City Speak – Chino Valley

“Chino Valley is a beautifully blended community of multigenerational residents, young families, and a growing number of recent retirees,” says Vice Mayor Annie Perkins. “Our townspeople have always come together in times of need, and our businesses support our close knit community with donations of time and treasure for our youth programs, recreational activities and volunteer services to improve the quality of life in our town. In my opinion, the best of Chino Valley lies in the hearts and minds of our community stewards, and for that, I am extremely grateful.”

Best of: Growing Tourism in Chino Valley

Granite Creek Vineyards is under new ownership and rocking the summer music program. The vineyard/tasting room is now called Winey Cats at Granite Creek Vineyards. Wine continues to be sold, and there is live music on Saturdays, 1 to 4 p.m., through Oct. 30.

Summer Concert Series 2021 – Winey Cats at Granite Creek Vineyard

  • Aug. 7 Kilted Spirit
  • Aug. 14 Niki & The Mayham
  • Aug. 21 Funk Frequency
  • Aug. 28 Kenny James
  • Sept. 4 Joe Booth Band
  • Sept. 5 Christy Fisher
  • Sept. 11 Famous In Denmark
  • Sept. 18 Mudbone
  • Sept. 25 Drew Hall
  • Oct. 2 Famous In Denmark
  • Oct. 9 Vacation Day
  • Oct. 16 Pick And Holler
  • Oct. 23 Famous In Denmark
  • Oct. 30 Cadillac Angels

Chino Valley Equestrian Park Gears up to bring back rodeo

President Cooper Anderson has great things to say about the upcoming plans of the Chino Valley Equestrian Park. With the recent acquisition of stadium lights, they will be able to host cooler night-time events. The park is revamping the entire arena with a couple goals — No. 1 is to bring back the rodeo within two years. Roping organizations and event promoters are being solicited for a second goal to host events each weekend. Currently, the equestrian group is in talks with Extreme Cowboy Association. If all goes well the Chino Valley Equestrian Park will be their home base in Northern Arizona! The Park is located at Old Home Manor — Perkinsville Road East, left at Old Home Manor Drive and a left on Rodeo Drive. Contact: Cvea.az@gmail.com for more information.

Events

  • Chino Valley Food Truck Festival
    Aug. 14
    4 to 8 p.m.
    Live music by Scandalous Hands.
  • Chino Valley 50th Anniversary and Territorial Days
    Sept. 4
    All day
    Parade begins at 9 a.m.; games, activities and vendors at Memory Park until early afternoon. Free concert in the park 6 to 9 p.m. featuring Darin Mahoney, Road One South. Scandalous Hands headlines.
  • Chino Valley Grinder
    Sept. 25
    All day
    Outdoor Bike Race starting at Old Home Manor and taking the dirt road to Perkinsville to Williams and back. Hungry Badger food truck will be at the finish line.