Visit fort free during 47th Annual Fort Verde Days

Again this year, there is free entrance to the fort's museum on Saturday. This is a great opportunity if you have never seen what's inside the historic museum with its military artifacts and four original adobe fort buildings. You’ll hear more about 1860-1880s living — the type of food the military and their families ate, the clothes they wore, the entertainment they enjoyed and the type of equipment they used.


Friday, Oct. 10 . . .

10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Vendor check in

Noon-5 p.m.: Wild Horse and Burro Adoption, Fort Verde

5-9 p.m.: Arts/Crafts, Community Center

5-11 p.m.: Carnival, Soccer Field

6:30 p.m.: Lil’ Guy and Gal Contest, Gazebo

7-11 p.m.: Community Dance, Town Hall Complex

Saturday, Oct. 11 . . .

7-9 a.m.: Kiwanis Breakfast, Gazebo

8 a.m.: Reveille, Fort Verde

8:30 a.m. Flag Raising/Colors, Fort Verde

8 a.m. to 8 p.m.: Arts/Crafts, Town Complex

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Antique show, Community Center; Wild Horse Adoption, Fort Verde

10 a.m.: Parade, Main Street

11 a.m.: Lion’s Club Barbecue, Community Center; artillery demonstration, Fort Verde; carnival, Soccer Field

11:15 a.m.: Equestrian activities, Fort Verde

11:30 a.m.: Drill Call/Firearms Demonstration, Fort Verde

Noon: Recall, Fort Verde; Art Show, Rooms 204-, 206, 207, Town Hall Complex; Softball Tournament, Butler Park

12:15 p.m.: Presentation of Colonel’s Daughter, Gazebo

12:30 p.m.: Artillery Demonstration, Fort Verde

1 p.m.: Recall from Drill/Fashion Show, Community Center

2 p.m.: Spencer and Jackson Traveling Troop, Fort Verde

2: 30 p.m.: Drill Call/Firearms Demonstration, Community Center

4 p.m.: Tea and Croquet, Fort Verde

4-7 p.m.: Auction, Town Complex

5 p.m.: Colors/Retreat, Fort Verde

7-11 p.m.: Community Dance, Town Complex

Sunday, Oct. 12

7 a.m.: Reveille, Fort Verde

8 a.m.: Flag Raising/Colors, Fort Verde

8:30 a.m.: Inspection by General Crook, Fort Verde

9 a.m.: 1970s Church, Fort Verde; Softball Tournament, Butler Park

8 a.m. to noon: Wild Horse Auction, Fort Verde

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Antique Show, Community Center

10 a.m.: 1880s Baseball Game, Fort Verde

Noon: Carnival, Soccer Field

1 p.m.: Drill Call, Fort Verde

2 p.m.: Recall from Drill, Fort Verde

5 p.m.: Colors and Retreat, Fort Verde


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