Come join us at the Annual Nichols Ranch Cherry Festival on June 19th & 20th (Fathers’ Day Weekend). We will be open from 9am to 7pm on Saturday and 9am to 5pm on Sunday. The festival is held at Nichols Ranch and Orchards located 7 miles East of La Luz (20 minutes fromAlamogordo). The ranch is nestled on the western facing side of the Sacramento Mountains and has breathtaking views of the Tularosa Basin, White Sands desert, and San Andreas Mountains.
Activities: Cherry picking – everyone loves festivals and everyone loves cherries. There will be portions of the cherry orchards available to explore and pick your own cherries. Cherries will be charged by the pound. If cherry picking isn’t your thing, but you still love their delicious taste, there will be pre-picked cherries available for purchase.
Petting Zoo: Runyan Ranches will be bringing lots of adorable animals for a petting zoo. There will be a mechanical bull and face painting.
Food: There will be a variety of food trucks and snack vendors to choose from.
Drinks: Quench your thirst with lemonade, smoothies, and cherry cider (non-alcoholic). Satisfy your sweet tooth with snow cones, ice cream and churros. Beer & Wine Garden (21 & up only): Featuring Bonito Valley Brewing Company and Tularosa Vineyards.
Entertainment: Enjoy live music and performances by bands from El Paso and Las Cruces.
Shopping: Peruse the many vendors selling an assortment of goods including arts and crafts, southwestern clothing and decor, homemade soaps, essential oils, candles, local honey, chainsaw carvings, jewelry, baked goods, and much more.
Parking: Parking will be on site at the ranch with a short walk from the parking lot to the festival.
Handicap Parking: Limited handicap parking will be available closer to the festivities.
Address: Nichols Ranch and Orchards 236 Cottonwood Canyon Road, La Luz, NM 88337
- 224 Cottonwood Canyon
- La Luz, NM 88337
- Nichols Ranch and Orchards
- $5 per adult, children under 12 free.
- Recurring daily