‘Walkin’ on Main’ returns to Old Town Nov. 11

Event features wine tasting, car show, art exhibits, live music

The City of Cottonwood is celebrating Historic State Rout 89A and the Verde Valley with “Walkin’ on Main” Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The event takes place in Old Town Cottonwood and includes wine tasting, historic displays, a classic car show, art exhibits, and live music. (VVN/File Photo)

The City of Cottonwood is celebrating Historic State Rout 89A and the Verde Valley with “Walkin’ on Main” Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event takes place in Old Town Cottonwood and includes wine tasting, historic displays, a classic car show, art exhibits, and live music. (VVN/File Photo)

Wine tasting

Verde Valley winemakers and vineyards will host an outdoor wine tasting on a closed off portion of historic SR 89A. The cost is $15 - each person will receive multiple tastes of wine and get a glass. Participating wineries and vineyards include Arizona Stronghold Vineyards; Burning Tree Cellars; Caduceus Cellars; Four Eight Wineworks; Fire Mountain Wines; Page Springs Cellars; Pillsbury Wine Company; and Winery 101. The wine tasting is sponsored by the Verde Valley Wine Consortium.

Car show

“The Walkin’ on Main Car Show” takes place on Main Street in Old Town. The show provides participants and attendees photo opportunities and the chance for car talk. See some of the state’s most unique cars, trucks and more. The show takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Attendees can begin placing the vehicles at 9 a.m. The $5 fee per car goes towards supporting the Mingus High School Hot Rod Club. If you have a unique vehicle, you are encouraged to bring it to the show. As you enter Old Town, make a right on Pima Street, a left on 1st Street, and then a left on Yavapai Street. This will land you on the back half of Main Street at the car show.

Art exhibits

The Mingus Union Art Club will be creating art live on the street sidewalks. There will also be fine art exhibits on the street throughout Old Town.

Entertainment schedule

The schedule for live music includes:

Keith Okie & Rebel Sol – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Big Nick & The Gila Monsters – 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Dave Riley & Bob Corritore & The Juke Joint Blues Band – 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Vendors

A couple of “Walkin’ on Main” vendors include:

Eagle Eye Barrels: Innovative, handcrafted furniture, home accessories and decor made from old oak wine barrels infused with red wine.

Step Right Up Photo Booth: Sponsored by State Farm Agent Jennifer Griffin, this booth is a tear drop trailer packed with fun props and accessories to spice up complimentary photos with friends and family.

For more information contact the Cottonwood Parks and Recreation Department at 928-639-3200. Artist applications can be picked up at the Cottonwood Recreation Center front desk.

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