2020 Quilt Raffle to benefit Cascabel Community Center and Cascabel Community Garden.
With great sadness, our small rural community of Cascabel, Arizona decided to postpone our 40th annual community fair to protect everyone who usually participates from contracting or spreading the virus.
For years now, two Cascabel non-profits have been working together to sponsor the fair. Any profits from the usual food booth, bake sale, and raffles are equally shared between the organizations. This has been –and is — an important piece of fundraising for both organizations. Despite the pandemic, members of both organizations are still hard at work and need funding in order to continue. Therefore, we are trying out a new way to offer a bit of rural community to our Arizona patrons and our residents.
Once again, we are raffling off a locally made handmade quilt. This year’s theme is “Sunrise.” It is 71”X83,” predominately cotton and washable, and the inner layer is flannel. A similarly themed pillow comes with the quilt, which is 16” square and filled with down and feathers.
Please consider supporting us again this year with this new approach. Both the winner as well as everyone else (the people almost won but did not) will be notified by email. The electronic drawing is scheduled for January 1, 2021.
We look forward to holding our fair again and send good wishes out to the patrons, vendors, musicians, and local volunteers who have made the Cascabel Community Fair the unique experience we have so enjoyed over the past years. Thank you, thank you all for your continuing participation in our celebration of the locale and the locals downriver beyond the sidewalks!
The Cascabel Community Fair is a unique celebration of rural Arizona beauty, history, hospitality, diversity and artistic expression in an awe-inspiring outdoor setting.
Two sites within easy strolling distance provide variety and adventure for the whole family.
- Oasis Bird Sanctuary conducts scheduled tours of their exotic birds and sells products that support animal rescue efforts.
- Cascabel Clayworks – a cottage industry and homestead established in 1970, will host an open house and is the site of the Fair.
- Also Visit Forever Home Donkey Rescue on your way here or on your way home. We’re 12 miles north of I-10 at exit 306 (Pomerene exit). 360 West Rockspring Lane is a half mile past mile marker 7 at Gammons Gulch. (See Map)
Joining the locals will be many other fine artisans and craftsmen displaying their work in fiber, metal, wood, jewelry, clay, leather, photography and more. You will enjoy viewing the wide variety of locally made products and fresh farm produce displayed under the mesquite canopy.
The 2020 Cascabel Community Quilt.
The Cascabel Community Quilt is hand crafted each year by members of the Cascabel Community and is the Crown Jewel of the Community Fair.
Enter the Dollar Raffle for your chance to win,
The Raffle winner for the 2020 quilt is Cascabels own Bob Evans.
Quilts from years gone by.
The Dollar Raffle
Enter the Dollar Raffle for a chance to win.
The Grand Prize is the Cascabel Community Quilt.
Event sponsors Cascabel Community Center and Community Garden will bring Homemade lunch and desserts.
See our 2019 Vendor Info Page HERE
♦ Live music adds to the ambiance of this rural adventure. ♦
Music line up for the 2019 Fair.
Saturday December 7
10 am to 1 pm.
Oracle Ridge Band. Ric Volante and Vicky Smith. with bassist Dan Sorenson.
Classic country and roots-rock.
Saturday December 7
Way Out West is Emmy Creigh and Tom Poley.
Featuring banjo, guitar and vocal harmonies.
The bass player for this years band is unknown at this time.
Way Out West can take you out to the West with their classic songs of cowboys, songs of Hollywood’s singing cowboys, and their own mix of cowboy and Western tunes played with a bordergrass sound!
Sunday December 8
10am to 12 pm
From Gunnison, Colorado and back visiting her childhood home here in Cascabel, Arizona.
Evelyn Roper is a blend of Americana!
Her songwriting reflects that with an emphasis on the story songs, although they may be backed with a genre not limited to Western or Country while Swing, Surf, and Rockabilly, feed her driving beats.
Listen on REVERBNATION
Brian Grunkemeier and Patty Todd
Blues,Swing,Country, Gospel,and Old Timey Music.
Sunday December 8
From 2pm till 4pm
Photos from past events.
Cascabel is located along the banks of the beautiful San Pedro River about an hour and a half drive from Tucson. Take I-10 through Benson to exit 306. Head north through Pomerene. Follow the signs for 20 more miles on a scenic country road. The last five miles are unpaved, so take it easy and enjoy the scenery.
Click here to see the location on a map and to get directions. Handicap parking is available.
Please remember, rural Arizona still has gravel roads. You’ll be traveling five miles beyond the pavement. Take your time, keep the dust down, and enjoy the scenery. We look forward to seeing you and sharing some traditional rural neighborhood fun.
For more information, call the Clayworks at 520-212-2529.
Midvale Telephone Exchange will provide a Wireless Internet Hot-spot for the fair.