Verde Canyon Railroad
If you are going to be visiting Sedona, AZ and the Verde Valley in the month of October and love a good Oktoberfest celebration, then you will not want to miss “Ales on Rails” at the Verde Canyon Railroad! This is not just a one weekend event, this celebration takes place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October!
The cooling temperatures inspire the riparian foliage to mellow, filling the Verde Canyon with gold, amber and scarlet. The ripened bronzing of the wilderness is echoed by rich Arizona craft beers served during Verde Canyon Railroad’s ever-popular Oktoberfest celebration! There will be a great selection ranging from light and summery Kolsch to high-octane lagers and IPAs, from coppery-red and Scotch ales to dark stouts and chocolate porters. These Oktoberfest-style brews may have German roots but all are produced in Arizona breweries.
The party starts at 11:00 am on the depot patio with a mouthwatering luncheon of grilled sausages, special-recipe potato salad and hot pretzels served with a variety of gourmet cheeses perfect for dipping. Lunch is only $11 and the logo beer glasses that come with 5 beer tastings are $10! At 1:00 pm the party continues on-board where beers may be purchased during the Fall Colors Tour, along with Verde Canyon Railroad’s own private-label beers from Sedona’s Oak Creek Brewing Company.(standard train fees apply)!
This Fall excursion into the Verde Canyon is absolutely one of our all time favorites! Passengers on the Verde Canyon Railroad are treated to a gentle ride through a high-walled canyon painted in an array of vibrant autumn hues that shimmer and change around every curve in the track. Standard train fares apply, so we highly suggest taking advantage of our Inn of Sedona “Romancing the Rails” Vacation Package that includes one night at our hotel and two first class tickets on the train!
The Verde Canyon Railroad is located in Clarkdale, Arizona, only a 25 minute drive from Sedona. The train departs at 1:00 pm. and returns at 5:00 pm. If you are not taking advantage of our “Romancing the Rails” package and would like to purchase your tickets separately; reservations for the train are accepted at 800.582.7245 or online at Verde Canyon Railroad.