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A l l r u i f z o t n n e a v E NOV 14-15 ST. DAVID Festival of the Arts

OCT 16-18 TOMBSTONE 80th Anniversary Helldorado Days

Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative

NOV 7-8 LITCHFIELD PARK 39th Festival of the Arts

NOV 7-8 TUCSON Tucson Celtic Festival & Highland Games

The Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa

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very weekend of the year there are festivals and events taking place all around this great state of Arizona. And the chances of getting rained out are almost nil! Our sunny skies put everyone in a cheery mood and ready to enjoy the fun. Would you like to experience our “cowboy and Indian” heritage? There are rodeos, pow wows, gunfight re-enactments and cowboy poetry gatherings. Are you looking for gifts, souvenirs or home décor? Art festivals abound showcasing works in every media and style. Arizona is known for its myriad gem shows, specialty birding and nature festivals, Bluegrass music, and much more. This October we are showcasing four events you won’t want to miss!

This popular outdoor festival is held in beautiful downtown Litchfield Park, surrounding the legendary Wigwam Resort, on November 7-8. The community is transformed into a vibrant street scene filled with spectacular fine arts and crafts, live musical performances, first class wine, and scrumptious festival fare. The annual book sale is another popular feature. Known for its high quality of craftsmanship, historic surroundings, and laid-back atmosphere, this festival has become one of the most popular events in the Valley of the Sun. Over 200 fine artists and craftsmen present thousands of original and handmade items including paintings, pottery, sculptures, jewelry, photography, metalwork, blown glass and more! Your shopping experience is enhanced

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Tucson Celtic Festival

Artistry. The Village Pub and the shoppes will be open. Enjoy the bagpipes and drums, and outstanding musical entertainment all day long. Urchins Corner boasts a life-sized board game, Quest at the Castle Keep, plus petting zoo, jumping castles, and more! The Festival kicks off Friday evening with The Feast of Tara Dinner, Torchlight Clan Ceremony and a Ceilidh - Gaelic for Party! (Dinner reservations required by Oct. 28.) Hours are Sat. 9am-10pm and Sun. 9am-5pm. Admission: $12 at the gate for adults, $9 for Seniors (65+) & Military (ID), $5 for youth 6-15, and under 6 are FREE. Don’t miss southern Arizona’s largest single Celtic event! Slainte!

Come and see what a Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games is all about, November 7-8 at Rillito Park Raceway, First Ave & River Rd. Tap your toes as Highland Dancers and Irish Stepdancers strut their stuff. Be amazed as the Games’ athletes toss the caber - flipping a log up to 18 feet in length! Enjoy great food & browse the shoppes for unique Celtic gifts. Plan to stay late on Saturday Night for A Celtic Tribal Celebration with BROTHER, the legendary powerhouse Trio, plus the Fire Dancing Mystique of Elemental

For over 25 years, Holy Trinity Monastery has gathered artists, craftsmen and entertainers for their annual Festival of the Arts. Come along on November 14-15 from 10 am to 5 pm. The beauty of the fall colors adds to this outdoor experience. Over 160 participants offer a wide variety of items. In addition, the monastery bookstore, thrift store, bakery booth and used book kiosk are popular with shoppers. Don’t miss the Benedictine Bread, tamales and pies! Entertainers include the popular Tongan singers and dancers, The Arthritus Brothers String Band and many others. The festival is noted for delicious food served sit-down style, including Bar-BQ beef dinners, Italian fare, salads, and hamburgers and hot dogs. New this year, the first raffle prize is a week’s stay at a time-share in Orlando, Florida. There are also cash prizes of $500 and two x $250. Masses will be on Saturday at 5 pm with the Schmidt Family, Sunday at 10:30 with the Tongan Choir and at Noon with the Holy Trinity Music Ministry. Holy Trinity Monastery is between Benson and Tombstone, south of St. David on Hwy 80 between milepost 302 & 303. Over the years, Sulphur Springs Valley

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Information: 623•935•5053 I-10 West of Phoenix to Litchfield Rd. Exit 128, turn North to Wigwam Blvd.

Electric Cooperative has supported the monastery by sponsoring advertising for their festivals. Formed in 1938, the Cooperative brought the benefits of reliable and economically viable electricity to farms, ranches and small communities in parts of Cochise, Graham, Pima and Santa Cruz Counties. Today, it provides more that 42,000 services and some 4,000 miles of energized lines.

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The “town too tough to die,” Tombstone is a true icon in the chronicles of the American West. Thanks to movies and TV, Tombstone will be forever known for the famous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral®. However, there’s more to Tombstone than Wyatt Earp and his posse! This has been a living, breathing town for 130 years and its history began with the discovery of silver by Ed Schieffelin in 1877. Tombstone was a mining town and a very rich one at that. In the early years, its only rival for sophistication was San Francisco. By 1883, there were five ice cream parlors, fresh seafood was delivered every day, the baseball club played in the infield of the racetrack, telephones had been installed, and the first swimming pool in Arizona was built at the end of 5th Street! Today Tombstone, one of the first National Historic Landmarks, hosts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, drawn by the allure, history and legend. Come celebrate with us the oldest continuous event in Tombstone: Helldorado Days, October 16-18. Helldorado is chuck full of re-enactments, skits, gunfights in the streets and more, Friday and Saturday 10am-4pm. Sunday from 11am features a parade and walkdown with continuous street entertainment until 4pm when the black powder pistol raffle will be drawn. Litchfield Park Festival of the Arts: 623-935-5053 (Litchfield Park Library Assoc.)

Friday Eve: Feast of Tara 200 Art & Crafts Booths • Indoor Book Sale Wine Tasting • Food Court • Live Music Kids Activities

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by live musical performances throughout the day. Leading the entertainment line up is world-renowned guitarist Estaban performing on the Spanish gypsy flamenco guitar. The historic Wigwam Golf Resort and Spa, with its pueblo-style adobe architecture and rustic décor, offers visitors a get-away with southwestern authenticity and charm. The resort’s award-winning Arizona Kitchen offers exquisite dining. Take I-10 West to Exit 128 (Litchfield Rd), turn north to Wigwam Blvd. and follow the signs. Hours are 9-5 both days with free admission and parking.

39th Annual Litchfield Park Festival of the Arts


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• October 16,17,18 – UPCOMING 80th Heldorado Days TS • November 6, 7, 8 – EVEN Tombstone Western Musical Festival Check our website listed below for complete information or current events that have been added.

Tucson Celtic Festival: 520-807-9509 Festival of the Arts: 520-720-4642 (Holy Trinity Monastery) Tombstone’s Helldorado Days: or

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Casa Grande Municipal Airport: I-10 to Exit 185; south 3 miles on SR 387. The COPPERSTATE Aviation Expo and Fly-In attracts more than 500 custom built aircraft, restored military aircraft and antique aircraft. 100 exhibitors display the newest sport and business aircraft, the latest technologies, aviation career info and sportswear. Visitors enjoy flight demonstrations, educational forums, youth activities, hands-on workshops and a food court. Expect to see WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam aircraft up close. A great family outing with lots of surprises. Cameras and camcorders encouraged. Helicopter, aircraft, and aerobatic aircraft rides available every day. Free parking. Camping available. Admission: $15 with children 12 & under free. Gates are open 8-5 daily. Bring this announcement and receive 2 admissions for the price of one.

OCT 10-11 BENSON Butterfield Overland Stage Days Parade, rodeo, Pony Express delivers special stamp for the day, chili cookoff, classic car show (Sun), entertainment incl Cowboy Poetry (Sat), Santa Cruz River Band (Sun 11a), kids activities, quilt show, vendors. 520-586-2842 OCT 10-11 SCOTTSDALE Railfair 2009 McCormick Stillman Railroad Park - Model train displays & exhibits, free tours of former presidential Pullman car, entertainment, 10a-5p. Free adm, train rides $2 (under 3 ride free w/ paying adult). 480-312-2312 OCT 10-11 LAKE HAVASU CITY 1st Annual Paddle to the Channel Crazy Horse Campgrounds - Stand up paddleboard world championship, watch the world’s fastest growing water sport and mingle with athletes after. Free adm. 928-208-0786 OCT 10-18 LAKE HAVASU 28th Annual IJSBA World Finals Crazy Horse Campgrounds - 48 country world finals personal watercraft championship, Parade of Nations 10/15 showcasing teams from these countries. Free adm. 928-764-2210 x615 OCT 10-20 LAKE HAVASU CITY London Bridge Days A Lake Havasu City Celebration with 13 events, live entertainment, games, prizes, food and fun for the whole family. For full list of events and prices visit website.

OCT 1-4 WILLCOX 58th Annual Rex Allen Days Celebration of Rex Allen Sr, hometown hero, “Last of the Silver Screen Cowboys.” Pro Rodeo, Rex Allen Jr. Concert with Lacy J. Dalton ($20 reserved, $15 gen). Cowboy Hall of Fame Dinner. Parade, country fair, car show, Int’l Turtle Race, golf tournament, more. 800-200-2272

OCT 10-JAN 10 FLAGSTAFF 20th Annual Trappings of the American West Museum of Northern Arizona - Juried sales exhibition of painting, sculpture, photography, boots, hats & more. Special weekend public programs. Free w/ museum adm: $7/$6/$5/$4. 928-774-5213

OCT 3-4 SIERRA VISTA 38th Annual Art in the Park Veterans Memorial Park - 240+ art & craft vendors in this quality, juried, outdoor show. Great food court benefits local non-profit groups. Sat 9-6; Sun 9-4. Free Adm. 520-803-1262

OCT 16-17 DOLAN SPRINGS Dolan Springs Days Fr 16th: Miss Dolan Springs Pageant. Sa 17th: Pancake b’fast at VFW 7-9a, parade 10a. Rodeo grounds: Vendors & kids games, Soccer on horseback (5p). Food available. 702-561-8426,

OCT 3-4 PRESCOTT 31st Annual Folk Music Festival Sharlot Hall Museum - The best of Arizona acoustic music with 100+ performers, including fiddlers, banjo players, guitarists, singers and songwriters. $5 adults, free for children under 18. 928-445-3122

OCT 16-18 TOMBSTONE 80th Annual Helldorado Days Tombstone’s oldest tradition! Reenactments, gunfights, live music, street entertainment, chili cookoff, carnival, parade 11a Sun. Free adm. 520-457-3291

OCT 3-4 PINETOP 4th Annual Woodland Wildlife Festival Woodland Lake Park - Liberty Wildlife, live demos, info on hiking plus the US Forest Service Game and Fish, Sat & Sun 9-4. Free Admission. 800-573-4031 or

OCT 16-18 SEDONA Sedona Factory Outlet Fine Art & Craft Show Factory Outlets, Hwy 179, Village of Oakcreek - 50 artists showing fine art paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, leather jackets & bags, copper art, wood bowls, furniture, clothing & more, 9a-6p. 928-284-9627

OCT 9-11 CAMP VERDE 53rd Annual Fort Verde Days Downtown - Arts & crafts, carnival, art show, kid’s rodeo, great food & entertainment. On Sat: 6:30-9:30a pancake b’fast, Parade 10a, Bull Bash 7p followed by evening of music & dance. 928-300-7077 or 928-567-2282

OCT 17 TUBAC Anza Days Tubac Presidio State Historic Park - Commemorating De Anza’s expedition to settle San Francisco, living history demos, music, folklorico dancers, kids’ activities, food & more! 9:30a-4p, $3/adult, $1/ages 7-13. 520-398-2252

OCT 9-12 WILLIAMS Route 66 Cultural Heritage Days Fri: Opry Night at Rodeo Grounds; Sat: afternoon classic car show, Taste of Williams at Holiday Inn 5-9p; Fri-Mon: “Route 66 Photo Journal Exhibit”. 800863-0546,

OCT 17 GLOBE Apache “Jii” (Day) Celebration Downtown Globe - Celebrate with Native American food, crafts such as paintings, baskets, quilts, dolls & clothing, entertainment by various tribes, 9a-5p, free adm. 800-804-5623

