CALENDAR

Sep
21
Thu
Aspencade Arts & Crafts Fair
Sep 21 – Sep 24 all-day

Browse through booths of hand-crafted items, jewelry, home furnishings, food, art, pottery, and specialty goods while you enjoy delicious food, live entertainment and the crisp air and changing colors of fall in Red River. This year features the second annual Red River Folk Festival at Aspencade. Talented folk artists from all over the US converge in Red River to delight and entertain guests at Aspencade. www.redriverfolk.com

The Big Event La Gran Fiesta (formerly The Whole Enchilada Fiesta) @ Red Hawk Golf Course/Plaza de Las Cruces
Sep 21 – Sep 24 all-day

THE BIG EVENT…A Community that CAREs

CARE – Cancer Aid Resource & Education, Inc. is very proud to announce to our community our very special event:

2nd Annual “The Big Event….A Community that CAREs”.

2nd Annual The Big Event….A Community that CAREs is scheduled for September 21, 22, 23 and 24, 2017.

Theme:  A Community that “Pays it Forward”

CARE – Cancer Aid Resource & Education, Inc. is very proud to announce to our community our very special inaugural event:  1st Annual “The Big Event….A Community that CAREs”.

The Big Event will celebrate southern New Mexico’s traditions, people and great food!  It will be held at the new city plaza!   Some will know it as “La Gran Fiesta”! The Big Event is expected to be a tourist attraction to scenic Las Cruces.  It will be built on the idea that attending The Big Event will be an adventure that feeds the soul.

We are expecting over 5,000 people to attend this special event!  We will be promoting this event through television, newspaper, radio, poster distribution, social media and word of mouth.   The event will include vendors, music, including mariachis and bands, entertainment including folklorico dancers, a walk, a fashion show, an enchilada cooking contest, games, possibly a carnival, fundraising, competitions and more. This inaugural event will also be free to enter.

CARE’s focus is to provide assistance to cancer patients and their families residing in Doña Ana County to help them cope with their cancer journey.  CARE provides financial assistance to patients in active treatment with basic life necessities:  gas cards to get to treatment, groceries, utilities, rent, lodging/meals, etc.  When businesses, organizations and individuals help their local community in this way, it spreads love and hope and helps cancer patients heal because they know that people care about their health while they are going through their treatment and recovery.  The Big Event is truly a unique community giving effort that helps save lives.

Sep
22
Fri
Taos Fall Arts Festival
Sep 22 – Oct 1 all-day

43rd ANNUAL TAOS FALL ARTS FESTIVAL

Taos Fall Arts was the first arts festival in Taos and remains one of the oldest and most established non- Profits in Taos County. We have been promoting local Arts and Artists since 1974 and showcase both emerging and established artists from within Taos County. The 2017 Fall Arts Festival will include both recognition for BEST IN SHOW and an award for a Local Emerging Artist, featured as elements of our OPEN SHOW this year. The Fall Arts Festival is focused on making local talent more visible through the opportunity for all artists to participate in a non-juried and accessible show format.

​Interested Taos County Artists may learn more about the 2017 show by clicking Here 

​Posters Can be purchased online on our Buy Posters page.

Sep
23
Sat
High Road Artisans Art Tour @ Sante Fe to Taos
Sep 23 – Sep 24 all-day

The High Road to Taos Scenic Byway is a lovely, winding road through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains between Santa Fe and Taos. It offers magnificent vistas of snow-capped peaks, alpine meadows, and charming traditional Spanish and Pueblo villages.

 

This lovely scenery has inspired many artists and artisans who live along the High Road, some of whom are featured in our blog:

http://santafeselection.com/blog/2014/09/05/annual-high-road-arts-tour/.

 

We welcome you to come, explore, and help sustain the rural economy of this charming, centuries-old region. Always the last two weekends of September, the 2016 High Road Art Tour takes place September 17, 18, 24, & 25.

 

—NEW THIS YEAR—

We are adding a farm and food component to our art studio tour.

On both Sundays during the tour there will be farmers’ markets set-up at Gaucho Blue in Penasco and at High Road Art Gallery in Truchas.

We will also have some farm locations open to the public throughout the two weekends.

