Thursday, May 10, 2012

Finding Arizona This Weekend - May 11-13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!   Arizona Celebrates Mother's Day Weekend with many fun and enjoyable events.  Here are our weekend suggestions for you to consider...

Valley of the Sun…

1.  It is Peach Festival time at Queen Creek's Schnepf Farms.  This is a great family outing to one of the Valley's great farms.  Here is the link  -

2.  Dine with a shark at the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium in Litchfield Park.  Dillon's Restaurant is now open so can be a fun and unique Mother's Day meal.  Here is the link -

Around Arizona…

Mother's Day Evening at the Reid Park Zoo, Tucson.    We love this small zoo in Tucson.  Here is their promotional ad - "Join the Reid Park Zoological Society for a special Mother's Day evening featuring a deluxe Mexican buffet, Mariachi music, face painting, crafts and games for the kids and up close visits with our animal ambassadors. Moms will have the special opportunity to feed the Giraffes and each mom will receive a free family photo and a chance to win one of several door prizes."  Details - Sunday, May 13, 2012 5:00p to 7:30p   Here is the zoo's web link -

Mortimer Family Farm Bloom Fest - Dewy.  Saturday, May 12, 2012, 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.  Here is their promotional ad - "Mortimer Family Farms "Bloom Fest" and Farm Store Grand Opening!  Bring your Mom to Mortimer Family Farms for a fantastic selection of flowers, vegetables, trees & shrubs! Check out the free hay rides, gardening classes, family activities, live entertainment, great food and more!  Mortimer Family Farms - 12907 E. State Route 169, Dewey."  Our favorite "Out-of-the-Valley" family farm.  For generations was own by the Young family and was known as Young's Farm.  We are so happy that the Mortimer Family has reopened this Arizona Treasure!  Here is a link -

26th Annual Prescott Fine Art & Wine Festival
-May 12 & 13, 2012; Courthouse Square - 9:00 A.M - 4:00 P.M.  Here is their promotional ad -   "Mountain Artists Guild presents its 26th Annual Prescott Fine Art & Wine Festival. This festival is always on Mother's Day weekend and draws a huge following.

     Fine Artists representing mediums in sculpture, painting, photography, scratchboard art, fiber art, jewelry and more come from New York to California, to local and Southwestern regions.
There will be live music from many talented artists, plenty of food, an interactive KidZone for young artists, and several demo booths including: the Prescott Woodturners, the Spinners & Weavers, and the Mad Mudders (Pottery).
     There will also be a Wine Garden adjacent to the show on the Courthouse Square with Arizona Wine Growers Association sponsoring many Arizona wineries.
     Come join them in beautiful, history-rich, mile-high Prescott, Arizona (surrounded by Ponderosa Pine forest)...and bring Mom for a wonderful weekend!"

We hope you get out this weekend and enjoy Finding Arizona for yourself!

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