Events this Weekend: September 9-10 Featured

There’s quite a lot to do in Prescott this weekend. 

Big Idea

  • This weekend is the 20th anniversary of 9/11
  • Many Prescott events are honoring 9/11
  • This weekend is the Yavapai County Fair!
  • HopeFest is celebrating their 9th Anniversary
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Come join us this weekend in Prescott!


Saturday is the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the time when members of a terrorist group attacked the United States, hijacking planes and flying them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. A fourth flight was also hijacked, but passengers attempted to wrest control of the plane from the terrorists and ended up crashing in a Pennsylvania field. These attacks resulted in nearly 3,000 deaths and over 25,000 injuries, plus long term health consequences for unknown numbers of people. 

Here in Prescott many events are taking place and several plan to honor those that died or were injured on that day. 

As a community in the Greater Prescott Area, we will never forget.


Outdoors & Gardening

There’s always something going on at Mortimer Farms, and during September 5th, they’re having a Pumpkin Festival. It’s a great opportunity to pick your own pumpkins, and it always makes for great photos. It’s a little bit of a drive out to Dewey-Humboldt, but you’ll have a great time. 

Is gardening in our high desert altitude causing headaches? No worries. On Saturday, you can attend a free class at Watters Garden Center at 9:30. This week they’ll be discussing ornamental grasses, which thrive during the fall season. All your ornamental grass questions will be answered after this class.

Also, you don’t want to forget to stop at the Prescott Farmer’s Market. It’s at the YRMC parking lot on the corner of Iron Springs and Willow Creek, and takes place from 7:30 to noon. You’ll find a bonanza of fresh, locally grown food ready to purchase! If you have an EBT card or get SNAP benefits, you’ll get double value. 


The Healing Field

The Healing Field will be on full display in Prescott Valley. The flags go up today, September 10th, and will remain through September 17th. Tomorrow, September 11, there will be a Blessing of the Field. The ceremony takes place at the Prescott Valley Civic Center Amphitheater at 10 AM. Please bring your own chair or blanket. 

A flag is placed for every person lost during the 9/11 tragedy, and they also honor our 19 Firefighters who died at Yarnell. 

Each flagpole bears information about the victims of the attacks.  Many visitors have found the names of friends and family, and others have come to pay their respects to the victims and the first responders who gave their lives trying to rescue them.

Do stop some time during this week. It will definitely touch your heart. 

It is at 7501 E Skoog Blvd on the Civic Center Lawn in Prescott Valley.


Special Events

Today through Sunday is the Yavapai Fair at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds. I think you could spend the entire weekend here, there is so much going on.

On Saturday, they will be honoring the 20th Anniversary of 9-11, and will have tributes throughout the day to recognize those that died and the first responders who sacrificed so much, both during 9-11 and even in Prescott today.

There are submitted entries of all kinds to check out - photography, collections, arts and crafts, goods from the garden, children’s art - you name it, it’s probably there. 

Throughout the fair, you’ll find a magician, the Pioneer Experience, Wash Board Willy (a One Man Band), Pirate Birds, balloons, face printing, petting zoo and pony rides. 

If you’re hankering for some good ol’ fashioned fun, tonight is Family Fun Night, including races, Calf Dressing Contest, greased pig event and a whole lot more. If you participate, you’re pretty likely to get a bit dirty, and if you just watch, you’ll find yourself laughing. 

Animals raised by local youth are on display, and tomorrow night at 4 PM, the BBQ and Auction takes place for the stock raised by the kids. 

On Sunday, the Grand Canyon Pro Rodeo is showcased, so for those of you ready for some action in the arena, come on out to see. The rodeo and all events besides the carnival are included in your admission.

In downtown Prescott on Saturday, HopeFest Arizona will take place, with a Community Outreach, live music, resources, connections and services dedicated to serve Veterans, Military, First Responders and vulnerable people in Yavapai County. 

This event is free to the Public with a Family Fun Zone. 

At noon on Saturday, to recognize 9/11, there will be a 20th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony.

The Empty Bowls 2021 event is going virtual this year, due to Delta Variant concerns. This event is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Congregations in  the Prescott area. Their Art Auction started on September 5th, and will close on September 19th. 


The local Kiwanis Club of Prescott has begun their 73rd Annual Auction - and this time it’s almost entirely online! The last day will be September 17th. 

Do you want some real auctioning activity? Next Wednesday, September 15th, there will be a “Special Live Auction” at the Holiday Courtyard on Whiskey Row from 6-9 PM. Tickets are $25 per person.

The Kiwanis Club, founded in 1924, is a local non-profit organization, and all funds raised benefit the kids in our community through the Kiwanis Scholarship program, as well as other great causes.

I encourage you to check out this year’s auction! 



Saturday the Master Hypnotist, Jim Kellner will be in town at the Elks Theater. There will be two shows, a family friendly show at 5 PM and an adult show at 8 PM.

Rainer and Friends Ballet Gala will be on Saturday, at 6:00pm in the Ruth Street Theater at Prescott High School. Featured Performers: Rainer Krenstetter, Tricia Albertson, Machi Muto, Hannah Fischer, Jordan Elizabeth-Long, Ashley Knox, Renan Cerdeiro, and Frank von Tongeren. The Ballet Gala is also featuring performances by local students from The Movement Studio. 



While you’re in your walking shoes, you might want to do the Historic Downtown Prescott Walking Tour. Stand anywhere on the Courthouse Plaza and you’ll see history all around you. The Walking Tour will give you some of the historic stories behind what you’re seeing. I promise you, you’ll never walk the same in downtown Prescott again after taking the Walking Tour! Check it out at the Chamber of Commerce. Donations are appreciated. 



If you enjoy Musical Theatre, you’ll want to take in I Do! I Do! at the Prescott Center for the Arts. Friday and Saturday offer 7:30 PM performances, and there is a matinee performance at 2:00 on Sunday.



If you are a Muay Thai KickBoxing fan, then you’ll want to head over to Los Pinos on White Spar for 6 hours of jam-packed fights. This takes place on Saturday, starting at 4 PM.

The Prescott Chamber of Commerce, which is a great source of information if you want to keep up on what to do, has provided this list of things to do! You also can keep up on local Community Events at www.prescott.org


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Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Editor and Publisher of CopperState News. In her past life, she was the founder of a successful local news media publication in the Prescott area. She started CopperState News with the idea that local news deserves a statewide platform.

Besides prowling around for community news - especially good news! - Lynne and her husband Lewis enjoy their eight children and six grandchildren (although more are always welcome!). Lynne is connected non-stop to her camera and loves creating unique gifts with her Cricut!

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