The 2022 Verde Valley Wine Festival is being held in the Old Town Activity Park, at 187 E Pima St. Cottonwood, Arizona with the goal of offering the finest Arizona wineries, breweries, distilleries, and restaurants committed to creating homegrown products for locals and visitors to enjoy. Festival attendees will have “come-and-go” access so that you can enjoy all the additional shops, eateries, and tasting rooms that Old Town Cottonwood has to offer.
The Festival begins at 11am for VIPs only and Noon for General Admission. The festival concludes at 5pm. This is Northern Arizona’s premier Wine and Culinary festival of the year, featuring wine and beer, culinary delights, live music, and Arizona artisans.
Depending on the level of access and amount of time you’d like to spend getting to know the Arizona wineries at this year’s Festival, we have an option for just about every wine lover’s budget.
We have two tiers of tickets for Saturday:
- General admission ($35 online; $45 the day of the event): Access to the Saturday Main Event on April 30th, from 12 – 5 pm. This includes a wine glass, 8 tastes of wine or any libation of your choice, food samplings, and a chance to enjoy music, art and all the fun that the festival has to offer.
- VIP ticket ($125): This includes all that you get with the general admission ticket, but as a bonus you get EARLY access to the Saturday Main Event, starting at 11 am, a VIP “swag bag”, access to the VIP lounge, and 10 wine tastings. Sorry VIP SOLD OUT
- This is all included with the purchase of the Platinum VIP Experience which also covers the Friday night pre-festival live auction and celebration. Sorry SOLD OUT
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