OCT 10 SNOWFLAKE 8th Annual Snowflake Harvest Festival Heritage Park - Food, pumpkins, corn maze, arts & crafts, entertainment, theatrical performances, wagon rides to & from pumpkin patch, 9a-2p. Tour Snowflake’s Historic Homes. 928-536-4331 OCT 10 KYKOTSMOVI 9th Annual Hopi Tuhisma Arts and Crafts Market Hopi Veterans Memorial Center, Hwy 264 - Best Hopi artists, authentic art, cultural entertainment, food & more, 9a-5p MST. 928-205-8789

OCT 17 LAKE HAVASU CITY Fall Fun Fair Rotary Park - Carnival with games, food, live entertainment, costume contests & much more, kids of all ages, 3-7p, free adm. 928-453-8686

OCT 23-25 PAYSON Payson Art League Fine Art & Fine Crafts Show & Sale Mazatzal Casino Event Center, Hwy 87 next to Casino - Mixed media juried show, Fri premiere 5-8p. Sat & Sun 10a-4p, free adm. 928-474-6071

OCT 17 SUPERIOR 8th Annual Dia de Colores Festival Free art exhibit 11a-5p at Roosevelt School, 199 N Lobb Ave. Artist studio/gallery tour around town 12-5p, $15. Dinner & entertainment, $15 - or $25 for both art tour & dinner. 520-689-0200

OCT 23-25 CHANDLER 7th Annual Kokopelli Krush Bistro at Kokopelli Winery, 35 W Boston St - Foot Stomping Party, prizes include gift certificates, wine, awards, Getaway Grand Prize for each division finalist. $20 /team of 2. Music, food, games, vendors. Wine tasting $10 pp w/ souvenir wine glass. 480-792-6927

OCT 17 FLORENCE Florence Multicultural Festival Downtown - Entertainment from a variety of cultures, also arts and crafts, food, and cultural demonstrations, 10a-4p, free adm. 520-868-4496 OCT 17 MESA Buckets, Blowers & Bombers Charity Car Show Falcon Field Airport CAF Museum - T-buckets, vehicles w/ blowers, Rat Rods, muscle cars, street rods, 4x4s, motorcycles, more. Warbirds on display, rides avail, gift shop, 9a-4p, adm $10, $9 $3. 480-924-1940, OCT 17-18 KINGMAN Walk in the Park & Fall Festival Locomotive Park, Beale & 1st - Vendors of arts, crafts, collectibles & more, parade (Sat), live entertainment, Rotary Oktoberfest Beer & Brats, car show, street dance, gold panning, 9a-6p, free adm. 1-866427-7866, vendors call Anne: 928-727-3564 OCT 17-18 WILLCOX Willcox Wine and Art Festival Railroad Park - Finest artists & craftspeople from southeast AZ plus a variety of wines for tasting from six of Arizona’s finest vineyards, $10 tasting ticket. Adm free, 10a-5p. 520-824-3153 OCT 17-18 YARNELL-PEEPLES VALLEY Ranching & Mining Music Festival Model Creek School, West on Hays Ranch Rd. in Peeples Valley, Hwy 89 - Over 25 bands on 3 stages, quilt show & sale, roping contest, stick horse rodeo, silent auction, much more. Free adm. 928-427-0262 OCT 21-25 LAKE HAVASU CITY 32nd Annual Relics & Rods Run to the Sun Car Show & Fun Run with over 800 classic cars, food vendors and clothes merchants for spectators. Adm: 1-day $7, 2-day $10. On 10/22 car show takes place Main Street (Upper McCulloch Blvd), 4-10pm. 928-855-0933 OCT 22-24 CASA GRANDE COPPERSTATE Aviation Expo & Fly-In Casa Grande Airport - 350+ aircraft: WWII, classic, custom, experimental; educational forums, helicopter rides, flight demonstrations, vendors, food court, 8a5p, adm. $15, free 12 & under, free parking. OCT 22-24 GREEN VALLEY Country Fair Days & White Elephant Parade White Elephant midnight madness sale Thurs 3-6p; Thurs-Sat art, craft & food vendors; Sa 10a parade on La Canada with 75+ entries- equestrian, floats, bands, etc. 520-625-4119

OCT 24 SAFFORD 10th Annual Harvest Festival Safford City Hall Lawn - Live entertainment, arts & crafts, food, Kids Court, costume contest & more. Booth spaces available. 10a-5p, free adm. 928-432-4143 OCT 24 SONOITA 9th Roundup & Open House at Historic Empire Ranch Hwy 83, just past milepost 40 - An authentic Western experience for the whole family. Arena demonstrations, mounted shooters, hands-on exhibits, wagon rides, live Western music, Kid’s Corral, auctions & raffles, 10a-4p, free, $5 parking donation. 888-364-2829 OCT 24 PARKER 2nd Annual Colorado River Chili Cookoff & Car Show La Paz County Park - Chili cookoff, salsa contest, classic cars, horseshoe tournament, live music, “River Diva Bar,” vendors, kids activities, vendors, raffles, 11a-4p. Free adm, sampling fee. 928-669-2174 OCT 24-25 FLAGSTAFF 6th Annual Celebraciones de la Gente Museum of Northern Arizona - A lively Day of the Dead celebration. Ofrendas (altars) by Hispanic pioneer families pay homage to lost loved ones; artists, music, dances, insight programs & food. 9a-5p, $7-$4. 928-774-5213 OCT 24-25 SEDONA Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show Bell Rock Plaza - Wonderful, exciting new art from about 35 artists and craftsmen - paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery and more, 10a-5p. 928-284-9627 OCT 31 TUCSON Kids Halloween Costume Contest Winset Park, 4th Ave - FREE! Kids costume contest 6p w/ prizes, goody bags. Scary movies, Live DJ, M/C “Kini Wah-deh”, trick or treating all along the Avenue, 5-9p. 520-624-5004,

NOV 6-7 KEARNY “50 Years of Memories” Anniversary Celebration Fri: Street Fair, Reception 7p. Sat: Street Fair, Home Tours, Parade 10a, bands from the past, entertainment for children, street dance 8p, tournaments: softball, golf and horseshoe. 520-363-5548, NOV 6-8 LAKE HAVASU CITY 23rd Annual London Bridge Seaplane Classic Windsor Beach #4 - Model RC seaplane demonstrations and competitions, food vendors, merchant booths & RC vendors. Free adm, Fri & Sat 8-4, Sun 8-noon. 928-854-6182 NOV 6-8 CAREFREE 16th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival 101 Easy Street - 165 juried fine artists, wine tasting ($10 incl’s engraved wine glass), live musical entertainment, 10a-5p, adm $3, parking is free. 480-837-5637, NOV 6-8 TOMBSTONE 8th Annual Tombstone Western Music Festival Headliners The Desert Sons, Syd Masters and the Swing Riders, John Messenger, Call of the West, Trails and Rails plus many more great performers. Day stages free. Evening shows: $15, children free. 520-457-2295 NOV 6-8 SEDONA Sedona Factory Outlet Fine Art & Craft Show Factory Outlets, Hwy 179, Village of Oakcreek - 50 artists showing fine art paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, leather jackets & bags, copper art, wood bowls, furniture, clothing & more, 9a-6p. 928-284-9627 NOV 6-8 CAVE CREEK ArtFest Market of Cave Creek StageCoach Village, 7100 E. Cave Creek - 60 fine artists, food and live music, 10a-5p, free admission. 888-278-3378 NOV 7 YUMA Children’s Festival of the Arts Downtown Yuma - Main Street - FREE festival featuring inter-active arts activities, live entertainment and family fun; food & beverages available for purchase, 11a-4p, FREE adm. 928-373-5202 NOV 7 MESA ‘Gathering of Legends’ Veterans Day Celebration Falcon Field Airport CAF Museum - Military aviation veterans relate experiences from WWII on. Warbirds incl B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 & more, flyovers, rides, food, gift shop, 9a-4p, adm 13-Adult $10, 5-12 $3, Veterans free., 480-924-1940 NOV 7 YARNELL-PEEPLES VALLEY 3rd Annual Scenic Highway 89 Yard Sale Community wide yard sale in Yarnell & Peeples Valley along Hwy 89 halfway between Wickenburg & Prescott. Visit the Shrine of St. Joseph, antique stores, local restaurants. 7a-3p. 928-427-6262

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NOV 7 LAKE HAVASU CITY 5th Annual Chillin’ N’ Swillin’ Brew Fest Rotary Park Ball Fields - 20 beer vendors from around the state, 2-6pm, $25 advance, $30 day of event. 928-486-7286 / 208-7181, NOV 7 CLIFTON Veterans Day ‘09 Parade Chase Creek 10a, festival 11a at North Clifton RV Park w/ vendors, food, live entertainment, speakers. 928-865-5551 NOV 7-8 TUCSON Tucson Celtic Festival & Highland Games Rillito Raceway - Fr: dinner, torchlight ceremony, ceilidh 6p, call for tickets; Sa/Su: Celtic music, dance, athletics, trad. culture, dress, food & vendors; Sa 9a9p, Su 9a-5p, $12, $5 ages 6-15. 520-807-9509, NOV 7-8 LITCHFIELD PARK 39th Annual Festival of the Arts Downtown historic district, next to the legendary Wigwam Resort - 300+ fine artists & craftsmen, live musical performances, wine tasting, int’l food court, 9a -5p, FREE adm & parking. 623-393-7820 NOV 7-8 GILA BEND Shrimp Festival Shrimp eating and cooking contests with our locally grown desert shrimp. Lots of family fun, live bands, sand castle building, arts & crafts, various food booths, Sat 10-10, Sun 10-6. 928-683-2002 NOV 7-8 BENSON 10th Anniversary Celebration of Opening of Kartchner Caverns State Park Presentations, booths, kids’ activities, 9a-5p, reserve cave tours in advance at: 520-586-2283 NOV 7-8 APACHE JUNCTION Artists & Authors Gathering Superstition Mountain Museum - Meet local authors who have written about the area, see new work from local artists, 10a-4p, free adm. Sat. 5p enjoy a World Music Native American Flute Concert, $10. 480-983-4888 NOV 8 TUCSON All Souls Procession/Parade Fourth Ave - FREE, 6pm, inspired by Mexico’s Day of the Dead, two-mile long human-powered procession in celebration and mourning for loved ones who have passed; floats, costumes, huge puppets & more. 520-624-5004, NOV 13-15 WICKENBURG 30th Bluegrass Festival & Fiddle Championship Everett Bowman Rodeo Grounds - Noted bands, fiddling competition, pancake b’fast (Sa & Su), kids zone, suggest bring own chair. Sa night indoor concert. 800-942-5242, NOV 13-15 PAYSON 5th Annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup Mazatzal Casino Exhibit Hall - Quilts and fabric art from across the country. Workshops by nationally recognized teachers. Vendor mall, daily door prizes, awards. Adm: $3 ages 12+ or $2 & 1 can of food. 1-800-672-9766,

Quilt Roundup

5th Annual Rim Country

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Sat. & Sun. 10am to 5pm Fine Arts - Crafts - Food Live Entertainment

Hwy 87 Mazatzal Casino Events Center Friday Premiere, 5-8pm Saturday & Sunday 10 am to 4 pm Free 928-474-6071

OCT 23-25 SURPRISE Kokopelli Krush Kokopelli Winery & Bistro, 14719 W Grand Ave - Grape stomping & Bocce Ball contests, prizes, 2 person teams $20 to enter ($5 goes to Chamber). Art Colony, wine tastings, live music, cooking demos, etc. 623-556-4810

October, 17-18, 2009 Railroad Park on Railroad Ave.

