Cottonwood, AZ – Enjoy Art, Wine, and Music this Weekend

“Walkin’ on Main” Street Fair in Cottonwood, AZ

November 8th, 2014

Walkin on Main Cottonwood, AZ   Enjoy Art, Wine, and Music this WeekendIf you are looking for something fun to do during your visit to Sedona, Arizona and the Verde Valley this weekend, you will not want to miss the “Walkin’ on Main“  street fair that celebrates Historic 89A and the state of Arizona.

A juried art show surrounded by the charming galleries, shops and local restaurants of Old Town Cottonwood will fill the streets of this historic section of town. The art show is an intricate part of the Walkin’ on Main Festival. The art show’s theme of Historic 89A explores traditional and contemporary artwork inspired by one of America’s most scenic routes – Arizona’s Historic State Route 89A.

Live music will play throughout the day featuring featuring Don Whitcher, the Sweet Baby Ray Band, and the Sugar Thieves. Verde Valley winemakers and vineyards will host an outdoor wine tasting on a closed off portion of historic 89A. Cost is $10 and with that each person will receive multiple taste of wine and a glass. Participating wineries and vineyards include: Alcantara Vineyards, Page Springs Cellars, Javelina Leap Winery, Pillsbury Winery, AZ Stronghold, Burning Tree Cellars and Dionysian Winery.T

The Mingus Union Art Club will be creating art live before your eyes on the street sidewalks. Rounding out the event will be displays from local historical societies, antique and classic cars organized by the Mingus Union Hot Rod Club, and self-guided historic tours of Old Town Cottonwood provided by the Cottonwood Hotel

This event will take place on Saturday, November 8th, in Old Town Cottonwood from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm. (see map below for directions to Old Town from our Sedona hotel). If you are considering making this event part of your weekend please visit the “Walkin’ on Main” website for additional information and updates!

Directions from the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona to Old Town Cottonwood

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Take Advantage of our Year Round Mobile Hotel Special!

BWIS 2 Cottonwood, AZ   Enjoy Art, Wine, and Music this WeekendWe appreciate the fact that you can’t always plan in advance. And we know that sometimes you’re heading to Sedona without knowing where you’ll spend the night. We think you should still get a deal, even at the last minute.

Visit our mobile site from your smart phone and you’ll see a phone icon at the bottom of the page. When you click on it you’ll find our Sedona hotel Mobile Special. Show that page to our front desk agents to receive your discount. It’s that easy!

We’re not talking about 5%, or even 10%, this is a 15% discount off our standard rate! We don’t offer this rate anywhere but from our mobile site, so even if you’re a last minute kind of person, you’re still a VIP with us at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona.

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Sedona Jewish Film Festival at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Sedona International Film Festival – 3rd Annual Sedona Jewish Film Festival

November 8th – 12th, 2014

jewish film fest poster 2014 Sedona Jewish Film Festival at the Mary D. Fisher TheatreNovember is a great time to visit the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona! Along with great hiking weather and beautiful fall colors still highlighting Oak Creek Canyon the 3rd Annual Sedona Jewish Film Festival will be taking place from November the 8th – 12th, 2014!

About the Festival
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to team up with the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley to present the Sedona Jewish Film Festival at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. The program will feature the best of Jewish cinema, including 8 award-winning films representing six foreign countries and the United States plus a selection of award-winning short films.

The five-day event will include both narrative and documentary features. In addition, there will be a Live from New York’s 92nd Street Y simulcast as part of the festival offerings. To purchase tickets to the films or for more information on this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival. If you are a guest of the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona during the film festival our Complimentary “About Town” shuttle will drop you off at the theatre and pick you up when you are ready to return to the hotel.

