CALENDAR

Aug
31
Fri
Wagon Mound Bean Day Celebration
Aug 31 – Sep 3 all-day

The historic event of Bean Day began in 1909 when Higinio Gonzales and his crew cooked up a pot of beans in wash boilers behind the school house for what was then called the “Mora County Farmers Harvest Jubilee.” The following year, the name “Bean Day” was born to honor the crop that was once a staple of the local farming economy. In those days, Wagon Mound was a major center for the production of pinto beans. Although few pinto beans are grown in the area these days, the tradition continues as an enjoyable family oriented celebration.