Oct. 23, 24 & 25 Area Artists Multi Media

OCT 23-25 CAVE CREEK Annual Fine Art & Craft Show Frontier Town, 6245 E Cave Creek Rd - Show hours are Fri & Sat 10a-5p, Sun 10a-4p, free admission & parking. 602-789-7222

NOV 1 PRESCOTT Day of the Dead Celebration Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W Gurley St - Festivities begin 11am at the Courthouse Plaza then move to the Museum, includes music, dancing and traditional foods, honors those who have gone before. 928-445-3122

Willcox Wine & Art Festival

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Destination October Events 2009 COPPERSTATE Aviation Expo and Fly-In OCT 22-24, CASA GRANDE

October 2009

Invite You to Attend a FREE

Capitol Christmas Tree Celebration

6th Annual

Celebraciones de la Gente Sat., Oct. 24 and Sun., Oct. 25

9 a.m.–5 p.m.•928-774-5213•

November 7, 2009 Round Valley Rodeo Grounds 3:30 – View Tree 4:30 – Program Come see the 85-foot blue spruce harvested from the Apache Sitgreaves Forest. This is your only opportunity to view the entire tree before it is packaged for the journey through Arizona and on to Washington, D.C. This is the first time a Capitol Tree has been selected from an Arizona forest!

NOV 14 TUCSON Greater Arizona Bicycle Swap Meet Fourth Ave - Everything about or for bikes; clothing, gear, bicycles of every description, parts, great prices & selection, free adm, 8a-2p. 520-624-5004, www. NOV 14-15 ST. DAVID Festival of the Arts Holy Trinity Monastery - Over 150 exhibitors, dinner, Benedictine baked breads, live music, Polynesian dancing, $3 donation for parking, Sa 10-5, Su 10-4. 520-720-4642 x10 NOV 14-15 LAKE HAVASU CITY 40th Annual Gem & Mineral Show Community Center, 100 Park Ave - Exhibits, dealers, jewelry, fossils, tools & more; raffle & door prizes, prizes & games for kids, “Knowledge Resource Room for Children and Adults”. Free adm, parking, 9a-5p. 928-505-2865 NOV 14-15 APACHE JUNCTION 4th Annual Broadway Palm Dinner Theater AJ Arts Festival & Taste of the Superstitions Central AZ College - Regional restaurants offer samples of their best while you enjoy art, music & films of the area’s artists and performers. 480-474-1137, NOV 20-22 TUCSON Holiday Craft Market Tucson Museum of Art - 120+ of the finest SW artisans offer jewelry, garden art, paintings, sculpture, furniture & more, 10a-5p, free adm & parking. On view: Ansel Adams: A Legacy, also El Nacimiento. Beer Garden w/ live music by Tucson Kitchen Musicians on Sat & Sun. 520-624-2333 NOV 20-22 SCOTTSDALE Goodguys 12th Southwest Nationals WestWorld - 2,000+ 1972 and older rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks; entertainment, swapmeet & more. Fri 8-5, Sat 8-5, Sun 8-3. Adm: $17, kids (7-12) $6. 480-312-6802 or NOV 20-22 CAVE CREEK/ CAREFREE/SCOTTSDALE 13th Annual Hidden in the Hills Artists Studio Tour Sonoran Arts League - 150 artists at 45 locations open their private studios to the public, free, self-guided, 10a-5p. 480-575-6624, NOV 20-22 TUCSON 10th Desert Diamond Casino Arts & Crafts Festival I-19 & Pima Mine Rd - Finest artists & craftspeople from the southwest, jewelry, clothes, wood, metal, pottery, furniture, etc. Live entertainment, food, Fr & Sa 10-5, Su 10-4. 520-294-7777 NOV 20-22 PHOENIX Thunderbird Artists Fine Art & Wine Festival CityCenter of CityNorth, 5415 E High St - 125 awardwinning artists, wine tasting ($10 incl’s souvenir wine glass), live entertainment, 11a-6p, $3 adm, free parking. 480-837-5637, NOV 20-JAN 3 TUBAC 25th Annual Holiday Artisan Market Tubac Center of the Arts - Fine arts & crafts from around the country - jewelry, ceramics, paintings & more. Mo-Sa 10a-4:30p; Su 1p-4:30p. Free adm. Also 40th annual Members Juried Exhibition. 520-398-2371

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November 13-15, 2009

Set Your Fall Getaway • Regional Quilt Show • Special Exhibits • Vendor Mall


Workshops • Nov.12-14 Mazatzal Casino Exhibit Hall Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce More information, Entry and Registration Forms 1.800.672.9766

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St. Martin’s New Release Festival NOV 7 ELGIN

On Saturday, November 7 from 10 am to 4 pm Sonoita Vineyards presents its 10th annual festival celebrating the release of new wines from current and previous vintages. Admission is $15 at the door -no reservations required. This includes 2 Savor Sonoita pairing tickets, wine tasting and souvenir glass, winery tours (10:45, 12:30, 3:00), live music and dancing (noon-3pm). At 2:30 pm we will serve cake and sparkling wine to celebrate the 80th birthday of our founder, Dr. Gordon Dutt. Once again we will be featuring our “Savor Sonoita” pairings of Sonoita wines with selected foods from local restaurants and caterers. One pairing will be prepared during a chef-conducted “cooking with wine “ demonstration. Plated lunches can be purchased on-site. Sonoita Vineyards Winery is located 3 miles south of Elgin at 290 Elgin Canelo Road, Elgin 85611. 520-455-5893

NOV 21 WINSLOW 64th Annual Christmas Parade Downtown - Food, arts & craft booths all day, largest Christmas parade in Northern AZ at 1pm. In honor of this year’s parade theme “The Joy of Giving” donations of food, toys, etc. for the needy are welcome. 928-289-2434 NOV 21-22 SEDONA Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show Bell Rock Plaza - Wonderful, exciting new art from about 35 artists and craftsmen - paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery and more, 10a-5p. 928-284-9627 NOV 21-22 PRESCOTT/PRESCOTT VALLEY Quad-City Artists Open Studio Tour 38 juried artists demonstrate & exhibit in 14 studios. More artists at Mountain Artists Guild, Prescott. Art Flair-Downtown Prescott Valley, sponsored by Fain Signature Group, still more artists. Free, self-guided tour, 9a-4p. Maps available. 928-445-2510 NOV 27-28 PATAGONIA Holiday Art Walk Downtown Patagonia - Painters, potters, weavers, toy makers, gourd crafters, water colorists, quilters & other local artists, holiday refreshments served at participating locations, 11a-5p. 520-394-2356 NOV 27-29 CAVE CREEK Thanksgiving Weekend Fine Art & Craft Show Frontier Town, 6245 E Cave Creek Rd - Metal art, oil paintings, photography, pottery, custom designed clothing & jewelry, much more. Fri & Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4, free adm & parking. 602-789-7222 NOV 27-29 CAVE CREEK/ CAREFREE /SCOTTSDALE 13th Annual Hidden in the Hills Artists Studio Tour Sonoran Arts League - 150 artists at 45 locations open their private studios to the public, free, selfguided, 10a-5p. 480-575-6624, NOV 28-29 WICKENBURG 9th Annual Gem & Art Fair Wickenburg Community Center - Photography display, local artists, vendors selling rocks, minerals, precious gems, beads, & more; food, raffle drawing, door prizes, 9a-5p, free adm. 928-684-0380

DISCLAIMER: AZ Tourist News makes every effort to verify that the information on events we print is accurate. However, details can change up to the last minute. We advise that you call and confirm that ALL information is correct.

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DEC 4-6 TUCSON Luminaria Nights Tucson Botanical Gardens - 2,000 luminarias, garden railway, food vendors, entertainment, 5:30-8p, $9, $3 children 4-12. Shuttle available. 520-326-9686 x10

DEC 5-6 GOLD CANYON Fine Art & Craft Show Gold Canyon Village, 6974 E. Hwy 60 (1/4 mile west of Mountain Brook Dr) - Show hours are Sat & Sun 9-5, free admission & parking. 602-789-7222

DEC 4-6 PHOENIX 24th Annual Poinsettia Festival Gardener’s World, 3401 E Baseline Rd - Magnificent displays of thousands of poinsettias, greenhouse tour, photo ops, wagon rides, craft/gift & food vendors, 10a-5p, free adm & parking. 602-437-0700

DEC 5-6 SUPERIOR Mata Ortiz Pottery Weekend Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Meet famous potters, see demos, traditional outdoor firings at 11a & 2p, unique & beautiful pots for sale, 9a-3p. Park open 8-5, $7.50 adults, $3 (5-12). 520-689-2811

DEC 4-13 CLARKDALE 23rd Made in Clarkdale Clark Memorial Clubhouse, 9th & Main - Gala Opening: Dec 4, 6-9pm; meet artists, enjoy music, dance, refreshments. Exhibit/sale thru 12/13, 9a-5p, free adm. 928-634-9438

DEC 11-13 TUCSON 40th Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair Fourth Ave - One of the top 100 festivals in the country. 400+ booths of arts & crafts, food vendors, 2 big music stages, street performers, kids hands-on art pavilion, 10a-dusk, free adm. 520-624-5004,

DEC 5 PRESCOTT Frontier Christmas Open House Sharlot Hall Museum - After lights at Courthouse Plaza, see how Christmas was done in 1865. Entertainment, living history, seasonal refreshments, 6:308p. Adm $5, under 18 free. 928-445-3122 DEC 5 PAYSON 9th Annual Main Street APS Electric Light Parade Historic West Main Street - Join us for our “Magic on the Mountain” celebration w/ an evening of floats, fun & music, parade starts 6p. 928-474-5242, ext 7;

DEC 11-13 PHOENIX 24th Annual Poinsettia Festival Gardener’s World, 3401 E Baseline Rd - Magnificent displays of thousands of poinsettias, greenhouse tour, photo ops, wagon rides, craft/gift & food vendors, 10a-5p, free adm & parking. 602-437-0700 DEC 12 BENSON Christmas on Main Street Old-fashioned street celebration with Santa, craft & food vendors, choir groups & other entertainment, raffle drawings for great prizes. 520-586-2842 DEC 12 GILBERT The 12K’s of Christmas Freestone District Park, 1045 E Juniper Rd - Family fun! 1.2K Santa “Sled Run” & 12K run with prizes, Christmas Bazaar, Santa’s Pet Village, 8a-2p. 480-609-3978 DEC 12-13 PHOENIX Cat Fanciers’ Assoc Allbreed Cat Show & Feline Agility Trials Phx Convention Center, South Bldg., Hall G - 300+ cats/kittens, vendors, Agility & Best in Show competition, raffle, cats/kittens for sale, Sa 10-5, Su 9-4, $7, $5 Srs, $3 under 12, $18 Family Four Pac. 480-893-7695, DEC 12-13 APACHE JUNCTION Cowboy Christmas AJ Rodeo Grounds - Craft fair & food booths w/100 vendors, choral performances, raffles, gate opens 8a. On Sat: Fun Gymkhana w/equestrian games, events, prizes, 10a. Benefits AJ Horse Rescue. $2 parking. 480-612-4068 DEC 18-19 CAMP VERDE Candlelight Tours through Fort Verde Fort Verde State Historic Park - Tour historic homes on Officer’s Row, living history presentations, light refreshments, 6:30-8p, $3 adults, $1 ages 7-13. Tentative, call to confirm. 928-567-3275

Dolly Steamboat

Biosphere 2 The University of Arizona Where science lives.


520-838-6200 •

Cruises on Canyon Lake, open all year 7 days a week. Enjoy narrated nature cruises, twilight dinner cruises and private charters. Wheelchair assessable. 16 miles Northeast of Apache Junction on SR 88.

20 minutes north of Tucson on Hwy. 77 at mile marker 96.5. Guided tours, snacks, gift shop.



Trail Dust Town

Out of Africa

6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd. 520-296-4551,

4020 N. Cherry Rd.

928-567-2840 • Authentic African Safari Tours. Feed giraffe, zebra and more aboard Safari vehicles. Take a Tram or walk for closeup encounters of lions, tigers, bears and other large predators. 3 miles west of I-17 on Hwy 260.

Originally constructed as a movie set with old-fashioned town square & gazebo. Enjoy a carousel, train, gold-panning, stunt shows and Museum of the Horse Soldier. Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse is Home of the Famous Cowboy Steak!



Museum of Northern Arizona

Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

3101 N. Fort Valley Road

2021 N. Kinney Rd. 520-883-2702,

928-774-5213 •

Now celebrating its 80th year, MNA is one of the great regional museums of our world. It evokes the very spirit of the Colorado Plateau and serves as a gateway to understanding this unique area. Open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Adm: $7-4. 3 miles north of downtown Flagstaff.

