There are many interesting and fun things to do in Prescott and surrounds. Below is just a sampling of some of them but there is much, much more on the cities/town’s websites. Be sure to click on the links below to see them all and to get more information on all the events you won’t want to miss.



Prescott Saddle Club
Visit this site for Trail Conditions and scheduled
Rides which are posted in their newsletter!

Watters Garden Center Classes – Free
Every Sat. 9:30 am

Prescott Center for the Arts
New productions every month
For information and tickets: 445-3286  www.pca-az-net

Summer Farmers Market – YRMC Pendleton Parking Lot
Saturdays 7:30 to noon, May 5 through October 28

Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays (some Sundays) – Starts November 10th
 Find locations at

Historic Downtown Walking Tours
Fri, Sat, Sun at 10am May 5 thru Oct 28
Meet in front of the Prescott Chamber
Visitors’ Information Center
Call ahead to confirm at 445-2000

Prescott’s 4th Friday Art Walks
4th Friday of each month
5:00 pm
Downtown Galleries

Ales on Rails on the Verde Canyon Railroad
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun in October 800-582-7245

Granite Creek Vineyards
Sat. Noon – Live Music
Sun. 10am – Brunch
www.Granite Creek

Afternoon Tea – Hassayampa Inn Peacock Room
4th Sunday of each month, 2:00-4:00pm
Reservations required – 777-9563

Prescott Public Library
Various Programs for everyone!
Schedule: www.PrescottLibrary.Info

Bronzesmith Foundry Tours
Every Thursday, 11:00am

Mortimer Farm Park (farm rides, petting zoo, picnic area,
parties and more).  Info at:

Mortimer Farms Pumpkin Festival
(Fridays – Sundays in September and October)

Wildlights and Animal Sights at the Zoo
Fridays and Saturdays – Nov 23 – Dec 29
Holiday lights, events, special hours and rate and more!  778-4242

Dinner Theatre: The Palace Restaurant and Saloon  541-1996

Polar Express
November-January (select dates)
Reservation Info:

Santa Claus – Prescott Gateway Mall
Information about visits with Santa available at

World’s Largest Gingerbread Village
Open 24/7 (Nov 24 – Jan 1)
Prescott Resort Lobby, 776-1666



Nov 1

Evening of Comedy: The Ronnie and Bo Show
7:00pm; Elks Theatre & Performing Arts Center

Nov 2

Prescott Chamber Orchestra featuring Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Nov 3

Highland Holiday Bazaar
Highlands Center for Natural History
More information:

Nov 4

Yavapai Symphony Association presents the
Phoenix Symphony; YC Performing Arts Center;
Tickets at

Nov 9

The Magic & Illusions of Eric Gilliam
7:00pm; The Elks Theatre & Performing Arts Center

Salute to Freedom – A Veterans Concert
700pm; YC Performing Arts Center

Nov 9-10

Lonesome Valley Quilters Guild Holiday Boutique
At Stepping Stones: 10am-4pm

Nov 10

Veterans Day Parade – Downtown Prescott
Ceremony at 10:30am, Parade at 11:00am

Native Christmas Exhibit at Smoki Museum;
1:00 pm
Featuring the art of Native Children

Nov 11

Prescott National Forest Free Fee Day
TODAY from dawn to dusk
Applies to all day-use recreations sites

Nov 12

Kristyn Harris & Miss Devon & The Outlaw
7:00pm; Elks Theatre & Performing Arts Center
A portion of ticket sales to VFW-Prescott Post #541

Nov 14

Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema
6:00pm; YC Performing Arts Center

Nov 17

Wrangling 1500 Wild Mustangs
Phippen Art Museum; 1:00pm

Nov 17-18

It’s a Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play
Times Vary – Elks Theatre & Performing Arts Center

Nov 18

Central Arizona Concert Band
3:00pm; ERAU Davis Learning Center

Nov 19

Flying High Turkey Drive
Collecting turkeys and food donations for
Yavapai Food Bank; Area Fry’s Food Stores
Info:  445-2000;

Nov 23-24

An Irish Christmas
Times Vary; Elks Theatre & Performing Arts Center

Nov 23-25

Christmas Indian Art Market

Festival of Trees at The Adult Center
Times vary;

Nov 24

Small Business Saturday – All Day Event!
Enjoy your holiday shopping while supporting our local

Prescott’s Holiday Light Parade
6:00-7:00pm – Downtown Prescott
Holiday fun for the family

Nov 30 – Dec 2

Hannah’s Heart
By local playwright Melanie Ewbank
Times Vary; Ruth Street Theatre;
Proceeds support Coalition for Compassion &
Justice and PUSD; Info:

Walk thru Bethlehem
Nov 28 – 1:30-3:30pm
Nov 29 – 6:00-8:00pm
Nov 30 – 6:00-8:00pm
American Lutheran Church