 

View 2015 High Road Art Tour brochure with map (1,138 KB PDF)

Sep
24
Sun
Rail Yards Market @ Albuquerque Rail Yards - Blacksmith Shop
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

RAIL YARDS MARKET
Come to the Rail Yards Market every Sunday for food, art, music and community. Set in Downtown Albuquerque’s Rail Yards enjoy local artisans, growers and musicians. For an inside look at the market, check out this blog post.

The Rail Yards Market’s mission is to celebrate the cuisine, culture, and art of Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico. Our commitment is to:
• Preserve the legacy of an historic downtown neighborhood.
• Gather the city’s many communities around a shared space.
• Nurture the next generation of local entrepreneurs.
• Create a dynamic hub for Albuquerque’s agricultural and artisanal
communities.
• Promote tourism by providing Albuquerque with a must-see
destination in the heart of downtown.
• Demonstrate one of many potential uses for the Rail Yards site.
• Promote the knowledge and preservation of New Mexico’s heirloom
crop varieties

Event Details

Time: 10am-2pm
Recurrence: Every Sunday
Admission: Free

Location: Blacksmith Shop at the Albuquerque Rail Yard in Barelas

777 1st Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-600-1109

Sep
25
Mon
Pueblo of Laguna – Paguate Village -St. Elizabeth’s Feast Day
Sep 25 all-day

St. Elizabeth’s Feast Day. Harvest and Social Dances at Village of Paguate, Laguna Pueblo

Sep
27
Wed
Southern New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo @ Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds
Sep 27 – Oct 1 all-day

Southern New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo

September 27 – October 1, 2017

Exhibits, special events, musical entertainment, rodeo and more. Check back for more info and a schedule of events.

Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds
12125 Robert Larson Blvd.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 524-8602
Map and directions

 

Sep
28
Thu
Meadow City Music Festival
Sep 28 – Oct 2 all-day

Welcome to Las Vegas, New Mexico…

Join us for five days of great music and more. Get your feet tapping and your hands clapping for fabulous musicians from Las Vegas and as far away as New York City and Tokyo.

Check out our incredible line-up with something for everyone! Listen to folk, country, jazz, blues, swing, Latin, rock, R+B, salsa, Cumbia, pop, and Americana. Just relax on the sidelines or dance up a storm!

Great music isn’t all we offer! Take a tour, take a hike, take a workshop to create your own song. Watch stars at the Observatory, a first-run film at Indigo or a double-feature at the Fort Union Drive-in. Enjoy our local restaurants and pubs. Make a weekend of it at the historic Plaza Hotel.

Bring your kids! Enter your pooch in the Dog Singing Contest at Plaza Park.

Most of the performers playing the Festival received musical training here at Highlands University or started their first band in Las Vegas venues.

Others are still playing here. Cascabel, a headliner and a crowd favorite, began as a Las Vegas, NM, band in the 1970’s, becoming immensely popular over northern New Mexico. As they explored other musical ventures, they dispersed across New Mexico, Colorado, and California. This year, Cascabel will enjoy a musical reunion on a Las Vegas, NM stage again at the Festival.

The Meadow City Music Festival believes that “music is for movers and shakers.” There will be lots of toe-tapping rhythms to entice Festival guests onto their feet and dancing, either partnered or just moving solo to the beat.

In addition to musical offerings, Festival guests can make a monoprint, taste delicious local cuisine either in city restaurants or catered at the Festival, tour recent downtown Las Vegas building renovations, or visit landmarks that were part of Fred Harvey’s civilizing of the west. There are special attractions for children, too.

Entertainment at the beautiful, shaded Plaza Park is free during the day, including performances by all the headliners. Evening performances at the renovated historic Serf Theatre are limited, so get tickets for those events early.

Several businesses have partnered with the Festival to offer special lodging rates for festivalgoers. For more information about the entertainment schedule, tickets, and overnight lodging, go to meadowcitymusicfest.com.

Los Alamos Farmers Market @ Mesa Public Library parking lot
Sep 28 @ 7:00 am – 12:30 pm


The Los Alamos Farmers’ Market, a Los Alamos institution for decades welcomes you to enjoy and take part in our market. Our outdoor market operates on Thursday mornings weekly from May through October each year. On peak days we feature more than forty vendors of fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, pestos, jams, breads, and much more. Average vendor participation in 2009 was 33 vendors. 2009 estimated sales were $485,000 of which more than $400K was by farmer/rancher vendors. On busy days, more than 2000 patrons frequent the market.