21 acres with some 300 animal species and 1,200 kinds of plants. Includes hummingbirds, javelinas and coyotes, bird of prey shows (seasonal). Open daily. Call for seasonal hours & prices




Rex Allen Arizona Cowboy Museum & Cowboy Hall of Fame

Archaeological Park 150 N. Pine St., 928-425-0320 • Offers a glimpse into the long vanished Salado culture. Walk within restored rooms in this 700-year old pueblo and visit the museum. Open 9-5, adm: $3, 65 & over - $2, under 12 free.

150 N. Railroad Ave. 520-384-4583, 877-234-4111 Features the life of Rex Allen, Rex Allen, Jr., Willcox Cowboy Hall of Fame, photo history of the Cowbelles, western stars. Gift shop. 10-4. Adm: $2 single, $3 couple, $5 family.



Amerind Foundation

2100 N. Amerind Rd Dragoon, Az 85609 520-586-3666 • Located just off I-10 in Dragoon is a southern Arizona Treasure. The museum features elegant exhibits that chronicle Native American cultures from the Arctic to Peru. Admission $5.00 open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-4pm.

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Wine, Farm Fresh Nuts & Fudge

Eastbound I-10, exit 362 (22 miles east of Willcox) 1-888-299-5951 or 520-847-2593

For More Information Phone: 520-249-2511

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden all in one place. Within the Museum grounds you will see more than 300 animal species and 1,200 kinds of plants, in addition to our world-class mineral collection and other amazing wonders!

DEC 26-27 SEDONA Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show Bell Rock Plaza - Wonderful, exciting new art from about 35 artists and craftsmen - paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery and more, 10a-5p. 928-284-9627 DEC 30-JAN 3 TUCSON Indian America Competition New Year’s Pow-wow & Craft Market Rillito Raceway Park, River Rd & 1st Ave - Dancers from 50+ tribes, authentic crafts, kids activities, traditional foods, singing & drum contest, adm $8, 8 & under free. Midnight friendship dance Dec 31 is free, come at 11:45p. 520-622-4900

Fine and Functional Art of the American Cowboy

Collectors, cultural tourists and families can enjoy a contemporary showcase of fine and functional art of the American Cowboy. The work of 90 artists from 15 Western states, Hawaii and Canada is for sale and on display from October 10, 2009 through January 10, 2010, at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff. The 20th Annual Trappings is a juried invitational exhibition that includes some of the finest Western American art and cowboy gear in the U.S. Exquisitely crafted saddles, braided rawhide and hitched horsehair, boots, hats, knives, bits and spurs are presented with paintings, photography and bronze sculptures. Trappings is recognized this year as one of three events in the State of Arizona for a grant award called “Arts Link to Tourism and the Economy.” Funding for this prestigious award comes from the

Museum: 928-774-5213 Dry Creek Arts Fellowship: 928-774-8861

National Endowment for the Arts and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Come see this great show! Public Programs included with Museum admission: Artist Demonstrations, Lectures, Cowboy Poetry Gathering, and more. Please check the Museum’s website: or the Dry Creek Arts Fellowship: for a full program schedule. Located 3 miles north of downtown Flagstaff on Highway 180, the Museum is open daily, 9 am to 5 pm, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Admission is $7 adults, $6 seniors (65+), $5 students, and $4 children. Ample free parking for cars and buses is available.

Out Of Africa Wildlife Park

DEC 19-20 SEDONA Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show Bell Rock Plaza - Wonderful, exciting new art from about 35 artists and craftsmen - paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery and more, 10a-5p. 928-284-9627


Trappings of the American West D M on is ’t s it

DEC 4-5 LAKE HAVASU CITY 27th Annual Boat Parade of Lights Bridgewater Channel - View more than 50 spectacularly decorated boats pass under the historic London Bridge as you listen to the live radio broadcast AM980, 6p, free to spectators. 928-680-4652

DEC 5 MESA Santa’s Visit to CAF Museum Falcon Field Airport - Santa arrives 11a to help East Valley Firefighters collect toys for needy children. Special admission prices: free 12 & under, $10 13 & over, or free with new unwrapped toy. 10a-4p. 480-924-1940,

2021 N. Kinney Rd. • Tucson, AZ (520) 883-2702 •

Come See Why it is Unique

What sets Out of Africa apart is our carefully nurtured human/animal relationship obtained from the animal’s point to view. All shows and habitats are designed to stimulate natural behavior. This respectful approach provides a unique visitor experience. The animals can be themselves. At Tiger Splash, you’ll watch in amazement as majestic tigers interact in a predator / prey relationship of romping and splashing in water and on land with staff and colorful toys. Discover how instincts, intellect and feelings combine to form spontaneous, natural behavior. Enjoy an African photo safari with expert park guides. Expect encounters with giraffe, zebra, antelope and more. It’s just like being in Africa. Tram and stroll through the Wildlife Preserve where you can take pictures from unobstructed photo platforms of lions, tigers, wolves, jaguars and panthers as they roam in natural, spacious habitats. You’ll thrill to the antics of grizzly bears or laughing hyenas in the Wonders of Wildlife show. Guests often pet or hold giant anacondas and enormous of il e

DEC 5 KEARNY Winter Wonderland Pioneer Park - Santa comes to visit, also vendor booths, luminarias and electric light parade, 2p-9:30p. 520-363-7607


DEC 4-5 TUBAC Luminaria Nights - Fiesta de Navidad Streets are lined with thousands of luminarias and shops stay open until 9p. Join us for great gift ideas, homemade food, homespun music and Santa! Sunset9p, free. 520-398-2704

V erd p Visitor Cen e & r e b CaChm m ter a 385 S. Main St.

928-567-9294 •

"Stay and play... you can do it all from here!"


pythons at the Giant Snake Show. You can follow staff as they throw 800 pounds of raw food to eagerly waiting carnivores during the Predator Feed. You can even safely feed a tiger yourself. Some visitors take an exclusive, three-hour, behind-the-scenes, in-depth tour sometimes led by the park founders. Out of Africa is your best all day animal adventure. Out of Africa Wildlife Park is open 7 days a week, Monday through Sunday. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas day. Out of Africa Wildlife Park is located three miles west of I-17 on SR260 (Exit 287) in Camp Verde, AZ. Ticket pricing is $36 for adults, $28 for Seniors (65 and up), and $20 for children (3-12). Special Promotion: Visit the park FREE for one year with the purchase of a FUN CARD! Only $10 with full price admission.

Tours, meals and overnight stays available at this sustainable community. Bronze and Ceramic windbells made and sold on site.

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Pine Country Restaurant 107 N. Grand Canyon Blvd. Williams, Az. 86046

Restaurant Gift Shop Art Gallery

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Delicious Homemade Pies Phn: (928)635-9718 Fax: (928)635-4568 (866)320-9718

Dee & Jim Seehorn Owners Since 1997

Low Off-season Rates

Where winter is done in grand fashion.

Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C. is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service.

Winter is always peaceful and picturesque at the Grand Canyon. Not only are there spectacular seasonal landscapes to enjoy, but the accommodations at popular places like El Tovar and other rim lodges are easier to come by as well. Book your winter retreat online or call toll-free 1-888-297-2757.

Winter Rates

South Kaibab Trail This trail begins south of Yaki Point on Yaki Point Road. Access to the trailhead is by shuttle bus (Kaibab Trail Route). Day hikes range in distance up to 6 miles (round trip). It is a steep trail with no water and little shade but offers the best views for a relatively short hike. Hiking tips: • Travel as light as possible while making sure you have sufficient food and water. Remember that all trash must be carried out of the canyon. • Drink and eat often, including salty snacks, more than you normally would consume. • Use hiking sticks to take stress off your legs. • Wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. • Bring a map, compass, signal mirror or whistle, first aid kit, and water purification tablets. • Take a break every hour and remember to walk at a pace slow enough so that you are not huffing and puffing. • Mules have the right of way.

Entrance Fees to the Grand Canyon National Park

Admission is for seven days and includes both the North Rim and South Rim. No refunds are given due to inclement weather. • Grand Canyon National Park Vehicle Permit- $25.00 Admits one single, private, non-commercial vehicle and all its passengers. • Grand Canyon National Park Individual Permit - $12.00/person Admits one individual when entering by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, or non-commercial group. Individuals 15 years old & under are admitted free. • Grand Canyon National Park Annual Pass - $50.00 Valid for twelve months from date of

purchase. It admits the purchaser and accompanying persons in a single, noncommercial vehicle or the purchaser and immediate family when entry is by other means (train, shuttle, bicycle, foot, and boat). National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Passes: • America the Beautiful Annual Pass $80. The pass can be obtained in person at the park, by calling 1-888-ASK USGS, Ext. 1, or via the Internet at http://store.usgs. gov/pass. • America the Beautiful Senior Pass $10. This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over.

Each year a majestic tree is chosen from one state in the Union to be sent to Washington, D.C. for Christmas. This is the first time that a Capitol Tree has been selected from Arizona. It’s an 85-foot blue spruce harvested from the ApacheSitgreaves National Forest south of Eagar and Springerville. Taller than a 7-story building, the tree will be cut on Saturday, November 7, 2009 and will tour the state of Arizona for 10 days. After the Arizona tour, the Capitol Christmas Tree 2009 will tour across the country on its way to Washington, D.C. Your only opportunity to view the entire tree before it is packaged up for its journey will be on November 7th. The towns of Eagar and Springerville invite Un Ev iq en ue t

Day hikes are less strenuous and more easily arranged than overnight hikes into the back country. Rim trail hikes have spectacular views of the inner canyon and include some paved trails. You can also choose to day hike into the canyon. Keep in mind that temperatures in the inner canyon are approximately 20 degrees warmer than at the rim. Permits are not required for non-commercial day hikes. Rim Trail This trail runs from the village area to Hermits Rest. You may start from any viewpoint in the village or along Hermit Road. This is an easy hike with beautiful views of the inner canyon. You can customize your hike to meet your needs by using the shuttle buses. Part of the trail is paved and accessible. Bright Angel Trail Beginning just west of Bright Angel Lodge, this steep trail offers day hikes of any distance up to 12 miles (round trip). Some shade and seasonal water subject to pipeline breaks. It’s a good idea to check at the Visitor Center or Backcountry Information Center for water status.

Sending a Christmas Tree to the Capitol

Includes complimentary in-room sparkling wine and fruit basket, and dinner for two with a bottle of wine in the dining room.

Maswik South & Yavapai West $82 Maswik North & Yavapai East $105

Standard $365 • Deluxe $440 Luxury Suites $520

Effective dates 11/29/09 through 12/18/09 and 1/3/10 through 3/4/10, excluding 2/12/10 through 2/14/10.

Effective dates 11/29/09 through 2/14/10 excluding 12/12/09, 12/19/09 through 1/2/10 and 1/6/10.

Music, food, pumpkins, crafts and demonstrations are all a part of the celebration as Snowflake hosts its annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 10th from 9 am to 2 pm. Admission is free! Festival attendees are promised pumpkins - and plenty of them. Tractor pulled wagons will transport everyone to the Willis Family Farm where you can pick from every size and shape of pumpkin and a variety of gourds and corn stalks to decorate for the fall season. There will be pumpkins at Heritage Square, too. Don’t

Pinetop, Az

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miss the pumpkin pie-eating contest! Back this year are the Willis Family Corn Maze (small fee), musical entertainment, and handcrafted art and collectibles. Visitors will want to tour Snowflake’s Historic Homes, open throughout the day, displaying pioneer and Native American artifacts. Home tours are FREE to the public with a request for donations for upkeep of the homes.

Are you looking for something new and exciting? Snowflake/Taylor may have what your are looking for.

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Festivals, performing arts, horseback riding, historic home tours, museums and more! What are you waiting for? Come to Snowflake/Taylor and find out what you are missing!

