types of artistic flare. Among the products for sale will be quilts, wood crafts, jewelry, paintings and much more, all hand made. This is one of the two events the Museum has each year to keep the Museum operating. The cost is a $1 donation at the door. This event is held inside the gym in the historic Clemenceau School, located at 1 North Willard in Cottonwood. For more information call 634-2868. Great opportunity to meet and buy direct from the artists. 9 am - 4 pm

Address: Clemenceau Heritage Museum, 1 N. Willard , Cottonwood, Arizona
Ph: 928-634-2868 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: clemenceauheritagem@qwestoffice.net
Web: clemenceaumuseum.com/
Fee: $1 donation

March

15 - 16 Arizona Flywheelers Annual Engine & Tractor Show - Browse antique engines and tractors, and enjoy a swap meet, model railroad, model engine displays and an antique tractor pull. 9am to 4pm. Contact Gary Covert 928-301-0649 or Jim Radley 928 899 5688.

Address: Verde Valley Fairgrounds , Cottonwood, Arizona
Ph: 928-301-0649 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.arizonaflywheelers.com

16 - 17 Cottonwood Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show and Sale - The Annual Cottonwood Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show and Sale will be held at the Mingus Union High School. On Saturday the show will be open to the public from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM, and on Sunday the show hours are from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM.
Our planet has many amazing treasures that are hidden, in many cases, just beneath our feet. Almost every country in the world has been able to unearth unique specimens specific to their locale, and the earth’s bounty from much of the world will be on display and available for sale at the show. Vendors from across the region will be offering unique and interesting mineral specimens, crystals, gemstones, jewelry, findings, beads, fossils, and cutting material at competitive prices. Many of our artisans have created original jewelry designs, and our gem and mineral vendors will have specimens on display in both the rough and cut-and-polished states.
Food will be available for purchase. An hourly raffle will be held for a chance to win one of many beautiful prizes to be offered throughout the show. This is a fun and educational event the entire family will enjoy. Admission is $3.00 for adults, and children under the age of 12 are free.

Contact Information: For more information, please contact Greg Capatch of CKM Productions, LLC at (928) 554-4615.
Email: gregcapatch@yahoo.com.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/CKMProductionsLLC/

Address: Mingus Union High School, 1801 East Fir Street , Cottonwood, Arizona
Ph: (928) 554-4615 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: gregcapatch@yahoo.com
Web: www.facebook.com/events/1263763590368785/
Fee: $3.00 for adults, and children under the age of 12 are free

April

20 Annual Easer Egg Hunt - 10 am.

Address: Riverfront Park , Cottonwood, Arizona
Ph: 928-634-7593 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.cottonwoodchamberaz.org

25 - 28 Verde Valley Nature & Birding Festival - Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival celebrates nature with workshops and field trips where expert guides take visitors to the area's birding hot spots. The annual event is presented by Arizona State Parks and the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce. More than 70 field trips are offered throughout the 4-day event, many led by nationally recognized and local experts. From the basics to the expert, there are classes and trips that will fit anyone's skills. There are also geology trips, butterfly and plant walks, photography, an exhibit hall and an opportunity to shop at a variety of vendors during the event. Dead Horse Ranch State Park is the base camp for this event and offers camping facilities, fishing and other amenities for families and individuals.

Address: Dead Horse Ranch State Park, 675 Dead Horse Ranch Rd. , Cottonwood, Arizona
Ph: 928-282-2202 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: birdyverde@gmail.com
Web: www.birdyverde.org/

27AZ0514008e031 - Cottonwood Verde River Rockhounds present "Rocks in the Park IV" - Verde River Rockhounds of Cottonwood Arizona present the "Rocks in the Park" Rock & Mineral Sale at Windmill Park, Cornville Road, Cornville, Arizona. The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 27, 2019. Over 30 vendors will be selling not only mineral specimens but also decorative yard rock, crystals, cabochons, rough rock, slabs, loose gems, jewelry, petrified wood, rock art, lapidary equipment and more. Admission and parking is free. Food vendor on premises. Come rock with us! Sponsored by the Cornville Community Association.

Address: Windmill Park, 9950 E Cornville Road, Cornville, AZ , Cottonwood, Arizona
Email: jaelav334@gmail.com
Web: www.verderiverrockhounds.com
Fee: Admission and parking is free

September

6 - 8 Annual Mingus Club Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show - Gem, mineral & fossil show, instructional exhibits, demonstrations, info on gems, minerals, lapidary & geology, art, dealers, silent auction, geology identification & children's exhibit. Fri-Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 9 am - 4 pm.

1 FREE RAFFLE TICKET W/ PAID ADMISSION !!!
CHILDREN W/ PAID ADULT ARE ADMITTED FREE !!!
CHILDREN RECEIVE A FREE STARTER ROCK KIT THAT INCLUDES 12 SPECIMENS!!!

Address: Clemenceau Community Gymnasium, 1 North Willard Street , Cottonwood, Arizona
Ph: 928-282-8501 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: d.strong42@yahoo.com
Web: www.mingusclub.org
Fee: $3.00

28 Verde Valley Days - Verde River Day promotes preservation and care of the environment by showcasing informative exhibits on the Verde's unique riparian habitat.

Some of the day's events include a climbing wall, organized canoe and kayak rides, sand castle building, and nature-based exhibits. Guests of all ages are welcome to fish the lagoon, which will be freshly stocked with catfish. Poles, bait and tackle are provided for all ages. No fishing license is needed. There will be a wide range of entertainment throughout the day.

