Pie Town, NM The Town that Pie Built

“...33rd Annual Pie Festival on Sept. 14th Offers a Tasty Slice of Small-Town America ”

There are multiple reasons to exit I-25 in Socorro and head west on U.S. Highway 60:   to hike or bike from the highest point on the Continental Divide Trail, ponder the vastness of the universe at the Very Large Array (VLA) observatory, or simply enjoy a less-hurried alternative to Highway 40.

Ask any pie lover, though, and they will tell you that “PieWay 60” is the road to Pie Town, a must-visit destination in the quest for America’s beloved dessert.

Settled by Dust Bowlers in the ‘20s and ‘30s, Pie Town legendarily owes its name to Norman Smith, an enterprising miner and general store owner who baked pies for westbound travelers.  Were it not for “Pie Lady” Kathy Knapp, however, Pie Town might have been left in the dust.

Kathy first visited Pie Town in 1995 on vacation from Dallas with her mother, Mary Munden.  After making the three-hour drive from Albuquerque to taste its namesake treat, they were met with disappointment.  The entire town consisted of a post office, a tax office, and the decrepit Thunderbird Trading Post.  A sign on its frontier-style porch said it all:  "There used to be pie in Pie Town, but there ain't no more — FOR SALE."

“My mom felt it was just wrong to have a place called Pie Town without pies,” says Kathy.  And so they moved to Pie Town to rectify the situation, turning the trading post into the Pie-O-Neer.  It didn’t take long for Mary’s traditional, home-style cooking and delicious pies to gain a loyal following.  But, just three years after opening, Mary became ill and Kathy was faced with the daunting task of running the Pie-O-Neer alone.

“I knew I couldn’t do what she did,” recalls Kathy, whose dream was to be a photographer and open her own gallery.  She left Pie Town for a few months of soul-searching, but soon realized she had already found her true destiny.  “I missed the Pie-O-Neer so much,” she says.  “But I knew I had to make some changes in order to make it work.”

Today, the Pie-O-Neer is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, and, other than a vegetarian spinach quiche and green chile stew, pies are the only food you will find on the menu.

Like her grandmother and mother, Kathy uses lard and butter to yield a tasty, flaky pie crust.  “If someone’s a vegetarian and they call ahead, I can make a fruit or other kind of pie with Crisco, which is what I use for the spinach quiche,” she says.  She keeps an index-card file of more than 100 pie varieties, basing each day’s choices on whatever fresh ingredients are on hand or what strikes her fancy.  “Some days it’s coconut, some days it’s chocolate chess with chile and toasted almonds,” says Kathy.  Pie-O-Neer’s best-seller is an apple cranberry crumble – tart and sweet, topped with oats and brown sugar.  As fall approaches, people come from afar to taste her apple, green chile, and piñon pie.

To be sure your favorite kind of pie is available when you visit, it’s advisable to call ahead and Kathy will make it specially for you.  A day’s notice is best, she says, adding, “but if I am pressed, I can make one in an hour.”

Kathy is already baking and freezing some 100 pies for Pie Town’s 33rd Annual Pie Festival on September 14.  “I make pies ‘til the cows come home,” she says.  “Pie Fest is New Mexico’s best-kept secret, and represents small-town America at its best, with fun for the whole family.  People should come and experience it while they can, because it may not continue forever.”

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Kathy Knapp and the Pie-O-Neer will be featured on History Channel's H2, "All You Can Eat," 10 p.m. ET, August 4, and in an upcoming short documentary, “Pie Lady of Pie Town” by award-winning photographer Jane Rosemont (release date TBA).

33rd Annual Pie Festival

September 14, 2013

Held on the second Saturday in September, This yearly festival is the ultimate event for pie lovers.  It features a pie-baking contest, games and races, music, food, arts and crafts, entertainment, and plenty of pie.  Admission is free and parking is easy.   Jackson Park and nearby locations (once you get to Pie Town, you can’t miss it).

Pie Town Eateries

Pie-O-Neer Pies

U.S. Hwy 60

Wide selection of pies, plus spinach quiche & green chile stew

Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

(575) 772-2711, Web link to the right

Good Pie Café

U.S. Hwy 60 & Mile Marker 56

Lunch:  Burgers, BBQ, deli sandwiches, home-made soups. Friday night dinner: Steak, shrimp, chicken, fish.  Wide selection of pies.  No credit cards.  Monday thru Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday lunch 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday dinner 4 p.m. – closing.  Closed Saturday and Sunday. (575) 772-2700. Web link to the right.

Pie Town Café/Bakery

14 miles north of US Hwy 60 off York Ranch Rd.

Hand-made pies by owner Cyndi Fowler. Order frozen or baked.

(575) 772-2919, Web link to the right.

Other Upcoming New Mexico Pie Events

Holiday Pie Mania, Nov. 9 (Santa Fe) and Dec. 7 (Albuquerque) Kathy Knapp of the Pie-O-Neer will join Santa Fe’s finest chefs for the 2nd Annual Holiday Pie Mania, 1 – 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9th.   Enjoy delectable tastings while watching Santa Fe’s top chefs demonstrate how to make their signature holiday pies (recipes provided).  Bid on your favorites in a fun-filled auction, to be freshly baked in time for your holiday celebrations.  Auction and raffle proceeds will benefit The Food Depot.  Builders Source Appliance Gallery, 1608 Pacheco St.

Albuquerque’s first  Holiday Pie Mania will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7th, 1 – 5 p.m., when Duke City chefs roll out the dough. Proceeds will benefit Roadrunner Food Bank.  Builders Source Appliance Gallery, 308 Menaul Blvd. NE. For more information on both events, call (505) 847-3333.

Cimarroncita Historic Ranch Retreat

“...Unsurpassed private “Dream Water” fly fishing, Southern Rockies high country hiking and birding, and peaceful relaxation are the fundamentals of the Cimarroncita experience. ”

Roughing it Deluxe since 1908. At the heart of the Cimarron Canyon forty beautiful miles from Taos,  Cimarroncita offers memorable adventure vacations, heritage lodging, delicious meals and a fine venue for exclusive gatherings and celebrations.

