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Harvest Festival

WHEN: Sept 30th & Oct 1st, 2017.

WHERE: El Rancho de las Golondrinas.

Voted one of the Top Harvest Festivals in the U.S. For over 43 years, locals and visitors have celebrated the bringing in of the harvest with the villagers at El Rancho de las Golondrinas - the "Ranch of the Swallows" just south of Santa Fe. Trip back in time to the lifestyle of the first settlers. This is fun for the whole family!

 

Website: http://www.golondrinas.org

Address: 334 Los Pinos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507  MAP

Hours:

2017: October 7th & 8th: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Phone: (505) 471-2261CALL

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Called the "Williamsburg of the West," El Rancho de las Golondrinas is a museum whose attractions are not found in glass cases. Over 30 historical buildings are located on 200 acres, which also includes ponds and waterways, animals, and agricultural fields that produce corn, beans, squash and other traditional crops. 

At the Harvest Festival, which is the last of the Ranch's annual events, volunteer "villagers" engage visitors in such activities as crushing grapes for wine by foot in deerskin vats, stringing red chile ristras, pressing apples to make cider, making tortillas and grinding sorghum to boil into molasses. Other highlights of the event include traditional music and dance, an artist market with New Mexican crafts, mule-drawn wagon rides, and more.

On your trip to Santa Fe, be sure to include a journey to the past at El Rancho de las Golondrinas! 

 

Read my blog post about Living in History at Las Golondrinas.