The weekend of September 25 and 26 will be a busy one at the Sedona Airport. Sedona Fair, Inc, the non-profit, which produced the Sedona Community Fair in 2008 and 2009, will produce the 2010 Sedona Winefest on the last weekend of September, from 11am to 6pm on Saturday and 11am to 5pm on Sunday. The event will be located on airport
mesa, taking advantage of the substantial parking available at the airport, as well as spectacular views. The airport’s traditional airport open house and fly in, and the classic car show will join the Winefest but will only be held on Saturday, the 25th. The full scale Community Fair will return in September 2011 after the new airport restaurant has been
built and is open to the public.
The two-day wine festival, which celebrates the wine growing industry of Arizona, particularly the wineries in the Verde Valley, is being sponsored by Sedona Airport as a community service. The Sedona Winefest will feature great wines from 13 Arizona wineries. The entry fee of $12.00 will include an 18-ounce commemorative Winefest glass and 6 tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets will also be available, and attendees will have the opportunity to purchase wine by the case, bottle and by the glass from participating wineries.
Patrons will delight in tasting wines from Freitas Vineyard, Javelina Leap, Caduceus Cellars, Merkin Vineyards, Jerome Winery, Bitter Creek Winery, Page Springs Cellars, Arizona Stronghold, Alcantara, Pillsbury Wine Co., Oak Creek Vineyards, Juniper Well Ranch Vineyards, & Carlson Creek Vineyard. The popular wine lovers magazine, Arizona Vines & Wines, will be on hand as well as an olive oil tasting booth and several vendors to enhance your wine experience. There will be a raffle both days, including prizes from participating wineries and local restaurants.
The Sedona Arts Center will be also host an adjacent pavilion with their “Artists in Action” program – where over a dozen artists who are also instructors at the art center demonstrate their artistic skills, Visitors will be able to join in and get on the pottery wheel to see if they can create a masterpiece.
The Sedona Winefest pavilion will include a food court with a variety of menu items and snacks throughout the day. Food providers for 2010 are Dahl and DiLuca and the Grille at ShadowRock at the Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa. There will be an area for patrons to sit, sip wine and enjoy food and live music. Scheduled on Saturday is Steve Douglas’ gypsy jazz trio, ZAZU, and on Sunday, patrons will enjoy the popular trio Soundscape Sedona, featuring Susannah Martin.
Families take note: On Saturday, September 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the airport will also host the annual airport open house and fly-in and the classic car show. Included in this wonderful family event will be the 1929 Ford Tri-Motor aircraft which is only one of 5 such aircraft still flying in the world. Rides on the Tri-Motor will be offered for $60 a person. Other aircraft, including 4 brand new, state of the art airplanes representing the best of American aircraft manufacturers will be on display. The Sedona Car Club will once again host their competitive 100+ car show with car buffs from around the state
completing for prizes for best of show. This event ends on Saturday, Sept 25 at 2 p.m. The Sedona Winefest is both days, Saturday September 25 from 11 AM to 6 PM and Sunday September 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, contact Sandy at email@example.com or visit www.sedonawinefest.com