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Old Town Cottonwood

Located in the "Heart of the Verde Valley Wine Country". An easy trip from Phoenix—only an hour and a half drive. Old Town is known for its Main Street with over 60 businesses that attract visitors and support local residents.

Street Scene

  • 4 Wine Tasting Rooms
  • 14 Cafes and Restaurants
  • 10 Antique Stores
  • 5 Galleries
  • 3 Hotels
  • Shops and Boutiques
  • Historic Tours
  • Nature Trails and the Verde River
  • Live Performances at the Old Town Center for the Arts

Old Town Aerial - (C) Susie Beach
Aerial view of Old Town - (C) Susie Beach

Featured Event - Bootlegger's Ball

Featured Busines

May 2nd is the Bootlegger's Ball, featuring The Sammy Davis Band. The ball will be held at the Civic Center, beginning at 7:00pm. The Bootlegger's Ball will kick off the Run for the Roses Cottonwood Bootleg Derby.

Buy Your Tickets Here!

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Our first annual spring event, "Run for the Roses Cottonwood Bootleg Derby", will take place on May 2nd and 3rd, 2014 on Main Street in the Historic District of Old Town Cottonwood. This year's theme is a Cottonwood take on the Kentucky Derby.

More info and buy Your Tickets Here!

May 2nd is the Bootlegger's Ball, featuring The Sammy Davis Band. The ball will be held at the Civic Center, beginning at 7:00pm.

On May 3rd the Run for the Roses Cottonwood Bootleg Derby will feature live music, a fine art & vintage faire, along with a horseshoe tournament, hosted by the Cornville Cartel (as seen on Arizona Highways). The highlight of our event is the sawhorse race, sponsored and decorated by local merchants and businesses.

We know our community businesses have as their mission, a desire to give back locally and we greatly appreciate their continued support.

If your organization or company would like to participate in the Run for the Roses Cottonwood Bootleg Derby, please contact: Cindi Battisti at cindib52@gmail.com or 928-634-0419-office or 602-430-6740-cell. Buy Your Tickets Here!


More Fun Things To Do

Cottonwood is "A Culinary Hot Spot"!

Great food

Great article in the Arizona Republic

Roger Naylor, a local travel and entertainment writer, has written an article talking about dining in Cottonwood featuring several local restaurants becoming known for their fine fare.

"Cottonwood has grown into a destination for wine lovers. Tasting rooms line Main Street in Old Town, housed in Prohibition-era buildings and fronted by covered sidewalks. So it’s not surprising that terrific restaurants have sprung up as well."
[Read the whole article here]

Coming Events

Friday, May 2, 2014:
Featuring: The Sammy Davis Band

Saturday, May 3, 2014:
Kentucky Derby, Cottonwood Style! Saw Horse Derby, Horseshoe Tournament, Fine Art and Vintage Fair, Live Music and more!

Friday - Sunday, May 16-18, 2014:

Friday, July 4, 2014:

Friday-Saturday, September 5-6, 2014:

Friday-Saturday, September 19-20, 2014:

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Horses in Old Town - (C) Susie Beach
Horses in Old Town - (C) Susie Beach

Walkin on Main

Some art at Walkin' On Main

TVR - (C) Susie Beach
Thunder Valley Rally Cycles - (C) Susie Beach