About Heritage Days
The mission of “Chiricahua–Peloncillo Heritage Days” is to educate and inspire local citizens in understanding the important role that flora, fauna, water and open space play in the health of the Chiricahua–Peloncillo Mountain community, and to highlight the interdependent connection that exists between our natural heritage and the cultural heritage in that region.
To accomplish its mission, Heritage Days mixes expert presentations on landscape health, conservation, local culture, and regional history with a simultaneous on-site crafts fair/famers market and great food all day including a locally-catered buffet-style lunch.
Now entering its tenth year (2018 event scheduled for September 7–9 at Geronimo Event Center in Rodeo, NM), Heritage Days is brought to you by the local non-profit organization Friends of Cave Creek Canyon. Additional support for the event is generated through local and regional business and private sponsorships and donations.
Since its inception, Heritage Days has attracted increasing attention and participation by the local and regional community. 2018’s 3-day event on September 7–9 at the Geronimo Event Center will feature 9 professional speakers, a large, covered Farmer’s Market and Crafts Fair, and a Field Day with 3 interpretive site tours. Approximately 350 people attended the 3-day period of Heritage Days in 2017. The annual event is a major contributor to the economic health of our area via lodging, food and other sales.
Heritage Days 2018
- Keynote Address/Opening Reception: Friday Evening, 9/7
- Professional Presentations: All Day, 9/8
- Fully Covered Outdoor Farmer’s Market/Crafts Fair: All Day, 9/8
- Field Day Trips: All Day, 9/9
For more information, call (520) 390-3969.