Archive for the ‘Festivals’ Category

The Great Chili Cook-Off

by: Editor on 4/30/2015

Great Chili Cook-offThe fifth annual Great Chili Cook-Off is here! This weekend, the best of the best will be competing for the coveted Judge’s Award as well as the People Choice Award for their chili recipe. Each year restaurants gather together at the Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village around Cinco de Mayo to celebrate and give the community a taste of their secret chili recipes. El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano has won the Judge’s Award in 2001, 2012 and 2014. Both Sedona Fire Department and Verde Valley Fire Department will go head to head with their very own chili versions this year.

Bring the family and join us May 2nd. It should be a day of fun and food for the whole community. Come out to the Great Chili Cook-Off and vote for your favorite batch of chili. It is fun that the whole family can enjoy. Children under 10 are admitted to the Great Chili Cook-Off for free and adult admission is only $10. The Great Chili Cook-Off is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sedona and all proceeds will go towards benefitting the Rotary Club’s Imagination Library Program that provides Sedona children ages 0-5 with a book each month.

Sedona Bluegrass Festival

by: Editor on 6/6/2014

Just as the summer begins, we like to kick it off in fine form and fashion. This week Sedona hosts its Eighth Annual Sedona Bluegrass Festival. If you haven’t experienced this incredible festival, you are missing out! Unlike most festivals, we don’t limit your fun to just the weekend. We like to extend the fun and excitement all week long.

Festivities kick off Tuesday afternoon and last all the way through the grand finale Sunday evening. With events like the Bluegrass Picnic BBQ, Community Jam Session, concerts  and even programs for the kids, a fun time is guaranteed!

Concerts last all day Saturday and Sunday beginning at noon and feature some of the best musicians Bluegrass music has to offer.

  • Ben Sollee
  • Darol Anger& The Furies
  • Peter Rowan
  • The Sonoran Dogs
  • Laurie Lewis
  • Tom Rozum

And music isn’t all you will find! Area restaurants have created a special a la carte menu of savory sandwiches, Hummus plate, fresh fruit and the like for you to enjoy throughout the festival. So, ou don’t have to love Bluegrass to have a great time. Grab your friends , family, lawn chairs and blankets and come enjoy a week of good music, food and fun. More details are available at the festival website.