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May
23
Thu
Red River Memorial Weekend Motorcycle Rally
May 23 – May 27 all-day

When: May 23 12:00 AM –  May 27 12:00 PM, 2019
Where: Red River and Around the Enchanted Circle
More information: www.redriver.org/memorial-day

Join us in Brandenburge Park on Saturday, May 25th for special ceremonies honoring our nation’s veterans and fallen soldiers.

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South Dakota may have Sturgis, Texas the Thunder on the Colorado, and the nation the Annual Run for the Wall, but Taos County boasts one of the oldest motorcycle rallies in the nation; for over 30 years the Annual Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally has filled the Red River for 5 outrageous days of fun! Live music can be found all over town, along with vendors carrying everything from leather and lace, to food and fun.”

The surrounding communities of Taos, Angel Fire, Eagle Nest, and Questa get in on the action with special Memorial Weekend events and plenty of additional lodging and dining. Monday morning
everyone heads out together to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire before riding back to the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

This event is held annually from Wednesday-Monday over Memorial Day weekend.

Jun
14
Fri
Red River Art & Wine Festival @ Brandenburg Park
Jun 14 – Jun 16 all-day

Come experience wining & dining in the Red River Valley, featuring artists and wineries with unique Southwestern flair!

Art & Wine Festival

Red River Art and Wine Festival

The annual Art & Wine Festival is presented by the Red River Chamber of Commerce every Father’s Day weekend in Brandenburg Park. This event features art, pottery, photography, wine sampling, silent auction, and live music.

Art & Wine Festival

Art & Wine Festival

The Red River Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the Art & Wine Festival, Father’s Day weekend, June 14-16, 2019 in Brandenburg Park. Come experience the picturesque Town of Red River while tantalizing your taste buds with fine wines and delicacies. This event features both silent and live auctions, art, pottery, photography, wine sampling, and live music.

Contact the Chamber of Commerce for more details
Located in the Conference Center, 101 W. River St, Red River, NM 87558
Telephone: (575) 754-2366
Fax: (575) 754-3104
Email: rrinfo@redriverchamber.org

Jul
27
Sat
Las Vegas Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally
Jul 27 – Jul 29 all-day

Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally (July 27–July 29): Inspired by Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders, and their reunion held in 1899 in Las Vegas, this annual gathering of motorcycle riders from all over the country honors that camaraderie and sense of honor. There are lots of iron horses, interesting characters, three days of live music, a motorcycle rodeo, a bike show, and competitions.

About Us

Welcome to the 13th Annual Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Always held on the last full weekend of July, this Rally was started by local motorcycle riders who came together in 2005 to plan a Rally around the area’s history and special environment. The name was chosen because Rough Riders had a long tradition in Las Vegas.

Early in 1898, Theodore Roosevelt recruited the 1st Volunteer Calvary Regiment from the western territories—New Mexico wouldn’t become a state for fourteen more years. He chose to enlist these men because of his confidence in their ability to adapt, their self-sufficiency and their spirit. The regiment’s performance during the Spanish-American War proved his belief in the frontier character. The men he chose came from various backgrounds and circumstances. Even so, these men all formed strong personal ties. Led by Theodore Roosevelt, the first reunion of the regiment was held in Las Vegas in 1899. Over 600 of the original 1000 soldiers attended. During the next 70 years, Rough Rider reunions were held to honor the regiment’s military service, but especially to celebrate the camaraderie and unique personalities that defined the Rough Riders.

Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders

Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders

For the past twelve years, the Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally has brought motorcyclists from all walks of life, where camaraderie, unique bikes and personalities characterize the western spirit. Las Vegas’ historic Bridge Street which enters into our expansive Plaza is the backdrop for the Rally. Shops, businesses, vendors and restaurants provide rally goers the opportunity for unique experiences. The roads radiating out of the town and wind thru amazing scenery and villages give riders of the iron horse a variety of options. The roads radiating out of the town and wind thru amazing scenery and villages give riders of the iron horse a variety of options.

Check out the schedule of events for updates. Don’t forget to support the Rally and purchase a ticket for a round trip for two, to Las Vegas, Nevada with $500 spending cash. Be part of the tradition started by Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders over 100 years ago and ride in on your iron horse on the last weekend in July.

Aug
22
Thu
Southwest Pickers Bluegrass and Old Times Music Annual Festival
Aug 22 – Aug 25 all-day

45th Annual Southwest Pickers Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival

August 22-25, 2019 – Southwest Pickers & Red River Bluegrass present The 44th Annual Southwest Pickers Bluegrass and Old Times Music Festival.
At this annual event you can look forward to bluegrass, old time and americana bands, instructional workshops, dancing, food, beer garden and vendors. Join us at various Venues accross town to be a part of this exciting annual event!

Sep
8
Sun
Red River Enchanted Circle Century Tour @ Brandenburg Park
Sep 8 all-day

Enchanted Circle Century Bike Tour

Cyclists on Main StreetSEPTEMBER 8, 2019 – Cyclists take on the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway for one of the most challenging tours in the southwest. The tour is a 100-mile ride around the Enchanted Circle that includes a short trip through Angel Fire to Black Lake and back. The tour starts at 8,750 feet, with a low point of 7,000 feet and a high point of 9,820 feet at the top of Bobcat Pass!

Riders can also opt for shorter treks of 25 and 50 miles. Not for the faint of heart, this challenging tour features rest stops and “sag wagons” for weary riders but don’t let that stop you from enjoying one of the most scenic rides in the Southwestern United States!

See details about the 2019 Enchanted Circle Century Bike Tour >>

Contact the Chamber of Commerce for more details
Located in the Conference Center, 101 W. River Street, Red River, NM 87558
Telephone: (575) 754-2366
Fax: (575) 754-3104
Email: rrinfo@redriverchamber.org

Sep
20
Fri
Red River Aspencade Arts & Crafts Fair
Sep 20 – Sep 23 all-day

Aspencade Art & Crafts Festival

Head to the southern Rockies for this exciting event featuring handmade crafts, jewelry, home furnishings, food, art, pottery, and specialty goods. The fall colors are one of a kind and the local flavor of art is just as unique and beautiful. Enjoy shopping outdoors in the spacious Brandenburg Park or head into the Red River Conference Center for more to explore.

Red River Folk Festival accompanied Aspencade this past year and was a huge success.

Oct
11
Fri
Red River Oktoberfest @ Red River Conference Center
Oct 11 – Oct 13 all-day

Oktoberfest

Meet Ms Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Authentic German food & music, craft beer & New Mexico wines, arts & crafts vendors, entertaining games & contests, ski trip giveaway, family friendly activities, changing colors, and more!

Admission is only $5 for the whole weekend! You can buy your commemorative taster mug for $10 or stein glass for $20 when you get to the park: includes beer tastings.

ACTIVITIES

Oktoberfest Beard/Mustache Competition

“No shave November” now starts in October! Come show us the hairs on your chin-y chin chin!
Prizes for Best Overall Beard and Best Overall Mustache

Children’s Pumpking Painting

Live Polka Music

Come experience Live Polka Music by the band Eurofest

DJ JP will be spinning your favorite polka (and non-polka) hits all weekend long!

MS & MR OKTOBERFEST COMPETITION

Get out your loveliest dirndl or heartiest lederhosen and come compete for $100 in cash. The Miss Oktoberfest competition will begin at 12pm and include a stein holding contest and an obstacle course. Immediately following, the Mr. Oktoberfest competition begins.  This event includes a stein holding contest, an obstacle course, and maybe a special surprise category. Sign up at the Chamber of Commerce booth when you arrive at the park. Viel Glück (good luck)!

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