Camp Verde looking forward to Corn Fest

Corn Fest is back for 2021 on Saturday July 17 in Downtown Camp Verde. Enjoy this one-day event featuring fresh roasted Hauser & Hauser corn in a Street Fair type setting. Lots of other good eats with food trucks and live musical entertainment plus vendors with all types of products for sale. Gates open at 11 am with free admission and the fun continues until 8 pm. After missing last year the event will be returning for its 27th year celebrating Camp Verde agriculture and hometown fun. Fresh local corn for purchase to benefit a local non-profit and take home will also be available. There is still outside vendor space available through www.visitcampverde.com.
According to Michael Marshall, Parks & Recreation Manager, “Shifting the event to a Street fair style was a huge success in 2019 and means we can beat the heat inside the Gym, shade trees outside and improve the resistance to afternoon monsoons” says Marshall. “This year we will be expanding to include the shaded Town grounds around the building” he added. “Also new this year will be a large pavilion shade tent with tables and chairs to enjoy a snack while listening to the local bands” said Shawna Figy, Recreation Supervisor. The Community Gym will offer inside vendor space as well as tables and chairs for attendees to rest out of the sun.
Local community groups are encouraged to become vendors to promote and support their organizations. “I think most attendees would rather support a local non-profit when possible” says Marshall. Non-profits get their first space free as an extra community support. Also available to a non-profit is the opportunity to sell the raw corn by the dozen as a fund raiser. Parks & Recreation provides the corn, a shade tent and tables. All a group has to do is show up and run the corn sales and earn money for their non-profit. “In 2019, Meals on Wheels raised $1,000 for their efforts that day” said Shawna. “This is one of the ways the Town works to support our community partners” she said. Interested non-profits should contact Parks & Rec at [email protected] or (928)554-0820 Option 3. Outside and limited inside vendor space is still available and can be done through the VisitCampVerde.com website.
This event will include the Verde Valley Ranger’s beer garden and a co-located kick boxing event in the evening. The kick boxing event will have an admission charge and returns after a successful premier in 2019. Volunteers are also being recruited to help with set-up and tear down as well as gate keepers. Community involvement and participation is key to this event remaining vital and alive.
Contact Camp Verde Parks & Recreation at 395 S. Main St., [email protected] or (928)554-0820 Option 3 to volunteer, more information or vendor application.