Chino Valley Farmers Market
Name: Chino Valley Farmers Market
Date: October 18, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM – 3:00 PM MST
Event Description:
The Chino Valley Farmers Market (CVFM) will welcome customers for its 11th summer season each Thursday beginning June 7 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Olsen’s Grain. Since 1997, PFM has operated markets of various sizes in several locations in the Quad City area. A farmers’ market is a unique place. It’s so much more than your regular grocery store. It’s a gathering place for delicious food grown, harvested, and cooked by our neighbors. When you buy foods at the market, you can trust that you’re buying it from the person who grew or made it. It’s great to know that my food comes from the same amazing place I like to call home, said PFM Market Manager JB Del Campo. Each week at the market, customers can find a variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers, baked goods, eggs, nuts, grass-fed beef, pork and poultry. Local farmers grow a variety of vegetables throughout the season, including leeks, potatoes, beets, radishes, carrots, salad mix, squash, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, and melons. CVFM is a producer-only farmers market, meaning every item sold is either grown or produced by the seller using Arizona-grown ingredients. Prescott Farmers Market has operated the market in Chino Valley for 11 years. As a vital part of the economy, the mission of Prescott Farmers Market is to support and expand local agriculture, cultivate a healthy community and increase access to affordable local food. For more information, visit or call 928-713-1227

Name: Yavapai College 50th year Carnival
Date: October 20, 2018
Event Description:
Yavapai College 50th Year celebration
Verde Valley Campus
Free barbecue, carnival, no-host wine reception, live music and dancing

Verde Valley Campus
601 Black Hills Drive
Clarkdale, CA
Date/Time Information:
Saturday October 20, 2018

For more info call the Chamber at 928 636-2493

Touch Hearts, Minds, and Funny Bones
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Like all great men and women, he was a mixture of talents and motivations. Yet, the one quality of Lincoln, above all else, that allowed him to achieve stratospheric heights, was his humble ability to tell stories. The goal of this presentation is to equip audiences with the very methods that Abraham Lincoln used to tell stories, such as mimicry, self-effacing humor and adding a moral to the story. Terry Sprouse, author of the book “How Abraham Lincoln Used Stories to Touch Hearts, Minds, and Funny Bones,” also illustrates how he uses stories in his daily life to connect with employees, co-workers, children, doctors and complete strangers. Terry Sprouse is a self-proclaimed Lincoln-ologist. Since reading Carl Sandburg’s “Abraham Lincoln,” which fortuitously fell into his hands as a literature-starved Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras in 1986, he has been captivated and inspired by this legendary figure.

October 20, 2018

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Library Auditorium
7401 E. Civic Circle
1st Floor
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Sierra Club Outing – Bear Siding to Perkinsville Bridge. Moderate (7 mi, 100′ EC OW) After shuttling vehicles (2WD, 12 mi), we’ll bushwhack down the Verde River 7 mi through a very pretty and wild part of the river, hiking under the cool riparian forest canopy.  There is no trail:  be prepared to push through the brush and wade the river. This will be a long day in the wilderness, but there is outstanding scenery, photography, and other remarkable features. Frequent shallow wading required. Bring your camera, especially for the November hike through spectacular fall color. We’ll learn about the natural history of and the conservation issues surrounding the Verde River, which is threatened by groundwater pumping that will eventually transform the upper Verde into a dry wash, destroying the riparian habitat of fifteen threatened and endangered species. Limit: 12-hikers. Pre-reservation required. Check the CWAG website calendar for a registration link.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – WWRC Seminar/Webinar – How Beer Can Save Rivers Speaker:  Chase Saraiva, Head Brewer, Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company Location: Sol Resnick Conference Rm., 350 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. Water, such a vital component to our lives and the environment around us, is also the main ingredient in beer. As we dive into what it takes to make beer and the role water has in this fermented beverage, we will also investigate some creative ways we are able to conserve water inside the brewery and out. From involvement with local farmers, a maltster, and a charitable environmental organization, to working with recycled wastewater, all it takes is an idea, a conversation, and little creativity to make an impact. A link to register for the webinar can be found on the CWAG web calendar.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Water for Development: Where Does It Come From? CWAG monthly meeting. Over 16,000 new homes are slated for the Prescott Active Management Area despite a relentlessly growing overdraft (pumping exceeds aquifer recharge) that depletes our groundwater reserves, decimates Del Rio Springs, drains wells in Williamson Valley and Chino Valley, and threatens the Verde River. Where will the water come from for Jasper, Deep Well, Arizona Eco, and others? CWAG President Gary Beverly will explain how Arizona water law – riddled with loopholes and special exemptions – facilitates development. For more info, call 445-4218 or e-mail Location: Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation building, 882 Sunset Avenue (2 blocks behind True Value).


Check out CWAG‘s August Candidate Forum Video at

You can view past CWAG meeting presentations on our website at .

Williamson Valley Fire District sponsors a pancake breakfast on the last Sunday of each month from 8 to 10 am at the fire station on Williamson Valley Road at Hootenanny Hollar. The breakfasts feature regular and cinnamon pancakes, eggs to order and omelets with different ingredients, both pork and turkey bacon, coffee and juice. All this is available for a voluntary donation to support the firefighters.












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