2011 Festivals & Special Events
El Rancho De Las Golondrinas
Any weekend visit to the living history museum El Rancho de las Golondrinas provides historic and cultural experiences from the 18th and 19th century. Annual festivals and events promise even more reason to spend a day at the outstanding facility celebrating colorful Southwestern heritage.
*June 4 & 5 – Spring Festival & Children’s Fair
Sheep shearing, animals born this spring, entertainment plus lots of games, puppet shows and hands-on activities for kids.
*June 25 & 26 – Fiber Arts Festival: From Sheep to Blanket
Follow the steps to create traditional New Mexico textiles from sheep shearing to elaborate embroidery. Original fiber arts for sale.
Meet vintners and sample wines from 16 New Mexico wineries. Purchase your favorite varietals, agricultural products and handmade arts and crafts.
*July 16 & 17 – Viva Mexico! Celebration
Celebrate the culture, cuisine and crafts of Mexico through music, arts and food.
Tour herb gardens and attend lectures on growing lavender. Hands-on activities plus lavender and herb product vendors.
Mountain men and women demonstrate skills necessary in settling the West and relate tales of the era. Peruvian Paso horses from La Estancia Alegre.
*Aug. 13 & 14 – Survival: New Mexico
*Sept. 3 & 4 – Fiesta de los Ninos: A Children’s Celebration
A family weekend honoring youngsters with games, crafts and entertainment. Children 12 and under admitted free.
*Sept.17 & 18 – Santa Fe Renaissance Fair
A Renaissance Fair with Spanish flair – defend a Spanish Galleon, games requiring knightly skills, flamenco dancers, turkey legs, ale and mead.
*Oct 1 & 2 – Harvest Festival