Unsurpassed private “Dream Water” fly fishing, Southern Rockies high country hiking and birding, and peaceful relaxation are the fundamentals of the Cimarroncita experience.  Fine meals from arrival to departure, and the traditional night sky campfire are included. Scheduled programs include culinary arts and plein air painting workshops.  Added daily activities include private culinary sessions, conservation education and guided day trips.

Enjoy the Cimarroncita experience of heritage lodging, fine cuisine, warm northern New Mexico hospitality, and excellent service where stunning vistas and invigorating scents of wild sage, fresh air and night sky campfire will stay with you until your next visit.

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Season: Memorial Weekend to October 1
Location: Ute Park, New Mexico
Website: www.cimarroncita.com
Reservations and Bookings: 866-376-2482

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Connie Mack World Series Plays Ball in Farmington

“...Years ago, a delegation of Farmington businessmen traveled to the American Amateur Baseball Congress annual meeting in Chicago, in what many thought was a futile effort to bid on the 1965 Connie Mack World Series.”

The Connie Mack World Series for baseball players ages 16 to 18 returns to Farmington August 2 – 9, 2013. Games are played daily at Ricketts Field. Players the caliber of Cal Ripken, Jr., Edgar Martinez, Ivan Rodriguez, Barry Larkin, Ken Griffey Jr., Ozzie Smith and Derek Jeter are products of the Connie Mack program.

Years ago, a delegation of Farmington businessmen traveled to the American Amateur Baseball Congress annual meeting in Chicago, in what many thought was a futile effort to bid on the 1965 Connie Mack World Series. The tournament had been held in Springfield, Illinois until this time. With their 1963 Babe Ruth World Series and the 1964 Connie Mack South Plains Regional Tournament experience behind them, the delegation presented a convincing story and won the bid by one vote.

The rest is history. It is not by chance or by accident that this tournament continues to be a success. It has been a team effort from the beginning, and surely, without the "foster parent program" initiated in 1975, the tournament would have long ago become a financial burden too big to handle. The support of the foster parents, the civic clubs, the sponsors, administrators, coaches, players, and fans has made the Connie Mack World Series one of the finest amateur tournaments in baseball.

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For ticket information call 505-320-3703 or visit the link on the right.

Arts Alive! Kids of all ages – go all “international” at the Museum of International Folk Art’s Arts Alive!

“...Explore your inner creativity and international design at the same time”

Kids of all ages – go all “international” at the Museum of International Folk Art’s Arts Alive! hands-on workshops. Explore your inner creativity and international design at the same time by making a Panamanian mola and an African fante flag (hint: they’re both colorful folk textiles!) Materials and instruction provided with museum admission (free for 16 and under). On July 30 and August 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free, drop-in workshops for ages 3 to 103
Tuesdays & Thursdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A collaborative program with the Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts» and the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture» on Museum Hill to offer free workshops with no advance registration or participation fees! The workshops are outdoors (weather permitting), and do not include Museum admission.

Tuesday & Thursday July 30 & August 1
10AM-2PM
Arts Alive!
Panamanian Mola Designs
Free hands on workshops for ages 3 to 103, children must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of 6 or more place call Patricia 505 476-1212 to reserve space and guarantee free admission to the Museum. Museum entrance to exhibitions by admission, $6.00 for NM residents, $9 for nonresidents, children 16 and under free.

Tuesday & Thursday August 6 & 8
10AM-2PM
Arts Alive!
Fante Pride Flags
Free hands on workshops for ages 3 to 103, children must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of 6 or more place call Patricia 505 476-1212 to reserve space and guarantee free admission to the Museum. Museum entrance to exhibitions by admission, $6.00 for NM residents, $9 for nonresidents, children 16 and under free.

Saturday & Sunday August 10 & 11, 10-4PM
FREE ADMISSION!
11th Annual Rag Rug Festival and Gift Show
Handcrafted rag rugs and other home furnishings, jewelry, fiber art, unique wearable art, baskets, ceramics and hand-crafted gifts showcasing the highest quality work of women artisans from all over New Mexico. This Women's Cottage Industries Program helps to create a more abundant life for New Mexico's Women and Girls. Co-sponsored by the New Mexico Women's Foundation» and the Museum of International Folk Art. Admission to the Museum is free all weekend in support of the Festival. For details, call 505 983-6155

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The Museum of International Folk Art is a state-run institution in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. It is one of many cultural institutions operated by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.

Hours: 10:00 am–5:00 pm - Moday - Sunday

Address: 706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Phone: (505) 476-1200

Saddle Up for Old Lincoln Days

“...Activities and events include food concessions, arts and crafts, fiddlers contest, Mescalero Apache Cultural Arts Dancers, a parade, and three performances of “The Last Escape of Billy the Kid” at the Pageant Grounds.”

Head to where Billy the Kid’s legend began – and nearly ended. Join the festivities at Old Lincoln Days August 2-4, 2013.

The historic town of Lincoln features more than a dozen buildings that witnessed much of the Lincoln County War (1878-1881): the Tunstall Store, behind which the Kid and his pals ambushed and killed the Lincoln County Sheriff and his Deputy in April, 1878; the site of the 12-room McSween House (its torching climaxed the five-day siege and ended the war); and the Lincoln County Court House, where the Kid killed Deputy James W. Bell in order to escape on April 28, 1881. Behind the adjacent San Juan Church, in a private home, the Kid secretly met and sought a pardon from New Mexico Governor Lew Wallace on the night of March 17, 1879.

Activities and events include food concessions, arts and crafts, fiddlers contest, Mescalero Apache Cultural Arts Dancers, a parade, and three performances of  “The Last Escape of Billy the Kid” at the Pageant Grounds.

