American Indian Culture, Wine Tasting, and Texas Canyonby Jim Gressinger on Oct. 25, 2012, under Best Southern Arizona Picnic Areas, Fairs & Festivals, Native American Culture, Things To Do With The Kidz
This weekend should be interesting. Western National Parks Association will sponsor the 11th Annual American Indian Culture Fair at Saguaro National Park West this Saturday, October 27th. Neighbor Roy & I intend to be there.
American Indian arts & crafts will be exhibited and some will be for sale. There will be activities for young children and the day will be sprinkled with special events, including music & dancing, from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
Participants include representatives from various nations, including: Tohono O’oham, Pasqua Yaqui, Hopi, Navajo, and others. At 1 PM, the Hubbell Trading Post will have a rug show.
Willcox Wine Tasting
Last weekend, we went to the Willcox Wine Tasting event in Railroad Park. Over the past year, I have discovered that the wineries in the Willcox area produce better wine than those near Sonoita and Elgin. This Willcox wine tasting event attracted about a dozen local wineries, each offering 4 to 6 wines to sample.
Tasters paid $15 for eight tastings … not cheap. In fact, the least expensive bottle of wine was $18. Most ranged from $24 to $48. While enjoyable, I was reminded that I can get better wine – red or white – at Safeway for a lot less.
A Picnic at the Amerind
A recent post offered our recommendations for Southern Arizona’s Best Picnic Areas. One is the picnic area at the Amerind Museum. On the way back from Willcox, we stopped at the Amerind to take in their 75th Anniversary celebration. Several thousand others attended as well.
What makes this picnic area one of our favorites? First, it’s located in scenic Texas Canyon between Benson & Willcox. Second, the picnic area is only a few hundred yards from one of the finest collections of Indian artifacts. The Amerind also has a fine art museum in the building next to the collection. For our 7 Best Picnic Areas, click HERE.