The Benson/San Pedro Valley Chamber of Commerce presents Butterfield Overland Stage Days this weekend, October 9 and 10, commemorating the 152nd anniversary of the running of the Butterfield Overland Stagecoach. This year’s event promises to be even better than ever.
Check out the wine-tasting tent, opening at 10am on Saturday in Lions Park featuring: Jerome Winery, Bitter Creek Winery, Charron Winery, Sonoita Vineyards Winery, and Kokopelli Winery. But don’t drink too much too early; you’ll want to stick around for the arrival of the riders who are reinacting the Pony Express, by carrying the mail from Benson to Dragoon; expected between 4:00 and 4:30pm at the Dragoon Post Office. A parade, music, dancing, rodeo, and car show round out the weekend’s activities.
Thanks to Susan Craig of Charron Vineyards for letting me know that the Butterfield Overland Days is this weekend’s ‘don’t-miss’ event.
Wine tasting to benefit Youth On Their Own
McMahon’s Prime Steakhouse, 2959 N. Swan Rd., Tucson, will be the scene for an enjoyable, delightful Sunday afternoon, October 10, from 1:00-4:00pm. Participants will taste from a bountiful assortment of exquisite wines from vineyards around the world, paired with a delicious buffet of hors d’oeuvres, and live music. All wines will be available for retail price. Tickets for this event are $35 per person. Proceeds will benefit Youth On Their Own; ticket purchase ends Saturday at 6:00pm.
Youth On Their Own supports the high school graduation and continued success of homeless youth by providing financial assistance, basic human needs and guidance.
Still more Tucson tastings
Tasting wines is a great way to learn your palate and make wise use of your wine dollars. Stop into Pastiche Modern Eatery on North Campbell, Tucson for $5 Friday wine-tasting. And the weather is perfect for tasting Argentine and Chilean wines on the patio at CataVinos Wine Shoppe & Tasting Room this weekend, Friday and Saturday, 4:00-8:00pm, where all wines are priced at $15/bottle or less.
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