Lincoln is located on the Billy the Kid National Scenic Byway, an 84-mile journey though the Old West’s epic conflicts, mountain scenery, sports and recreational opportunities, culture, and some of New Mexico’s most intriguing communities. On your way to or from Lincoln, be sure to visit Ruidoso, Capitan, Fort Stanton, White Oaks and San Patricio, where artist Peter Hurd and his family called home. If you’re looking for non-Billy stuff, check out Three Rivers Petroglyph National Recreation Site, Smokey Bear Historical Park in Capitan, horse racing at Ruidoso Downs, Alto’s Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts, and table games, golf and a thousand other fun things at Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero

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Call 575-653-4025 or visit the links to the right.

92nd Annual Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial

“... This year’s Ceremonial will include many traditional events, as well as some new events with an exciting new direction. ”

The 92nd annual Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial – complete with Indian art sales and exhibits, tribal dances, the All-Indian Rodeo, parades, rug auctions, Indian Art Village and more, takes place August 5 - 11, 2013, in Gallup and nearby Red Rock Park (RRP). The Ceremonial is a once in a lifetime, authentic experience celebrating Native American culture and history. It is a not to be missed highlight of New Mexico’s annual calendar of events.

This year’s Ceremonial will include many traditional events, as well as some new events with an exciting new direction. There will be three days of Pow Wow, with drum groups from Canada and Oklahoma, four days of adult and youth rodeo with entertainment, a night parade and a day parade, and nightly dances in the Arena. There will be an art show in the Exhibit Hall that will include judging and prizes, as well as a free film festival at the El Morrow Theater that will run the length of Ceremonial. The wine tasting event on Wednesday night is a fund-raising evening to honor the participating artists with an auction of artist-donated objects. There will be a light supper buffet, wine and micro-brew beer, soft drinks, music and the auction.

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For a complete Ceremonial schedule, call 505-863-3896/888-685-2564, or visit their website.

Headquarters for the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial are at 206 West Coal Avenue in Gallup.

Wild West Weekend Bring the family and your inner cowboy – they’re all free

“...We’ve seen in the exhibit how people make a connection to another way of life when they hold a lariat, hear a cowboy singer, or try to rope a dummy calf”

Immerse yourself in cowboy culture August 9—11 at the New Mexico History Museum’s Wild West Weekend, a special event celebrating the exhibition Cowboys Real and Imagined. Cowboy musicians and poets join trick ropers, saddle makers, silversmiths and more to provide three days of hands-on fun for the whole family. The events are free in the Palace Courtyard, just off the Santa Fe Plaza.

The exhibition is by regular admission (Sundays free to NM residents, Friday evenings free to everyone, children 16 and under free daily).

“We’ve seen in the exhibit how people make a connection to another way of life when they hold a lariat, hear a cowboy singer, or try to rope a dummy calf,” History Museum Director Fran Levine said. “This weekend is a chance to make even more of those connections and to experience the artistry that accompanies the practical tools of a cowboy’s life.

“Besides that,” she added, “we strongly encourage boot-scootin’.”

The weekend kicks off at 6 pm Friday, August 9, in the History Museum auditorium with music historians Mark Lee Gardner and Rex Rideout. Using vintage instruments and historic playing styles, the duo will present a close approximation to what N. Howard “Jack” Thorp heard out on the range that inspired him to write the 1908 classic, Jack Thorp’s Songs of the Cowboys. Come back on Saturday for a one-hour family workshop on traditional cowboy songs and some talk about the New Mexico cowboy lifestyle as presented in song.

From 10 am to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday, August 10 and 11, the Palace Courtyard comes to life with demonstrators and performers sharing traditional knowledge and entertainment with roots in the past and branches in the present. Performers include the Buckarettes and the Tumbleweeds, along with cowboy poets Mike Moutoux and Peggy Godfrey. Taste some range-style Dutch-oven cooking specialties, check out some fancy roping skills in front of the Palace Portal, and try your hand at making a leather stamp and braiding a cinch.

Visitors can interact with Scott Green, curator of education at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, as he re-enacts the life of a historical New Mexico cowboy. Some of the finest artisans practicing old-style techniques will set up shop to show how history still sings across the wide open spaces of New Mexico. The schedule:

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Friday, August 9

6 pm, History Museum Auditorium

Mark Lee Gardner and Rex Rideout on Jack Thorp’s Songs of the Cowboys. Music historians who perform on vintage instruments, Gardner and Rideout play and discuss the cowboy ballads collected by N. Howard “Jack” Thorp, who published the very first book of cowboy songs at Estancia, NM, in 1908. (The Palace Press has just debuted a fine-press reprint of Jack Thorp’s Songs of the Cowboys with illustrations by Ron Kil.)

Saturday, August 10

10 am to 4 pm, Palace Courtyard

Clint Mortenson demonstrates trophy belt buckle carving. A silversmith, artist and horseman, Mortenson has crafted buckles for ranch families, celebrities, rodeo champions, even England’s Royal Family. A recreation of his Santa Fe shop is in the History Museum’s front window.
Wes Mastic demonstrates leather carving and saddle making. An award-winning saddle maker at Mortenson Silver & Saddles in Santa Fe, Mastic has a flair for the fine art of tooling, or flower carving.
Rebecca Morgan-Albertson and Cybele Geidemann demonstrate rawhide/horsehair braiding and cinch making. Since the early 1980s, Morgan-Albertson has helped rekindle the cowboy craft of hand-braided horse gear and cinch weaving. She and her daughter, Geidemann, help others learn the craft in Santa Fe.
Deana McGuffin demonstrates boot making. McGuffin learned her craft from a true master, her dad, L.W. McGuffin, of Clovis. She’s charted her own custom designs for the last 25 years in Albuquerque.
O’Farrell Hats hat-making demonstration. See how staffers at this Santa Fe business create hats that are worn around the world.
Bert Ancell demonstrates Dutch oven cooking. The former manager of the legendary Bell Ranch, Ancell lives on the Ojo Feliz Ranch near Wagon Mound and caters events with his chuck wagon.

10 to 11 am, Palace Courtyard

Rex Rideout and Mark Lee Gardner present a cowboy-music workshop for the whole family. Show up and you might learn how to play the harmonica – or even the bones.

