Camp Verde AZ (September 23, 2016) – Fort Verde Days serves as the Town of Camp Verde’s annual homecoming and celebrates the military post around which the town grew. The Fort Verde Days celebration will be held throughout the weekend in Camp Verde on Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9, 2016. Fort Verde State Historic Park will host events during Fort Verde Days in conjunction with town events and will offer a chance to get a glimpse of the past on the grounds of the original military post. This is a fee FREE weekend at the Fort.
Visit Fort Verde State Historic Park during Fort Verde Days on Saturday (9am-5pm) and Sunday (9am-2pm). There will be flag-raising and lowering ceremonies, artillery demonstrations, living history presentations with re-enactors, Dutch oven cooking demonstrations, military drills and a vintage baseball game. Cheer on the Fort Verde Excelsiors, as they take on the Glendale Gophers, or listen to Dr. Sam Palmer as he presents the history of the Battle of Big Dry Wash, the last skirmish. This year’s Fort Verde Days will include the “Scarecrows Around Town” contest, which invites visitors to help judge the favorite homemade scarecrow.
WHERE: Fort Verde State Historic Park – From Phoenix: I-17 to Exit 287; turn right onto Hwy 260 (east). Turn left on Finnie Flat Rd, left on Hollamon St. for one block, park entry is on the right side of the street.