Spring & Fiber Fest: Tierra, Agua y Vida

Spring Festival at El Rancho de las Golondrinas celebrates water, land & life!
Please join us for fun, fiber & food. Experience traditional activities like sheep shearing, wool dyeing, canoa carving, rope making, horno bread baking, crafts for children & more!

Visit with our weavers as they turn wool into works of art. Every aspect of traditional fiber arts will be represented in this two-day event.  

Spring Fest also welcomes the growing season with a traditional mass & procession in honor of the Museum’s Patron Saint, San Isidro.

Please join us as we kick off the 2019 season with one of our most traditional events!

 

Saturday, June 1 & Sunday, June 2

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

2019 vendors

Aguja y Clavo Jewelry Designs
Angel Artwork
Barrel’s Wood Creations
Barrio Tinwork
Button Box Aprons
Dancing Dolphins
Essentials by Monique
Flora & Foliage
For the Hyphen of it
Grandma Joan’s Choke Cherry Jelly
Humming Desert Alpacas
Hyer Wools
Joseph Morales Santos & Bultos
Le Paris French Bakery
Lori Gallegos
KNIT – Bobbie Sumberg
Kris Theoni Silks
Michelle Wiggins
Mountain Man Gourmet
Mora Valley Spinning
Mystic Earth
Purses by Prissy
Rio Fernando Farm
Santa Fe Honey Salon
TFG Soaps & Such
The Wool Shed
Tumbling Goat
Westfarthing Farm
Equina Wear

Try some delicious food from our in-house caterer YouthWorks!

 

2019 Schedule of Events

Traditional Ongoing Activities & Demonstrations

Saturday & Sunday
10:00 am to 4:00 pm 

 

Our Churro Sheep get sheared the traditional way

Wool Dyeing using natural dyes

Las Golondrinas Weavers & Colcha Artists demonstrate their work

New Mexico Farm & Ranch share their fiber program

Traditional Canova Carving

Make your own tortilla on a comal

Make rope the old fashioned way

Hide Tanning & Flint Knapping

Native Fingerweaving

Leather Stamping with Tandy Leather

See our historic mills running

Listen to the Alabados or hymns sang by Dexter Trujillo

Try some fresh baked horno bread

Make your own adobe bricks (Sunday only)

Trade & Barter in the Country General Store

Visit with the Rio Grande Mule & Donkey Association

See traditional plowing demonstrations

Enjoy the traditional musical styling of Julian Prada

See our Blacksmith hammering away in his shop

Visit our Carpenter as he whittles away

Enjoy Aguas Frescas by La Sociedad Folklorica

Visit our costumed interpreters in our many historic buildings on site

Saturday, June 1st
(Subject to change)

10 am to approx. 11:30 am
Traditional San Isidro Mass & Procession

12 pm & 2 pm
Española Valley Fiber Arts Center presents:
“Colcha Circle: A Stitch in Northern New Mexico Culture,” a documentary on this traditional folk art

12 pm to 2 pm
Paper Weaving in the Cultural Craft Corner 

1 pm
Sociedad Colonial Española de Santa Fe dance group performs

1 pm to 3 pm
Stamp your own tin medallion

2:30 pm
Lighting Boy Hoop Dancers perform

Sunday, June 2nd
(Subject to change)

11 am & 1:00 pm
Española Valley Fiber Arts Center presents:
“Colcha Circle: A Stitch in Northern New Mexico Culture,” a documentary on this traditional folk art

11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Paper Weaving in the Cultural Craft Corner 

1 pm
Bailé Español dance group performs

1 pm to 3 pm
Stamp your own tin medallion

2:30 pm
Lighting Boy Hoop Dancers perform