Our monthly winter markets are also popular community events.

We are always on the look-out for new and interesting vendors. Contact the market manager for more information.

The Los Alamos Farmers’ Market is a project of Los Alamos MainStreet.

Produce
Organics
Vegetables
Fruits
Flowers
Meats
Cheeses
Breads
… much more

The Los Alamos Farmer’s Market is the place to be on Thursday mornings May through October from 7:00 AM until 12:30 PM in the Mesa Public Library Parking lot in downtown Los Alamos. For more information, contact Market Manager Cindy Talamantes. Email or 505-581-4651 H 505-929-6579
… and fun!

Sep
29
Fri
Southwest Festival of the Written Word
Sep 29 – Oct 1 all-day

The Southwest Festival of the Written Word presents its even-numbered year even. All sessions are open to the public free of charge and take place in Silver City, NM. Two sessions have limited capacity and require attendees to reserve their space in advance…

(swwordfiesta.org).

Sep
30
Sat
Feast of San Geronimo – Taos Pueblo @ Taos Pueblo
Sep 30 – Oct 1 all-day

Feast of San Geronimo- Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.

Golondrinas Harvest Festival @ El Rancho de las Golondrinas
Sep 30 – Oct 1 all-day

Harvest Festival

Autumn is a vibrant time to visit the Rancho! Taste syrup from our burro driven sorghum mill, help make cider by cranking a traditional apple press, and pick a pumpkin from our scarecrow-guarded patch. Children can stomp grapes by foot, make cornhusk dolls or roll their own delicious tortilla by hand. There’s a lot to do at this long-running and acclaimed event!

Voted #2 Best Fall Harvest Festival in the nation by readers of USA Today.

2017

Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1

Time: 10am to 4pm
Adult Admission: $8
Seniors (62+), teens (13–18): $6
12 and under: FREE!

Mesilla Jazz Happening @ Old Mesilla Plaza
Sep 30 – Oct 2 all-day

Mesilla Jazz Happening

Old Mesilla Plaza
Mesilla, NM
(575) 524-3262

Map and directions

 

Downtown Albuquerque Growers’ Market @ Robinson Park
Sep 30 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

About Us

We’re located in historic Robinson Park on Saturdays, April 15-November 4, 8am-noon.The Downtown Growers’ Market is run by the DowntownABQ Main Street Initiative. The Market began in 1996, and continues to grow exponentially thanks to our vibrant community. The market is home to over 60 New Mexican growers offering the highest quality produce available in Albuquerque, along with a wide array of talented local artists and a delicious mix of prepared food artisans.

Every week we feature a live band, yoga at 8:45am, community nonprofits, a bike valet service, and lots of community spirit! All are welcome! We accept EBT/SNAP funds {which we’ll double for you!}, that can be processed at our Information Booth, as well as WIC and Senior checks. Also, if you forgot cash- we got you covered! Visit the Info Booth on the east end of the park to learn how you can use your debit card to acquire market tokens.


Green Initiatives


 We’re SOLAR POWERED! Osceola Energy provides electricity for our band and Java Joe’s espresso machine.

BIKE to the market! Our neighbors at the Raynold’s Neighborhood Association provide a Bike Valet Service every Saturday starting May 5th! Bike to the market, leave your bike with them, and enjoy a stroll!

We have compost and recycling at Market in an effort to produce no waste! We are looking for volunteers to help with this program. If you are interested, please contact us… Email market@abqmainstreet.org OR call 505-252-2959.

Yoga at the Market
Join us for community yoga every Saturday morning during the Market Season! Our talented instructors will lead you through fun, invigorating yoga to start your weekend off right. All skill levels and ages welcome! Bring a mat (or borrow one of ours), and friends/family, and get ready for a great time! Sessions are held on the east side of the park from 9AM-9:45AM every Saturday.
Mesilla Valley Maze @ Mesilla Valley Maze
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm

Plan your visit to Mesilla Valley Maze and experience

Plan your visit to Mesilla Valley Maze and experience
a day of unforgettable adventure and fun!

Enjoy 30+ activities included in the price of admission!