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There’s Something BIG in the Air at Hon-Dah Resort and Casino

By Brent Kurth The White Mountains of Arizona has always been a unique place. There’s always been something a little different about the area - and almost always in a good way. Sure, they have the occasional Bigfoot sighting and UFO abduction (I’m looking at you, Travis Walton.) But, it also contains some of the most jaw-dropping vistas in the state. Scenery that Barry Goldwater once described as, “a little piece of Heaven that God let fall to Earth”. To those of us in Phoenix, the cool air alone is Heaven. So, with Senator Goldwater’s words in mind, may I suggest a destination that has come to be known as the jewel of the White Mountains - Hon-Dah Resort and Casino. Their latest marketing campaign promises “There’s something BIG in the air…”, and that appears to be an understatement. Hon-Dah Resort and Casino has always distinguished itself as the premier White Mountains destination. With over 128 well-appointed rooms, fine dining and amazing buffets, plus a level of hospitality that many higherprofile resorts could take a lesson from, the resort has been quietly building a reputation for excellence for years. The Hon-Dah Casino was voted one Ruins & Museum

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of the top casinos in the state in the 2009 Experience AZ Reader’s Choice survey sponsored by Arizona Business Magazine. They have over 800 slot machines, table games, a stellar poker room, plus LIVE entertainment 6 nights a week including Munday Funday featuring headline comedians. And don’t forget about the culinary choices. From casino snacks to fine dining and buffets (and room service), the Hon-Dah Resort and Casino has established itself as the informed choice as “home base” for a White Mountains getaway. So, when they say there’s something big in the air, they’re right. And they aren’t just talking about Bigfoot.

Can You Help?

Six young ladies from around Arizona will be attending the American Coed Pageant in Florida on Nov. 22-29. A gift exchange with girls from other states is part of the tradition. They would like to give items representative of this great state, such as magnets shaped like Arizona, cactus candy, or whatever your imagine can devise! 50-60 items are needed. Please send to: American Coed Pageant, c/o Mattie McBride, 2153 Maryanne Rd., Show Low, AZ 85901 A big “thank you” from all the girls!

A Great Place To.... Camp, Fish, Hike, Ride or just ... RELAX! Springerville-Eagar Regional Chamber of Commerce 928-333-2123

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you to attend a Capitol Christmas Tree Celebration at the Round Valley Rodeo Grounds starting at 3:30 pm. View the tree from 3:30-4:30, then enjoy the program that follows, including light refreshments. The event is FREE and concludes at 6 pm. When the tree reaches the U.S. Capitol, it will be lowered into 5-foot deep hole, strung with lights, and decorated with thousands of handcrafted ornaments made by Arizonans It’s a great honor for a state to supply the Capitol Christmas Tree. Be a part of this historic occasion as “the people’s tree” is started on its journey to the nation’s Capitol.

Head to the Snowflake Harvest Festival

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After the canyon takes your breath away, catch it again in a cozy room at the Maswik or Yavapai Lodges.

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year-round and offer a selection of fine Native American crafts and Grand Canyon souvenirs. The sturdy, reliable mules continue to take riders on a grand adventure into the canyon throughout the winter. This winter, take advantage of low off season rates and packages, and increased availability at all of our lodges. Effective November 29, 2009 through February 14, 2010 a one-night stay is only $82 to $105 at Maswik or Yavapai Lodge (blackout dates apply). Or indulge in a romantic getaway at the historic El Tovar Hotel with the Romance Package available November 29, 2009 through February 14, 2010 for only $365 (blackout dates apply). Xanterra South Rim - We’re not just close, We’re there. Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C. is an authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service.

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Grand Canyon National Park Lodges Fall is here, and that means winter is just around the corner at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. To take advantage of all there is to see and do, stay in one of six distinctly different lodges, operated by Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C., the only accommodations inside the park at the South Rim. With 907 rooms, accommodations are available with some advance planning, or if you plan your visit at the last minute. It’s all waiting for you at the South Rim, and it’s open year-round. Maswik Lodge, just a short walk from the rim, is the perfect choice for a family getaway. Or choose the elegance of the historic El Tovar, where you will find our gracious staff most accommodating. The cozy lobby is available for all guests to enjoy, and a meal in the famous El Tovar Dining Room is sure to be a highlight of any Grand Canyon visit. The Bright Angel Restaurant and Maswik Cafeteria are additional dining options that offer menu choices to suit every taste and budget. The Mary Jane Colter designed Hopi House and Lookout Studio are open

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The MLY Ranch offers true log cabins with beautiful views of the South Fork Canyon. • Horseback riding • hiking • fishing The Little Colorado River is just 200 yards from the cabins. Relax, watch deer and elk from your own deck. MLY Ranch near Greer Arizona • (928) 333-2395

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The 2nd Annual Willcox Wine & Art Festival is to be held October 17-18, 2009 on the grounds of the historic Railroad Park in Willcox, a southeast Arizona town long known for eclectic antique and arts purveyors and now getting attention for its surrounding settlement of wine growers. According to veteran events producers Rod Keeling of the Arizona Wine Growers Association and Sharon Good of Southern Arizona Festivals and Events, works of multi-talented artisans from Arizona and as far away as California will be featured alongside displays and tasting booths of a variety of fine wines by southeastern Arizona-based vintners. The Festival will satisfy both the pocketbook and the palate of festival goers and is timed to provide a wide variety for holiday jo y!



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gift, decorating and party shoppers. Admission is free to the Festival, which is open from 10 am to 5 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Live entertainment will be presented both days. Wine tasting tickets for patrons 21 years and older will cost $10 for six (6) tastings, which includes a commemorative tasting glass. Ticket-holders can sample the wines of participating vintners before purchasing their favorites, by the bottle or the case. Participating wineries to date include Arizona Stronghold Winery, Pillsbury Wine Company and Arizona Stronghold vineyard -all three located in Kansas Settlement; Keeling-Shaefer Vineyards Pearce; Coronado Vineyards - Willcox; Jerome Winery will display wine from its vineyards in Jerome, AZ and in Kansas Settlement; and Page Springs Cellars of Cornville will share the booth with its “cousin” vineyard Arizona Stronghold. Artisans, some working on projects in their booths, will display and offer for sale jewelry, pottery, wood crafts, stained and fused glass, metal works, paintings, baskets, and handmade furniture and clothes. Vintners and artists interested in setting up a booth or those seeking general information, email; and/or

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Lodging, Dining & Attraction Guide Attractions Arizona Sonora Desert Museum 2021 N. Kinney Rd., 85743 520-883-2702, Tucson Museum of Art 140 N. Main, 85701 520-624-2333 The University of Arizona - Biosphere 2 20 minutes north of Tucson on Hwy. 77 at mile marker 96.5 520-838-6200 Voyager Flight Services 7075 S. Plumer Ave.#2 520-295-0849

Lodging Marriott University Park 880 E. 2nd St. 520-792-4100,

Restaurants Mama Louisa’s 2041 S. Craycroft, 85711 520-790-4702 Pinnacle Peak 6541 E. Tanque Verde 520-296-0911

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The Day of the Dead


Celebrate Tucson Style

Numerous events and exhibits celebrating the lives of loved ones who have passed away take place in Tucson as part of the traditional Mexican celebration known as Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Altars festooned with photographs, sugar skulls, skeleton figurines, flowers, candles, and colored tissue-paper cutworks appear in museum displays and store windows in Tucson during late October and early November. Community altars and exhibits will be open at Arizona History Museum, La Pilita Museum, Tohono Chul Park, and Tucson Children’s Museum. The annual All Souls Procession Weekend, November 6-8, includes a photo exhibit, a children’s procession, and the All Souls Procession, a two-mile long human powered parade of costumed community members and elaborate wheeled art installations through Downtown Tucson. New this year is the All Souls International Film Festival, a forum for people to actively explore the phenomena of death through cinema, sponsored by the Tucson Film Office and hosted at the Loft Cinema,

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October 29 at 7 pm. Details are at www. The All Souls Procession, one of the most inclusive and authentic public ceremonies in North America today, had its beginnings in 1990 with a ritualistic performance piece created by local artist Susan Johnson, who was grieving the passing of her father. Inspired by Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos holiday, Johnson felt she should honor her father in celebration and creativity. Nineteen years later, over 10,000 people participate in the All Souls Procession on Sunday and other activities throughout the weekend. Events include the opening of Shooting Souls 2009 on Friday, Nov. 6 at Hotel Congress (photo exhibit), Personal Altars Vigil on Saturday, Nov. 7, and the Procession of Little Angels also on the 7th at the Main Library, 101 N Stone Ave (preceded by children’s activities such as wing making, face painting, sugar skull decorating, story telling, and theatre). The November 8th All Souls Procession starts at 6 pm at 4th Ave & University and ends at the Franklin Street Finale Stage for a show of performance art.

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OCT 20 TUCSON Celebrate Meteor Mania! Kitt Peak Nat’l Observatory - Watch the Orionid meteors, snacks provided, 10p-3a, adm $35/$25. Must Reserve. 520-318-8726 OCT 31 TUCSON Kids Halloween Costume Contest Winset Park, 4th Ave - FREE! Kids costume contest 6p w/ prizes, goody bags. Scary movies, Live DJ, trick or treating, 5-9p. 520-624-5004, NOV 1 TUCSON/VAIL Marigolds and Day of the Dead Colossal Cave Mountain Park - Presentation about this special day and plant your own marigolds from 2-4p. $5/car. 520-647-7121 NOV 7-8 TUCSON Tucson Celtic Festival & Highland Games Rillito Raceway - Fr: dinner, torchlight ceremony, ceilidh 6p, call for tickets; Sa/Su: Celtic music, dance, athletics, food & vendors; Sa 9a-9p, Su 9a-5p, $12, $5 ages 6-15. 520-8079509,

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Top 10 Events For more information about these events, check our event calendar on pages 4-6

BENSON Butterfield Overland Stage Days

FLAGSTAFF 20th Annual Trappings of the American West

TOMBSTONE 80th Annual Helldorado Days

KINGMAN Walk in the Park & Fall Festival


SAFFORD 10th Annual Harvest Festival

FLAGSTAFF 6th Annual Celebraciones de la Gente

MESA ‘Gathering of Legends’ Veterans Day Celebration

TUCSON Tucson Celtic Festival & Highland Games

LITCHFIELD PARK 39th Annual Festival of the Arts

Powerhouse Visitor Center: 1-866-427-7866

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Kingman celebrates a new centenarian in October, a true character full of history, harboring an energizing past - speaking here, of course, of the Powerhouse. One hundred years ago, the Powerhouse (Desert Power & Water Company) first lit up the mines in Goldroad, Oatman and Chloride. By October, most businesses downtown had transmission lines carrying juice through thick copper lines into their establishments, revolutionizing the industry of business. The Kingman Powerhouse even energized the construction of Hoover Dam, which soon replaced the diesel-powered plant with cheap hydroelectric power. After sitting idle 58 years, a group led by Toby Orr revitalized the structure. In 1997, the Powerhouse was reopened as an official state visitor center and the home of the Arizona Historic Route 66 Association. The Route 66 Museum soon followed, making the site a living historic landmark and roadside attraction. To celebrate, the Kingman Downtown Merchants Association is hosting a Parade and Walk-in-the-Park Fall Festival at the Powerhouse and adjacent Locomotive Park

Colorado River Region Cities & Towns Blythe, CA Bouse Bullhead City Chloride Cibola Colorado City, CO Dateland Dolan Springs Ehrenberg Fort Mohave Gadsden Hackberry Kaibab Kanab Kingman Lake Havasu City Laughlin, NV Littlefield Martinez Lake Mesquite Moccasin Needles, CA

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the weekend of October 17-18. The parade will kick off Saturday morning at 10 am on Historic Route 66, beginning at 6th Street and ending in front of the Powerhouse at 1st Street. There will be food and crafts vendors throughout Locomotive Park; entertainment includes the Ballet Folklorico and a Kingman’s Got Talent event. Gold panning demonstrations will be given by the Mohave County Prospectors Association all day Saturday. The 2nd Annual Route 66 Rotary Oktoberfest also coincides with live entertainment, serving beer & brats Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm. After the vendors close up at 6 pm, stick around and walk the Downtown Walking Tour, grab a bite to eat or a cup of coffee and head back for a street dance with local bands playing at the Powerhouse from 6 pm well into the night. On Sunday, music, food and craft vendors will once again set up in Locomotive Park from 11 am to 4 pm. The Oktoberfest will start at 10 am and continue to 4 pm.