Film Schedule

  • November 8th  – Opening Night
    The opening night film for the festival will be “Cupcakes” preceded by Hannah Cohen’s Holy Communion. The film “Cupcakes” will be followed by a Q&A led by Rabbi Alicia Magal, who was a tour guide and worked for the Israel Television Broadcasting Authority at the exciting time when Israel won for best song at the EuroVision Song Competition. This event will start at 7:00 pm.
  • November 9th
     - “Above and Beyond” (3:00 pm)
    The first major feature-length documentary about the foreign airmen in the Israel War of Independence, the film brings together new interviews with pilots from the ’48 War, as well President Shimon Peres, to present an extraordinary, little-known tale with reverberations up to the present day.
     - World Religions: Spotlight on Judaism: Live from NY’s 92nd St. Y (5:30 pm)
    New York’s famous 92nd Street Y returns to Sedona when the Sedona International Film Festival hosts “World Religions: Spotlight on Judaism” featuring Jack Miles, Susannah Heschel and Professor David Biale live as it is happening in New York. Can religion be defined? Join award-winning scholars as they tell a new story: traveling from prehistory to the present day illuminating how world religions came to be acknowledged and studied, with a focus on Judaism.
  • November 10th
     - “Transit” (4:00 pm)
    From the perspectives of several main characters, Transit explores the intersecting stories of Filipinos in Tel Aviv when the threat of a law deporting the children of migrant workers looms over their precarious lives.
     - ‘Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem’ (7:00 pm)
    Preceded By Moses on the Mesa
    Portraits of two beloved icons: Sholom Aleichem and Theodore Bikel are woven together in this enchanting new documentary. The two men have much in common: wit, wisdom and talent, all shot through with deep humanity and Yiddishkeit.
  • November 11th
     - “24 Days” (4:00 pm)
    In January of 2006 a beautiful young woman walks into a Parisian cellphone shop, looks around, and asks for the sales attendant’s number. Later, she calls asking to meet. Who could have known Ilan, the 23 year old man, was flirting with death? The next time his family hears from him is through a cryptic online message from kidnappers demanding ransom.
     - “Run Boy Run” (7:00 pm)
    A superlative saga of courage and compassion, Run Boy Run tells the extraordinary true story of a Polish boy who seeks the kindness of others in his solitary struggle to outlast the Nazi occupation and keep alive his Jewish faith.
  • November 12th
     - “Rue Mandar” Preceded by “Reverence” (4:00 pm)
    Take a traditional Jewish funeral whose rituals no one can quite recall. Add a Yiddishkeit community in Paris, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and top it off with an ensemble cast of dysfunctional siblings and spouses. What you get in the assured hands of director Idit Cébula is the charmingly poignant French film Rue Mandar.
     - Operations Sunflower – Closing Night Film (7:00 pm)
    The Iranians are bringing missiles out of their bunkers and within an hour and a half, they will be prepared to “push the button” and launch the missiles toward any point in Israel. Against the time that is running out, a political, scientific and human drama is being reconstructed. The drama took place in Jerusalem and Paris during the 1950s-60s. Operation Sunflower also deals with the dilemma involving the commitment of the Jewish People around the world toward the State of Israel and how far will they go to help the Jewish State. The story that unfolds in the film, in the words of one of the characters, “was mythical.”

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Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona
Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle Service

new shuttle Sedona Jewish Film Festival at the Mary D. Fisher TheatreDid you know that the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona offers a Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle Service? That’s right, if you are a guest of our Sedona hotel we’ll do the driving for you. We’ll take you anywhere within Sedona proper in our 12 passenger air conditioned van, then just call us and we’ll come back and pick you up! This free shuttle service is available to all of our guests from 8:00 am until last pick up at 9:45 pm.

  • Don’t worry about finding a parking spot, especially in Uptown!
  • Don’t worry about navigating after dark!
  • Don’t worry about having a glass of wine with dinner!
  • Don’t worry about a thing, you’re on vacation!
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Have a Safe and Fun Halloween in the Red Rocks of Sedona

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Have a Safe and Fun Halloween!

Inn of Sedona Halloween Have a Safe and Fun Halloween in the Red Rocks of SedonaIt’s Halloween and zombies, ghouls and witches have taken over the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona. It is a busy time of year, and all the little kiddies will be in Uptown Sedona during the 28th Annual Safe and Fun Trick or Treat event. Please keep this in mind while driving, slow down, stay focused, and help all the little kiddos have a great Halloween. If you are a guest of the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona, leave the driving to us. Take advantage of our “About Town” Sedona Shuttle that will be more than happy to drop you off in Uptown and pick you up when you are ready to return to the hotel. To find all the Sedona Halloween Happenings for young and old please click here.