11 to 11:30 am and 1:30 to 2 pm, Palace Courtyard

Peggy Godfrey offers a cowboy poetry reading. Pull up a hay bale and hear this longtime rancher from the Sangre de Cristo Mountains relate her adventures and the roles that ranch women play.

12 to 1 pm and 2:30 to 4 pm

The Buckarettes get you tapping your toes with their western swing, eclectic selections from the 1940s and 1950s, and modern-day compositions. Dancing is welcomed.

10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm and 2 pm, Palace Avenue

Julio and Reynaldo Maestas show off roping maneuvers in front of the Palace Portal. The Rociada, NM, brothers grew up fixing fences, cleaning stalls, changing irrigation water, and participating in high school and college roping competitions.

Sunday, August 11

10 am to 4 pm, Palace Courtyard

Gene Klein demonstrates silversmithing. From his home in Cimarron, Klein designs unique hand-engraved sterling silver and gold spurs and horse gear, each piece of it beautiful and absolutely functional.
Rebecca Morgan-Albertson and Cybele Geidemann demonstrate rawhide/horsehair braiding and cinch making.
Deana McGuffin demonstrates boot making.
O’Farrell Hats hat-making demonstration.
Bert Ancell demonstrates Dutch oven cooking.

11 to 11:30 am and 1:30 to 2 pm, Palace Courtyard

Mike Moutoux offers a cowboy poetry reading. A poet and cowboy singer from Silver City, Moutoux is known as “New Mexico’s Enchanting Cowboy,” sharing stages with Western music greats.

12 to 1 pm and 2:30 to 4 pm, Palace Courtyard

The Tumbleweeds tune it up for some traditional country, western swing, and honky-tonk music. Again, dancing is welcomed. Make that urged. Grab your partner!

10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm and 2 pm, Palace Avenue

Julio and Reynaldo Maestas show off roping maneuvers in front of the Palace Portal.

Cowboys Real and Imagined explores New Mexico’s cowboy legacy from its origin in the Spanish vaquero tradition through itinerant hired hands, outlaws, rodeo stars, cowboy singers, Tom Mix movies and more. The exhibit grounds the cowboy story in New Mexico through rare photographs, cowboy gear, movies and art. It includes a bounty of artifacts ranging in size from the palm-sized tintype of Billy the Kid purchased at a 2011 auction by William Koch to the chuck wagon once used by cowboys on New Mexico’s legendary Bell Ranch.

Santa Fe Indian Market

“...The Santa Fe Indian Market has long been the place where Native American art meets the world.”

The Santa Fe Plaza plays host to the most prestigious Native American arts show in the world - the 92nd annual Santa Fe Indian Market. The one-of-a-kind event provides a unique opportunity to buy directly from Native American artists from across the country.

The Santa Fe Indian Market has long been the place where Native American art meets the world. Join thousands of collectors, artists, volunteers and visitors who return each year from across the United States and the world to join in the festivities that celebrate American Indian culture and artistry.

Nearly 1,200 artists will be presenting their newest and best work for sale and admiration. Experience the best of Native culture by seeing the clothing contest, tasting fry bread and other Native foods provided by our vendors, and visiting the youth participants throughout the Market.

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Admission is free! For a complete listing of all events click the link to the right

SWAIA’s mission is to be an advocate for Native American arts and cultures (particularly those in the Southwest), and create economic and cultural opportunities for Native American artists by producing and promoting the Santa Fe Indian Market as the finest Indian art event in the world, cultivating excellence and innovation across traditional and non-traditional art forms and developing programs and events that support, promote, and honor Native artists year-round.

Call 505-983-5220 or visit their website.

Meadow City Music Festival, LAS VEGAS, NM

“...Last year’s Meadow Mountain Music Festival was a great success, but we think this year is going to be even better”

MainStreet de Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Dollies announce the 2nd Annual Meadow City Music Festival, taking place in Las Vegas, NM August 9 – 10, 2013. The festival kicks off Friday night with a free concert in Plaza Park and headliner Dead Superheroes Orchestra at El Rialto Patio. The music and fun continue on Saturday with free music all day and headliner Tobias Rene, “The King of New Mexico Music” that night.

Bring the whole family to this exciting event! There will be tons of free, fun activities for kids in Plaza Park Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. There are free concerts in the Plaza both days – one band on Friday and EIGHT on Saturday! Tickets for headliner shows at the El Rialto Patio are $20 on Friday and $25 on Saturday.

“Last year’s Meadow Mountain Music Festival was a great success, but we think this year is going to be even better,” said Wid Slick, Chair of Arts & Cultural District|Las Vegas and member of MainStreet de Las Vegas Board of Directors. “We’re especially excited about the return to New Mexico of the Dead Superheroes Orchestra, with Las Vegas’ own Mark & Craig Winston. There is going to be music for every taste and age and fun for the whole family.”

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The Meadow Arts and Music Festival is an Arts & Cultural District event, jointly produced by MainStreet de Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Dollies. For a complete musical line up, visit the website.

Friday August 9, 5pm -7pm, Plaza Park – free

5:00 Legends of Old Las Vegas (Americana)

Friday August 9, 8 pm – midnight, El Rialto Patio – ticket $20

8:00 Boris & the Saltlicks (Country Western)
9:30 Dead Superheroes Orchestra (Symphonic Rock)
Zack Lujan (DJ and Emcee)

Saturday August 10, 11am — 5pm, Plaza Park – free

11:00 Fire and Rain (Classic 80’s rock)
12:15 Sangre Joven (Norteno)
1:00 Rite of Passage (Country)
1:30 Low Down Daddies (Rock & Roll)
2:15 Sarah Lewis (Vocal & acoustic guitar)
2:45 Against the Grain (Metal) 
3:30 Acoustic Dogs (Surprise)  
4:15 Carlos Medina & Los Gallos (Mariachi)

Saturday August 10, 8 pm – midnight, El Rialto Patio – ticket $25

8:00 Los Tropicales (Latin)
9:00 Tobias Rene (Norteno and Country Western)
Zack Lujan (DJ and Emcee)

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 2013 Summer Programs

“...The reception will feature a special performance by Iroquois singer, composer and acoustic guitarist, Joanne Shenandoah”

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) celebrates the opening of its Summer 2013 Public Programs, including events like our summer exhibitions opening reception, Thursday, August 15, from 5p.m. to 7p.m. at MoCNA (108 Cathedral Place). The reception will feature a special performance by Iroquois singer, composer and acoustic guitarist, Joanne Shenandoah.The opening reception is free and open to the public. We are also premiering a new collection of Native designers in partnership with Paul Frank, panel discussions featuring Native artists and national Native museum directors, and art performances.

