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!

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 June 4

Ongoing activities include carding and weaving, blacksmithing, buying or bartering in the General Store and rope making.

Buy traditional arts and crafts in the Artisian Plaza and in the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center’s big tent.

10:00–3:00
Watch the weavers create color with natural dyes

10:00–4:00
See alpacas and Dahl sheep

11:00–1:00
Learn how to weave with paper

11:00–1:00
Take a ride on a mule-drawn wagon

11:00–1:00
Shoot an arrow or throw an atlatl dart

11:00–2:00
Use a washboard to wash clothes

11:00–3:00
Make a tortilla on a comal

Noon, 1:00 and 2:00
Watch the Museum’s sheep get sheared

Noon
Fresh bread comes out of the horno

1:00
Performance by La Sociedad Colonial Española de Santa Fe!

1:00–3:00
Tin stamping

1:00–3:00
Dress up like a Spanish settler or explorer

1:30 and 2:30
An Unbroken Thread: Wool and Weaving in Northern New Mexico video presentation followed by an interactive weaving class

Sunday June 5

Ongoing activities include carding and weaving, blacksmithing, buying or bartering in the General Store and rope making.

Buy traditional arts and crafts in the Artisian Plaza and in the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center’s big tent.

10:00
Mass followed by San Isidro procession

10:00–3:00
Watch the weavers create color with natural dyes

11:00–1:00
Learn how to weave with paper

11:00–1:00
Take a ride on a mule-drawn wagon

11:00–1:00
Shoot an arrow or throw an atlatl dart

11:00–2:00
Use a washboard to wash clothes

11:00–3:00
Make a tortilla on a comal

11:00–3:00
Make an adobe brick

Noon, 1:00 and 2:00
Watch the Museum’s sheep get sheared

Noon
Fresh bread comes out of the horno

1:00–3:00
Tin stamping

1:00–3:00
Dress up like a Spanish settler or explorer

1:30 and 2:30
An Unbroken Thread: Wool and Weaving in Northern New Mexico video presentation followed by an interactive weaving class

Vendor Application

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