||Willcox area events
July through October
From July through October southeastern Arizona offers a bountiful harvest of farm fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts. From the earliest sweet corn and peaches in July to the crisp Granny Smith apples and pumpkins in October, a wide range of local produce is available as well as homemade jams and jellies, raw unprocessed honeys and herb-flavored vinegars. Most stands have bins of selected fruits and vegetables already picked. Some markets invite customers to pick their own if they desire.
The Willcox Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture has prepared a fresh farm produce guide which contains a map of locations, a harvest calendar describing what you can expect to find each month of the growing season and a list of special events including watermelon festival, peach festival, pumpkin festival and harvest fairs. For a free copy visit the Chamber office or send a SASE to the address below.
Willcox Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture
1500 N. Circle I Rd.
Willcox, AZ 85643
The Chamber also has information on ostrich ranches, free range chickens and whole quail. For those concerned about mass-produced meat, a natural beef ranch offers a line of steaks and roasts from animals raised naturally on healthful native grass pastures.
Wine tasting at Coronado vineyards
Coronado Vineyards produces some of Arizona’s finest wines. Arizona’s high desert, with elevations over 4000 feet, is the perfect location for producing grapes of distinct quality and character. Warm summer days, cool nights, and mineral-rich soils contribute to the intensity and range of flavors. Coronado Vineyards in Willcox opened on November 18th, 2006 and currently presents nine unique wines, ranging from a sweet white table wine to a dry red wine--all from wine grapes grown in Arizona. Managing owners, Mark and Jacque Cook invite you to visit the winery on your next trip to beautiful Willcox, Arizona.
Tasting Room Hours
Monday - Wednesday,9:30 am - 5:30 pm; Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 9:30 am - 8:30 pm; Sunday,10 am - 4 pm
Restaurant: Dinner at the Vineyard, Thursday, Friday and Saturday beginning at 5 p.m.
Directions from Tucson, Sierra Vista and Benson
Take Interstate 10 East to Exit 344. At stop sign turn right on Business Loop 10/Haskell Ave. Less than 1/2 Mile to first road on left Country Club Drive. Less than 1/2 mile up Country Club Drive to Coronado Vineyards on right side.
Calendar of Events
Wings Over Willcox Birding Festival
July to October
Farm Fresh Produce
Warren Earp Western Heritage Days
Experience the Old West, inWillcox. Willcox was once the leader in the shipping of range cattle, which makes the cowboy very significant in its history. One of these was Warren Earp, the youngest brother of Wyatt Earp. Warren is the only one of the Earp brothers to be killed and buried in Arizona. Gunned down at the Headquarters Saloon on Railroad Avenue on July 6th, 1900, Warren lies in the Willcox Historical Cemetery.
Rex Allen Days
For general information call the Willcox Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture (520) 384-2272 or toll-free (800) 200-2272. See our links page for links to Willcox websites.