28th Annual Safe & Fun Trick or Treat
October 31st, 2014 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Calling all ghost, witches, ghouls and goblins, you are invited to enjoy a safe and fun trick or treat in Uptown Sedona along “Main Street” (N. SR 89A & Hyatt Shops)! There will be dance performances and more taking place on Jordan Road adjacent to SR 89A crosswalk, courtesy of Martha Edwards and community dancers. At 5:30 in the Canyon Breeze Plaza, there will be a Costume Contest for 3 age categories plus groups/couples. This free event presented by Uptown businesses, City Parks & Recreation and Sedona Main Street Program. For more information on this Sedona event please visit the Sedona Main Street Program.

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Special Lodging Rates for 2015 Sedona Mountain Bike Festival

2015 Sedona Mountain Bike Festival

March 6th – 8th, 2015

2bike festival Special Lodging Rates for 2015 Sedona Mountain Bike FestivalNormally we wait for events to draw a little closer before we create a Hotel Special and inform our future visitors of an upcoming event, but we are so excited about the 2015 Sedona Mountain Bike Festival taking place in March we couldn’t wait! What a great event to shake off those winter blues and kick off spring in the red rocks!

This 3 day mountain bike celebration will include a Main Expo/Festival area at the beautiful Tlaquepaque Village, Bike Demos, Shuttled Rides, a Beer Garden, great Bands and more! Sedona’s average temperature in March is 65 degrees and with over 200 miles of single-track trails, it’s the perfect biker destination.

Please keep in mind all the schedule details are not yet out for the festival, so if you are interested in attending please visit the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival website for updated information and registration details. For those interested in camping during the event there is an event camping package available on their website. For those of you who prefer staying in a hotel we have created a special hotel rate for those attending the festival.

Special Lodging Rates During the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival

  • Bell Rock pathway 3 Special Lodging Rates for 2015 Sedona Mountain Bike FestivalReceive a 15% discount on your entire stay at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona during the festival.
  • Our “About Town” Sedona Shuttle will drop you off and pick you up at the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, the main festival area of this event.
  • Complimentary Full Hot Breakfast featuring fresh pancakes!
  • Please call the Inn of Sedona directly at 928.282.3072, or toll free at 800.292.5344, and ask for the “Mountain Bike Festival” special rate.
  • To learn more about this Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona.
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2014 November Events and Hikes at Red Rock State Park

Red Rock State Park

Día de los Muertos, Geology Hike, Fire-Making, Bird Walks and Watercolor Class

Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona is ready for November with great hikes, cool workshops and a very interesting lecture on Día de los Muertos!

Red Rock State Park – Día de los Muertos
The meaning of The Day of the Dead
November 2nd, 2014 (2:00 pm) RERO Dayofthedead 2014 November Events and Hikes at Red Rock State Park
The Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a holiday highly celebrated in Mexico, Latin American, and the Southern United States. To many Mexicans, dead is not something to fear or be ignored by the living, but something to celebrate; one cannot celebrate life without also celebrating death! Join Red Rock State Park for their lecture “The meaning of the Day of the Dead” featuring Elena Diaz Bjorkquist. As an Arizona Humanities Council (AHC) Scholar, Elena has performed as Teresa Urrea in a Chautauqua living history presentation and done presentations about Morenci for thirteen years. Space is limited, please call ahead to reserve your space or for more information 928.282.6907. The program is included within the Park’s admission.

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Primitive Skills Workshop: Fire-Making
All participants must be 14 and older
November 8th, 2014 (10:00 am – 2:00 pm)
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Want to learn how to create fire without a matches or lighters? Red Rock State Park will be hosting Al Cornell for a primitive skills fire making class. Learn about the 4 prehistoric fire-making methods- bow drills, hand drills, iron pyrite method, and Arctic/Sub-Arctic Strap-drills. Al will demonstrate and discuss each of these methods then participants will have a chance to learn hands on how to use both bow drills and hand drills. All materials will be provided. There is a $25.00 fee for this workshop, which include the park entry fees. This class is limited to 14 participants, so please call ahead to make a reservation 928.282.6907.

