COTTONWOOD – The City of Cottonwood is ready to celebrate historic SR89A and the Verde Valley with the Walkin’ on Main event set for Nov.12.
The event - scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - will feature live music and 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.
Live music is scheduled to play throughout the day beginning at 11 a.m., and will feature Arizona Blues Hall of Fame members Sweet Baby Ray’s Blues Smoke, Sugar Thieves, and Jimi Prime Time with Bob Corritore.
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.
The Mingus Union Art Club is scheduled to create art live on Main Street’s pavement. An art exhibit will fill the streets of Old Town, and a juried art show will take place at the Old Town Frame Company.
Cars and Food
The Mingus Union Hot Rod Club is set to display antique and classic cars at the event. The Zeke Taylor Barbeque is hosted by the Clemenceau Heritage Museum just up the road at Willard Street and Mingus Avenue.
For more information contact the Cottonwood Parks and Recreation Department at (928) 639-3200 or check out the city website at www.azwom.com. The event is presented by local Edward Jones offices.