Rated by Fodor's Travel as one of the top 10 wine festivals in North America, the Willcox Wine Country Festival Saturday and Sunday is a weekend-long celebration, featuring Arizona wines from the Willcox region. What started with four wineries and just over 250 attendees ten years ago, has grown to 18 wineries, over 70 art and craft vendors, 5 bands, multiple food venues, and over 5,000 attendees.
The festival is located at the historic Railroad Park (157 N. Railroad Avenue, Willcox, AZ 85643) just steps from the Willcox Wine Trail and local vineyards. Take advantage and spend the whole weekend! Willcox offers several places to stay overnight. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.willcoxwinecountry.org
Arizona’s largest and longest running festival expands to include awards benefit dinner, theater fundraiser and the first annual Willcox Wine Country Competition. Over the past few months, wines made with Willcox wine grapes were submitted to Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago for evaluation. The results of this competition will be announced on Friday at the Awards and Benefit Dinner. At the winemaker’s dinner, two Willcox Wine Country pioneers will be recognized: Bob Webb and Dr. Mike Kilby. Both played a significant role in putting Willcox Wine Country on the map. Our second addition for this spring’s festival is a fundraiser for the Historic Willcox Theater & Arts. This event will happen on Saturday evening after the festival. Guests will sample award-winning wines, enjoy culinary delights and be invited to a movie.
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For more information on Willcox Wine Country, visit willcoxwinecountry.org or call 480-516-8848.