Harvest Festival

Autumn is a vibrant time to visit the Rancho! Taste syrup from our burro driven sorghum mill, help make cider by cranking a traditional apple press, and pick a pumpkin from our scarecrow-guarded patch. Children can stomp grapes by foot, make cornhusk dolls or roll their own delicious tortilla by hand. There’s a lot to do at this long-running and acclaimed event!

Voted #2 Best Fall Harvest Festival in the nation by readers of USA Today.

2017
Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1

Time: 10am to 4pm
Adult Admission: $8
Seniors (62+), teens (13–18): $6
12 and under: FREE!

Thanks to all of you who joined us for this 2016 Festival.
We will be posting our 2017 Schedules soon.
Please check back for more information.

2016 Schedule of Events

Saturday, October 1

10am to 4pm
Buy traditional arts and crafts in the Artisan Plaza and in the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center’s Big Tent

11am
Food of the 1800s tasting demonstration

11am
Rex Rideout performs “Songs of the Old West”

12pm
Dance performance by La Sociedad Colonial Española de Santa Fe!

1pm
“Our Gift from Spain: How Mediterranean Plants and Foods Came to New Mexico” by William Dunmire

2pm
“La Musica de Nuestra Vida” Interactive dance program with Virginia Ortiz

3pm
“An Encounter with “Old Bill” Williams” Living history performance by Larry Marken

Ongoing:

Demonstration of wine making in New Mexico
Crush grapes by foot at the vineyard (12–3pm) (children 12 and under)

Ristra stringing with the Archuletta family

Pick a pumpkin in the Pumpkin Patch ($5 each—while supplies last)

Visit the Sorghum Mill and taste fresh molasses

Take a ride on a mule-drawn wagon (11:00am to 1:00pm)

Make a tortilla on a traditional comal

See apples pressed into cider (12:00pm to 2:00pm)

Listen to the music of Lone Piñon and Rex Rideout

Make a harvest wreath (11:30am–1:30pm)
Stamp your own tin medallion (1:00pm–3:00pm)

Hot chocolate & biscochitos! Presented by La Sociedad Folkorica

And so much more!

Sunday, October 2

10am to 4pm
Buy traditional arts and crafts in the Artisan Plaza and in the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center’s Big Tent

10am
San Isidro procession followed by Traditional Mass

11am
“La Musica de Nuestra Vida” Interactive dance program with Virginia Ortiz

12pm
Dance performance by Baile Espanol de Santa Fe

1pm
“Meet Esteban the Moor” Living history performance by Edward Wallace

2pm
“La Llorona and other seasonal tales” Interactive storytelling with Brenda Hollingsworth-Marley

3pm
Black Powder shooting demonstrations

Ongoing:

Demonstration of wine making in New Mexico
Crush grapes by foot at the vineyard (12–3pm) (children 12 and under)

Ristra stringing with the Archuletta family

Pick a pumpkin in the Pumpkin Patch ($5 each—while supplies last)

Visit the Sorghum Mill and taste fresh molasses

Take a ride on a mule-drawn wagon (11:00am to 1:00pm)

Make a tortilla on a traditional comal

See apples pressed into cider (12:00pm to 2:00pm)

Listen to the music of Rex Rideout and Lone Piñon

Craft your very own cornhusk doll (11:30am–1:30pm)
Stamp your own tin medallion (1:00pm–3:00pm)

Hot chocolate & biscochitos! Presented by La Sociedad Folkorica

And so much more!

Vendor Application

Download this pdf if you are interested in applying to be a vendor at the 2017 Harvest Festival.

Thank you to our event sponsor.

First National Bank of Santa Fe