THURSDAY - August 15
Summer Exhibitions Opening Reception - Celebrating Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 / Contemporary Native North American Art from the Northeast and Southeast, Selected Works, Cannupa Hanska Luger: STEREOTYPE: Misconceptions of the Native American, Jacob Meders: Divided Lines, and
Steven J. Yazzie: The Mountain. The opening reception will feature a special performance by Oneida-Iroquois singer, composer and acoustic guitarist, Joanne Shenandoah.
5-7p.m.

FRIDAY- August 16
Paul Frank in partnership with the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Announce:
Paul Frank Presents: Celebrating the premiere of the first-ever Paul Frank collaboration with Native American Designers

Premiering a new collection by four Native designers, Dustin Martin (Navajo), Autumn Dawn Gomez (Comanche/Taos), Louie Gong (Nooksack), Candace Halcro (Plains Cree/Métis) in collaboration with Paul Frank. These limited edition pieces will be showcased and sold in the MoCNA Store throughout the weekend.

Panel Discussion: Beyond the "Tribal Trend": Developing Proactive Native American Collaborations in Fashion
Dr. Jessica Metcalfe of the Beyond Buckskin blog and Beyond Buckskin Boutique, Adrienne Keene of the Native Appropriations blog, Tracy Bunkoczy, Vice President of Design, Paul Frank, and designers Dustin Martin (Navajo), Autumn Dawn Gomez (Comanche/Taos), Louie Gong (Nooksack), Candace Halcro (Plains Cree/Métis) discuss a collaboration with the Paul Frank brand; the creation of a collection and developing proactive Native partnerships in the fashion world.
Introduction by Patsy Phillips, Director, MoCNA
5-6p.m.

Reception to follow
6-7:30p.m.

SATURDAY- August 17
Breakfast in the Park: MoCNA + NMAI + SWAIA Members
Members from MoCNA, the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) enjoy breakfast prior to the Indian Market Weekend kickoff in the MoCNA Allan Houser Art Park. A special members tour of Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 / Contemporary Native North American Art from the Northeast and Southeast, Selected Works will be led by Museum of Arts and Design guest curator, Ellen Taubman at 9AM. The breakfast will also feature New Mexican flute player Grace Jones.
7-9AM

Extreme Cartography with Steven Yazzie
Artist Steve Yazzie examines the historical roots of a painting style that defines the American landscape en plein air. See Yazzie and his transportable box easel in a live art performance/extreme cartography between 10 -11:30a.m. as he observes and documents different architectural elements of the MoCNA building. Join him afterwards as he discusses process and his work from 11:30-Noon in the Allan Houser Art Park.
10a.m.- Noon
Panel Discussion:
Vice Versa: Traditional/Contemporary

In conjunction with the exhibition Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 / Contemporary Native North American Art from the Northeast and Southeast, Selected Works featuring participating artists Kenneth Williams, Carla Hemlock, Jordan Bennett, Shan Goshorn and curator Ellen Taubman. The panel will be a lively conversation on native artistic practices revolving around the foundations that influence, define and expand artwork that conflates traditional aesthetics within a contemporary context.
Moderated by Ryan Rice, Chief Curator, MoCNA
2-3:30p.m.
Panel Discussion:
Meet the Native Museum Directors: New Visions for Native Arts

W. Richard West, Jr. President/ CEO Autry National Center of the American West, and Jim Pepper Henry, CEO of the Heard Museum, will join Patsy Phillips, Director, MoCNA, in a dialogue on new directions for Native arts and cultural institutions.
Moderated by Andrea R. Hanley, Membership + Program Manager, MoCNA
4-5p.m.

THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND August 16 - 18th

Dylan Miner: Bicycle Installation
Based on the artist's current exhibition Anishnaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag (Native Kids Ride Bikes) at the Santa Fe Art Institute. Dylan Miner will display a number of unique bicycles made in Santa Fe during Indian Market weekend in MoCNA's Allan Houser Art Park. Using Anishinaabeg, Métis, and Cayuse knowledge, as imparted by the artist, the bicycles reflect upon sustainable transportation and contemporary Indigenous ways of life. This two day installation is in conjunction with SFAI's Contested Space series running through August 12 - September 27, 2013, and is generously supported by Fat Tire Cycles of Albuquerque.
Nanibah "Nani" Chacon: Open Artist Studio at MoCNA

Nani Chacon is a Dine (Navajo) and Chicana artist. As MoCNA's Local Artist In Residence, she will open her studio to the public during Indian Market weekend. Chacon's work references an archetype of female characters which explore ideas of feminism, sexuality, form, shape, design, color, subtlety, softness and power, culture, traditionalism and modernism, encompassed in what could only be the attributes of a woman.

MoCNA STORE at the Lloyd Kiva New Gallery

Paul Frank in partnership with the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Announce:
Paul Frank Presents: Celebrating the premiere of the first-ever Paul Frank collaboration with Native American Designers

Premiering a new collection by four Native designers, Dustin Martin (Navajo), Autumn Dawn Gomez (Comanche/Taos), Louie Gong (Nooksack), Candace Halcro (Plains Cree/Métis) in collaboration with Paul Frank. These limited edition pieces will be showcased and sold in the MoCNA Store throughout the weekend.

Early Fritz Scholder Drawings: Revisiting the Paradox
This show features never seen early works on paper from the late 1960's by Fritz Scholder. These Scholder works will be sold in the MoCNA Store premiering Indian Market weekend throughout mid September.