Check Out These Colorado River Towns Quartzsite Over 1 million winter visitors come for the world-famous gem and mineral shows, swap meets, RV expo & other events. Enjoy rockhounding and four-wheeling; visit the Hi Jolly Monument, the “naked man’s bookstore,” Tyson Wells Stage Stop Museum, and Celia’s Rainbow Gardens. Quartzsite C of C: 928-927-5600; Quartzsite Business C of C: 928-927-9321

Yuma Sited at a historic crossing point of the Colorado River, Fort Yuma was founded in 1849. Explore the historic downtown’s Century House Museum and the Yuma Territorial Prison. Enjoy a date shake while touring a nearby medjool date plantation, rent a canoe or kayak and float down the river. Yuma Visitor’s Bureau: 800-293-0071

ARIZONA Heart of Route 66

October 17 & 18 CALENDAR OCT 10-18 LAKE HAVASU 28th Annual IJSBA World Finals Crazy Horse Campgrounds - 48 country world finals personal watercraft championship, Free adm. 928-764-2210 x615 OCT 10-20 LAKE HAVASU CITY London Bridge Days A celebration with 13 events, live entertainment, games, prizes, food and fun for the whole family. For full list of events and prices visit website.

OCT 31 KINGMAN Halloween Bash with the Route 66 Cruisers Kids trick or treat from car to car. Entertainment and nearby wine bar, coffee shop & fun little BBQ joint make for a delightful and energetic evening. 866-427-7866 NOV 7 YUMA Children’s Festival of the Arts Main Street - FREE festival featuring inter-active arts activities, live entertainment and family fun; food & beverages available for purchase, 11a-4p, FREE adm. 928-373-5202

Celebrating the Powerhouse 100 years A fun packed weekend! Parade, Oktoberfest, food, artists and specialty vendors, bands, street dance, gold panning & more!



‘Ahakhav Tribal Preserve The ‘Ahakhav Tribal Preserve is a serene wetland and backwater area of the Colorado River. It consists of 1,253 acres of wilderness and a 3.5 acre park. The preserve offers a variety of activities including hunting, fishing, hiking, canoeing and bird-watching. There is a 4.6 mile fitness trail as well as playground and picnic facilities. Location: just south of Four Corners on the Colorado River Indian Reservation. Directions: Go approximately three miles south of Parker on Mohave Road, turn west on Rodeo Road at the PIRA Rodeo Grounds. 928-669-2664 Poston Memorial Monument This monument marks the site of the Poston War Relocation Center where 17,867 persons of Japanese ancestry were interned during World War II. The monument is located 11 miles south of Parker on Mohave Road and may be visited at any time during daylight hours. The history of the center is inscribed into the monument and at an information kiosk. 928-669-2174 Swansea Ghost Town Swansea has been proclaimed as one of Arizona’s best ghost towns by Arizona Highways Magazine. Take a day trip back in time and see the remains of what was once a bustling mining community, complete with a “moving picture house,” a post office and automobile dealership. Swansea is accessible by two-wheel drive automobiles. Travel east out of Parker on Shea Road. There is no charge to visit. Parker Dam Road Scenic By Way The Parker Dam Road between Earp CA and Parker Dam CA has officially been declared a National Back Country By Way by the US Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Several historical and nature inspired sites offer travelers a look into the area’s past as well as insight into the desert flora and wildlife. The BLM also operates several campsites, OHV areas and day use sites along the CA shore of the river. 928-505-1234

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OCT 16-17 DOLAN SPRINGS Dolan Springs Days Fr 16th: Miss Dolan Springs Pageant. Sa 17th: Pancake b’fast at VFW 7-9a, parade 10a. Rodeo grounds: Vendors & kids games, Soccer on horseback (5p). Food available. 702-561-8426

OCT 17-18 KINGMAN Walk in the Park & Fall Festival Locomotive Park, Beale & 1st - Vendors of arts, crafts, collectibles & more, parade (Sat), live entertainment, Rotary Oktoberfest Beer & Brats, street dance, gold panning, 9a-6p, free adm. 1-866-427-7866, vendors: 928-727-3564

Walk-in-the-Park & Fall Festival

Points of Interest Near Parker

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Ya Just Gotta Be Here! Parker, Arizona is located on the Colorado River, just north of Interstate Highway 10 on Arizona Highway 95. This unique and affordable area offers a relaxing extended stay lifestyle and vacation atmosphere. Parker is the perfect year-round vacation spot for all types of activities. Whether it’s watersports that include boating, skiing, wakeboarding and personal watercraft or camping, off-roading, golfing, fishing and Rving, we have over 30 RV parks, campgrounds, hotels and motels to accommodate you along the Ov er vi ew

Celebrate at the Walk-in-the-Park Fall Festival

Take a Drive!

16-mile stretch of the Parker Strip. Many of our businesses are accessible by boat or other watercraft! We offer a variety of restaurants, shopping, museums, libraries, wildlife preserves, a four-star golf course and THX 4-plex movie theater, Parker Dam “The World’s Deepest Dam”, the Blue Water Resort & Casino and, of course, The Colorado River! Make Parker, Arizona your next destination, you’ll be glad you did!

Hot Chili, Hot Cars!

Colorado River Chili Cook-off & Classic Car Show We had so much fun last year we decided to do it again! The Parker Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce their Second Annual Colorado River Chili Cookoff & Car Show, October 24, 2009 from 11 am - 4 pm. In addition to the Chili Cookoff, there will be a salsa contest (not the dance, the dip!), a classic car show and a horseshoe tournament. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places for the best chili dishes, best salsas and the winners of the horseshoe tournament. This cool event will take place at La Paz County Park, one of the most beautiful settings along the famous Parker Strip. On hand will be a great local band, “The Makaav Blues Band” featuring Country, D M on is ’t s it

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Blues and Classic Rock to take us through the day. You may want to enjoy a cold beer or other libation at the “River Diva Bar”. And for the kiddies, there will be an entire section dedicated to them including a balloon bounce! There will be loads of vendors with tasty food, cool things to buy, and prizes and raffles throughout the day. If you want to sample the chili and salsa and be eligible to vote for the “People’s Choice” award, there will be a small fee. For more information, including vendor applications, chili and salsa team registration and horseshoe tournament sign up, please contact the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce.

Cattail Cove State Park Tranquility along Lake Havasu

Cattail Cove State Park is located on State Route 95, about 37 miles north of Parker. Located on Lake Havasu, the park offers you and your family a chance to get away and enjoy a broad spectrum of activities. The 45-mile long lake is a haven for all kinds of water sports. Swim, boat, or fish for bass, catfish, bluegill and crappie. A beach, boat ramp and 61 campsites are among the amenities at the park. If you prefer land-based activities, the Lake Trail offers breathtaking views. The Fu oo n r

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CALENDAR October 17 Parker Rotary 60th Annual Rodeo State Finals October 24 Blue Water Resort & Casino 5th Annual 300 Enduro Race Speed boat competition October 24 Parker Area Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Chili Cookoff Horseshoe competition, live music, vendors, wakeboard demonstration and lots of fun on the river! November 7 Parker Area Chamber of Commerce 17th Annual “Gong Show” Fundraiser Local Talent Show features singing, dancing and hilarious acts. November 8 Blue Water Resort & Casino 9th Annual Triathlon November 15 Hospice of Havasu Golf Tournament Fundraiser November 15 8th Annual Colorado River Indian Tribes Fall Gathering & Cultural Events Native dancers, arts and crafts. November 27-28 SCSC and Blue Water Resort & Casino 63rd Annual Thanksgiving Boat Regatta November 28 Annual Lighted Boat Parade New format. Cash prizes, Santa Claus and more! Free showing of “The Polar Express” at the BlueWater Resort & Casino’s Outdoor Amphitheater. Free Hot Cocoa and Popcorn!

area surrounding the park is also a rock hound’s paradise. Volcanic rock, geodes, jaspers, obsidian, turquoise and agate can be found. Due to the State Parks’ budgetary crisis, some parks are open only 5 days a week. Currently, Cattail Cove State Park is open all 7 days, but please contact the park before traveling to get the most up-to-date information.


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Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce Presents

30th Annual Bluegrass Festival & Fiddle Championship November 13-15, 2009

Over $6500 in cash prizes for mandolin, flatpick guitar, bluegrass banjo, fiddle, specialty vocal, specialty instruments, family bands, old time bands, and bluegrass band competition.

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30th Bluegrass Festival & Fiddle Championship

The Four Corner States Bluegrass Festival on November 13-15, 2009 is sponsored by the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce - and it’s one of the oldest bluegrass festivals in the Southwest. Featured bands entertaining all three days at the festival are Mark Phillips & Ill Generation, Palmer Divide Bluegrass, and Honi Deaton & Dream. Additionally, contestants will compete in thirteen categories for prizes and cash awards. Some of the categories bring Championship designation, such as Open Fiddle, Mandolin, Flat Pick Guitar, and Banjo. The festival is held outdoors at the Everett Bowman Rodeo Grounds, just 1/2 mile east of Highway 60/93 in Wickenburg. Limited reserved self-contained RV camping is arranged through the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce. The festival opens on Friday to the public at 11 am with entertainment from 1 pm - 5:30 pm. On Saturday and Sunday,

Wickenburg Chamber: 928-684-5479

gates open at 7 am for a pancake breakfast, and entertainment follows from 9 am - 5:30 pm. Tickets for the Bluegrass Festival are $12 adults, $10 senior citizens, $7 children; 3 Day Passes are $30, $27 and $12 at the gate. One of the festival highlights is the Saturday Bluegrass concert featuring the bands inside the 600-seat Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Road, on the campus of Wickenburg High School at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 per person and sold by the chamber. At the Everett Bowman Rodeo Grounds, the festival location for the three days, you’ll find food & drink concessions, arts & crafts, and a designated Kids Zone. Organizers prohibit bringing in alcoholic beverages, food, and coolers. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. General bleacher seating is available on grounds.

Fine Art and Fine Crafts Payson Art League Fall Show

On October 23-25, a juried fine art and fine crafts show and sale will be hosted by Payson area artists. Come and view the diverse art of our high country! For the 2009 show, this over 20-year local tradition brings together 23 artists, including six new entries. Among those presenting their work are Alan and Carole Snyder–pottery and scratchboard, Jay Kemp–metal, bronze, and wood sculptures/paintings in various media, Jim Strong–oil, Rock Newcomb– acrylic, Don Harmon–oil and bronze sculptures, Jackie Bond–oil on sandstone,


RUINS, MUSEUM, AND ETHNOBOTANICAL GARDEN 14th Century Salado Indian Ruins & Reconstructed Rooms Depicting Ancient Lifestyles Open: 9am-5pm - 7 days a week • Handicapped Accessible • Group Tours by Arrangement • Located just outside of Globe

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Angie Cockle–scratchboard, and Glenda Roark–abstract art/fused glass/pottery and jewelry. Each artist donates a work of art to be raffled off on Sunday. The money from the raffle goes to Rim Country area schools to help provide art supplies. The show will be held at Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center on Hwy 87 in Payson. The event is free Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 11-4. Everyone is invited to the Friday night premiere from 5-8 pm, which includes refreshments and music.