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Sedona Guided Geology Hike
November 9th (1:00 pm)
Red Rock State Park 2014 November Events and Hikes at Red Rock State ParkJoin Red Rock State Park’s knowledgeable volunteers as they venture out on their trails and discuss how Sedona transformed into what we see today. Red Rock State Park is located at the base of the Mogollon Rim, the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau. Over millions of years of erosion the rim has receded over four miles leaving behind the picturesque features of Sedona. This is an interpretive experience for both the beginner and experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2 ½ hours and an elevation gain of 250 feet. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Intermediate Watercolor Class
November 15th, 2014 (10:00am – 2:00 pm)
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Are you interested in learning some basic tricks to watercolor painting? Red Rock State Park will be hosting Sedona watercolor instructor Cathy Stedman for her next installment of an ongoing monthly series. This series covers the basics to watercolor painting-instruction and techniques with a different theme each month. November’s theme will be “Autumn Images.” Course costs $50 per person per workshop, with an intimate class size of only 12 students. Course fee includes park admission, all art materials, and instruction. Please register early: registration is first come, first served. To register please call 928 282.6907. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Guided Bird Walk
Red Rock State Park 2 2014 November Events and Hikes at Red Rock State ParkEvery Wednesday and Saturday Morning (8:00 am)
Meet up with other bird lovers at the visitors center at 8:00 am and enjoy a leisurely stroll through one of the most popular parks in Northern Arizona . Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Daily Nature Walk
Nature walks 2014 November Events and Hikes at Red Rock State ParkEvery Day at 10:00 am
you can join a naturalist for a guided nature walk of one and a half to two hours. You will be introduced to the riparian ecosystem of Oak Creek and other aspects of the Park. Some of the subjects that may be discussed include plants, wildlife, geology, history, and archaeology. For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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tight building IMG 99091 2014 November Events and Hikes at Red Rock State ParkA visit to Sedona can be anything you want to make it. Whether you’re interested in ancient cultures or hiking, wild animals or off road adventure, Sedona has something to offer. To save our guests time and money we’ve put together several great packages that make it easy to plan that Sedona getaway. To learn more about our Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona

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Relax and Enjoy a Fall Hike in Oak Creek Canyon this Weekend

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West Fork Trail in Oak Creek Canyon

By: Lisa Peters

West Fork Relax and Enjoy a Fall Hike in Oak Creek Canyon this WeekendWhen it comes to Fall hikes in the Sedona, Arizona area my all time favorite hike would have to be the West Fork Trail in Oak Creek Canyon. There has been a lot of talk about the trail possibly being destroyed by the unfortunate fire this summer. I myself was a little worried that the trail might have suffered from the flames. Thanks to our amazing firefighters who battled the fires no lives were lost, structures were saved and the fact that West Fork Trail survived with minimal damage is just icing on the cake.

Last week hikers filled the trail, photographers were out with tripods, and locals were smiling from ear to ear as colors started to peak. I am not saying you can’t see evidence of the fire, in fact there are glimpses of damage along the hike, but its minimal and in places even hard to detect. So I say, if you haven’t already, grab your hiking boots and head to Sedona!

West Fork Trail in Oak Creek Canyon

558799 447300855306752 436482286 n Relax and Enjoy a Fall Hike in Oak Creek Canyon this WeekendFall is the most popular time of year to take this hike when the beautiful red rocks and clear blue skies serve as the perfect backdrop for the vibrant fall foliage in Oak Creek Canyon, but there is no bad time of year to enjoy this hike. The shutterbugs out there will love it; there are awe inspiring images throughout the entire hike. I have been known to stop dead in my tracks to catch a photo of the cliffs peeking through the trees.

Beginning mid October the fall foliage is amazing and only gets better as the season goes on. Because of the popularity of this trail I highly suggest starting your hike in the early morning. The early morning hikes can be on the chilly side this time of year, a lot of the trail will be shaded, so make sure to dress appropriately. I usually wear an over shirt and a jacket that I can take off later and tie around my waist. When you first start the trail plenty of sunshine will warm you, but the further you get along the trees provide a great deal of shade, making those early morning hikes a bit chilly.