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The mission of MoCNA, is to advance contemporary native art through exhibitions, collections, public programs and scholarship. MoCNA's outreach through local and national collaborations allow us to continue to present the most progressive Native arts and public programming. MoCNA's exhibitions and programs continue the narrative of contemporary Native arts and cultures.

MoCNA is located at 108 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Hours: 10-5 Monday & Wednesday-Saturday / 12-5 Sunday / Closed Tuesdays / $10 for adults; half-price for seniors (62+), students w/ valid ID, and NM residents; and free for members, Native people, veterans and their families, youth (16 & under), and NM residents visiting on Sunday. Events are free with admission. For more information please contact: 505.983.1666 or visit www.iaia.edu/museum

The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts acknowledges the support from the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% lodgers tax.
About IAIA

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Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights

“... Music fans love this event because of its “up close and personal” concert venues and the unique access to world-class singers and songwriters.”

AUGUST 15-17, 2013 - Red River’s rousing music scene can trace its roots back to Texas, mostly centered around Austin’s “redneck rock”. This means visitors to this small mountain community can find some of the best music anywhere, anytime! True to this tradition, “Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights” features live music all over town with Larry Joe Taylor & Friends, as well as multiple cook-offs in Brandenburg Park, like the CASI "Red River Red" cook-off, the New Mexico State Green Chile Championship, and the Lone Star BBQ Society cook-off.

Music fans love this event because of its “up close and personal” concert venues and the unique access to world-class singers and songwriters.  It is not uncommon to see renowned musicians sitting around the fireplace at the Lodge, pickin’ and strummin’, sharing their gifts with everyone around.  Bring your guitar and hop in on the action!

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Want to enter the cook-off? Get the registration form for red chili & green chile and the BBQ registration form at the link to the right.

For a complete music lineup, visit the link to the right.

Chick Corea at Music from Angel Fire Music From Angel Fire 30th Anniversary Season

“...A few of the highlights include an evening of the complete Brandenburg Concerti; 2 evenings of Musical Conversations and World Premieres by both Chick Corea and Thomas Oltarzewski ”

Music from Angel Fire celebrates its 30th Anniversary August 16 – September 1 with Ida Kavafian, Artistic Director; Chick Corea, Composer-in-Residence; Richard Stolzman, Clarinet; Imani Winds; Harlem Quartet and a host of other internationally known artists. Each year the Festival presents 15 concerts featuring works from the Baroque to the Contemporary across Northern New Mexico in Angel Fire, Taos, Las Vegas and Raton. A few of the highlights include an evening of the complete Brandenburg Concerti; 2 evenings of Musical Conversations which are moderated concerts which inform on a particular theme (this year both Vivaldi and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons); and World Premieres by both Chick Corea and Thomas Oltarzewski (our Young Artist Composer-in-Residence).

In addition to these spectacular concerts special events include: an evening with music and artist reception at Robertson & Sons Violin Shop in Albuquerque; an Auction and Dinner; Closer Encounters which are free open rehearsals with question and answer sessions; and the 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Dance.

In honor of the 30th Anniversary 3 instruments were painted by noted Taos artists David A Leffel and Sherrie McGraw (Painted Cello); Chris Morel (Painted Viola); and Robert Mirabal (Painted Violin.)  Each of the instruments in this Painted String Trio will be available to purchase (or to win in the case of the Viola).  For details visit the Music from Angel Fire website.

Festival Schedule:

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 7:00 PM
ANNIVERSARY SOIRÉE CHEZ ROBERTSON'S
An evening of chamber music with Ida Kavafian and Friends
Pre-Season Fundraising Event at Robertson & Sons Violin Shop, Albuquerque
Performance in Recital Hall followed by Courtyard reception

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 1:00 PM
CLOSER ENCOUNTERS I – Angel Fire Community Center, Angel Fire

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 7:00 PM
TRAVELING THROUGH STYLES – Angel Fire Community Center, Angel Fire
MOZART
CHICK COREA Composer-in-Residence

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 7:00 PM
BOOKENDING TWO MASTERS – Taos Center for the Arts, Taos
MOZART
CHICK COREA Composer-in-Residence

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 7:00 PM
MUSICAL CONVERSATIONS I – Eight Seasons
United Church of Angel Fire, Angel Fire
VIVALDI
PIAZZOLLA

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 7:00 PM
A SUBLIME SCHUBERT – Shuler Theater, Raton
A special complimentary community concert
SCHUBERT

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1:00 PM
CLOSER ENCOUNTERS II – Angel Fire Community Center, Angel Fire

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 7:00 PM
A NEW BIRTH – Angel Fire Community Center, Angel Fire
MOZART
TURINA
CHICK COREA World Premiere

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 7:00 PM
BAROQUE TO TODAY – Ilfeld Auditorium, Las Vegas
TELEMANN
BRITTEN
TELEMANN
IMANI WINDS

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 7:00 PM
HOW IS SAME SO DIFFERENT? – Taos Center for the Arts, Taos
STRAVINSKY
SCHUBERT

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2:00 PM
THE SALON CONCERT – A MFAF Tradition
Angel Fire Community Center, Angel Fire
Fantastic Fun and Fabulous Favorites!
Followed by the 2013 Southwestern Art Auction in the Lodge at Angel Fire Resort

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 3:30 PM
SOUTHWESTERN ART AUCTION AND DINNER
The Lodge at the Angel Fire Resort

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 7:00 PM
A MARGRAVE'S MUSICAL GIFT – Taos Center for the Arts, Taos
BACH The Complete Brandenburg Concerti

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 7:00 PM
MUSICAL CONVERSATIONS II – Eight Seasons
United Church of Angel Fire, Angel Fire
VIVALDI
PIAZZOLLA

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 7:00 PM
DIVERSIONS – Taos Center for the Arts, Taos
LOEFFLER
MOZART
BARTÓK

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 5:30 PM
GALA DINNER AND DANCE
The Beat Goes On…30 Year and Counting
Angel Fire Resort Country Club
A festive evening celebrating the 30th Anniversary

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2:00 PM
THE SUNSET – Angel Fire Community Center, Angel Fire
RESPIGHI
BRITTEN
THOMAS OLTARZEWSKI World Premiere
BRAHMS

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Celebrate Sunflowers in Mountainair

“...This free event features an arts and crafts show with local and regional artists, live entertainment, an art raffle, a silent auction, a sunflower hat contest, lots of street vendors, fun things for kids, and of course, sunflowers ”

Enjoy a drive to historic Mountainair for its annual summer celebration, the Sunflower Festival Arts and Crafts show, August 24, 2012, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Dr. Saul Community Center on West Roosevelt Avenue.

