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Friday, October 15 – 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm – Railroad Park
Rex Allen Chuckwagon Wine Benefit Dinner
Saturday, October 16 – 11:00 am till 5:00 PM – Wine Festival
Sunday, October 17 – 11:00 am till 5:00 PM – Wine Festival

REX ALLEN CHUCKWAGON WINE BENEFIT DINNER DETAILS:

Friday, October 15:  Rex Allen Museum Fundraisers – 6 pm till 9 pm – $45 per person pre-sale / $50 at the gate. Each ticket includes a commemorative wine glass and 8 tasting tickets.

Catered by Hawk’s Chuckwagon featuring authentic country and western culinary delights. Willcox Wine Country partners will be pouring wine. Ticket includes dinner and an 8-flight wine tasting. Live entertainment.

Guests are encouraged to dress in their best Country Attire. Dancing is optional!

All proceeds go to the Rex Allen Museum to help with their upcoming remodeling of the museum and Windmill Park.

WILLCOX WINE FESTIVAL DETAILS:

Saturday, October 16: Willcox Wine Festival – 11 am till 5 pm – $35 per person pre-sale / $40 at the gate. Each ticket includes a commemorative wine glass and ten tasting tickets.

Sunday, October 17: Willcox Wine Festival – 11 am till 5 pm – $30 per person pre-sale / $35 at the gate. Each ticket includes a commemorative wine glass and ten tasting tickets.

Featuring 16 of Arizona’s best wineries along with over 30 non-winery vendors including fine arts, artisan foods, vintage vendors, and non-stop entertainment along with 2 food trucks.

Participating Wineries:

 Aridus Wine Company | Birds & Barrels Vineyards
Bodega Pierce | Carlson Creek Vineyards
Coronado Vineyards | Golden Rule Vineyards
Keeling Schaefer Vineyards | Pillsbury Wine Company
1764 Vineyards
Barrelhead Farms Winery | Copper Horse Vineyard
Strive Vineyards | Page Springs Cellars
Arizona Stronghold

Band Schedule:

To Be Announced

Festival Add-Ons:

The Willcox Fall Festival POKER RUN – $10 – Hit all the wineries and gather cards! Challenge your friends and family.

Cellar Selection Sunday – 5 Cellar Tastings – $15

Tour the Rex Allen Museum – $2

FAQs

 

This is a rain or shine event!

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Anyone can enter the event free, however, you must be 21 to taste wine. Please bring ID.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There are plenty of free parking spaces in downtown Willcox.

Are masks required?

Masks are optional.

Will you have hand sanitizer available?

Sanitizer stations will be spread out throughout the festival. We are also asking all vendors to have hand sanitizer available for you.

My partner doesn’t drink wine, can they get in? What about our designated driver?

In both cases, that person will be allowed in. One per group. We will be offering beer. All beer profits support the Rex Allen Museum. If you have any questions at the festival, our front gate team has worked with us for the past 6 years and is well trained on how this festival will be operated.

General Information:

You cannot enter the event with alcoholic beverages purchased elsewhere or leave the event with an open container.

Friendly Dogs on leash are welcome.

Persons under 21 must be accompanied by Parent or Guardian.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

festivals@willcoxwinecountry.org

ABOUT WILLCOX WINE COUNTRY:

The Cochise Graham Wine Council, Inc. dba Willcox Wine Country, is a region and association of Arizona Farm Wineries and Vineyards located in Cochise and Graham counties in far southeastern Arizona. The Willcox area leads Arizona wine grape production by growing 74% of the state’s wine grapes and is the source of the most highly rated Arizona wines by Wine Spectator, San Francisco Chronicle, tastings.com and the Arizona Republic.

The area includes the Willcox AVA (American Viticultural Area), making it federally recognized as a unique and distinctive wine growing region in the United States. Willcox Wine Country features 10 tasting rooms, tours, locally grown and produced wines and the semi-annual Willcox Wine Country Festival (held in May and October), which has been rated by Fodor’s Travel as one of the top-ten wine festivals in North America. For more information visit www.willcoxwinecountry.org.

ABOUT THE REX ALLEN MUSEUM:

The museum is dedicated to be a living history of Willcox’s Rex Allen. He was born in Willcox in 1920 and spent his younger years playing and signing along Railroad Avenue. Stardom beckoned and although Rex found fame in music, movies and television, he never forgot his hometown.  Since 1951, Willcox has celebrated Rex Allen Days the first full weekend in October. The museum was opened in 1989 to home Rex and the Arizona Cowboy Hall of Fame. For more information, please visit www.rexallenmuseum.org.

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ABOUT THE CITY OF WILLCOX

At the Center of the Willcox Wine Country region, the City of Willcox is the historic, cultural, and economic hub of far southeastern Arizona.

Established as a Railroad terminal in 1880, Willcox became a small rural community supporting local Farms, Orchards, Vineyards and Ranches in a vast region of high-altitude basins and mountain ranges. Willcox is the hospitality gateway to Willcox Wine Country, the Chiricahua National Monument, Ft Bowie National Historic Site, and the Coronado National Forest. For more information visitwillcox.az.gov/

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