Get Out's Worth the Trip: Garlic and Onion Festival, Lumberjack Charity Festival, Sedona Bluegrass Festival - East Valley Tribune: Events

Get Out's Worth the Trip: Garlic and Onion Festival, Lumberjack Charity Festival, Sedona Bluegrass Festival

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Posted: Sunday, June 2, 2013 4:00 pm


Garlic and Onion Festival

Enjoy the cooler Southern Arizona temperatures at this annual three-day harvest celebration at Agua Linda Farms, a privately owned ranch in the scenic Santa Cruz River Valley. You’ll enjoy live music, dancing, moonlit hayrides and fresh farm cooking centered around — you guessed it — garlic and onions. Fresh bulbs will be available for purchase.

Those wishing to make a weekend of it can book reservations at the nearby Green Valley Wyndham Conoa Ranch Golf Resort and Spa and receive a 30-percent discount for a three-night stay.

DETAILS >> 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, June 7, Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9. Agua Linda Farm, 2643 E. Frontage Road, Amado. $8 per person, or $20 for a three-day pass. (520) 398-3218 or


Lumberjack Charity Festival

Pack the car and head to Tucson’s newly-opened Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen to see the brawny woodsmen of the Timberworks Lumberjack Show — featured on ESPN’s Great Outdoor Games, ABC’s Wild World of Sports, and Discovery Channel’s “The Travelers” — perform feats of axe throwing, wood chopping, log rolling, hot- and cross-cut sawing, chainsaw carving and variety of other forestry skills.

Chef Aaron May will serve heaping portions from his original Sasquatch Kitchen menu at the festival, which also includes a new car raffle. Proceeds benefit Jared Allen’s Home 4 Wounded Warriors.

DETAILS >> 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9. The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen, 7265 N. La Cholla Blvd., Tucson. $5 per person, $20 for a group of five. (520) 219-8528 or


Sedona Bluegrass Festival

Relax along Oak Creek while listening to a plethora of live bluegrass music. David Grisman and his FolkJazz Trio headline the festival, which also includes The Burnett Family Bluegrass band from Flagstaff (pictured), the Matt Flinner Trio, the Titan Valley Warheads and the Sonoran Dogs. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome, but no outside food or beverages are permitted. A $14 meal ticket includes a sandwich, chips, dessert and soft drink. Beer and wine can be purchased separately.

DETAILS >> Noon to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9. Los Abrigados Resort, 160 Portal Lane, Sedona. $40-$75 for adults, $20-$40 for students; children 12 and younger are free with a paid adult. (928) 204-2415 or

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