When you get to the bridge that crosses the creek make sure to take a minute and just hang out and enjoy the scenery. On my last hike there was a young man fly fishing which kept me entertained for some time. Not too far from the bridge you come into a section of the canyon were towering cliffs engulf you. You can’t help but stand there in amazement. You can see where water falls off the cliff, in fact when I last visited there you could still see water slowly running down the rocks from a rain storm early in the week.

I am a novice hiker so I always hike the first three miles of the trail.This three mile hike takes you into the beautiful canyon and stays fairly level and near the creek. You will however benefit from wearing a good pair of hiking boots. There are tree roots that you can easily trip over if you are not paying attention to where you are walking! Also keep in mind that there are places on the trail where you will be crossing the creek. The rocks can be a bit slippery and I myself have taken a splash. Now I always bring extra socks!

There will be a three mile marker that marks the end of the official path and hiking beyond this point takes a very experienced hiker. I have gone a little bit past this point and realized I personally was not ready to handle it yet. In fact if you choose to travel all 14 miles from one end of the canyon to the other, plan to do a lot of wading and boulder hopping, and even some swimming.

*The West Fork of Oak Creek Trailhead (Call of the Canyon Picnic Area) is operated by a concessionaire. Only the Grand Annual Red Rock Pass and the “Big Three” annual pass, (each $40.00) are accepted here, or you may pay the daily rate at the gate. To check out some of my photos of this hike click here.

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Take Advantage of our Year Round Mobile Hotel Special!

BWIS 2 Relax and Enjoy a Fall Hike in Oak Creek Canyon this WeekendWe appreciate the fact that you can’t always plan in advance. And we know that sometimes you’re heading to Sedona without knowing where you’ll spend the night. We think you should still get a deal, even at the last minute.

Visit our mobile site from your smart phone and you’ll see a phone icon at the bottom of the page. When you click on it you’ll find our Sedona hotel Mobile Special. Show that page to our front desk agents to receive your discount. It’s that easy!

We’re not talking about 5%, or even 10%, this is a 15% discount off our standard rate! We don’t offer this rate anywhere but from our mobile site, so even if you’re a last minute kind of person, you’re still a VIP with us at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona.

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Halloween Themed Events in Sedona, Arizona

Haunted History, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Trick or Treat and More!

October 25th – 31st, 2014

Halloween fun Halloween Themed Events in Sedona, ArizonaThis is a shout out to all the ghosts, goblins, tricksters, witches and ghouls who are ready to have some Halloween fun in Sedona, Arizona. There are some fun Halloween themed events to get you in a hauntingly good mood for Halloween. On October 25th be entertained with Haunted History tales at the Sedona Heritage Museum, and for all those in my age group get ready for a blast from the past when the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show comes to the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on October 30th! Halloween night the kiddos can enjoy safe and fun trick or treat in Uptown Sedona! Not only will there be treats but entertainment the whole family will enjoy. Then, for the grownups, there is going to be an awesome Halloween Party taking place at Olde Sedona Bar and Grill featuring Fire Dancers at dusk and live entertainment. What are you waiting for. Take a walk on the spooky side and head to Sedona, AZ for a crazy fun time.

Halloween Events in Sedona

“Haunted History” with Michael Peach
October 25th, 2014 (3:00 pm)
20131017 Mike Mysteries of the Mogollon 004 Halloween Themed Events in Sedona, ArizonaThe Sedona Heritage Museum presents Michael Peach in a special and spooky performance of Haunted History! Spend an autumn afternoon at the Museum and hear ghostly tales – some of which have their origins right in our own back yard! Peach will share true stories about ghostly encounters. Also on the play bill are four of Mike’s original poems: Little Bill, about the unsolved alleged murder of Bill Fredricks at the Van Deren cabin; The Hauntings of the Red Ghost, a true story about a 19th Century Arizona monster; The Cactus Killer, a true story of murder and revenge in the Arizona desert; and The Ghosts of Wilson Canyon, based on the death of bear hunter Richard Wilson in 1885. Tickets for this show are $6 and children under 12 are free. For more information please visit the Sedona Heritage Museum.