This free event features an arts and crafts show with local and regional artists, live entertainment, an art raffle, a silent auction, a sunflower hat contest, lots of street vendors, fun things for kids, and of course, sunflowers —both at the festival and along the town’s main streets and back-country roads.

The Mountainair Sunflower Festival is sponsored by the non-profit Manzano Mountain Art Council and is made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Call 505-715-4565 or 847-2205; or visit the link to the right.

Great American Duck Races – Deming, NM

“...The theme for this year's Great American Duck Race is “Racing Through the Years,” as the Duck Race takes on a motor sports theme”

Don’t miss the annual Great American Duck Race in Deming this August 22 – 25. The Duck Races are a family fun-fest featuring duck race competitions, duck dances, a softball tournament, a carnival, hot air balloons, barbecues, parades, craft vendors and nonstop entertainment.

The theme for this year's Great American Duck Race is “Racing Through the Years,” as the Duck Race takes on a motor sports theme. Most Duck Race activities take place at or near McKinley Duck Downs (the Luna County Courthouse Park) unless otherwise noted.

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For a complete schedule of events visit Visit the link to the right.

Pickamania! Festival Weekend Kicks Off on September 13

“...Come dance in the cool mountain air at Pickamania! 2013, Silver City, New Mexico’s FREE bluegrass, folk, Americana, roots music festival.”

Come dance in the cool mountain air at Pickamania! 2013, Silver City, New Mexico’s FREE bluegrass, folk, Americana, roots music festival. The Mimbres Region Arts Council, winner of this year’s Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, hosts Pickamania! 2013 the weekend of September 13-15. The festival will feature local bands as well as an eclectic mix of regional and national acts. Tucson favorites The Dusty Buskers will start the boots flying at Friday evening’s free kick-off dance held in historic downtown Silver City.

Headlining the event on Saturday, September 14, is one of America’s most dynamic and inventive string bands, the family-friendly Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem, hailing from the east coast. Celtic music geniuses Solas headline Sunday with their genre-expanding sound.  The festival is thrilled to have the award-winning Trishas from Austin, Texas grace the stage, and Texas swing from the lovely Carolyn Martin. Starting with local crooner Gene Booth, the packed lineup includes a solid showing of bands from New Mexico: Socorro’s Last Minute Blue Grass Band, Santa Fe’s Joe West & the Santa Fe Revue and Bootleg Prophets, Sacaton from Glenwood, and Las Cruces’ The Hard Road Trio. In addition to the performances in Gough Park, there will be several small, intimate workshops led by performers on Saturday and Sunday for a modest entrance fee.

The original “Pickamania!” took place in the mid 1980s on a local mandolin maker’s property in Caballo, NM, where ‘pickers’ from across the state gathered informally to jam together for some down home fun.  The Mimbres Region Arts Council began producing the event in 2008, expanding the scope of the festival to feature a diverse regional and national mix of musicians, while continuing to showcase local acts. “This is a music-loving community, as we know from the popularity of our Blues Festival which has grown every summer for almost two decades. People love the ‘grassroots’ nature of the event, where you can literally dance on the grass,” says Faye McCalmont, executive director of MRAC.

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The full line up, band bios, photos and vendor information is available at www.mimbresarts.org.  Volunteer opportunities are open for those wishing to be a part of these exciting festivities.

MRAC is grateful to our local sponsors Lawley Toyota, Mastercraft Metals, WNMU, Silver City Sun News, Silver City Radio, Holiday Inn Express and the Red Barn/Copper Manor for keeping the Festival FREE!

Silver City CLAY Festival

“...you’ll find your niche and so much more at the Silver City CLAY Festival.”

Every summer, the Silver City CLAY Festival draws upon international talents to provide artists, educators, entrepreneurs, families, youth, adventurers, and life-long learners a chance to explore clay in its many forms as well as its impact on our history, present, and future.

CLAY FESTIVAL 2013: JULY 27th – AUGUST 4th

Enjoy the Silver City CLAY Festival! There’s something here for everyone, whether you want to handbuild your own pot, play poker with genuine clay chips, explore archaeological sites, wander through international fine art exhibitions, play in the mud with your kids, or take home a stunning work of art – you’ll find your niche and so much more at the Silver City CLAY Festival.

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Come to the Silver City CLAY Festival and stay a few extra days to explore Silver City and its surroundings. August is a beautiful time of year in Southwest New Mexico, with warm days, occasional thunderstorms, and cool evenings. In and around Silver City, there is much to see and enjoy, including historic downtown’s galleries and shops, the Gila Cliff Dwellings, the Gila National Forest, local birding & hikes, hot springs, Fort Bayard, and beautiful night skies.

For details regarding lodging, dining, and other useful information, please visit the link to the right.

August 2013 Events Here is a List of Additional Events Across the State

“...Be sure to mark your calendar for these upcoming events. Dates and times are subject to change, so be sure to call ahead.”

