Bad Decisions Campout Aug 9-10 at Hops and Vines

What’s better than a wine and cheese party? How about the Arizona Hops and Vines Bad Decisions Campout this weekend, a festival of bacon, beer, chocolate, wine and food, live music, and camping, featuring:

And as if that weren’t enough, the Perseid Meteor Shower is scheduled to show its face Saturday night, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak!

Perched at an elevation of 5,000 feet, nearly 10 degrees cooler than Tucson, Arizona Hops and Vines is surrounded on three sides by soaring mountains, offering a laid back environment for a fun weekend with the whole family.

The third annual Bad Decisions Campout will donate a big portion of the proceeds to the United States Air Force First Sergeants Council. Admission is $20 for the daytime festival–including a souvenir glass and ten tasting tickets–0r $50 if you plan on staying overnight on the vineyard. Bacon, chocolate, and all other food is not included. Anyone under 21 is FREE and Kid’s Camp with dinner and activities is optional for $25.

Arizona Hops and Vines is located at 3450 Highway 82 in Elgin, Arizona. For tickets and more information visit

Nina is a Creative Nonfiction MFA candidate at the University of Arizona, a food writer and a recipe addict.