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Sedona Cinema – ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’
RockyHorror teaserX Halloween Themed Events in Sedona, ArizonaOctober 30th, 2014 (4:00 pm and 7:00 pm)
Just in time for Halloween: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”! The outrageous cultural phenomenon that has been a hit with movie lovers for nearly four decades — returns to the big screen in Sedona. The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the return one-night- only engagement for two shows at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Feel free to dress in costume and come dance, sing along and do the time warp with other Rocky Horror fans! Relive Richard O’Brien’s sinfully twisted salute to horror, sci-fi, B-movies and rock music — a “sensual daydream to treasure forever”! For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Haunted Halloween Express (Clarkdale, AZ)
October 31st, 2014 (Train departs depo at 1:00 pm)
VCR Halloween Halloween Themed Events in Sedona, ArizonaYoungsters may be too focused on goodies to notice the imagery of the event as they scamper aboard Verde Canyon Railroad’s Haunted Halloween Express, but it will make their parents smile. Here’s the secret that Verde Canyon Railroad knows: There are no grownups on Halloween, just kids of assorted sizes. That’s why every Railroad employee, from the cooks in the Copper Spike Café to the conductor aboard the train, shows up in costume. So, on Monday, October 31, get an early start on Halloween fun aboard Verde Canyon Railroad.

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28th Annual Safe & Fun Trick or Treat
October 31st, 2014 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
2010Halloween Halloween Themed Events in Sedona, ArizonaCalling all ghost, witches, ghouls and goblins, you are invited to enjoy a safe and fun trick or treat in Uptown Sedona along “Main Street” (N. SR 89A & Hyatt Shops)! There will be dance performances and more taking place on Jordan Road adjacent to SR 89A crosswalk, courtesy of Martha Edwards and community dancers. At 5:30 in the Canyon Breeze Plaza, there will be a Costume Contest for 3 age categories plus groups/couples. This free event presented by Uptown businesses, City Parks & Recreation and Sedona Main Street Program. For more information on this Sedona event please visit the Sedona Main Street Program.

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Halloween Party at Olde Sedona
Halloween Party.png events page Halloween Themed Events in Sedona, ArizonaLive Entertainment – Yin Yang & Zen Some
October 31st, 2014
Don’t miss the Halloween show at Olde Sedona Bar and Grill! Live entertainment featuring Yin Yang & Zen Some, Fire dancers out front at dusk, drink specials and a costume contest. Olde Sedona Bar and Grill is located at 1405 West Highway 89 A. For more information please visit Olde Sedona Bar and Grill on Facebook.

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Try Something New During Your Vacation in Sedona, Arizona!

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Save Money on Fly Fishing and Lodging at the Inn of Sedona

Sedona Flyfishing adventures header 1a Try Something New During  Your Vacation in Sedona, Arizona!Looking for a little something new to try on your next vacation to the red rocks of Sedona? How about learning the art of fly fishing. Yep, you heard me correctly, there is water in Arizona and some really good fly fishing in Oak Creek Canyon! Oak Creek yields great fishing year round with Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout in its pristine pools. Sound good? Well let’s give you a little more motivation to cast, our Sedona hotel is offering a special package that includes a discounted room rate at the Inn of Sedona along with a morning of casting for 2 Adults with the licensed guides from Sedona Fly Fishing Adventures! Bring your camera and your Arizona fishing license and Sedona Fly Fishing Adventures will bring the poles and expertise. So what are you waiting for, book your Sedona Castaway Package today!