Enjoy the Verde Valley's best pancake breakfast. Non-Profit Food vendors will be cooking up Indian fry bread, hot dogs and hamburgers for nominal fees.

Try pottery making by hand and take your creation home with you . See the live birds and reptiles. 9a-3p. Last Saturday.

Address: Dead Horse Ranch State Park, 675 Dead Horse Ranch Rd. , Cottonwood, Arizona
Ph: 928-634-5283 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: azstateparks.com/dead-horse/
Fee: Free

October

5AZ0514008e021 - Cottonwood Early Settlers' Day - Experience life in the times of the early Verde Valley settlers thru hands-on demonstrations, entertainment and impersonators in period costume. Homemade ice cream, chuck wagon biscuits & gravy, antique fly wheels, wood carving & whittlin, spinning, weaving, quilting, old-fashioned toys, childrens' games, petting zoo and more. Hours: 9 am - 3 pm. First Saturday in October.

Address: Clemenceau Heritage Museum, 1 N. Willard , Cottonwood, Arizona
Ph: 928-634-2868 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: clemenceauheritagem@qwestoffice.net
Web: clemenceaumuseum.com/
Fee: Free

31AZ0514008e023 - Cottonwood Halloween at Old Town Cottonwood - Bring the little ones in to Old Town for an evening of fun. Enjoy toys and games, and of course, lots of Trick Or Treats!

Address: Historic 89A, N Main St in Old Town Cottonwood , Cottonwood, Arizona
Ph: (877) 928-4682 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@theannabelinn.com
Web: www.oldtown.org

November

9AZ0514008e020 - Cottonwood Zeke Taylor BBQ - It's the second Saturday of November and time to pull up your bib and enjoy mouthwatering beef ribs, slow roasted in deep pit over mesquite coals, served up with all the fixings, along with entertainment and music. Started in 1990 by cowboy, Zeke Taylor, as a fundraiser for Clemenceau Heritage Museum, it's become an annual event. Hours: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm at Clemenceau Heritage Museum auditorium.

Address: 1 N. Willard, Cottonwood AZ (corner Mingus & Willard) , Cottonwood, Arizona
Ph: 928-634-2868 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: clemenceauheritagem@qwestoffice.net
Web: clemenceaumuseum.com/
Fee: $10, adults, $5 children

December

7 Annual Cottonwood Christmas Parade - Starts at 11:00am at Mingus and Main Streets, concludes in Old Town. Pick a spot on Main Street to enjoy watching the parade.

Address: Along Main Street in Old Town , Cottonwood, Arizona
Ph: 928-634-7593 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@cottonwoodchamberaz.org
Web: www.cottonwoodchamberaz.org/

7 Annual Chocolate Lovers Walk - Come to Old Town Cottonwood after the Christmas Parade and enjoy the Chocolate Walk. Visit the Old Town merchants and have a chocolate treat. 3-8p - get a map at the Civic Center. Southwestern Country Christmas theme, entertainment, luminarias, raffle. Always the first Saturday of December.

Address: Old Town , Cottonwood, Arizona
Ph: 877-928-4682 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@oldtown.org
Web: www.oldtown.org/
Fee: $25 donation, available online

7 American Legion Holiday Craft Show - This is a Holiday Arts and Craft Show benefiting the Cottonwood American Legion. Vendors pay a very nominal fee of $15.00,100% of this is paid to the Legion, and vendors get a tax deductible receipt for their donation. Vendors also to donate a toy for the toy drive.

Address: 480 S.Calvary Way , Cottonwood, Arizona
Ph: 928-634-3004 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: mcdeno10@hotmail.com
Web: www.facebook.com/AmLeg.Post.25/
Fee: Free

14 Historic Home & Building Tour - INTERACTIVE GUIDED WALKING TOUR. Historic home, buildings & businesses
Sign Up NOW. 2nd Saturday of the Month.

Hear the stories about this small western town, once called the "Biggest Little Town in the State of Arizona." Local historian and storyteller, Karen Leff, the owner of the Cottonwood Hotel, the oldest hotel in Cottonwood, will take you on a trip to the past with this interactive HISTORIC BUILDING & HOME TOUR. Learn the history of the 1925 hotel (est. since 1917), a historic 1928 Spanish Colonial Revival home, working artist gallery, remnants of an old 1923 cellar, part of an old secret bootlegging tunnel, a 1929 haunted jail with Al Capone's name carved on an outside cell wall, while listening to bootlegging and ghost stories and more. The tour combines the old with the new. You will have interactive experiences, touring historic reuse through some of the local businesses. You'll meet local shop keepers who'll share their hospitality with appetizers and drink. You'll sample healthy & fresh flavors of Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders and stroll through wine tasting rooms (extra $$ for wine tasting). Combining the old with the new, you'll meet local shop keepers and working artist who'll share their hospitality with appetizers and drink, touring through historic reuse with local businesses.

-Cultural diversity contributes to the thriving and sustainable Old Town businesses and neighborhood.

-Limited tickets can be reserved in advance. Tour is limited to 20 people with a minimum of 4 persons. Call Karen at 928-634-9455 (office/message) or 928-202-2207 (direct).

-Wear good walking shoes. Bring your camera. There are some places on this tour, where only the tour group is allowed!

***Please come 15 minutes early. There is no public restroom in this small historic hotel lobby.

Address: Cottonwood Hotel, 930 N. Main St. , Cottonwood, Arizona
Ph: 928-634-9455 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tours@cottonwoodhotel.com
Web: cottonwoodhotel.com/tours.html
Fee: Rates and Packages Vary

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