Albuquerque Harvest Festivals

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Fall is a time of year for getting outdoors and celebrating the bounty of the season. Find the special event or activity you're looking for, whether it involves pie eating or riding a haywagon. Find an Albuquerque harvest festival and enjoy some of the area's most delicious foods.

Wildlife West Nature Park Harvest Festival
The area east of Albuquerque celebrates is agricultural roots with a harvest festival that features locally grown products such as raspberries, honey, pumpkins, and of course, corn.

The park has a wild west theme, and wildlife exhibits. Visitors can see blacksmith demonstrations, a falcon show, activities for children and lots of live music. On Saturday, there is a special chuckwagon dinner show with live music, at an extra charge.  
For 2016: September 3 - 4

Mountainair Sunflower Festival
If you're a folk art lover, you'll find it here. There are arts and crafts, entertainment, food, activities for the kids and a huge celebration of sunflowers. This is a free event. Wear your sunflower hat and you just might win a prize
For 2016: August 26 and 27

Hatch Valley Chile Festival
Celebrating chile in every form, the festival features food, arts and crafts, contests, a carnival and a chile festival queen. This event draws people from around the world.
For 2016: September 3 - 4

Mountain West Brew Fest
The festival will feature over 50 breweries from around New Mexico and the region.

There will be live music, food, a farmer's market, food trucks and more.The gates open at noon and close at 6 p.m.
For 2016: September 3 - 4

New Mexico Jazz and Wine Festival
The festival takes place at Isleta Resort in the grand ballroom, where New Mexico's wineries will offer samples and top jazz groups will perform.


For 2016: September 3 - 4

Salsa Fiesta
Salsa for tasting, recipe contests, salsa dancing, food, music, it's all happening in Old Town at this hot event. It's free and runs from noon to 7 p.m.
For 2016: September 10

Pinto Bean Fiesta
Just east of Albuquerque, Moriarty grows lots and lots of pinto beans. We couldn't have New Mexican cuisine without them! Join the festivities to celebrate this small culinary wonder, where there will be food, arts and crafts, fun jumpers, sack races, games for the kids, vintage tractors, corn, pumpkins, honey, and a fresh crop of pinto beans at the Farmer's Market. Live entertainment will be on hand. Begin with a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. at the Lions Club. A parade starts at 10 a.m., followed with festivities at the park.
For 2016: September 24

Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta
This huge event features chef demos, food tastings, seminars, throwdowns, walking tours, wine tastings, auctions and more. The Grand Tasting takes place at the Santa Fe Opera, where you can taste food from Santa Fe's restaurants and wine from 100 top wineries.
For 2016: September 18 - 25

El Rancho de las Golondrinas Harvest Festival
This annual event features hands on fun, such as grape crushing by foot, making molasses from sorghum, and stringing chile ristras.

Enjoy biscochitos from a horno oven, live music, dancing, and lots of arts and crafts. The festival takes place in the historic living history museum that is also an old agricultural village.
For 2016: October 3 - 4

Corrales Harvest Festival
Since 1986, Corrales has held a harvest festival to celebrate its agricultural community and the bounty of the season. For two days each fall, this small village becomes a mecca for celebrating autumn. Find arts and crafts, a Kids Zone, music, entertainment, a food court, pet parade and a chance to vote for the Pet Mayor. Take part in the Corrida De Corrales run. And a visit to the village wouldn't be complete without a ride out to Wagner's Farm for some fresh produce. This is a free event.
For 2016: October 15 - 16

New Mexico Brewfest and Music Showcase
Taste local beers, eat great food and hear great music.

Fee includes tastings from nearly 20 breweries, a commemorative pint glass and live music. It's happening at Villa Hispana, New Mexico Expo.
For 2016: October 1

Heritage Farm Harvest and Cider Festival
The Rio Grande Botanic Garden's Heritage Farm recreates what life was like on the farm in Albuquerque many years ago. The barn opens up for cider pressing on site, and if you've never had fresh cider, here's your chance. The Farm's kitchen garden, orchard, vineyard and house come alive with games, arts and crafts, demonstrations and interpretive activities.
For 2016: October 8

Hops and Harvest Festival and Fundraiser
The annual fundraiser for the Downtown Growers Market will take place at Marble Brewery. A portion of proceeds from beer purchases benefit the market. Contests, raffles, music, prizes and more.
For 2016: October 8