AUGUST

Old Lincoln Days
Friday-Sunday, Aug 2-4     
Lincoln, NM 
Lincoln is little-changed from the 1800s and the days of the Lincoln County War. Old Lincoln Days and the Billy the Kid Pageant (a melodrama re-enactment) celebrate the heritage. Food and lots of festivities make this one of the most popular events in New Mexico. 
Pageant tickets: Adults $6, Kids under 12 $2, Kids 5 and under Free       
www.billythekidpageant.org

Lea County Fair & Rodeo
Friday-Saturday, Aug 2-10           
Lovington, NM       
The second most attended fair in NM each year, Lea County offers up a fair that will bring smiles to children and memories to adults. This is a classic southwestern county fair.
www.leacounty.net/fairdefault.html

27th Annual Paddle Board Races
Saturday, August 3                        
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Bottomless Lakes State Park
Come join us at Bottomless Lakes State Park on Saturday, August 3rd for our 27th Annual Paddle Board Races. The races will begin at 1:00PM on the Lea Lake swimming beach. Several prizes will be awarded in different age categories. Registration will take place at the Lea Lake rental office.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee    Contact: Blake Ingram 575-624-6058
go to www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/ for more State Parks events throughout the summer

Inter-Tribal Ceremonial
Wednesday-Sunday, Aug 7-11    
Gallup, NM  
Representatives from Native American tribes across North America gather for dances, rodeo, music and food in beautiful Red Rock Park. Admission has ranged from free to $10 depending on day and time.       
theceremonial.com

7th Annual Ballet Pro Musica Festival
Friday-Sunday, Aug 9 - Aug 11
National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque
The National Ballet of Mexico joins La Catrina String Quartet and Jacqueline Helin, piano, in a unique partnership of Virtuoso Dancers and Virtuoso Musicians. The first Ballet Festival in America exclusively based on great chamber music masterpieces. The 2013 event will feature 15 events with the theme “Memories of great beauty that last a lifetime.” Admission $30-$75.
www.balletpromusica.org    505-352-1281

Chama Days
Saturday-Sunday, Aug 10 - Aug 11
Chama, NM 
Always the second weekend of August, this celebration includes a children’s parade, a firefighter contest, food and family fun.
www.chamavillage.com/events

Wild West Weekend
Saturday-Sunday, Aug 10 - Aug 11
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors
Cowboys Real and Imagined
Join us for two days of family fun celebrating the heritage of cowboys, featuring singing cowboys (and gals!), saddle makers, trick ropers, bootmakers, poets, dutch-oven cooking demonstrations, and lots more. Mark Gardner and Rex Rideout will lead a one-hour workshop for families on traditional cowboy songs and discuss the New Mexico cowboy lifestyle and culture as represented in the songs. Free with admission (Sundays free to NM residents; children 16 and under free daily).

Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights
Thursday-Saturday, Aug 15-17   
Red River, NM        
This event features a Chili Cook-off in Brandenburg Park, a Songwriter’s Showcase, an outdoor concert atop the Red River Ski Area and live entertainment everywhere. While the rest of the Southwest heats up in the summer, Red River remains a cool mountain retreat. Admission charges vary per event.

Indian Market
Saturday-Sunday, Aug 17 - Aug 18
Santa Fe, NM          
The world’s most prestigious Native American arts show, featuring 1100 artists, food and demonstration booths. Indian Market draws about 100,000 visitors. There are numerous related events listed online.
swaia.org

Great American Duck Race
Late August 
Deming, NM           
This unusual event also features a tortilla toss, the Great American Outhouse Race, a green chile cook-off, food booths, craft vendors and nonstop entertainment.
www.demingduckrace.com

Bottomless Bubblefest
Saturday-Monday, Aug 31-Sept 2                      
08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Bottomless Lakes State Park
Attention all scuba divers...come explore the amazing under-water world of Lea Lake on Labor Day weekend. While diving, scuba divers can participate in our classic dive poker game. Divers collect cards around the depths of Lea Lake and on the final day, they present their poker hands to see who wins. Prizes will be awarded to 1st place through 3rd place.
Fees: Regular Entrance/Camping Fees    Contact: David Sharp 575-624-6058  
go to www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/ for more State Parks events throughout the summer

Thank you for your interest in New Mexico

Big Annual Events

Annually In March
The Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show returns to the Sandia Resort every March
Early April
Cowboy Cooking at its Best
April
Gathering on Nations Pow Wow
Albuquerque
Memorial Day Weekend
Santa Fe’s only museum-quality Indian art show and sale.
Fourth of July Weekend
Roswell UFO Festival
Roswell
July 4th Weekend
Come out and enjoy this terrific family friendly event with plenty of award winning BBQ.
July
The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market
Santa Fe
July
62nd Annual Traditional Spanish Market
Santa Fe
Late July Early August
Get down to Earth at the Silver City Clay Festival
4th weekend in August
The Great American Duck Race
Deming
August
Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial
Gallup
Annually In August
The Antique Indian & Ethnographic Art Show
August
SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market
Santa Fe
August
Hot Chili Days & Cool Mountain Nights
Red River
August
Hatch Chile Festival
Hatch, NM
September
Hot Air Balloon Invitational
White Sands National Monument
September
Santa Fe Wine & Chile Festival
Santa Fe
Mid September
Globalquerque! is New Mexico's Annual Celebration of World Music and Culture.
September
The Whole Enchilada Festival
Las Cruces
Late September
We welcome you to come, explore, and help sustain the rural economy
October
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Albuquerque
October
Lincoln County
Cowboy Symposium
November
Festival of the Cranes
Bosque Del Apache
December
Red Rock Balloon Rally
Gallup
Taos Ski Valley
Every Summer, get out and dance
July - August in Santa Fe
The world renowned performance venue
Annually in Santa Fe
World class performers every year
Al fresco in Angel Fire
Come enjoy some of the best performances in the Southwest
World Class Taos
Recognized for creative programming and first-class artistry
Annually in the Fall
Midway, Livestock, Art, & everything New Mexican!
Annually in the Fall
Come celebrate the Tradition
Taking Place all year long
Visit the calendar of event for Native American here!
One of the Duke City's Bigest Sporting Events
Come on out and bring your dog
New Mexico Senior Olympics
You don't stop playing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop playing
Annually in the Fall
Experience a course across ancient land
World renowned Race in the Spring
New Mexico's premier road cycling race
Memorial Day Weekend
Celebrating 20 years of flag football
Every October
Visit the cool pines.
November
Weems Artfest has become a nationally recognized juried art event ...
September
The Ruidoso Century Race