Nothing Says Summer Like Camp Verde’s Cornfest

Camp Verde Cornfest

Enjoy Campe Verde’s Cornfest. Photo credit: Liz West

You’re invited to Camp Verde’s annual Corn Fest 2016! Camp Verde’s free annual festival welcomes summer and celebrates family and community at Fort Verde State Park. The festival showcases the beauty of small town life and the importance of Sedona Verde Valley’s oldest frontier settlement. It’s a great, family-friendly event for locals and visitors alike.Corn Fest 2016 will feature a craft fair, an adobe brick making workshop, and a vintage baseball game with hometown heroes, Fort Verde Excelsiors! This event has been a community staple for over 20 years. It is centered around the valley’s rich farming heritage and ripe and delicious sweet corn for which the region is famous, grown at Camp Verde’s Hauser and Hauser Farms. The fun festivities take place in downtown Camp Verde at the community center, soccer field, and Fort Verde Historical Park.Camp Verde’s iconic annual festival is always held on the third weekend in July. This year, we will celebrate on on Friday, July 15th from 3-10pm and Saturday, July 16th from 9am-10pm.  

 Tasty corn isn’t the only highlight of Cornfest! These activities include:
    • Family activities and games
    • Farmer’s market
    • Birding walk down the Verde River
    • 1800s Vintage baseball game across the street at fort verde state park
    • Live music
    • Arts & crafts
    • Cornhole contests
    • Beer garden
    • Hot air balloon rides
    • Plenty of fresh, local roasted sweet corn
Note that the festival attracts a large number of visitors and so overnight accommodations can be hard to find. Travelers are encouraged to book accommodations as far in advance as possible. Mention the festival when you make your reservation for special offers. Discounts for festival guests are also available at area attractions including Out of Africa Wildlife Park, Verde Valley Kayak & Canoe, and Arizona Off-Road Tours. 

Want to get involved in Camp Verde Corn Fest?

We always appreciate the help of anyone who can donate their time and talents to give something back to our community. Please consider volunteering!  Volunteers are needed to help us organize, set up and break down for all of our events. Note the days of our events and volunteer to help us make these events more successful.Please call 928-301-0922 or 928-300-0179 for more volunteer information.For vendor information, call 928-301-0922.