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Come to the Kokopelli Krush A “Top 10 Things to Do in the Phoenix Area”

Arizona’s largest and most decorated winery, Kokopelli Winery, will be hosting their biggest event in its KRUSH history, voted “top 10 things to do in the Phoenix surrounding area.” Mercedes Benz of Chandler is sponsoring this year’s event. The Krush will take place on Oct 23 - 25 and will include our now famous “Krush competition” for teams of two to win great prizes ranging from wine to trips. Enjoy live music from Jazz to Reggae to Blues all weekend long, as well as our great food and award winning wine. Bigger and better than ever, Krush ‘09 will also include sponsors displaying their wares, local arts and crafts exhibitors, a kids inflatable play area, travel companies and more. The Krush begins Friday, Oct 23 from 5 pm to midnight. There will be two Krush heats on Friday: 7:30 pm and 10 pm; and on Saturday three heats: 1:30 pm, 7 pm and 10 pm. On Sunday we will have one heat at 1 pm and then our Finalists from each day will compete for the grand prize. Along with our grand prize trip (‘08 Hawaii) for two we will be giving away awards each day for best krush style and best costume. Corporate team awards and

Chandler Krush: 35 W. Boston St, 85225 480-792-6927 Surprise Krush: 14719 W. Grand Ave, 85374 623-556-4810

a children’s division 12 & under are new Krush categories this year. The Hollow Foot Award goes to the last place finishers in each heat. Registration for the Krush is $20 per team and can be done in advance or the day of the event. $10 tastings include the Kokopelli Krush commemorative glass, 6 tasting tickets and $2 off every bottle of Kokopelli wine purchased. Kokopelli Winery is a local family owned winery and restaurant celebrating their 15th year in operation producing over 20 wines, which collectively have won over 65 medals to date. Kokopelli wine is distributed in over 400 retail outlets across the state. Visit our website to view Bistro event details, menu selections or to order wine: The Krush is also being held in our Bistro in Surprise, AZ the same weekend. If you can’t Krush, come out and cheer, laugh, and get great pictures of the event that is sure to please.

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Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival November 6, 7 & 8 101 Easy Street, Carefree, AZ 85377 10am to 5pm

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“Hidden In The Hills”

Artist Studio Tour Last Two Weekends In November Arizona’s largest artist studio tour is once again set for the last two weekends of November. Fine artists throughout Cave Creek, Carefree, and North Scottsdale will open their studios to the public for the 13th Annual “Hidden in the Hills” Artist Studio Tour Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 20-22 and again November 2729, 2009. Sponsored by the non-profit Sonoran Arts League, the popular event features 150 artists at 45 studio locations. The free, self-guided studio tour takes place from

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10 am to 5 pm and offers art enthusiasts a unique opportunity to observe artists at work in their private studios. Most studios include guest artists who also demonstrate their talents. “This year’s event is our largest studio tour to date,” said Ralph Deuschle, an acclaimed sculptor and event chair. “Not only do we have several new artists this year, Hidden in the Hills attracts fine artists who don’t exhibit their work at galleries or at shows, but choose to open their studios during the tour.” An interactive “Hidden in the Hills” web site,, offers more details about each participating artist and a user-friendly map-building program to help visitors plan their free, self-guided tours. The event also helps raise funds for the League’s youth scholarships through a portion of sales from the event’s Youth Art exhibit at Studio 1 and artist fees to participate in the event. Facebook friends can also find a fan page at:

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Community Center Park • Shrimp & other food booths • Shrimp eating & Cooking contests • Kid’s Sand Castle building Contest • Carnival rides and much more! Gila Bend CofC • 928-683-2002

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The Dolly Steamboat is an 1890s steamboat replica that sails on beautiful Canyon Lake. We offer daily nature cruises, twilight dinner cruises, and astronomy cruises year round. Be sure to call for our current schedule. Just a short distance from Mesa, Scottsdale, and Phoenix, explore secluded waterways as you relax and enjoy the breathtaking flora and fauna of the lower Sonoran desert. Along the way, the captain will recount the legends and lore of the Superstition Mountains. This “Junior Grand Canyon” tour is consistently rated one of the “Best Things to Do in Arizona.” Bring your camera and binoculars as

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Restaurants The Ranch House 2155 S. Dobson Rd. 480-838-0537

RV Resorts Good Life RV Resort 3403 E. Main St. 480-832-4990, 800-999-4990 Towerpoint Resort 4860 East Main 480-832-4996, 800-444-4996 480-827-9144

bighorn sheep, coyote, deer, bobcats and mountain lions may all be seen, along with bald eagles, hawks, vultures and other avian species. The Twilight Dinner Cruise is an exciting alternative to dining in the city. Entrees are served buffet style and vary by night to include tender Filet Mignon, succulent Prime Rib, tangy Barbecued Ribs, and charbroiled Rib Eye along with a grilled chicken breast, various sides, dessert and beverages. Bask in the beauty of Canyon Lake as the lowering sun sets the canyon walls aglow. It’s relaxing and romantic! A special treat is the new monthly Twi-

Boo! Presenting Haunted History Annual Mesa Ghost Tour & Historical Walk

Does Mesa have tunnels? What floats down the stairs in the old territorial jail cells? Do chairs roll, doors slam and can you hear whispers in the dark? Learn more about Mesa’s myths, rumors and legends at this once-a-year event. The Mesa Ghost Tour & Historical Walk will be held Sat. Oct. 24 at 10:30 am. The tour will feature actual accounts of paranormal happenings in some of Mesa’s oldest buildings and share the storied history of the past helping explain the present-day hauntings. Tour cost is $10 for adults, $6 for ages 3 to 12, and children 2 and under are free. Prior registration is required for partici-

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pation. Tickets are on sale online now. Guests arriving early or staying late can also enjoy the free Saturday MACFest arts festival along Main Street from 10 am- 4 pm, featuring a Saturday Farmers Market, the Storytelling Festival at Mesa Arts Center, Pattern of Wizardry exhibition, and Boo-tiful Bats family art project at Arizona Museum for Youth.

light Astronomy Dinner Cruise, hosted by Dr. Sky, astronomy expert and radio personality. Dr. Sky gives a presentation on the solar system as you view the night sky through on-board telescopes and enjoy a filet mignon dinner. The Dolly Steamboat is also a unique setting for weddings, special parties, and corporate events. Consider a private charter as you plan your next occasion. For a great getaway, take the Dolly Steamboat’s unforgettable “mini Arizona vacation”! View the website for prices and other information. Please call to reserve your reservations.

CALENDAR OCT 17 MESA Buckets, Blowers & Bombers Charity Car Show Falcon Field Airport CAF Museum - T-buckets, vehicles w/ blowers, Rat Rods, muscle cars, street rods, 4x4s, motorcycles, more. Warbirds on display, 9a-4p, adm $10, $9 $3. 480-924-1940, NOV 7 MESA ‘Gathering of Legends’ Veterans Day Celebration Falcon Field Airport CAF Museum - Military aviation veterans relate experiences from WWII on. Warbirds incl B-17 Flying Fortress, flyovers, rides, food, 9a-4p, adm 13-Adult $10, 5-12 $3, Veterans free. 480-924-1940, NOV 7-8 MESA Mesa Old West Days Downtown - Old West gunfight re-enactments, quick draw contest, games, costume contests, an 1880s baseball exhibition, food and old west vendors, author signings, western music. 480-835-0757


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Rocky Point Roundup

Lodging, Dining & Attraction Guide Attractions Frontier Movie Town 297 W. Center St. Kanab, UT 435-644-5337 Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument Approx. 2 hours north of Silver City, NM 505-536-9461, Legoland California One Legoland Dr. Carlsbad, CA 92008 760-918-5346 San Diego Harbor Excursions 1050 N. Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101 619-234-4111

Lodging Bear Creek Motel & Cabins 88 Main St. Pinos Altos, NM, 88053 1-888-388-4515 Cabrillo Inn & Suites Airport 1150 Rosecrans St. San Diego, CA 619-223-5544 Casitas de Gila (Guest Houses) 50 Casita Flats Rd. Gila, NM 88038 575-535-4455, 877-923-4827 Georgetown Cabins Silver City, NM Next to Mimbres Valley in the Gila Forest 575-534-4529

Restaurants Croce’s Restaurant & Bar 802 5th Ave. San Diego, CA 92101 619-233-4355 Curious Kumquat 111 East College Ave. Silver City, NM 88061 575-534-0337

Held for 4th Year at Sonoran Spa Resort For 16 years the Phoenix and Tucson chapters of Alcoholics Anonymous have held an event in Rocky Point. Rocky Point Reservations has long been a sponsor of the event and is proud to announce the October 16-18 Rocky Point Roundup will again be held at the Sonoran Spa Resort, marking the fourth year the event has been held there. Guests to the event participate in fellowship meetings, reunite with friends, and browse literature and merchandise sponsored by Alcoholics Anonymous. Rocky Point Reservations as always can provide rooms for Roundup guests. It is best for guests to call at 800-427-6259 to make sure they receive the Roundup rate. Visit for more information. For other guests at the Sonoran Spa


during the event, be advised that alcohol will not be served on the premises. The Sonoran Sea next door welcomes those guests to use the restaurant, Martini’s, and they can enjoy alcoholic beverages at that resort. Of course this year the group will have the additional requirement of passports to get back into the U.S. Information on passports can be found at If you would like to be added to Rocky Point Reservations’ newsletter, where you can get information about upcoming events and special rates, please send a request to reservations@rockypointres. com. You will be added to the database.

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Theater) including museums of art, Boasting beautiful weather, sunshine photography, and natural history. and, of course, sea and surf, San Diego is Historic shopping districts like the California’s second largest city. Home to Gaslamp Quarter are popular gathering world class attractions, San Diego offers places. Visitors will find many excellent visitors the San Diego Zoo, Legoland, the restaurants featuring exquisite seafood Maritime Museum with one of the finest and a variety of national cuisines. For collections of historic ships in the world, all you diehard baseball fans, don’t forand the San Diego-La Jolla Underwater get the Padres-San Diego’s own baseball Park dedicated to preserving ecology and team. San Diego also offers a gateway sea life. And what visit to the City by the into our neighbor to the south, Mexico. Sea would be complete without spending Enter through Tijuana and grab a taste some time with the famous Shamu at Sea of Latin flavor and culture. World? With all of these attractions to offer, San Diego is rightfully proud of its many San Diego is a true wonderland for visimuseums. Fifteen of them repose at Balboa tors of all ages. Park alone (along with the Old Globe

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OCT 10-11 LORDSBURG, NM Shakespeare Ghost Town Tour Lordsburg exit 22 from I-10, south on Hwy 494 to Shakespeare - Walk the streets trod by Billy the Kid, John Ringo and The Clantons. Walk a portion of Butterfield Trail, tour 7 original buildings. 505-542-9034 OCT 11 SAN DIEGO Little Italy Festa India & Date Streets - Largest single-day Italian-American festival West of the Mississippi. Entertainment, fine Italian food, bocce ball, specialty crafts & vendors booths, beer and wine garden, 10a-6p. 619-233-3898 OCT 24 SAN DIEGO, CA 5th Annual Boulevard BOO! Parade and Carnival El Cajon Blvd. & College Ave - Parade, carnival (Clay Park), live entertainment, beer garden & costume contests, FREE & familyfriendly, 11a-6p. 619-582-1093 OCT 31 ROCKY POINT, SON Bathtub Races Cholla Bay - Probably one of the year’s funniest events, mixed teams roll through the streets, tubs supplied by JJ’s Cantina. 011-52-638-383-2785 or www.jjscantina. com NOV 5-8 ROCKY POINT, SON 9th Annual Rocky Point Rally 60 mile ride from AZ border, Resort Ride Dice Roll, street party, bikeshow, bike parade 3p, live music and more. A celebration for motorcycle lovers. NOV 26 ZUNI, NM Zuni Christmas Lights Parade Parade and float competition to kick-off the winter holiday season - takes place at dusk. 505-782-5852

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This “Junior Grand Canyon” tour is consistently rated one of the “Best Things to Do in Arizona” and is a premier Arizona attraction for locals and tourists alike. Just minutes away from Mesa, Scottsdale, and Phoenix, Arizona — Daily Nature Cruises and Twilight Dinner Cruises.