Sedona Castaway Package

  • Fly Fishing.JPG 2 Try Something New During  Your Vacation in Sedona, Arizona!1 Night at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona, with additional nights available at a great rate!
  • A morning of casting for 2 Adults, includes instruction, does NOT include fishing licenses, which can be purchased on line at the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
  • Package is priced for 2 people – Call Concierge for additional anglers
  • Your expert guides will pick you up at the hotel
  • Full Hot Breakfast Buffet each morning
  • To book this package click here
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Sedona Plein Air Festival Kicks off this Weekend

Main Street Pain Out Kicks off Festival

October 18th, 2014

2014 Sedona Plein Sedona Plein Air Festival Kicks off this WeekendWhat a perfect weekend to visit Sedona, Arizona and to welcome the 30 very talented artists participating in the Sedona Plein Air Festival. The weather forecast for this weekend is looking good with a high of 82 on Saturday and 79 on Sunday. We do want to remind everyone that the night time and early morning temps are chilly so we advise packing a light jacket if you are visiting us this weekend.

The Main Street Paint Out will kick of this years festival on Saturday, October 18th. This event give you a chance to see the artist at work while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Sedona. You will find the artists at work all along uptown Sedona on both sides of 89A starting at 1:00 pm. Then at 4:00 pm, in front of the Sedona Arts Gallery you will be able to purchase the artists creations and awards will be presented by Guerrilla Painter and Gamblin Oils. The Opening reception will be taking place at the Art Barn from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Each artist brings 6 completed paintings from their own region to display in the Sedona Arts Center’s Special Exhibition Gallery and adjoining Theatre Studio. These works will be for sale throughout the week. Artists will periodically rehang their space with new work created during their stay that will be designated with a “Wet Paint” sticker beside it. The exhibition event is thus constantly evolving and open 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. daily throughout the week.

There will be many events, workshops and presentations taking place throughout the week, please visit the Sedona Plein Air Festival website for more information, an up to date listing of events and to purchase tickets to special events during the festival. Have a wonderful week and enjoy the talented artists who make this event possible.

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tight building IMG 99091 Sedona Plein Air Festival Kicks off this WeekendA visit to Sedona can be anything you want to make it. Whether you’re interested in ancient cultures or hiking, wild animals or off road adventure, Sedona has something to offer. To save our guests time and money we’ve put together several great packages that make it easy to plan that Sedona getaway. To learn more about our Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona

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Old West Fest at the Blazin’ M Ranch in Cottonwood, AZ

Blazin’ M Ranch Celebrates 20 Years!

October 18th, 2014

OLD WEST FEST POSTER 768x1024 Old West Fest at the Blazin M Ranch in Cottonwood, AZThe Blazin’ M Ranch located in Cottonwood, AZ invites you to enjoy an afternoon of family fun as they celebrate 20 years with an Old West Fest! The Fest runs from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm and is jammed packed with good old-fashioned family fun including cowboy music, roping lessons, child friendly carnival games, potato sack races, a tractor pull and more! The Fest is free and open to the public and lunch will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds going to the Buena Vista Children’s Services, who will also be assisting the staff of the Blazin’ M Ranch! For more information on this Verde Valley event please visit the Blazin’ M Ranch website. The Blazin M Ranch is located 30 minutes from Sedona at 1875 Mabery Ranch Rd in Cottonwood, AZ. (See Map Below)

More about the Blazin’ M Ranch

Though Blazin’ M is only open 150 days per year on average, nearly a million people have enjoyed this family-friendly western village and dinner show. Before the show, guests can enjoy the museum, saloon and activities ranging from target shooting, to shopping to old-time photography. Situated on the banks of the Verde River behind a rustic ranch fence, the Blazin’ M Ranch welcomes visitors from as far away as China and as nearby as their Old Town neighborhood to enjoy dinner and see the show. With its beautiful and unique setting inside Dead Horse Ranch State Park, along with the recreated Old West town, the 9-acre ranch feels like a step back in time, yet situated within a mile off Main Street in Cottonwood.

Directions from the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona to the Blazin’ M Ranch

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tight building IMG 99091 Old West Fest at the Blazin M Ranch in Cottonwood, AZVisit Sedona, Arizona this fall and enjoy the cooler weather and the brilliant changing of colors in Oak Creek Canyon. This is the perfect time of year for hiking, biking and tours in the Verde Valley. To save our guests time and money we’ve put together several great packages that make it easy to plan that Sedona getaway. Please note that the fall season brings many people to the red rocks, you will want to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. To learn more about our Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona

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