Welcome to New Mexico’s original corn maze and pumpkin patch – and your place for outdoor fall fun! Join us in October for another great season on the farm. Navigate our giant corn maze, pick a pumpkin, take a hayride, or enjoy many of our numerous other activities! Mesilla Valley Maze is a great place for all ages. Groups welcome.

Mesilla Valley Maze opens September 30th! We look forward to seeing you soon!

2017 Season
September 30th – October 29th

Saturdays & Sundays
11AM – 7PM

Jemez Mountains Elk Festival in Jemez Springs @ Valles Caldera National Preserve
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jemez Mountains Elk Festival

 

The 9th Annual Jemez Mountains Elk Festival will include elk viewing, hiking and elk education booths where you can learn how elk antlers grow. Bring a sack dinner, blanket, and binoculars to enjoy the evening’s sights and sounds of bugling elk!

To celebrate the upcoming elk rut and to learn about this fascinating creature, the Valles Caldera Trust will host the 7th annual Jemez Mountains Elk Festival. This FREE event features a bugling challenge, educational booths, demonstrations, exhibits, vendors, and discounted van tours.

Oct
1
Sun
Galloping Grace Youth Ranch Pumpkin Patch @ Santa Ana Star Center
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – Oct 31 @ 6:30 pm

Our World Record Breaking Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch 2016

October 1 – October 31

9:00am – 6:30pm

Located in the upper Southwest parking lot of the Star Center in Rio Rancho (3001 Civic Center Circle NE)

We will close at 12:30pm on Halloween!

Admission:

  • Admission only $3 per person
  • 2 & under is free

Pig Races:

  • Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00 pm
  • Included in the price of admission

Petting Zoo:

  • Open Saturdays and Sundays
  • $3 per person
  • 50 cents for animal feed
Rail Yards Market @ Albuquerque Rail Yards - Blacksmith Shop
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

RAIL YARDS MARKET
Come to the Rail Yards Market every Sunday for food, art, music and community. Set in Downtown Albuquerque’s Rail Yards enjoy local artisans, growers and musicians. For an inside look at the market, check out this blog post.

The Rail Yards Market’s mission is to celebrate the cuisine, culture, and art of Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico. Our commitment is to:
• Preserve the legacy of an historic downtown neighborhood.
• Gather the city’s many communities around a shared space.
• Nurture the next generation of local entrepreneurs.
• Create a dynamic hub for Albuquerque’s agricultural and artisanal
communities.
• Promote tourism by providing Albuquerque with a must-see
destination in the heart of downtown.
• Demonstrate one of many potential uses for the Rail Yards site.
• Promote the knowledge and preservation of New Mexico’s heirloom
crop varieties

Event Details

Time: 10am-2pm
Recurrence: Every Sunday
Admission: Free

Location: Blacksmith Shop at the Albuquerque Rail Yard in Barelas

777 1st Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-600-1109

Mesilla Valley Maze @ Mesilla Valley Maze
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm

Plan your visit to Mesilla Valley Maze and experience

Plan your visit to Mesilla Valley Maze and experience
a day of unforgettable adventure and fun!

Enjoy 30+ activities included in the price of admission!

Welcome to New Mexico’s original corn maze and pumpkin patch – and your place for outdoor fall fun! Join us in October for another great season on the farm. Navigate our giant corn maze, pick a pumpkin, take a hayride, or enjoy many of our numerous other activities! Mesilla Valley Maze is a great place for all ages. Groups welcome.

Mesilla Valley Maze opens September 30th! We look forward to seeing you soon!

2017 Season
September 30th – October 29th

Saturdays & Sundays
11AM – 7PM

Oct
6
Fri
Red River Oktoberfest @ Red River Conference Center
Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day

Oktoberfest

Meet Ms Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Friday, October 62017 10:00am – 6:00pm Saturday, October 7, 2017

Authentic German food and music, arts & crafts exhibitors, microbreweries & wineries, entertaining games & contests, food vendors, and family friendly activities. Get your commemorative taster mug or stein when you get to the park!
$5 admission fee. Gaets open from, 10am to 6pm on Saturday, and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.

LEARN MORE >>

Contact the Chamber of Commerce for more details
Located in the Conference Center, 101 W. River Street
Telephone: (575) 754-2366
Fax: (575) 754-3104
Email: rrinfo@redriverchamber.org