On Saturday, Aug. 31, food, games and entertainment will highlight Beaver Valley Day, located about six miles northeast of Payson on Houston Mesa Road.
Open to the public, the festivities will start at the Beaver Valley Fire Department with a pancake and eggs breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. provided by the fire district auxiliary, a non-profit group.
During breakfast at 9 a.m. a firewise education program will feature William Brewer of the Arizona State Forestry Division in Phoenix. He will offer tips about how property owners and communities can reduce risks from wildfires
Morning events include a community garage sale, pickle ball lessons, raffles and review of silent auction items.
Afternoon events start at 3 p.m. and include kids’ games and crafts, face painting, snow cones, horse-drawn carriage rides and a duck race on the East Verde River.
Adults can enjoy a silent auction, horseshoes and other games.
A barbecue dinner starts at 5 p.m. with hamburger and hot dog meals. Proceeds benefit the Beaver Valley Fire Department.
Beaver Valley is located 6.2 miles northeast of the junction of Highway 87 and Houston Mesa Road. From Payson, travel north on Highway 87, turn east on Houston Mesa Road, continue past several communities and turn left at the adobe wall with the “Beaver Valley Estates” sign. Stay on Beaver Flat Road, which curves and leads to the meadow and fire station, the center of Beaver Valley Day activities.
For more information, call (928) 478-9947 or (480) 688-5633.