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Territorial Days Arts & Crafts Show takes over courthouse plaza

Matt Hinshaw/The Daily Courier<br>Dominic Monroe, 7, of Prescott Valley checks out some of the metal works, pottery, and tables made by Connie Adams of Scottsdale Saturday afternoon at the courthouse plaza during the Prescott Territorial Days arts and crafts show.

Matt Hinshaw/The Daily Courier<br>Dominic Monroe, 7, of Prescott Valley checks out some of the metal works, pottery, and tables made by Connie Adams of Scottsdale Saturday afternoon at the courthouse plaza during the Prescott Territorial Days arts and crafts show.

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Matt Hinshaw/The Daily Courier<br>Students with Miss Natalie’s Dance Group perform for the crowd at Territorial Days Saturday.

Sunny skies and high temperatures in the low 80s are in this weekend’s forecast, making it a perfect time to head downtown for the Territorial Days Arts and Crafts Show on courthouse plaza.

The event, organized by the Prescott Chamber of Commerce, is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 11, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 12. It features more than 100 arts and crafts vendors, as well as information tables and plenty of delicious snacks.

About 20 vendors are new to chamber shows while others are returning favorites, said Jill Currey of the Prescott Chamber of Commerce.

“I always love to have new ones,” she said.

Among the newbies is Cherick Enterprises, which makes ceramic license plate trays.

“That sounds like kind of a fun and different thing,” she said.

Another newcomer is ArtiSands, a booth that offers kids – and probably kids at heart – a chance to make sand paintings.

This year’s returning faves include The Bench Wench, who makes benches out of headboards and other items; Greg Kyle, a painter of Southwest and western paintings; and DD’s Desert Delights, who sells crowd-pleasing brittles and toffees.

Hungry yet? Food booths will line Gurley Street. Among them: Molly’s Tamales, Sally’s BBQ, gyros made by Prescott’s Greek Orthodox Church, shaved ice and lemonade.

Each day around lunchtime, there will be live music to enjoy. On Saturday, it’s the Yavapai Brass Quintet; on Sunday, it’ll be Chuck Hall.

Nonprofit organizations such as AARP, Granite Mountain Young Marines, Marine Corps League Copper State Detachment and the Prescott Gem & Mineral Club will have information tables at Territorial Days, too.

And Prescott-Caborca Sister Cities will be on hand with the always-popular soft drink, water and pickle booth.

“It’s important to walk every pathway, because you never know what’s around the corner,” Currey said.