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Lodging - Quality Inn Navajo Nation Capital 48 West Highway 264 , Window Rock, AZ 86515 928-871-4108, 800-662-6189 Quality Inn Navajo Nation 10 North Main Street , Tuba City, AZ 86045 928-283-4545, 800-644-8383 Quality Inn at Lake Powell 287 N. Lake Powell Blvd., Page, AZ 86040 928-645-8851, 866-645-8851

Parks - Monument Valley 435-727-5874 Antelope Canyon 928-698-2808 Little Colorado River Gorge 928-679-2303 Four Corners Monument 928-871-6647 Window Rock Veteran’s Memorial 928-871-6637 Bowl Canyon Recreation Area 928-871-6647

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On Saturday, October 10, make plans to attend an exciting event at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, AZ. You’ll want to be there for the reunion of generations of Diné (Navajo) and Bilagaana (Anglo) trading families and their neighbors from around Navajo country. Come experience a day filled with storytelling and films, a traditional meal, and traders show ‘n tell. Hear stories from the traders and from the elders who remember the “old days” - audience interaction and participation will be encouraged. Hours: 10 am - 5 pm; free admission and free lunch. In celebration of this event, The Legacy of the Diné Traders exhibit will be reinstalled in the museum lobby for six weeks beginning three weeks prior to the reunion. Following its re-installment, The Legacy will become a traveling exhibit, visiting Navajo Chapter Houses for approximately six weeks at a time. Schedule soon online at The most historically significant role for trading posts on the Navajo Nation has been that of liaison between Navajos and the dominant society. The traders established a market for goods the Navajos were able to provide - livestock, wool, arts & crafts - while the Navajos needed goods provided by the traders - flour, salt, sugar, coffee, wagons, tack, etc. Then, as now, they served the needs of the community. There are only a handful of trading posts in operation on the Navajo Nation today actually owned by traders. There are a few convenience stores owned by corpo-


rations that still use the name trading post but no longer include trading as a community service. Traders still buy arts & crafts to sell to mainstream America. They carry traditional ceremonial items used by Navajos unique items that you will never find at the local retails stores that surround the Navajo Nation in border towns. But in those same towns you’ll still find quite a number of traders. Laws governing the trade business on the reservation dramatically affected the trading posts and caused the demise of many. Business off the Navajo Nation, with fewer restrictions, is much more lucrative enabling the traders continued prosperity. Navajo Nation Museum Hwy. 264 & Loop Rd. Window Rock, AZ Free Admission Hours: 8 am - 8 pm Tues.-Fri. 8 am - 5 pm Mon. & Sat. Navajo Nation Trading Posts Inscription House Trading Post, Inscription House, AZ Kaibeto Trading Post, Kaibeto, AZ Totsoh Trading Post, Lukachukai, AZ Shonto Trading Post, Shonto, AZ Toadlena Trading Post, Toadlena, NM Two Grey Hills Trading Post, Newcomb, NM Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site in Ganado, AZ is owned by the National Park Service but still operates as a trading post.

Tuhisma 9th Annual Hopi Arts and Crafts Market

Saturday, October 10th, 2009 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MST

Hopi Veterans Memorial Center Kykotsmovi, Arizona The Greatest Gathering of Hopi Artists Featuring Only the Best, Authentic Art. Cultural Entertainment, Food & More.

Contact: Pam - 928-205-8789

Francis – 928-734-2050 or Matt – Sponsored by The Hopi Pu‘tavi Project, Inc. A 501(c)3 Organization

OCT 10 KYKOTSMOVI 9th Hopi Tuhisma Arts and Crafts Market Hopi Veterans Memorial Center, Hwy 264 - Best Hopi artists, authentic art, cultural entertainment, food & more, 9a-5p MST. 928-205-8789 OCT 17 FLAGSTAFF Museum of N. Arizona/ Flag Cultural Partners Navajo Rug Auction Coconino Center for the Arts - 300+ contemporary and antique Navajo Rugs of all sizes and prices. Preview 9a, auction at 4p, free adm. Consignments welcome. OCT 24 TOPAWA Waila! Making the People Happy Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center & Museum - Guided tour of museum, screening of film Waila!, then dance under the stars at a live Waila concert, from 4p, free, part of Native Eyes Film Showcase. 520-626-8381


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Econo Lodge WINSLOW 1706 N. Park Drive 928-289-4687 $5 fee total for all nights No deposit. No size restrictions. Red Feather Lodge GRAND CANYON 106 N. Hwy 64 Reg. $50 deposit refundable 800-538-2345 $10 per day fee No size restrictions

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Can I Bring Fido?

You have booked a pet friendly hotel or B&B, packed the leash, water bowl, and toys, and driven to your destination. But can you bring Fido along as you enjoy the local attractions or must he stay cooped up in your room? Here are some of the many things to do around the state where your furry friend is welcome. Douglas Slaughter House Ranch National Historic Landmark preserves the life of a turn-ofthe-century cattle baron. Dogs of all sizes are allowed to tour the farm and outbuildings. Must be leashed and are not allowed in the main museum. 520-558-2474 Sedona Adventure Company Jeep Tours offers a range of tours of Sedona’s world famous red rock country. You may bring your dog as long as it is well behaved and no other riders object. Enjoy 4-wheeling fun in a S Id om ea e s

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convertible jeep with your furry friend. 928-204-1973 Tombstone Old Tombstone Stagecoach Tours welcomes your pooch to hop onboard with you as you see round the old town of Tombstone. 520-457-3018 Tucson Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson has over 250 aircraft on display on 80 acres. Dogs are allowed at the outdoor exhibits. 520-574-0462 Wickenburg Robson’s Mining World is a real mining town with a grocery, barber shop, assay office, newspaper, Post Office, and 30 antique buildings. Opens Oct 1st. Dogs are allowed leashed in the town, but not in buildings. Must not be left unattended. 928-685-2609

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Picacho Peak RV 55+ Resort 17065 E Peak Lane 520-466-7841 |



Ramblin Roads RV Resort 60655 E Hwy 60 928-859-3187 |




Havasu Springs Resort 2581 Hwy 95 928-667-3361 |


Southern Arizona

Colorado River Region

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Page-Lake Powell Campgrounds 849 S. Coppermine Rd. 928-645-3374 |


Rancho Sedona RV Park 135 Bear Wallow Lane 888-641-4261 |


Show Low

928-537-4611 |

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Eagle View Rv Resort 9605 N. Ft. McDowell Rd. Fort McDowell, AZ 85264 480-789-5310

Fountain of Youth Spa RV Resort 1500 Spa Rd 888-8000-SPA |

Niland, CA

Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort 1589 Drew Rd 800-545-6481 |

El Centro, CA

River City RV Park Right across the river in Bullhead City 2225 Merrill Ave 928-754-2121 |

Laughlin, NV

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Good Life RV Resort 3403 E Main St 800-999-4990 |



Saddle Mountain RV Park 3607 N 411th Ave 623-386-3892 |



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Playa Bonita RV Park 011-52-638-383-2596

Puerto Peñasco

Tower Point Resort 4860 E Main | 480-832-4996 800-444-4996 |



Playa De Oro RV Resort 011-52-638-383-2668

Puerto Peñasco

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WESTWIND RV & GOLF RESORT 9797 E. Frontage Rd., Yuma Az 85365 928-342-2992 • Toll Free: 1-866-440-2992

Visit us at:

Par 3, 9-Hole Golf Course, Bar & Cafe

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at Either and/or Both Resorts Awarded Best Parks in America Woodall’s Double 5W Rating • Entertainment • Dances • Wi-Fi


Gila Bend I-8 & Hwy 80 exit 115 Love’s Travel Stop #296 928-683-2210

Winslow I-40 exit 255 Flying J Travel Plaza 400 Transcon Lane 928-289-2081

Tonopah I-10 exit 103 Travel Centers of America 1010 N. 339th Ave. 623-386-6443


Colorado River Region

Rio Rico I-19 exit 12 Pilot Travel Center #279 769 E Frontage Rd. 520-377-0001

Ehrenberg I-10 exit 1 Flying J Travel Plaza S. Frontage 928-923-9600

Tucson I -10 exit 268 Tucson Truck Terminal 5451 E. Benson Hwy. 520-574-0050

Kingman Petro Truck Stop I-40 exit 66 Blake Ranch Road PO Box 6219 928-757-2799

Willcox 1-10 exit 340 Willcox Truck Plaza 1190 W. Rex Allen Drive 520-384-3561

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Central Arizona Eagle View RV Resort 9605 N Ft McDowell Rd 480-789-5310 |

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Welcome to the Eagle View RV Resort and the home of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. We are located on the eastern edge of Scottsdale, where the Four Peaks rise from the desert floor and the Verde River supplies life to the thirsting ground. The Eagle View RV Resort thrives with the history and traditions of this ancient land and its culture. Immediately you will know that this is a special place, as you gaze upon the majestic mountains that encircle the land and witness the beauty of the eagles flying above. Here, in the middle of the desert, a light is forever shining, illuminated by the beauty and mystique of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. The Eagle View RV Resort is truly the ultimate destination and your stay will be memorable and enjoyable. The resort offers 150 state-of-the-art sites, which come with water, electricity, sewer, wireless internet and telephone & cable TV jacks. The clubhouse has a computer room, Plasma TV, pool table, games, exchange library Pr of il e



Orchard Ranch Senior RV Resort 11250 E Hwy 69 800-352-6305 |




Mountain Vu RV Park 11295 Cornville Rd 928-639-2984 |

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Meteor Crater RV Park I-40 Exit 233 928-289-5898 |

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Prescott Valley


Fairgrounds RV 10443 Hwy 89A 928-227-3310 |



Copperas Cove, TX


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• 150 state-of-the-art sites to accommodate the largest of RV’s • 20/30/50 amps, water and waste disposal • Free high speed wired and wireless internet access • Free continental breakfast daily • Free shuttle service to Ft. McDowell Casino & We-Ko-Pa Golf Club • Pool and Spa, Pickle-ball, Volleyball, badminton and basketball

Cedar Grove RV Resort 100 Cedar Grove Drive 254-547-4293 |



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Casa Malpais RV Park 272 W Main 928-333-4632 |

Butterfield RV Resort 251 S Ocotillo | 520-586-4400 800-863-8160|

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Campgrounds Outside of Arizona

Northern Arizona

Waltner’s RV Resort 4800 S 28th St

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* Services, supplies and amenities may vary at each resort. Please contact the resort for specific details.

* Services, supplies and amenities may vary at each resort. Please contact the resort for specific details.

Westwind RV and Golf Resort 9797 E 32nd St | 866-440-2992 800-545-6481 |

October 2009

(480) 947-6219


“You name it we do it.” Full Mechanical Service • Drop off & Pick up 3340 E Mossman Rd. • Tucson Az

1589 Drew Rd., El Centro, CA 92243 760-352-7061 • Toll Free: 1-800-545-6481

Visit us at:

Executive 9-Hole Golf Course, Bar & Cafe

National GoodYear offers accepted

Lexington Pines MobiLe HoMe & RV PaRk

Overnighters Welcome • 54 RV spots • Cable TV • WiFi & Internet • Showers and Laundry Facilities • Club House w/ Kitchen • Paved, lighted streets • Underground Utilities • 55+ Park • Single & Double wide spaces 1535 Thatcher Blvd. • Safford, Az 85546

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and complimentary continental breakfast. Also available is a full laundry room, accessible and non-accessible showers, restrooms, and a heated pool and spa. The Eagle View RV Resort is located off Beeline Highway (SR87) across from Arizona’s first gaming facility, Fort McDowell Casino, which offers live Blackjack, Poker, Bingo, Keno, 776 slot machines, five restaurants and free shuttle service to and from Eagle View. With your stay you will be able to enjoy discounts at the award winning We Ko Pa Golf Club and the Fort McDowell Adventures, a Wild West outdoor adventure venue. At Eagle View you are also in close proximity to Fountain Hills, Phoenix and Scottsdale where there are arts & crafts fairs, antique car shows, MLB spring training games, professional and collegiate sporting events, Fiesta Bowl/Parade and Phoenix International Raceway. At this time, when everyone is especially concerned with getting good value for their dollars, Eagle View RV Resort has a great special offer: 3 nights for the price of 2 (no other discounts apply). NOV 20-22 FT. MCDOWELL Orme Dam Victory Days Celebration The Ft. McDowell Yavapai Nation welcomes you. Come enjoy a Pow Wow, rodeo, parade, cultural performances, battle of bands, BMX competition, sports tournaments. Free adm, $10 parking. 480-789-7162

The Antique Centre 10:00 am until 6:00 pm

Arizona’s finest Antique Mall Over 130 dealers specializing in some of the finest Art, Antiques, Objects d’ Art, and Estate Jewelry.

480-675-9500 Accepting high quality items for consignment, auctions. Auction: Oct 25

The Antique Centre

2012 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale AZ just north of McDowell

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