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Fort Verde Days not only celebrates the military post around which Camp Verde grew, but also serves as the community’s annual homecoming. A carnival, parade and a host of events at Fort Verde State Park highlight this annual event. This family-friendly event takes place on the second weekend in October with a good dose of patriotism, history and fun.
Fort Verde Days feature such events as flag-raising ceremonies; cavalry and infantry drills; an 1870s fashion show; free access to Fort Verde and its architectural and museum displays; period church services; cannon fire and historic reenactments. There is also a hometown baseball game, a Boardwalk-style fair with a Ferris wheel and many other rides, homemade food (such as barbecue, ice cream and jellies), games, live music, and vendors selling an assortment of novelties—from wind-powered metal art and oversized coloring books to truck and auto stickers. There is also and an old-fashioned parade, which engages the entire town.
First celebrated 25 years ago, Cornfest pays homage to the Verde Valley’s famous sweet corn, grown at Hauser and Hauser Farms in Camp Verde. This is a “corny” old-fashioned family event with plenty of food, fun, games, music, vendors and, of course, sweet corn. Visitors can enjoy a Vintage baseball game at Fort Verde State Historic Park. The Fort also hosts a Victorian Christmas ornament-making event for kids as part of the Christmas in July celebration.