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!

2017 Schedule of Events

Saturday, September 30

10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Buy traditional arts and crafts in the Artisan Plaza

11:00 am
Estevan the Black: Journey into the Unknown presented by Edward Wallace

11:00 to 1:00 pm
Make a Harvest Wreath

12:00 to 2:30 
Take a hay ride! (Departs approx. every 10 min.)

12:00 to 3:00 pm
Demonstration of wine making in New Mexico:
Crush grapes by foot at the vineyard

12:00 to 3:00 pm
See apples pressed into cider the old fashioned way!

12:30 pm
Dance performance by La Sociedad Colonial Española de Santa Fe!

1:00 pm
Wildcrafting Walk with Drylands Wilds https://www.drylandwilds.com
A one hour walk, teaching participants how to identify & prepare local edible & useful plants of the area.  This field workshop focuses on both common & invasive plants, using a multi-sensory approach to help participants successfully identify & remember a dozen or more local useful plants.
*Please come prepared with comfortable walking shoes, hat & water bottle.

1:00 to 3:45 pm
Stamp your own tin medallion

1:30 pm
Music by Lone Piñon http://www.lonepinon.com

2:30 pm
Music Historian Rex Rideout performs Songs of the Old Westhttp://www.timetravelmusic.com

3:00 pm
Black Powder Shooting Demonstrations

Ongoing:

Ristra stringing with the Archuleta family

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

Compete in a watermelon seed spitting contest

Visit the Sorghum Mill and taste fresh miel

Try popcorn grown at Las Golondrinas!

Make a tortilla on a traditional coral

Butter Churning the Old Fashioned Way!

Hot chocolate & biscochitos! Presented by La Sociedad Folkorica

Mapping the Territory of New Mexico:  Army Topographical Engineers in La Cienega in 1846
https://www.facebook.com/topogs/

Visit with Wide Sky Ranch Alpacas http://www.wideskyranch.com

Learn about historic Apache Plant Use 

Learn about The History of Pumpkin Carving & Harvest Cooking

And so much more!

Sunday, October 1

10:00 am
*Gates will open at 9:45 for those wishing to participate

San Isidro procession followed by Traditional Mass

10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Buy traditional arts and crafts in the Artisan Plaza

12:00 pm
Estevan the Black: Journey into the Unknown presented by Edward Wallace

12:00 to 2:00 pm
Make a Harvest Wreath!

12:00 to 2:30 
Take a hay ride! (Departs approx. every 10 min.)

12:00 to 3:00 pm
Demonstration of wine making in New Mexico:
Crush grapes by foot at the vineyard

12:00 to 3:00 pm
See apples pressed into cider the old fashioned way!

12:30 pm
Dance performance by Baile Español de Santa Fehttps://www.facebook.com/Baile-Espanol-de-Santa-Fe-120469767968845/

1:00 pm
Wildcrafting Walk with Drylands Wilds https://www.drylandwilds.com
A one hour walk, teaching participants how to identify & prepare local edible & useful plants of the area.  This field workshop focuses on both common & invasive plants, using a multi-sensory approach to help participants successfully identify & remember a dozen or more local useful plants.
*Please come prepared with comfortable walking shoes, hat & water bottle.

1:30 to 3:45 pm
Stamp your own tin medallion

1:30 pm
Music by Lone Piñon http://www.lonepinon.com

2:30 pm
Music Historian Rex Rideout performs Songs of the Old Westhttp://www.timetravelmusic.com

3:00 pm
Black Powder Shooting Demonstrations

Ongoing:

Ristra stringing with the Archuleta family

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

Compete in a watermelon seed spitting contest

Visit the Sorghum Mill and taste fresh miel

Try fresh molasses taffy from a historic recipe!

Make a tortilla on a traditional coral

Hot chocolate & biscochitos! Presented by La Sociedad Folkorica

Mapping the Territory of New Mexico:  Army Topographical Engineers in La Cienega in 1846 https://www.facebook.com/topogs/

Visit with Wide Sky Ranch Alpacas http://www.wideskyranch.com

Learn about historic Apache Plant Use 

Visit with furry friends from the Rio Grande Mule & Donkey Association
http://www.rgmda.com

Learn about The History of Pumpkin Carving & Harvest Cooking

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