We’re off to beautiful Patagonia, to enjoy one of Arizona’s best small-town celebrations! Founded in 1896, mining was the mainstay of early Patagonia residents, as this area was rich with ore and other minerals. Once a bustling hub, the New Mexico and Arizona Railroad built a railway straight through the heart of Patagonia, and the town became an important commercial center in Santa Cruz County. The downtown streets were lined with restaurants and bars, hotels, boarding houses and even an opera house. Now Patagonia is an artist’s hamlet and an international birding destination, with a downtown area that is still very charming. The community goes all out to create their Fall Festival with loads of entertainment, a wide variety of food booths, and plenty of arts and crafts. This annual festival is always a blast, so call in your reservations and come with us!
Depart: NW 8 a.m. Phx 8:30 a.m. Mesa 9 a.m. R: 6 p.m.