Fort Verde Days Celebrates Historic Military Fort and Town Homecoming

September 27, 2022

PHOENIX – Fort Verde State Historic Park along with the Town of Camp Verde presents the annual Fort Verde Days celebration on October 8-9, 2022. The event honors the historic 1870s military fort that established the town and has served as the town's homecoming for 65 years.

Learn about historic military and frontier traditions through living history presentations, artillery demonstrations, and military drills by reenactors. A parade and presentation of the Colonel's Daughter, a title awarded with a set of spurs for poise and horsemanship, will be held on Saturday morning. Don't miss out on the Dutch oven cooking demonstrations throughout the day! A fashion show displaying traditional clothing from the 1800s will be held, as well as a flag raising and lowering ceremony.

Guests are welcome to dress in 1800s costume, although it is not required to enjoy this family-friendly celebration of history! Attendees will get to experience life through the eyes of a frontier soldier during the event. The fort was a base for General Crook’s U.S. Army scouts and soldiers in the 1870s and 1880s and remains the best-preserved example of an Indian Wars period fort in Arizona. Learn more about the history of this period and the fort at

WHAT: Fort Verde Days

WHERE: Fort Verde State Historic Park, 125 E. Hollamon St., Camp Verde, Ariz.

WHEN: October 8, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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