Spring & Fiber Fest: Life on the Trails of the Southwest

All Roads Lead to Santa Fe! Come see what life was like on the Camino Real, Santa Fe Trail and Spanish Trail. Learn about the people, goods and livestock that came and went on the arteries of the Southwest. Also, experience traditional ranch activities like sheep shearing, wool dyeing, spinning and weaving. Plus a fiber arts marketplace, bread baking and crafts for children!

2017
Saturday, June 3 & Sunday, June 4

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

2017 Schedule of Events

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Ongoing activities from 10:00—4:00 include:

  • Listen to the traditional hymns of New Mexico, Los Alabados! by Dexter Trujillo
  • Make your own rope
  • Visit “Wide Sky Alpacas
  • Attend the hide tanning and blacksmithing demonstrations
  • Experience a running traditional mill
  • Enjoy fresh lemonade & biscochitos
  • Learn about our National Historic Trails
  • Learn about the Santa Fe Trail with an activity hosted by Fort Union National Monument
  • Learn about The Rio Grande Mule & Donkey Association
  • Experience traditional Canova Carving

Scheduled Activities:

10:00—3:00
Weavers create color naturally in our Dye Shed

11:00—12:00
Interactive weaving class presented by the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center

11:00—1:00
Weaving with paper!

11:00—1:00
Archery-learn to shoot an arrow in the Performance Field!

11:00—2:00
Wash Clothes on a washboard

11:00
Aprajeo Burro Packing System  Demonstration

12:00
Bread will be coming out of the adobe horno!

12:00, 1:00 & 2:00
Sheep shearing! Watch our sheep get their wool cut

12:15—1:15
“Father of the Santa Fe Trail,” William Becknell Chatauqua Performance

1:00—3:00
Stamp your own Tin Medallion!

1:00—3:00
Dress up like a Spanish Settler or Explorer

1:30—2:30
Performance by La Sociedad Colonial Española de Santa Fe

2:30 and 3:30
Aparejo Burro Packing System  Demonstration

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Ongoing activities from 10:00—4:00 include:

  • Listen to the traditional hymns of New Mexico, Los Alabados! by Dexter Trujillo.
  • Make your own rope
  • Visit Wide Sky Alpacas
  • Attend Hide Tanning demonstrations
  • Visit the Carpentero
  • Attend Spinning, Carding & Weaving demonstrations
  • Attend Blacksmith demonstrations
  • Experience a running traditional mill

Scheduled Activities:

10:00
Mass followed by San Isidro procession

11:00—3:00
Weavers create color naturally in our Dye Shed

11:00—12:00
Interactive weaving class presented by the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center

11:00—1:00
Weaving with paper!

11:00—1:00
Archary – learn to shoot an arrow in the Performance Field

11:00—2:00
Wash clothes on a washboard

11:00—3:00
Make your own Adobe Brick!

11:00
Aparejo Burro Packing System  Demonstration

12:00
Bread will be coming out of the Adobe Horno!

12:00, 1:00 & 2:00
Sheep Shearing!

12:15—1:15
“Father of the Santa Fe Trail,”William Becknell Chatauqua Performance

1:00—3:00
Stamp your own Tin Medallion

1:00—3:00
Dress up like a Spanish Settler or Explorer

1:30
Performance by Baile Español

2:30—3:30
Aparejo Burro Packing System demonstration

Vendor Application

Download this pdf if you are interested in applying to be a vendor at the 2017 Spring Festival & Fiber Arts Festival.