Art, wine, history, tours, music all part of Walkin’ on Main festival in Old Town
COTTONWOOD – The City of Cottonwood will honor Historic 89A and the Verde Valley with the Walkin’ on Main event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Attendees can look forward to live music, art, a car show, and wine tastings - surrounded by galleries, shops, and restaurants in charming Old Town. The Historic Home Tour, provided by the Historic Preservation Commission, will operate alongside the event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. out of the Civic Center. The Second Saturday Art Walk also will coincide.
Live music is scheduled to play throughout the day. Sweet Baby Ray’s Blues Smoke will play from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sugar Thieves will take the stage from 1:30-3 p.m., and Jimi Prime Time with Bob Corritore will perform from 3:30-5 p.m.
The Verde Valley Wine Consortium is set to host an outdoor wine tasting. $15 for 5 tickets comes with a bottle of water and a wine glass. Additional tickets can be purchased as well.
Participating wineries and vineyards include: Gallifant Cellars/Winery 101; Four Eight Wineworks; Southwest Wine Center; Pierce Wines Arizona LLC; Pillsbury Wine Co.; Page Springs Cellars & Vineyards; Cottontucky; Caduceus Cellars; Burning Tree Cellars; and Arizona Stronghold Vineyards. The mission of the Verde Valley Wine Consortium is to focus on the overall advancement of the wine industry concentrating on tourism, economic development, and education in the Verde Valley.
Walkin’ on Main Street Art Exhibit will be located under two tents, and selected artists will display and sell their work.
A juried art show will be presented by the Old Town Frame Company, featuring oil/acrylic, watercolor, photography, and 2D mixed media/other submissions from artists. The show will hang from Saturday until Nov. 26.
The Mingus Union Art Club will create art live on Main Street’s pavement.
The Walkin’ on Main Car Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants can begin placing their vehicles at 9 a.m. When entering Old Town, make a right on Pima Street, a left on First Street, and then a left on Yavapai Street to get to the back half of Main Street for the show.
The display will feature some of the state’s most unique cars, trucks, and more, and provides attendees great photo opportunities. The $5 fee per car goes towards supporting the Mingus High School Hot Rod Club.
The Zeke Taylor Barbeque is hosted by the Clemenceau Heritage Museum just up the road at Willard Street and Mingus Avenue.
The event is sponsored by Edward Jones, Old Town Cottonwood Association, Yavapai Broadcasting Cooperation, and Local First Arizona.
For more information contact the Cottonwood Parks and Recreation Department at 928-639-3200 or check out the city website at www.azwom.com.