The 24th annual Corrales Harvest Festival will take place this year from Sept. 26-27 in Corrales, N.M., offering local families and visitors plenty to do to celebrate the fall season.
Planned events during the festival include an annual pet parade, a salsa contest, a homemade pie contest, an arts and crafts show, 5K and 10K runs and hayrides throughout the village. Entertainment, including ponies, vaulting and face painting, as well as wine and gourmet food tasting will also be provided. A special Kids Zone with rides will also be set up at the Corrales Recreation Center and children will have access to crafts and a puppet playhouse.
The accompanying Wagner’s Farmland Experience provides families with an opportunity to participate in a six-acre corn maze wander through a pumpkin patch and visit a petting zoo. The event is open from mid-September through October at Wagner’s Farm in the heart of Corrales. Other activities include ristra tying, cow milking, a farm our, horse and plow demonstrations and live entertainment. This year’s theme for the event is Experience Farming: It’s Down to Earth Fun.
“The Corrales Harvest Festival is a time when people gather to celebrate the bounty of the season,” said Michael Cerletti, secretary of the New Mexico Tourism Department, “and Wagner’s Farmland Experience has been providing a seasonal fun-filled, fall destination for children young and old for five years. We welcome all New Mexicans and their visitors to enjoy this special time of year in Corrales, one of New Mexico’s special communities.”