Verde River Runoff Kicks Off Spring Festival

The Verde River Runoff is one of the many activities in this weekend's Spring Heritage Pecan & Wine Festival. The 10-mile canoe/kayak race/fun-run launched at 10 a.m. Saturday at White Bridge Park and ended at Beasley Flat. Today, the weekend festival continues with the Pecan & Wine Festival, Verde Valley Archaeology Fair, Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, and various activities surrounding the Arizona State Parks Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month celebration. Admission to all events is free, but charges apply for wine tasting. VVN photos by Bill Helm


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